Two years ago, ArenaNet® redefined online RPGs with the release of Guild Wars® Prophecies™. Now the Guild Wars story returns to Tyria, the land where it all started, in the upcoming expansion, Guild Wars: Eye of the North™.

To celebrate the second anniversary of Guild Wars and the new expansion, we're offering players a chance to win an Alienware® computer system and other exciting prizes in the Guild Wars "Return to Tyria" Sweepstakes.

  • One Grand Prize: A complete Alienware Intel® Dual Core™ computer system
  • Five First Place Prizes:
    ATI Radeon™ HD 2900 video card
  • Five Second Place Prizes: Logitech game set, including Logitech X-540 Speakers, a Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard, and a Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
  • Five Third Place Prizes: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer sound card
  • Ten Fourth Place Prizes: signed copy of Guild Wars: Eye of the North

To enter the sweepstakes and read the official rules, visit

*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia or Canada excluding Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, military installations and commonwealths, and the Province of Quebec. See for details.

New Game Feature: Hard Mode

For veteran adventurers seeking greater challenges and rewards, Hard Mode is sure to provide all of the glory you seek, and more! But be warned: Hard Mode is not for the faint of heart! The levels of all of your foes, as well as their AI, have been enhanced. The monsters are not only harder to kill, they fight smarter than ever. Your success in Hard Mode will be determined, more than anything else, by your skill at playing the game.

Hard Mode is sure to challenge you, but the rewards make it well worth the effort. Learn more about the rewards that await you in Hard Mode.

Design-A-Weapon Contest

Guild Wars fans sent entries from far and wide for our most recent Guild Wars Design-A-Weapon Contest. Entries came from more than thirty countries on four continents, and spanned a dozen item types—from shields to swords to focus items.

After several rounds of judging, approximately 100 entries made it to the final round, where the entire Guild Wars Development Team spent a few hours to view, assess, discuss, and vote upon their selections. These fan design concepts will become the inspiration for weapons and other items that will be added to Guild Wars in the months to come.

Learn who won and view their winning entries.

The Guild Wars Community Team will introduce another fan contest in the near future, so keep your eyes on the official websites!