64-bit Guild Wars 2 client officially released May 17, 2016. This is the ideal client to be using and should be considered the default client.
From character creation to various gameplay elements.
What does not
What was not tested
Any purchase from Black Lion Trading Company.
Unless you use disable glsl, which will crash your game unless you use dx9single command, it stutters to a point where you can't turn your camera around especially in crowded areas or multilayer places like cities. Even with this, the stuttering will return in a couple or so hours of gameplay. At first, I thought this was a streaming problem as stutter happens when some objects have to pop-up in the game world, mostly when your character goes between different maps or you change characters often. I wasn't completely right but completing the whole download helped a little. However, FPS went single digits in cities regardless. I was playing at 1 FPS in Grove while outside world was running fine with few stutters here and there.
In my experience, I have to restart the game after couple of hours. While this isn't a huge problem for me because I usually don't play longer than that, it could be an obvious deal breaker for dedicated players who would like to spend their time playing Guild Wars 2.
Otherwise, experimenting with various in-game settings, Guild Wars 2 runs as expected as it does on Windows 10. - but on DirectX 9.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 07 2019||4.13||Yes||Yes||No||Bronze||Ozan|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 06 2019||4.7-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Yudha|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Apr 08 2019||4.1||N/A||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Michael Walter|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.0 Tara||Aug 10 2018||3.13||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Jus de Patate|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 27 2018||3.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Sean Rhone (Espionage724)|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|32010||Guild Wars 2 updater uses always 100% of a CPU core||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|32152||Guild Wars 2: Missing sound and game crashes on time adjusting||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40299||Guild Wars 2: Graphic shows through the ground||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40300||Guild Wars 2: Mouse gets temporary invisible on the Launcher||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40843||Guild Wars 2: Game crashes on uninstalling||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41962||Guild Wars 2: Mouse acts if raw input is broken if The Forest is opened in window mode||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|42145||Guild Wars 2 crashes on some configurations||UNCONFIRMED||View|
You can fully download all of the game data and any future updates required for Guild Wars 2 by appending
-image as a command-line argument to the Guild Wars 2 executable (
Gw2.exe). An example can be found below:
WINEPREFIX=~/'Wine Prefixes/Guild Wars 2' wine 'Gw2.exe' -image
You can also check the integrity of the game data archive by appending
-repair as a command-line argument (this can take longer than 5-10 minutes to complete):
WINEPREFIX=~/'Wine Prefixes/Guild Wars 2' wine 'Gw2-64.exe' -repair
For quick guidelines:
-imageis recommended so you don't have to worry about streaming data during gameplay
Gw2.datfor a while, it's a good idea to run
-repairon it every now and then after updates
-repairis highly recommended