Purchasing the preorder box for Guild Wars
guarantees participation in each exclusive Beta Weekend Event. The preorder boxes are currently available at most computer game retailers in North America. In addition to access into the Beta Weekend Events, the box provides an exclusive in-game item available at launch, a Guild Wars
poster, a Guild Wars
music CD, and several other items.
ArenaNet and NCsoft plan to release Guild Wars at the conclusion of the beta period, which they anticipate will be in early 2005.