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GW2 Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Design a Weapon Contest

Arenanet have announced the winners of the 2017 Design a Weapon Contest.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

The three designs that received the most votes will serve as inspiration for in-game weapons:

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The creative minds behind each of these will also receive a signed print of their entry, a Guild Wars 2 Cook & Becker art print, a Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire™ T-shirt, 2,000 gems, a signed Guild Wars 2 art book, and a Crystalline Dragon Wings Glider.

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  • 4th Place – DamascusThe fourth-place winner will receive a signed print of their entry, a Guild Wars 2 Cook & Becker art print, a Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire T-shirt, 800 gems, a Guild Wars 2 art book, and a Crystalline Dragon Wings Glider.

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  • 5th Place – ArctariusThe fifth-place winner will receive a signed print of their entry, a Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire T-shirt, 400 gems, a Guild Wars 2 art book, and a Crystalline Dragon Wings Glider.

    The sixth through twentieth-place winners will receive a Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire T-Shirt, 400 gems, and a Crystalline Dragon Wings Glider.

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    9th10th

    • 9th Place – marmarello
    • 10th Place – makubec

    • 11th Place – betti
    • 12th Place – setius
    • 13th Place – Altapir

    We received over 900 weapon-design entries, which is an amazing response. We plan to create an album on the official ArenaNet Flickr page in the future to display all of them. Thank you for sharing your incredible designs with us!

By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

30 replies on “GW2 Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Design a Weapon Contest”

While it may be true, the others non-winner were way worse.
What of the others should deserve to be top 3? None!

My favorite didn’t even make top 10, I voted for the 12th place staff lol. Can’t say I’m a big fan of any of the ones making it into the game, shame.

That Damascus sword looks really good it should of been in the top 3 and the orange- pink-purple staff also. Seems everyone only wants blue weapons, either that or they rigged the vote so they wouldn’t have to make the more complicated ones >.<

Or, you know, people simply liked the aesthetics of the torch (my top vote) and the celestial design on the GS, etc.

Tastes are subjective, from person to person. I’m astounded at how many people, even in these comments, lack any sort of tact and can somehow justify outrage that there were fewer people sharing their tastes. Moreover, that they can say such rude things about other people’s creations, despite showcasing talent, creativity, and skill that 90% of critics will never manage for themselves.

I’m so glad the torch won, it was the best out of all for me. And we have enough pretty swords already, minor weapons could use more love.

Yeah, I was really hoping for a new pistol. I didn’t really like the one that was submitted, but I can’t find any pistols in the game at all that I like. I just want something simple/”normal”/modern looking, but everything is either very elaborately decorated, plants and leaves all over it, or looks like something out of a cartoon. Same with the rifles.

The issue with swords in GW2 is that you usually zoomed out so far that you can’t see them. If this was a first person perspective game the swords would have better appeal .

Jesus 3rd and fourth are the most generic looking crap I have ever seen and fifth looks good but looks closely to the weapon found in Mists of Pandaria. Reminded why public voting is stupid since people aren’t art directors and other individuals like cheating, like ones that would swap out their IP to vote for the same weapon multiple times.

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