How do I register my Guild Wars 2 account?

Before you can begin playing Guild Wars 2, you'll need to register your account by following these steps:


  1. Go to
  2. Enter a current e-mail address where you want to receive e-mails from ArenaNet in the E-mail address field.
    • This e-mail address also will be your Guild Wars 2 username.
  3. In the Password field, create a password you would like to use for the new account.
    • Password must be at least 8 characters long.
  4. Confirm your password in the Reenter Password field.
  5. Enter the Display name you'd like to have associated with your Guild Wars 2 account.
    • The display name is public-facing information that is displayed on Leaderboards and the official Guild Wars 2 Forums.
  6. If you've purchased Guild Wars 2 or Heart of Thorns, enter your serial code in the Game Serial Code field. If you'd just like to try Guild Wars 2 without purchasing, leave this field blank. For more information on the differences between account types, see this article.


You should now receive an e-mail confirming your registration. This e-mail will also contain a link to download the game client at


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