Guild Wars




Guild Wars: Eye of the North
Product FAQ

What is Guild Wars: Eye of the North?

Guild Wars: Eye of the North, also called GW:EN, is the first Guild Wars expansion. It follows the original Guild Wars campaign as well as the Guild Wars Factions and Guild Wars Nightfall campaigns. GW:EN takes place in heretofore unexplored lands of Tyria, including the Far Shiverpeak Mountains, the Charr homelands, the shores of the Tarnished Coast, and even deep within dungeons that plumb the subterranean depths.

What will GW:EN offer me?

  • All-new content designed exclusively for your existing Guild Wars characters
  • 18 huge, multi-level dungeons to explore
  • Monuments commemorating your Guild Wars achievements that give access to special items and titles in Guild Wars 2
  • 150 new skills (50 of which are special, roleplaying-only skills) to use against your foes
  • 10 new Heroes to help in your adventures
  • 40 new armor sets suitable for the great heroes of the land
  • A first look at some of the exciting, playable races in Guild Wars 2
  • Numerous new items, weapons, and titles

What is the release date of GW:EN?

As announced in a press release on July 2, 2007, Guild Wars: Eye of the North will be released worldwide on August 31, 2007.

Does GW:EN introduce any subscription or other fees?

No. In keeping with the spirit of previous Guild Wars games, GW:EN does not require a monthly fee to play.

Will GW:EN have a simultaneous worldwide release?

Yes. There will be a simultaneous worldwide release for GW:EN.

Are there any demo versions of GW:EN available?

At the present time, a demo version of GW:EN is not planned.

Is there any sort of prerelease or pre-order package?

Yes, there will be a Prerelease Bonus Pack for GW:EN. The shelf date and contents of this product have not yet been revealed, but we'll have more information about that package soon.

Do I need to own a copy of one of the previous Guild Wars campaigns in order to play Guild Wars: Eye of the North?

Yes, because Eye of the North is an expansion rather than a new campaign—and because it is intended for your high-level characters—you need to own at least one of the Guild Wars campaigns—Guild Wars (the original campaign), Guild Wars Factions, or Guild Wars Nightfall—in order to play Guild Wars: Eye of the North. However, you do not need to complete any of the previous campaigns to play GW:EN.

Will I be able to take my existing characters to the new areas in GW:EN? Do they keep their items, levels, and so on?

Absolutely. GW:EN is an expansion, and therefore you will play GW:EN with your characters from any or all of the previous campaigns: the original Guild Wars campaign, Factions, and Nightfall. Inventory items, skills, ranks, titles, and other possessions and attainments from previous campaigns remain yours and are usable within GW:EN.

Can people who own GW:EN play with those who do not?

Yes. Each campaign—the original Guild Wars, Factions, and Nightfall—offers access to a specific continent or area of a continent. The same applies to Guild Wars: Eye of the North. You and your friends can play together on the Battle Isles and on any continents all members of your group have access to, which is determined by the campaign(s) each of you own.

Will the character level ceiling of 20 be raised with GW:EN?

No, the maximum character level will remain at 20 for GW:EN.

Can I buy GW:EN from the in-game or NCsoft store?

Yes, GW:EN will be available via the Guild Wars Official (online) Store and via the PlayNC website on the day the game is released through retail outlets.

What languages will GW:EN support?

GW:EN will support Chinese Traditional, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Spanish at its release.

What are the minimum and recommended system specifications for Guild Wars: Eye of the North?

Minimum System Specs:

  • Windows XP/2000/ME/98/Vista
  • Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or equivalent
  • 512 MB RAM
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • 3 GB Available HDD Space
  • ATI Radeon 8500 or NVIDIA GeForce 3 Series Video Card with 64 MB of VRAM
  • 16-bit Sound Card
  • Internet connection
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • DirectX 8

Recommended System Specs:

  • Windows XP/2000/Vista
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or equivalent
  • 1 GB RAM
  • DVD-ROM Drive
  • 4 GB Available HDD Space
  • ATI Radeon 9600 or NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 series video card or above
  • 16-bit Sound Card
  • Internet connection
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • DirectX 9

Published 5 July 2007