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A companion was thought to be a character controlled by AI that each player could choose to use. However, they were removed during development.[1]

Companions were planned to have customization similar to the Heroes of the original Guild Wars game series.[2] Players would be allowed to bring a single companion with them, who would be considered an extension of the character and not take up a party slot. When a player chose not to bring a companion, their character would instead be buffed.


  1. ^ Interview Guild Wars 2 (translation), JeuxVideo, Guild Wars 2 Guru forum
  2. ^ The best things in life are free, Eurogamer