With the launch of Guild Wars 2 just (approximately) 2 Days, 17 Hours and 34 minutes away, you’re going to want to get ready. There is no doubting that if you are going to be there as soon as the servers are going up, you don’t need any game-day launch strategies from us. You have your maps, your gameplans, your strategies to gain power already set. However, there may be one thing you have considered: Repairing your game client!
Keep reading for two very important tips.
The Stress Test and BWE client can be used as the live client, and the game has been updated almost every day. The first tip is to make sure to update your client every night, or every hour if you have ADHD like the staff here. You definitely don’t want to be caught downloading that 500 MB update at midnight EST while hundreds of thousands of people are pounding the servers.
If you’re not doing a clean install, make sure you repair your client! Arenanet is pretty good at keeping their file structure prestine, but it’s always a good idea to clean it up on your own via the repair option. You never know if your very own computer might be plotting against you. Here’s how to do the repair:
Guild Wars 2 Repair Instructions
If you are having problems running Guild Wars 2, the data archive may have become corrupted. Please follow these steps to verify and repair the archive:
- Locate your Gw2.exe file.
- Right-click on the file and select Create shortcut.
- Rename this new shortcut to Guild Wars 2 Repair.
- Right-click on Guild Wars 2 Repair and select Properties.
- Locate the Target line and add -repair to the end.
- Example: “C:GamesGuild Wars 2gw2.exe” -repair
- Click OK.
Double-clicking Guild Wars 2 Repair will begin the repair process. The game will launch when it is complete.
Note: Keep in mind that the verification and repair process will run each time you double-click the Guild Wars 2 Repair shortcut. If you would like to play the game immediately without repairing the archive, double-click on Gw2.exe or another shortcut without the -repair command.
Follow these tips and get ready for this years best MMORPG launch! All other client related issues or questions could be answered on the GW2 official homepage.