Guild Wars 2 Beta Weekend Delayed
Earlier this week, ArenaNet community manager Martin Kerstein wrote a post on the developer’s Facebook page letting fans down the easy way: many pre-purchasers who’d bought Guild Wars 2 were under the impression that they’d get a chance at another beta test this Memorial Day Weekend. It ain’t happening, though, said Kerstein.
“We can confirm that we will NOT be running BWE2 [Beta Weekend Event 2] this coming weekend,” he wrote, elaborating thusly:
“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.”
Last week, a conference call among GameStop investors confirmed a delay for Guild Wars 2’s supposed release date in June. Now it’ll be coming out sometime after July…though when is anybody’s guess.