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Guild Wars 2 paid PvP to be released tomorrow


Guild Wars 2’s Shadow of the Mad King Halloween event this week was intended to introduce ArenaNet’s long-planned paid-for PvP tournaments, but its parade has been scuppered by a bug that caused frequent crashes. Word comes from Bellevue, though, that the games will begin bright and early tomorrow.

“This was the final known bug preventing the activation of paid tournaments,” said ArenaNet US community manager Regina Buenaobra.

“We will again take a night to make sure these are stable to ensure that the player experience when spending gems on tournaments is as good as it can be.

“Barring unforeseen issues, we will enable paid tournaments tomorrow morning when we are in the office to support their launch.”

Are you playing GW2’s already-live free PvP tournaments? How are you getting on?