Guild Wars 2

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.

Application Details:

Version: 64-bit Client
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.4

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation
  • Patching/Updating
  • Character Select
  • General PvE around Queensdale
  • Windowed Fullscreen
  • Fullscreen (at native resolution)
  • Black Lion Trading Company UI
  • Render Sampling Options (Subsample, Native, Supersample)
  • DPI Scaling

What does not

  • Lower performance without -dx9single
  • In-game DPI Scaling setting (no effect out-the-box)
  • In-game Vertical Sync setting (lowers performance significantly)


  • Using -dx9single improves performance
  • DPI Scaling works when the dpi setting under Graphics -> Screen resolution is adjusted in winecfg

What was not tested

  • PvP of any kind
  • WvW
  • Anything PvE outside of general stuff in Queensdale

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

  • AMD Radeon RX 560 (AMDGPU open-source driver)
  • Mesa 18.2 (padoka PPA)
  • LLVM 7.0 (padoka PPA)
  • 4k@60Hz (HDMI)
  • Ubuntu 18.04.1 (GNOME on Xorg)
  • Kernel 4.17 (XanMod, 4.17.10-xanmod7)
  • Wine Staging 3.13 (Gallium Nine, sarnex)
  • GW2 seems to load the GPU harder on Linux than on Windows; GPU load sits at 99-100% on Linux
  • Gallium Nine provides better performance than PBA from what I've seen
  • GW2 also works fine without any functionality difference in generic Wine Staging

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSlackware64 -currentMar 17 20205.4Yes Yes NoSilverdjango 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 07 20194.13Yes Yes NoBronzeSinan Ozan 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 06 20194.7-stagingYes Yes YesGoldYudha 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Apr 08 20194.1N/A Yes YesBronzeMichael Walter 
ShowLinux Mint 19.0 TaraAug 10 20183.13Yes Yes NoSilverJus de Patate_ 

Known Bugs

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
45453 Guild Wars 2: Launcher crashes with assertion "jobThreads && (jobThreads <= hardwareThreads)" CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Game Data Updating and Integrity Checking/Repair

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 (Gw2-64.exe or 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:

  • For initial installations, -image is recommended so you don't have to worry about streaming data during gameplay
  • If you've had your Gw2.dat for a while, it's a good idea to run -repair on it every now and then after updates
  • If you've had to hard-shutdown your computer while GW2 was running, running -repair is highly recommended


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