ArenaNet will soon begin beta testing two new features aimed at enlivening the PvP experience in Guild Wars 2.
The first is the advent of custom arenas. You’ll be able to buy or rent these dedicated spaces and (more importantly) determine the rules for participation. As server programmer Steve Bikun puts it, “you can make your place to play, you can organise private tournaments with friends, and you can challenge other teams to scrimmage.”
If you’re keen to use these zones for training or even e-sports purposes, you’ll be pleased to hear that a spectator mode is also in the works. According to gameplay programmer Even Lesh, “it will allow expert players to watch each other in order to refine their skill. It will also be an amazing tool for shoutcasting games between high-level teams!”
The new modes will become available for top ranked players on 30 April. It isn’t yet clear when these features will be offered to the broader Guild Wars 2 community.
Source: Guild Wars 2