“We are humbled by how gamers have responded to Guild Wars over the past four years, and we are proud that the game and its community have helped to continually shape, define, and expand the genre,” said ArenaNet studio head Mike O’Brien. “Our subscription-free business model has proven to be a big hit with gamers, bringing an enormous and diverse online community to the game.”

The game recently received a major content update, including new quest content and extra storage options. Ncsoft announced that  in-game birthday festivities will be available starting on April 28, the official anniversary of the game.

The Guild Wars universe contains three campaigns and an expansion pack: Guild Wars, Guild Wars Factions, Guild Wars Nightfall, and Guild Wars: Eye of the North. Last fall, NCsoft released Guild Wars Trilogy that combines all three campaigns with additional bonus items.