The second public Beta Weekend Event for Guild Wars 2 will run from 20:00 BST on Friday, June 8 through to 07:59 BST on Monday, June 11, NCsoft and ArenaNet have announced.

Those who participated in the earlier beta will be pleased to hear that existing characters have not been deleted, meaning you will be able to continue right where you left off.

The only way to guarantee access to all Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Events is to pre-purchase the Guild Wars 2 Collector's, Digital Deluxe, or Standard/Digital Editions.

In addition to access to Beta Weekend Events, players will receive three-day Headstart Access prior to launch and the exclusive Hero's Band in-game item.

Eligible players will receive an email in the coming days with information on how to download the beta client.

The Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition can still be pre-purchased from


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