Download the Guild Wars 2 Client

Once you've created your ArenaNet account, you'll be able to review and download any games you've unlocked on the Account Management page. This is where you can see the full list of games you own and download different versions of the game clients for different operating systems!

How do I download the client?


After confirming that your computer meets the minimum system requirements to play Guild Wars 2, follow the instructions below to download the Guild Wars 2 client. Once installed, we recommend that you allow the client to update overnight, as a large number of files will need to be downloaded.

Windows® Installation Instructions
Mac (64 bit) Installation Instructions

  1. Log in to your Account Management page.
  2. Navigate to your Game Content by clicking the tab at the top of the page or clicking the "Download Client" link on the right side of the Overview page.
  3. Click the Windows Client Download link in the center of the page and, if prompted, choose the save location.
  4. When the download is complete, navigate to the location on your computer where you saved the Gw2Setup.exe file and double-click it to run the installer.
  5. Click the red Install Guild Wars 2 button, choose an installation location, and click OK to begin the installation process.
  6. Click the appropriate region flag icon in the top right corner of the Launcher to choose your language.
  7. When the login fields appear, enter your account name and password and click LOG IN.
  8. Once the installation finishes, click Play to begin your adventure!

  1. Log in to your Account Management page.
  2. Navigate to your Game Content by clicking the tab at the top of the page or clicking the "Download Client" link on the right side of the Overview page.
  3. Click the macOS Client Download link in the center of the page and, if prompted, choose the save location.
  4. When the download is complete, navigate to the location on your computer where you downloaded the Guild Wars 2.dmg file and double-click it.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts and instructions to complete the installation process.
  6. After the initial files are installed, click Close.
  7. When the Guild Wars 2 Launcher appears, click the appropriate region flag icon in the top right corner to choose your language.
  8. Enter your account name and password and click LOG IN.
  9. Once the installation has finished, click Play to begin your adventure!