Discord Rich Presence
for Guild Wars 2

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MD5-Sum: b3ace79e72a644a562b58c748a050379


Simply run the gw2rpc.exe . It will start in your system tray. It needs to be running in background for Rich Presence to work.

In the config.ini in the program's directory, you can input your API key so that your status can display region (EU/NA) and your current guild tag.

To make starting Rich Presence easier, there is an .exe called launch_gw2_with_rpc.exe included in the download. This script launches both GW2 and the RPC addon. For it to work, it needs to be present in GW2FOLDER\addons\gw2rpc . You may then replace your normal GW2 shortcut with it for ease of launching.

You can also put a shortcut to gw2rpc.exe into your autorun so that it runs automatically on Windows boot.


Q: Can I get banned for this?

A: No, it doesn't interact with the game in any way - it utilizes the Mumble API to get the necessary data.

Q: What API permissions are required for the API key?

A: Currently characters, builds, and account are neccesary. In the future more may be added for more features.

Q: How can i use command line arguments with launch_gw2_With_rpc.exe?

A: Via a file called Settings.json. See the wiki page for more info.

Q: Can I use multiple API keys if I have many accounts?

A: You can use multiple API keys by separating them via comma in config.ini. No restart needed when switching accounts

Q: Can I disable Points of Interest display?

A: There are options in config.ini for disabling it either completely or in WvW

Q: Is GW2RPC open source?

A: Yes, repository is available here



17 December 2021

Added commander mode. Configurable in config

Reworked elite specializations: Will now display without an active GW2 API key

Added elite specs for EoD

Updated translations for raids and new elite specializations

Added missing images for some strike missions, W7 and EotN

Fixed a crash when using core professions

Fixed a rare crash when keeping GW2RPC open for a long time


8 June 2021

Added localization for en, es, de, fr

Added fractal mode


11 July 2018

Added raid mode

Added multi API key support by separating via comma

Added nearest point of interest display on map hover

Fixed status not properly clearing on exit

Fixed crashes

Update your config.ini to newest one!


14 January 2018

Fixed all known crashes


29 December 2017

Add a setting to display guild tag next to character name - DisplayGuildTag under [Settings] header in config.ini

Add a setting to automatically close the program when GW2 exits - CloseWithGw2 under [Settings] header in config.ini

Fix for crash on certain instances

Fix for not properly exiting on crash


19 December 2017

First full release


17 December 2017

Performance improvements

Region display (EU/NA) on hover

Expand context menu

Fix for status not updating under certain circumstances


14 December 2017

Added automatic update checking. Does not auto update!

Improved logging of errors

Added regions (default images for instances)

A notification should GW2RPC crash

Also, all wintersday activities now have images


12 December 2017

GW2RPC now resides in the system tray - there is no console window anymore.

With this update, there is a new .exe, called GW2_with_rpc.exe This is a convenience script to launch both GW2 and RPC in one click

For it to work, it needs to be present in %GW2FOLDER%\addons\gw2rpc\ along with gw2rpc.exe.

You can replace your normal GW2 shortcut with it for easy launch by rightclicking > create shortcut.


5 December 2017

New web registry - new maps can be added without needing to update the client

Which also means all raids are have working images now

Fractal name display in FOTM (Thanks to QuitarHero)

Performance improvements