PSA: Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Postponed Due To Tech Issues

If you were hoping to spend your Memorial Day getting another chance to enjoy quality time With Guild Wars 2, you’d best slow your roll a bit. On their official Facebook Page, ArenaNet confirmed that there will be no Guild Wars 2 beta access over the holiday weekend. However, it’s not as bad as it seems.

According to the statement, the first Beta Weekend was a big success, however it allowed ArenaNet to detect several technical problems that need fixing, particularly their ability to handle the greater than expected number of players. After a recent stress test proved things weren’t quite up to snuff, they’ve opted to put off a second beta weekend until they have enough hardware in place to deal with the demand.

Now was that so hard? Nope. Not at all.

So, sorry guys, no Guild Wars 2 this weekend. On the bright side, this frees you up to have intermittent access to Diablo 3.

Here’s the statement in full:

Many of you have been asking about when we will have our second Beta Weekend Event. As we are approaching a long weekend in many parts of the world, we understand that some of you want to make plans for that. To help you with that we can confirm that we will NOT be running BWE2 this coming weekend.

Our BWE1 was super successful, we exceeded our expectations. As some of you might have experienced first hand, this lead to some technical issues. To make sure we are not running into the same situation for BWE2, we recently had a stress test, and we are currently deploying a lot of additional hardware in our datacenters.

We will be able to tell you exactly when BWE2 will take place as soon as all the hardware has been deployed. We are not withholding a date intentionally, we want to make sure that BWE2 will be a really great experience for all of you.

I hope this helps a bit in understanding where we are standing – you all have a really relaxing long weekend! ~MK

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1 Comment on PSA: Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Postponed Due To Tech Issues


On May 25, 2012 at 12:38 am

Legitimate delay, there is nothing to rage about =)