Guild Wars 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by ArenaNet and published by NCsoft. It is the sequel to Guild Wars.
The game features a dynamic event system that replaces traditional questing, with the aim of making the game feel more alive.
Error code 42 is a network error that can be caused by a number of things, including intermittent server issues, your internet connection, or your firewall.
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1. Update your graphics drivers
- Open the Control Panel.
- Under the Hardware tab, click on the Device Manager.
- Under the Display devices section, click on any graphics card that you're having trouble with.
- Click the Update Driver button.
- Select the appropriate driver from the list that appears.
- Click the Next button.
- Make sure that the Force installation option is checked.
- Click the Finish button.
- Restart your computer.
2. Verify that your computer meets the minimum system requirements
To verify that your computer meets the minimum system requirements, you will need to:
- Check your computer’s system requirements to see if they meet the minimum system requirements.
- If they do not, then you will need to upgrade your computer’s system requirements.
- Once your computer meets the minimum system requirements, you can proceed to the next step. To check your computer’s system requirements, you can use a software such as Windows System Requirements Calculator or System Requirements Lab.
3. Delete the "Gw2.dat" file and try launching the game again
- Delete the "Gw2.dat" file located in the "My Documents/Guild Wars 2/Data" folder.
- Launch the game and attempt to join a guild again.
- If the error code 42 still occurs, please consult the Guild Wars 2 Technical Support for further assistance.
4. Run the game in Windowed mode
- Click on the "Windowed" button in the top left corner.
- Click on the "Settings" button in the top right corner.
- In the "Settings" window, click on the "Video" tab.
- In the "Video" tab, under "Options," click on the "Windowed Mode" button.
- Click on the "OK" button to close the "Settings" window.
- Click on the "Play" button to start the game in "Windowed Mode."
5. Try running the game with administrator privileges
- Open the Guild Wars 2 launcher and sign in.
- Click the "Games" tab and select "Guild Wars 2."
- Click the "Options" button in the upper-left corner of the window and select "Game Settings."
- In the "Game Settings" window, click the "Advanced" button and select "Run As Administrator."
- Click the "OK" button to confirm that you want to run the game with administrator privileges.
- Click the "Play" button to start the game.
6. Reset your user interface
- Open the "Guild Wars 2" folder
- Delete the "user Interface" folder
- Copy the "user Interface" folder from the "Guild Wars 2" installation folder to the "user Interface" folder in the "Guild Wars 2" folder that you just deleted
- Start the game and log in
Some users might also have success with the following opitons:
- Reinstall the game