The Second Elite Specialization Beta Event is Live

The second Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons™ elite specialization beta event is now live! If you have a Guild Wars 2 account in good standing, you’re invited to try three of the new elite specializations from the upcoming expansion, which is available for prepurchase now.

How to Play

If you’re new to Guild Wars 2, sign up for a free account here!

To join the fun, log in and create a beta event character by clicking one of the empty character slots marked “Beta” on your character select screen. You’ll be able to choose revenant, warrior, or elementalist as the character’s profession. Your character will begin in the city of Lion’s Arch at level 80, with their elite specialization, build, and gear equipped.

From there, you can explore the open world or try a game mode dedicated to group play. You’ll find options to join the World vs. World and structured Player vs. Player in the bar located at the top left corner of your UI. To tackle the Fractals of the Mists instanced group content, visit Fort Marriner in Lion’s Arch and enter the portal.

Please note that the beta characters will disappear on 26 September at 5:00 a.m. UTC (10:00 p.m. Pacific Time on 25 September) at the end of the event, and any gameplay progress earned while playing on them—including rewards and currency—will not be saved.

How to Give Beta Feedback

We want to hear what you think of the new elite specializations! To discuss your beta event experiences and tell us what you enjoyed and what you think could be improved, visit the threads below for each elite specialization:

It’s especially helpful for us to know why you liked or disliked an aspect of gameplay and what would have made it more fun for you.

Playable Elite Specializations


Profession: Revenant
Weapon: Greatsword
Vindicators channel the legendary alliance between two mortal foes to devastate their enemies and protect their allies.


Profession: Warrior
Weapon: Pistol
Advances in Canthan technology have yielded a fusion of firearm and longsword: the gunsaber. Only the bladesworn can handle such a volatile weapon.


Profession: Elementalist
Weapon: Hammer
Catalysts have revitalized ancient techniques for channeling elemental forces—with a few modern improvements, like their jade tech spheres.

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