Shared Inventory Slot
— In-game description
Shared Inventory Slot is an account upgrade that adds one extra shared slot to the inventory for all characters. Items in shared slots are available to all characters on the account at the same time, acting as a quick access version of a bank item slot.
|Gem Store||3 for 1,890|
|Gem Store||5 for 2,800|
- One slot comes bundled with Heart of Thorns, one with Path of Fire and a third one with End of Dragons. These slots are initially filled with a Level-80 Boost. Consuming the boost will free up the slots.
- The shared slots can be moved either above all regular bag slots, or below them. This is done by dragging the slot, much like you would with a bag.
- The slot is not a bag slot, and does not allow additional bags to be equipped.
- Vendors and the Trading Post will ignore items in these slots, as will "Deposit all Materials".
- Items that soulbind or are already soulbound cannot be placed here.
- The slots can hold all other items, making it especially useful for salvage kits, gathering tools, gizmos, non-wallet keys, or consumables you want an easy access to on multiple characters across your account, such as the Copper-Fed Salvage-o-Matic, Infinite Mist Omnipotion , Mistlock Sanctuary Passkey, Armistice Bastion Pass, Royal Terrace Pass, Bank Access Expresses, or Mystic Forge Conduits.
- If a shared slot fills up with an item (ex. Unidentified Gear) and you have an empty shared slot, any additional items of the same type that enter your inventory will fill that additional shared slot before overflowing into your regular bags.
- Currently, an account can have a maximum of 28 shared slots:
- The packs of 3/5 shared slots are delivered as 3 or 5 single-slot unlocks that can be consumed individually.
- Shared Inventory Slots were introduced on January 12, 2016 in the Gem Store, with a limit of 5 slots per account.
- The Spring 2016 Quarterly Update on April 19, 2016 added a free slot to accounts with Heart of Thorns unlocked, and raised the limit of purchasable slots to 10.
- The limit for purchasable slots was further increased to 13 on July 12, 2016 , and to 16 on January 10, 2017..
- The August 01, 2017 update added a second free slot to accounts with Path of Fire unlocked, bringing the total available limit to 16 purchasable slots plus up to 2 free slots.
- With the release of Path of Fire, the limit was once again raised by 3 purchasable slots, bringing the total available limit to 19 purchasable slots plus up to 2 free slots. 
- On September 18, 2018, the limit was raised by 3 purchasable slots, to 22.
- With the release of End of Dragons, the limit was raised by 3 purchasable slots, to 25.
- Current bundles of Path of Fire with "Free Guild Wars: Heart of Thorns" only contain a single slot, limiting accounts to a total of 27. There appears to be no current way to gain access to the "missing" 28th slot.
Gem Store history
|Gem Store History|
|Start date||End date||Discount||Notes|
|January 12, 2016||Available||-||
|April 08, 2016||Unknown||20%|
|August 25, 2016||August 29, 2016||15%|
|November 27, 2016||November 28, 2016||20%|
|March 18, 2017||March 19, 2017||25%|
|August 23, 2017||August 25, 2017||25%|
|December 31, 2017||January 02, 2018||20%|
|March 10, 2018||March 11, 2018||20%|
|June 15, 2018||June 16, 2018||25%|
|August 17, 2018||August 19, 2018||30%|
|December 28, 2018||December 31, 2018||25%|
|March 23, 2019||March 24, 2019||30%|
|July 12, 2019||July 15, 2019||25%|
|September 07, 2019||September 10, 2019||30%|
|December 27, 2019||December 29, 2019||25%|
|March 21, 2020||March 22, 2020||30%|
|August 29, 2020||September 01, 2020||30%|
|November 30, 2020||November 30, 2020||30%|
|December 29, 2020||December 31, 2020||25%|
|May 21, 2021||May 28, 2021||20%|
|November 26, 2021||November 27, 2021||20%||
|December 24, 2021||December 31, 2021||30%|
|March 20, 2022||March 21, 2022||30%|
|May 31, 2022||June 07, 2022||20%|
|July 05, 2022||July 12, 2022||20%|
|August 12, 2022||August 19, 2022||20%|
|November 25, 2022||November 29, 2022||50%||
- ^ https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/simple-black-lion-gathering-pack-in-the-gem-store/
- ^ https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/expand-your-shared-inventory-slots-today/
- ^ https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/new-items-in-the-gem-store-for-guild-wars-2-path-of-fire/
- ^ https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/55238/game-update-notes-september-18-2018