In the competitive world of subscription and free to play MMORPGs every developer is looking to keep players and bring new players into the fold. Following the release date announcement of the Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns expansion, ArenaNet has decided to let potential new players start playing now for free.
What’s the catch? Well there isn’t one. If new players want to get heir hands on the expansion content then they’ll have to buy it but other than that enjoy the core game for free from today.
The Heart of Thorns expansion will be released on October 23 2015.
The other big news from the PAX showing for GW2 is the inclusion of 10-man raids in the game alongside the expansion. The raids will likely be your standard MMORPG fare. Most players should feel right at home in the new PvE content.