news\ Aug 27, 2012 at 9:13 am

ArenaNet explains Guild Wars 2 'Error Code 9'


Over the weekend, Guild Wars 2's early access began for those who pre-purchased the game, but unfortunately a "higher volume of players" were not able to participate in the Headstart program. Instead they were greeted with Error Code 9 which, according to ArenaNet, "implies that your account is not able to participate in headstart."

"If you are a prepurchase customer that purchased from a 3rd party retailer please first check this list: if your retailer is there, please contact their support as a priority they will be able to help rectify the issue," ArenaNet explained.

"If you pre-ordered from your normal retailer, please first check that they were participating in headstart as a pre-order bonus. If they were please contact their support and ask for a pre-order key (in Europe for example pre-order boxes were black and they contained a pre-order key). If you have a white box that only has the “Guild Wars 2 logo” then you will not be able to access the game servers until 9am CEST (on 12am PDT) the 28th August," they said.

"If you are still not able to get in game due to Error 9 and you have exhausted the above options, please contact our support team at:"

"We’d like to thank you again for your continued patience and understanding at this time," added community manager Aidan Taylor.

Luckily, at this point, the way isn't much longer, as Guild Wars 2 officially launches tomorrow, August 28. For those who have been able to play the game, what are you initial thoughts? I know the GameZone staff has already logged quite a bit of playing time.

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