Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds FAQ

Janthir Wilds is ArenaNet’s fifth major expansion pack to Guild Wars 2, releasing on August 20, 2024. The expansion introduces a number of new areas and features to the base game:

  • 2 new maps - Lowland Shore and Janthir Syntri (with a third in future updates!)
  • Homesteads
  • Land spears for all professions
  • New and improved Warclaw
  • New Raid
  • New Rewards
  • …and more!

You can read more about all the features included in the expansion pack on the official website.

Janthir Wilds FAQ


Q: When will Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds launch?

A: Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds is scheduled to launch on August 20, 2024. 

Visit https://buy.guildwars2.com/en-us/janthir-wilds for more information about the game!

Q: Is the expansion “buy to play”?

A: Yes. Janthir Wilds is a paid expansion to Guild Wars 2.

When you purchase Janthir Wilds, you will unlock access to a new story, new maps, new masteries, and more. You'll also have access to any future updates and releases for Janthir Wilds. There are no additional subscription fees to play Guild Wars 2, which means that once you own it, it's yours to explore!

Q: Do I need to buy a copy of the core Guild Wars 2 game to play the expansion?

A: Nope! The core Guild Wars 2 game is available to play for free, and purchasing the expansion includes the entire core world and all of its features!

If you are using a free account, purchasing the expansion will automatically upgrade your Guild Wars 2 account and unlock all the core game has to offer. Janthir Wilds even comes with a max-level boost to help you level-up and equip one character with everything you need to play the expansion content right away.

Q: Is Heart of Thorns, Path of Fire, End of Dragons, and Secrets of the Obscure included when I buy Janthir Wilds?

A: No. The Heart of Thorns, Path of Fire, End of Dragons, and Secrets of the Obscure expansions are not included with Janthir Wilds.

Q: How much does Janthir Wilds cost?

A: Janthir Wilds is now available for purchase, and comes in three editions:

  • Janthir Wilds Standard Edition: includes the base game and the following items:
    • Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds
    • Shared Inventory Slot
    • Max Level Boost
    • "Homesteader" title*
    • Whispering Serpents Pauldrons Skin*
    • A box with your choice of one Serpent's Wrath weapon skin*
      *Pre-Purchase Items
  • Janthir Wilds Deluxe Edition: includes the base game and the following items:
    • Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds
    • Shared Inventory Slot
    • Max Level Boost
    • Additional Character Slot
    • Wayfinder's Versatile Table Homestead decoration
    • Eldritch Horror infinite gathering tools
    • Identity Repair Kit
    • "Homesteader" title*
    • Whispering Serpents Pauldrons Skin*
    • A box with your choice of one Serpent's Wrath weapon skin*
      *Pre-Purchase Items
  • Janthir Wilds Ultimate Edition: includes the base game and the following items:
    • Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds
    • Shared Inventory Slot
    • Max Level Boost
    • Additional Character Slot
    • Wayfinder's Versatile Table Homestead decoration
    • Eldritch Horror infinite gathering tools
    • Identity Repair Kit
    • "Homesteader" title*
    • Whispering Serpents Pauldrons Skin*
    • A box with your choice of one Serpent's Wrath weapon skin*
    • 4,000 Gems
      *Pre-Purchase Items

You can visit https://buy.guildwars2.com/en-us/janthir-wilds for pricing and more details about the different editions.

Q: Will Janthir Wilds only be available digitally, or is there a boxed edition as well?

A: Janthir Wilds is available exclusively as a digital download. Please visit our official site for a full list of the available editions and exclusive bonus items, or click here to find other official retailers where you can pick up the game. 

Q: Will there be a collector’s edition for Janthir Wilds?

A: While there will not be a physical collector's edition for Janthir Wilds, the Digital Deluxe and Ultimate editions offer additional digital items beyond the base game. You can find those editions (along with a list of all the items you’ll receive) on our official site.

Q: What if I have a Steam account?

A: Please visit the Steam Store to purchase for your Steam account.

Please note that Steam only carries the Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds Prepurchase Bundle, which is equivalent to the Standard Edition.

You can upgrade to the Deluxe edition by purchasing the Deluxe Edition upgrade in the in-game store for 2,400 gems. The upgrade will become available after you purchase the standard edition of the expansion, in the "Upgrades" section of the Black Lion Trading Company. You can also purchase additional gems in the in-game store.

NOTE: Prepurchase of Guild Wars 2: Janthir Wilds is not yet available on Steam. We are working to address this issue and will have it available as soon as possible