Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Guild Wars 2 Will Require Password Changes for Better Security

Guild Wars 2

Are you currently adventuring around the land of Tyria? Haven’t changed your password in a while? Do you see the big red banner on the launcher? If you answered “Yes!” to at least one of these, read on to find out what ArenaNet is doing to make sure your Guild Wars 2 account is secure!

A post on the official website discusses the need for a mandatory password change. Up until now, ArenaNet has been encouraging players to change their passwords via a big red banner on the game’s launcher. Soon, they will require a password change.

This is part of an effort to add more security to the game and goes with the password blacklisting that was introduced on September 12th, 2012. If a player has been using a password before the blacklisting went into effect, they are required to change it starting February 7th, 2013.

According to the post, you won’t be able to choose a previous password or any password that has been “tested against any existing or non-existent account.” For added security, ArenaNet urges you to pick a password exclusive to Guild Wars 2 and isn’t used for any other game or website.

For those of us who have difficulty thinking of new passwords, ArenaNet offered this xkcd comic strip as a guide. Why? Because “correct horse battery staple” is one hell of a password.

Best of Rock 108

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for ROCKAHOLICS quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive ROCKAHOLICS contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.