Collector's Edition and System Specifications for Guild Wars 2 Announced
If you are eager to check out Guild Wars 2, you may want to get some money together to pre-order the game. Starting on April 10th, ArenaNet will reopen digital pre-orders for Guild Wars 2, with three different versions available. The standard edition includes just the game, but the Digital Deluxe edition includes a few extras: Summon Mistfire Wolf, Rytlock Miniature, Golem Banker, Chalice of Glory, and Tome of Influence. The Mistfire Wolf is a temporary pet you can summon for combat, the Rytlock Miniature is a "perfect replica" of a Rytlock Brimstone and will accompany you throughout the lands, the Golem Banker provides access to your storage from anywhere in the world for five days, the Chalice is a one-time use item to increase your Glory, and the Tome gives your guild a one-time boost to influence. The third version is the Collector's Edition that includes all the digital items of the Digital Deluxe and some physical items as well. You will receive a 10" figure of Rytlock Brimstone, a 112 page "Making of Guild Wars 2" book, a custom art frame, an art portfolio and five art prints, and a soundtrack CD.
The best news is that no matter the version you pre-order, you will gain access to all Guild Wars 2 beta weekend events and three days of headstart access prior to official launch. Pre-orderers will also receive the Hero's Band item for use in the game, which grants +2 to Power, Precision, Toughness, Vitality, Condition Damage, Healing, and +2% to Critical Damage. Lastly, ArenaNet revealed the minimum specifications you will need to run the game, which are seen below:
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 or better
- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or better
- NVIDIA GeForce 7800, ATI Radeon X1800, Intel HD 3000 or better (256 MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
- 25GB available HDD space
- Broadband Internet connection
- Keyboard and mouse
ArenaNet has a disclaimer saying these minimum specifications could change over time, and that you may need to upgrade or get a new computer in order to keep playing. If you are on the low-end of these specs, you may want to consider putting some money aside for possible upgrades if need be.
The standard edition of Guild Wars 2 will set you back $50, the Digital Deluxe at $70, and the Collector's Edition at $150.