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Guild Wars 2 Update Introduces ‘Guesting’

Guild Wars 2’s next update will be available on 28 January – just under two weeks from now – and it’s introducing ‘guesting’.

According to CVG, the guesting feature – something fans have been asking and waiting for – lets players visit other worlds and play with other players on different servers, without creating new characters.

Guild Wars 2 Bored of the world you're in? Tired of those around you? Guest in different world in Guild Wars 2.

But, in the official statement, it’s clear there will be several restrictions in place:

    • Because (different from a world transfer) we are not moving your character between data centers, you may only guest on [sic] world in the same region as your home world. Players on North American home worlds cannot guest on European worlds or vice versa.
    • You may not participate in World vs. World on your guest world. If you choose to enter World vs. World on the world you are guesting on, you will be moved back to your home world. If you want to play World vs. World on the world you are guesting on, you must perform a full world transfer to that world.
    • You’re eligible to guest on only 2 different worlds at a time. Each time you guest on a world, that world becomes one of your eligible guest worlds for the next 24 hours. After 24 hours, you may choose to guest on a different world. You may log in to any world you are eligible to guest on as many times as you wish with no restriction.
    • Guesting on worlds that are full or highly populated increases your risk of being put into an overflow map.

The 28 January update also removes free world transfer, along with an undisclosed gem fee in order to transfer your character to new worlds.

You’ll still be limited to a single world transfer each week, and if that world is full, you won’t be allowed to move.