Beta key hunt

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April Fools'! (haha)

This was an April Fools' Day joke from 2010. It never happened. It's false, it's wrong, it's simply untrue. It's supposed to be funny, which is why it's been kept in the same state. It's a joke.

The beta key hunt is a competition introduced by ArenaNet to distribute beta keys for Guild Wars 2 to the elite players of Guild Wars 1.

During the duration of the competition, players will be able to obtain rare beta keys for Guild Wars 2 by killing monsters with their characters in Guild Wars. ArenaNet has not disclosed which monsters drop the rare loot. Preliminary research shows that the drop rate is very low.

Beta key icon

Drop research[edit]

The beta keys only seem to drop in hard mode. Following is the list of known monsters that drop beta keys:

Keys can also be obtained by trading in 5 Bricks of Mud to Vicci in the town of Kyhlo.

How to enter a beta key[edit]

To sign up for the Guild Wars 2 beta, double click the key in your inventory. Afterwards, copy the string of characters appearing in the chat window and go to the page and enter your beta key, e-mail address, Guild Wars 1 account name and IQ. You will be sent a link to download the Guild Wars 2 installer soon after.