Its been difficult keeping this secret over the last week, knowing that a blog post would go live today announcing that both the Asura and Sylvari will be playable during the next Beta weekend. It's also been 10 months since I last played both races and I can't wait to get my hands on them once more. What I do find surprising is the fact that all five races will be playable and there has been no mention of a character wipe.
To also shed a little more light on the blog post, ArenaNet have confirmed to press that as part of the Beta program the new Guild-Conquest PvP map will be available; I just can't wait to try it.
On a side note, make sure you keep an eye out on GW2Hub over the next few days as we've got thousands of Beta keys to give away.