Guild Wars 2‘s story begins when you create your first character. You’ll choose from a range of biographical options that reflect their personality, history, preferences, and values. This biography will set them on a story path, and future choices will lead them in different directions.
Your character’s race determines which of the five major cities they call home, and where you’ll begin playing. Your personal story will guide you through instanced chapters, exploring your character’s life and adventures as they shape their own destiny. If you need a little help, you can always invite friends to party up with you and come along as “guest stars,” but key decisions are yours to make.
In the core Guild Wars 2 story, your character will join forces with one of the major organizations dedicated to fighting the Elder Dragons—the Durmand Priory, the Order of Whispers, and the Vigil—and tackle the threat of the Elder Dragon Zhaitan. The journey will take you all the way from your character’s home city to the dead nation of Orr, and branching paths will lead you to different allies, threats, and information about the lore of Tyria.