Next Guild Wars 2 beta weekend set for June 8th

The Guild Wars 2Beta Weekend Event #2 will begin on Friday, June 8th and will run until Sunday, June 10th, ArenaNet announced today.

Servers will open at noon PDT (GMT -7) on Friday and close at 11:59 pm PDT (GMT -7) on Sunday.

Players who participated in the last weekend event will still have access to those characters and will be able to continue where you left off. Those who are level 35 or higher will be able to test their might against the Ascalonian Catacombs dungeon.

In addition to the new beta weekend announcement, Guild Wars 2 lead producer Chris Whiteside offered a massive "thank you" on behalf of ArenaNet towards everyone who has participated in the beta events.

"The participation and enthusiasm we’ve seen has exceeded our expectations, and we’re all very grateful and appreciative here at the studio," Whiteside said. "Your support during our first Beta Weekend Event and throughout development has been instrumental in getting us prepared for launch and helping us take massive steps in the evolution of Guild Wars 2 as a whole. You, our community, are an integral part of the development process, and Guild Wars 2 simply would not be what it is today without you."

"Your participation is even more important when you consider that we take our beta events very seriously in terms of our development strategy. At ArenaNet, “beta event” means exactly that—it’s a development-centric event in which we test our systems, discover new and exciting bugs, and get pivotal feedback from our testers about what is going in the right direction and what isn’t," he continued.

"We have listened intently to all of your feedback from our first Beta Weekend Event, and we’ve made great strides toward resolving many of the issues you’ve helped us identify. These include party movement into overflow servers, chat functionality, key bindings, server stability, performance, and many more that we will detail in the near future."

For those who haven't yet pre-purchased Guild Wars 2, you'll still have a chance to play in the beta via key giveaways.