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The Guild Wars 2 API (application programming interface) is an interface that enables third-party applications to access data directly from the Guild Wars 2 servers. The current version of the API is version 2. For recent changes of the API, see the API changelog.

To discuss the Guild Wars 2 API, or in case of problems or required help, visit the official API development forums, the official API development GitHub, or the official Gitter.

Guild Wars 2 API Terms of Use

Any use of the APIs must comply with ArenaNet's Content Terms of Use and Website Terms of Use. Use of the APIs constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions contained in the ArenaNet Content Terms of Use, Website Terms of Use, and any related terms or conditions when they are posted.

Version 2 endpoints

The API version 2 provides the following endpoints:



These endpoints access account data and require an API key to view.

Game Mechanics


  • guild/:id: Returns core details about a given guild.
  • emblem: Returns image resources needed to render guild emblems.
  • guild/permissions: Returns information about guild rank permissions.
  • guild/search: Returns information on guild ids to be used for other API queries.
  • guild/upgrades: Returns information about guild upgrades and scribe decorations.

Guild Authenticated

These endpoints access guild-specific data and require an API key from the guild owner to view.


Map information



Structured PvP

Trading post

World vs. World

Version 1 endpoints

The API version 1 provides the following endpoints:

Dynamic events

  • events: Returns the current status of events for a specific world.
    • Note: This endpoint is obsolete due to the implementation of Megaserver technology. There are plans to replace it with something that returns data about the rotating world bosses, but nothing specific has been announced.
  • event_names: Returns a list of localized event names.
  • map_names: Returns a list of localized map names.
  • world_names: Returns a list of localized world names.
  • event_details: Returns detailed information about events.



Map information

  • continents: Returns a list of continents and information about each continent.
  • maps: Returns a list of maps in the game.
  • map_floor: Returns detailed information about a map floor.

World vs. World


  • build: Returns the current build id.
  • colors: Returns a list of dyes in the game.
  • files: Returns commonly requested assets.

Help topics

  • Maps: How to use the map resources and the tile service to create maps.


  • Tile service: Provides world map tiles to create Guild Wars 2 maps.
  • Render service: Provides access to in-game assets.
  • Additional resources are available as assets.

Other resources

List of wrappers

  • A list of wrapper libraries that provide high-level access to the API is available here.

List of applications

  • A list of applications that use the API is available here.

See also