NCSoft has announced that the recent Guild Wars 2 closed Beta sign up event reached 1 million sign ups in 48 hours. During the peak times sign ups were happening at a rate of 4,000 a minute. According to NCSoft, sign ups for the closed beta were received from 224 countries.
“We built Guild Wars 2 with the notion to bring players together to experience what a true online world experience should be, and we couldn’t be more excited with the reception we’re receiving from gamers wanting to get in and play our game,” said Mike O’Brien, President of ArenaNet and Executive Producer of Guild Wars 2.
Those who are successful will gain access to Guild Wars 2’s closed beta in late March and will experience the main game elements, World vs World scenarios and the social side of the game. All this activity will help developers stress test the servers.
Source: Press Release