Guild Wars 2 is now available for pre-purchase, publisher NCsoft has announced.

The upcoming MMO is scheduled to launch sometime this year, and now users who purchase Collector's, Digital Deluxe, or Standard editions will get guaranteed access to beta weekend events.

Additionally they will receive a three-day head start before the game's launch, as well as an exclusive Hero's Band which gives characters a range of power boosts.

The pre-purchase is currently £39.99 at, £10 cheaper than buying direct.

The Guild Wars 2 beta began last month in March. Check out our hands-on account of the MMO.