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Disambiguous.png This article is about the third Guild Wars campaign. For the event, see Nightfall (event).
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Guild Wars Nightfall (Campaign Three) is a stand-alone product ("Campaign") of the Guild Wars game series. Guild Wars Nightfall, globally released on October 27, 2006, is the official product title of ArenaNet's third campaign in the Guild Wars world. It is also commonly referred to as Chapter Three, Campaign Three (C3), Nightfall Campaign, or just Nightfall.

Theme and Storyline[]

An Ancient Egyptian motif on a wall in Kamadan

The Nightfall campaign uses a North-African theme, with landscape, architecture, art, and creatures inspired by Africa/Arabia as well as ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, and other historic cultures of the North-African/Arab/Mediterranean (Maghreb) region including the African civilization of Kush and Ancient Egypt for character designs since they too were of Indigenous African Origin.

From the Press Release on the Prerelease Bonus Pack:

Guild Wars Nightfall takes place on the continent of Elona, Land of the Golden Sun. [...] In Guild Wars Nightfall, Elona has fallen under the shadow of an evil, outcast god. Against the encroaching desolation of an infernal realm, the people of Elona will need more than a hero to save them, they will need a hero to lead them ... for nightfall is at hand.

The events of Guild Wars Nightfall take place in 1275 DR, which is 3 years after the twin events of Lich Lord opening the Door of Komalie and Shiro Tagachi bringing the plague to Cantha.


  • All of the Core features common to all campaigns.
  • "Heroes", party NPCs similar to henchmen, but customizable.
From Press Release August 24,2006: "Guild Wars Nightfall introduces new customizable Heroes who level up, follow player instructions in combat, and use skills and equipment of the player's choosing. [...] And for the ultimate one-on-one challenge, competitive players can choose to enter the new Hero vs. Hero Battles, where they group with a custom team of Heroes and fight against other players from around the world and their customized groups of Heroes.
  • Over 350 new skills:
    • 75 skills (15 elite) each for Paragons and Dervishes.
    • 25 skills (10 elite) for each of the six core professions.
    • 25 skills (10 elite) each for Assassins and Ritualists (requires Guild Wars Factions).
    • 2 common title-based PvE-only skills, and 10 Profession-specific.
    • A number of temporary, mission-specific skills.
  • New armor types and weapons for each of the Prophecies, Factions and Nightfall professions.
  • New Monster types, and new varieties of existing monsters.
  • Facial animation: Characters will move their lips while talking and show facial expressions during in-game cinematics.

New Features[]

The following features were made available in a major update which was released on December 1st 2006:

The following features were made available in the Wintersday 2006 update which was released on December 20th 2006:

  • Party Search — The new Party Search system allows players to seek and form parties throughout multi districts.
  • Reconnect after disconnect — This long awaited feature allows players who have lost connectivity to the server due to a network error or a client crash to return to the game whence they were disconnected.
  • A new Festival hat maker NPC which is able to memorize and create any Festival Hat you present to him.


The following packages / editions are available at various games retailers worldwide:

  • The Guild Wars Nightfall Standard Edition was officially scheduled for release for October 27th, 2006. Guild Wars: Nightfall standard edition is available on the Guild Wars Online Store. However, note that buying Nightfall from the Official Online Store will automatically use the merge feature with the current account that you used to order Nightfall online with. Also, it does not include client software, manuals, or any other special documentation found only in the retail boxes.
  • The Guild Wars Nightfall Prerelease Bonus Pack was released on September 15. It includes an additional character slot, promotional in game items as well as a few fan articles. However, it does not include the game itself.
  • The Guild Wars Nightfall Collector's Edition includes the game itself as well as numerous fan articles. It was released on the same date as the standard edition. The Collector's Edition is not offered in the official online store.


Upcoming Events[]


Current Events[]



  • 10:59 p.m. PDT October 26th, 2006 - Guild Wars Nightfall Went Live

Past Events[]

The event ran until 11:59 a.m. PDT (18:59 GMT) on Monday, September 25.

External Links[]

(Links are in reverse chronological order of release)

From official sites[]

From other sites[]

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