The Guild Wars 2 Client

How do I get the client?

After confirming that your computer meets the System Requirements, 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 need to be downloaded.

Windows® Installation Instructions

  1. Log in to your Guild Wars 2 Account Management Page.
  2. Navigate to the Download Client page by clicking the link on the left side.
  3. Click the Download for Windows® 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.
  5. Click the red Install Guild Wars 2 button, choose the 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 log-in fields appear, enter your account name and password and click LOG IN.
  8. Once the installation finishes, click Play to begin your adventure!

Macintosh Installation Instructions

  1. Log in to your Guild Wars 2 Account Management Page.
  2. Navigate to the Download Client page by clicking the link on the left side.
  3. Click the Download for Mac® (Beta) 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!

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