Guild Wars Game & Expansions

Guild Wars is available to purchase in the official Guild Wars store and on Steam. There are several campaigns and expansions still available to purchase and play in the classic Guild Wars series:

 Prophecies 
 Factions 
 Nightfall 
 Eye of the North 

Take your first step into Guild Wars®—the award-winning fantasy online roleplaying game enjoyed by millions of players worldwide.

Across Tyria, the human kingdoms are under attack by the vicious Charr. As a young hero caught between the powerful will of King Adelbern and the rebellious Prince Rurik, you are called upon to defend humanity. Will you become an instrument of an ancient Prophecy or be crushed beneath it?

Rally your strength and the power of your guild to establish your legend.

Available In

Guild Wars: Complete Collection (UK)

Guild Wars: Game of the Year Edition

Story Campaign

Guild Wars Prophecies

Character Slots

2

Playable Professions

Accessible Regions

Key Features

  • Play online with no subscription fees—ever!
  • Explore 6 distinct regions and over 120 unique maps.
  • Play through a compelling story with 25 fully cooperative missions.
  • Complete over 200 quests scattered throughout the world.
  • Mix and match between 6 unique professions. Swap between 30 dual-class combinations and choose from more than 450 skills.
  • PvP or roleplaying—you choose how you want to play!
  • No loot stealing or spawn camping!
  • Form a unique guild with your own capes and guild hall.

Requirements

Recommended and Minimum System Requirements


Guild Wars Factions® takes place on the Asian-inspired continent of Cantha, where new and existing Guild Wars® players join an epic quest to save a war-torn empire. 

Two hundred years ago, the Betrayer, Shiro Tagachi, transformed the lush continent of Cantha into a devastated landscape of stone forests and crystalline seas. Now, in a land torn asunder by war, who you fight is as important as who you serve. While Kurzicks and Luxons battle for ever-decreasing resources, a horrible plague threatens the very existence of an empire still reeling from the betrayal that nearly destroyed it two centuries earlier.

Join with players from around the world to battle for the future of Cantha—a complex empire living under the shadow of an ancient evil.

Available In

Guild Wars: Complete Collection (UK)

Guild Wars Factions

Story Campaign

Guild Wars Factions

Character Slots

2

Playable Professions

Accessible Regions

Key Features

  • Play online with no subscription fees—ever!
  • Challenge Missions offer specific scoring objectives—such as holding out against progressive waves of enemies—and in-game leaderboards to see how you shape up against other groups.
  • Elite Missions offer the ultimate cooperative challenge in new areas that will only be conquered by the most powerful alliances.
  • Competitive Missions bring together multiple teams to compete, control resource points, and achieve strategic victory.
  • Alliance Battles are large-scale, strategic PVP battles that allow your guild to conquer new territory for your chosen faction.
  • Play with two new, exclusive professions—the Assassin and Ritualist—which can be mixed and matched to create 56 unique dual-class combinations.
  • 300 new skills, including 90 elite skills for all 8 professions.
  • More than 50 new locales—including story missions, combat arenas and explorable areas.
  • More than 100 new creatures, including new Ranger pets.
  • Hundreds of new weapons and items, as well as new faces, hair styles, and armor sets for all eight professions.

Requirements

Recommended and Minimum System Requirements


In Guild Wars Nightfall®—the third campaign in the award-winning Guild Wars universe—you will never face danger alone. Not only can you group with any of millions of players worldwide, but now—for the first time ever—you'll be able to band together with customizable Heroes that will not only fight by your side, but level up with your character and follow your orders as you fight to hold back the night.

Explore opulent cities, savage coasts, ancient monuments, and poisonous deserts as you determine the fate of Elona.

Available In

Guild Wars: Complete Collection (UK)

Guild Wars Nightfall

Story Campaign

Guild Wars Nightfall

Character Slots

2

Playable Professions

Accessible Regions

Key Features

  • Play online with no subscription fees—ever!
  • Explore 5 distinct regions and over 200 new quests.
  • Play with two new, exclusive professions—the Dervish and Paragon—which can be mixed and matched to create 56 unique dual-class combinations.
  • Over 350 new skills to unlock and use to create builds.
  • Play through 24 story missions in stunning new lands.
  • Recruit customizable Heroes who level up with you, follow your orders in combat, and use the weapons and skills you choose.

Requirements

Recommended and Minimum System Requirements


Guild Wars: Eye of the North® is the first expansion for Guild Wars that provides new content, challenging dungeons, new Heroes and skills, and the Hall of Monuments chamber—where you’ll forge a legacy that lives on in Guild Wars 2!

Return to the battle-scarred continent of Tyria—the home of the original Guild Wars® campaign. There, old friends await, ready to assist you in settling past scores.

However, an even greater threat looms.... The land has erupted, spewing forth a race of beings with only one thought—destroy everything. Win or lose, your actions will set the stage for Guild Wars 2.

Available In

Guild Wars: Complete Collection (UK)

Guild Wars: Eye of the North

Story Campaign *

Guild Wars: Eye of the North

Accessible Regions

Key Features

  • Enter the Depths: Explore a sprawling underground complex of caverns that spans an entire continent, promising 18 multi-level dungeons rife with traps, puzzles, and secret passages. Should you make it past these obstacles, you'll face foes more cunning and powerful than anything you've seen before.
  • You Can Take It with You: Your achievements, trophies, and titles from Prophecies, Factions, Nightfall, and Eye of the North will not be forgotten. Your Hall of Monuments will preserve them until your descendants can claim them in Guild Wars 2®.
  • 4 New Regions: Unlock new and wild lands of Tyria, including the continent-sprawling Depths.
  • 18 Multi-Level Dungeons: Waiting to challenge your skills—full of fiendish traps, clever puzzles, secret passages, and deadly foes.
  • 10 New Heroes: Enlist the aid of Heroes from races old and new, including the barbarian Norn, the magical Asura, and even a few surprises.
  • 150 New Skills: Play with skills unlike anything previously seen in Guild Wars®, such as the Light of Deldrimor, which can simultaneously detect hidden objects and smite evil foes.
  • 40 New Armor Sets: A combination of powerful new sets and rare stand-alone pieces worthy of the great heroes of the land.

Requirements

* Unlike PropheciesFactions, or Nightfall, the Eye of the North expansion continues the story of the base Guild Wars campaign. As such, you must own Prophecies to unlock and play through the Eye of the North campaign.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I access the bonus items that came with my digital copy of Guild Wars?

Every edition of the game that purchased from the official Guild Wars store comes with special bonus items that can be unlocked in the game. To do so, use the /bonus command while in any town or outpost:

  1. Press the Enter key to open the in-game chat window.
  2. Type: /bonus 
  3. Press the Enter key again to send the command.

As long as you have the inventory space, all of the items to which you're entitled will appear in your inventory. You can use this command as many times as you'd like, so don't be afraid to delete any items you don't intend to use to free up space.

How do I unlock M.O.X. as a hero?

Players who purchase the Guild Wars Complete Collection or own all three Guild Wars campaigns (PropheciesFactions, and Nightfall) will be able to recruit a special golem hero named M.O.X.

To recruit him into your hero roster, you can follow the instructions in this article.

How do I access the different campaigns with an existing character?

If you're want to travel to new lands with an existing character from a different campaign, you can do so by finding the prerequisite quest in one of the major port cities:

Accessing Tyria...

  • From Cantha: Take the quest 'Chaos in Kryta' from Guardsman Chienpo in Kaineng Center.
  • From Elona: Take the quest 'Terror in Tyria' from Deras Tenderlin in Kamadan, Jewel of Istan.

Accessing Cantha...

  • From Tyria: Take the quest 'Mhenlo's Request' from Firstwatch Sergio in Lion's Arch.
  • From Elona: Take the quest 'Plague in Cantha' from Funwa Shento in Kamadan, Jewel of Istan.

Accessing Elona...

  • From Tyria: Take the quest 'Sunspears in Kryta' from Lionguard Figo in Lion's Arch.
  • From Cantha: Take the quest 'Sunspears in Cantha' from Imperial Guardsman Linro in Kaineng Center.

How do I begin the Eye of the North expansion?

Similar to how you access different campaigns, you will need to find the correct prerequisite quest before you can access the Eye of the North campaign. Note that these can only be received by characters that are level 10 or higher.

Accessing Eye of the North...

  • From Tyria: Speak to Len Caldoron in Lion's Arch.
  • From Cantha: Speak to the Minister of Maintenance Raiugyon in Kaineng Center.
  • From Elona: Speak to Bendah in Kamadan.

What is the Bonus Mission Pack?

The Bonus Mission Pack is a set of missions that explore four pivotal moments in Guild Wars history. Purchasing the pack not only lets you explore the history of Tyria, but also offers unique rewards to those who master the stories.

You can purchase and unlock the Bonus Mission Pack by picking it up in the official store.

You can also learn more about the Bonus Mission Pack on the official Guild Wars wiki.

What is Guild Wars Beyond?

Guild Wars Beyond is a series of storylines that help bridge the gap between the original Guild Wars franchise and Guild Wars 2, which takes over the story of Tyria 250 years in the future. The story is broken into three chapters:

  • War in Kryta
  • Hearts of the North
  • Winds of Change

These storylines are available free to players who own the Prophecies and Eye of the North campaigns. More information about them can be found on the official Guild Wars wiki.