How can I log in to my Guild Wars Account automatically when I launch the Game Client?

  • Command line parameters. -email and -password if I remember correctly...but I'm not sure enough to give an answer.
    – jjnguy
    Jul 20, 2010 at 17:45

2 Answers 2


You have to add some command line arguments to Gw.exe when you start the game up.

The two that you need to add are -email, -character, and -password. Have a look at this link for more complete details:


From the link:

Instead of using the command line, you can execute switches directly from your Guild Wars shortcut:
1. Right click on your Guild Wars shortcut and select 'Properties'.
2. In the 'Target Area' field you will see the location of your Guild Wars executable file: "<...>\Guild Wars\Gw.exe"
3. Write the desired command line arguments after the quote marks, each beginning with a space: "<...>\Guild Wars\Gw.exe" -perf -windowed

  • Beat me to it, by mere seconds! I'd also note, that putting your password in plain text in a short cut is bad juju. Jul 20, 2010 at 17:48
  • @Zemm that is true, especially if other people have access to your machine.
    – jjnguy
    Jul 20, 2010 at 17:49
  • Are there work arounds?
    – Josh K
    Jul 20, 2010 at 18:02
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    You also need the name of one of your characters nowadays
    – fschl
    Jul 20, 2010 at 18:08

Create a shortcut to the gw.exe or edit its properties and add following options after “C:\Program Files\Guild Wars\gw.exe” -email mail(at)provider.end -character "Name Of Your Charakter" -password qwerasdf

Be aware: Your password is saved in cleartext!

Other command line options can be found on GuildWiki

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