Simply run the
. 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
included in the download. This script launches both GW2 and the RPC addon. For it to work, it needs to be present in
. You may then replace your normal GW2 shortcut with it for ease of launching.
You can also put a shortcut to
into your autorun so that it runs automatically on Windows boot.
GW2RPC will remain free to use and continues to run with kind donations and volunteer contributions.
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. They are only necessary to get your guild and region (EU/NA) and are optional.
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
Q: How do I set up multiboxing?
A: Use the
-mumble config parameter for GW2. This can also easily be set up in GW2Launcher.
Q: How do I set up the raid announcer?
A: Create a Discord webhook for your channel and enter the URL in the config.ini after 'webhooks = '. Several webhooks can be specified by separating them with a comma. Make sure that AnnounceRaids is set to true in the config.
Q: How do I disable a set up Raid announcer?
A: Right click the GW2RPC tray icon and click on "Announce Raids:" to toggle it on and off. This option is only available if a webhook is configured.
9 January 2023
Fixed a crash if discord is started after GW2RPC which only occured occasionally
Fixed a crash if character and instance name exceed 128 bytes
Fixed a crash if discord is started after GW2RPC
Updates Discord SDK lib
GW2RPC installer now autodetects install dir of GW2
4 July 2022
Reduced CPU usage by a lot
1 July 2022
Now displaying nearly in real-time
More performance through caching of many API calls
pt-br locale added (Thanks to Komashi)
All fractal bosses included (Thanks to Poiison)
Debugging mode added: Config flag `loglevel`
Fixed a crash if config does not exist
Fixed a crash of malformed config files
Fixed a crash of different capitalization of Gw2-64.exe
05 March 2022
Added Discord Webhook Raid Announcer
Fixed a crash when flying a jade bot
18 February 2022
Multiboxing support: Every instance has to have an unqiue MumbleLink ID, which can be specified with the `-mumble` config parameter. This can also be activated in the settings of gw2launcher. (Thanks to writzx)
Return to "in character selection" if you log out from a character and remain in character selection. Previously this was stuck on displaying the last played character until you log in with another one. (Thanks to PR from BenLubar)
Display an emoji (⚔️) behind your character name if you are currently in combat in game.
Display currently used mount, can be deactivated in config file.
Display a button in Discord, which leads you to a website for easily copy-pasting the chat link of the closest point of interest next to you for others. as well as a whisper string. Can be deactivated in config file.
Display fractal (CM) boss images
Only one instance of `gw2rpc.exe` will be active at a time now. If you start it again and another instance is already running, it will terminate.
Fixed a crash with malformed json data
Fixed a crash when quickly switching between multiboxed instances (Thanks to Breaking)
Fixed a crash when connection to GW2 API or GW2RPC API could not be established due to client side limitations (proxy or firewall) (Thanks to TEnn)
Fixed a crash when GW2 crashes (Thanks to Rengo)
Fix timestamps / duration of fractal boss encounters (Thanks to Trinterin)
Fixed images for strike bosses (API)
Added images for Dragonfall, Dragonstorm, Cold War (API)
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
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
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)