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Guild Wars promising weekend of "Extreme PvP"

And it goes on for three days! Extreme! Big faction boost rewards up for grabs for those taking part

Guild Wars adventurers can take part in a special three-day event called 'PvP Extreme Weekend' in a few days time which is designed to "reward the extensive Guild Wars Player Vs Player community with a dramatic 'Faction' boost", it says here.

As for dates and times, the event starts this Friday (August 26) at 8am BST and runs through to Monday, August 29 8am BST.

Faction in Guild Wars, for those who have no idea what it is, acts as an in-game currency that players can use to unlock items, skills and weapon upgrades for their PvP characters. The Faction boost on offer allows you to fiddle with your character's PvP configurations and explore re-balanced skill sets that the online RPG's developer ArenaNet is rolling out this Friday.

Anyone with a Guild Wars account can take part in the PvP Extreme Weekend. All you need to do is jump into the Tournament, a high-level arena or a guild battle. Apparently, Faction awarded will be automatically increased by a factor of five for the Tournament and Arena, and by a factor of two-and-a-half for guild battles.