Guild Wars




Join the Guild Wars Universe!

Join the millions of players worldwide who have become enraptured by Guild Wars, the award-winning online roleplaying game with no subscription fee required.

  1. In order to play Guild Wars, you will first need an access key. These can be obtained from our free trial, other trial offers, special events, or promotions.

  2. If you do not have an access key, you can obtain one by purchasing the original Guild Wars®, Guild Wars FactionsTM or Guild Wars NightfallTM from the NCsoft Store.

  3. Download the Guild Wars client here.

  4. Run GwSetup.exe to install the Guild Wars client on your PC.

  5. At the log-in screen, click the "Create Account or Add Access Key" link and enter your access key.

  6. For information on how to play Guild Wars, check out our Official Guild Wars Wiki. Here you'll be able to learn all about Guild Wars from fellow players. For additional help, please visit our Support page.

Existing Guild Wars Players

If you already have a Guild Wars account but don't have access to your disks, you can also use the downloadable client to install Guild Wars. You will need your account login information to access the game once it's installed.