Ready for round two? For those of you who have pre-purchased and registered your Guild Wars 2 accounts, now is your next chance to lock in some quality time in Tyria. A stress test will be held today (May 14) at 11 AM PDT, and will run for 7 hours to test ArenaNet’s server capabilities. Many keyboard-bludgeoning gamers will remember the documented performance issues from the weekend beta held last month, and due to the nature of today’s test, poor framerates may make a return.

“During this event, all you need to do is play normally with a new or existing character on your Beta account using the same game client. Please note that since this is a stress test of our servers, you may experience some in-game performance issues.” ~ Guild Wars 2 Beta Forums

It’s likely that Asura and Sylvari fans will once again need to settle for the Charr, Norn or Humans during the test as no announcements have been made regarding playable races. Also, if you’re geared up with a beefy system and lag means nothing to you, don’t for get to check out the expansive city of Lion’s Arch. Trust me, it’ll knock your socks off.


  1. considering their webpage wont even open, I doubt they are going to be doing very well today.  I also tried to log in the client, and was told I dont have an account anymore.