GW2 Skipping Stones jumping puzzle guide with detailed instructions and video walkthrough. Skipping stones is a new jumping puzzle in with the Lost Shores update Southsun Cove, near Lion Point Waypoint.
How to start
Head to Lion Point Waypoint and go to the location indicated by the arrow, you will see a bunch of volcanic vents.
Note: Stability helps to prevent you get knocked off by the geysers if you didn’t make it onto the white rocks. Mesmers can also put a portal down between the first and second set of geysers so they don’t have to repeat the first set of geysers again if they screwed up on the second set (assuming you are not using the shortcut).
Shortcut: This shortcut no longer works!
Skipping stones has two geyser stages that are a bit challenging and may take a couple tries to get. However, there is a shortcut that allow you to bypass most of the geyser. You need to go outside of the cave and approach the puzzle from the other side of the wall (see the arrow on the minimap). If you use this shortcut, you can skip to the combined path portion of this guide.
No Shortcut: If you do not wish to use the shortcut, you need to start at the set of geysers inside the cave and then then hop on the white rocks that are propelled upwards by the steam. The rocks only last for a few seconds so you need to move fast (similar mechanic to the Mad King’s Clock Tower). If you don’t move fast enough, the white rock will fall down into the vent and you will fall into vent structure and have to restart from the beginning.
Near the end of the geysers, when you jump on top of the outcropping from the wall, you have a few seconds of rest before the rocks pop up again.
Finally, once you you made it up there, cross the rocks to start the second set of geysers.
The second set of geysers is a bit trickier than the first set but luckily you can jump between the vents without using the white rocks and make it to a safe spot in the middle.
Combined path: From here on, regardless if you used the shortcut or not, you will need to hop on the white rocks from the geysers and get to the boat at the end.
Once you are on boat, take a right and make this jump. Past the boats, jump to the steps that protrudes from the wall.
This jump is a bit tricky but you can just hop onto the step on top of it.
Once you make it up top, take a left and hop on the big stony arch.
Keep running on top of the arch and then jump down here and make these jumps.
Soon you will reach a dead end but there is a set of steps on the left that will take you to the chest and puzzle achievement.
Bonus chest: When you have received the achievement and the chest, there is another chest on the island across. You will need to go through the boat bridging the two islands. Once you are on the other island, there is a set of rocks you can hop on. At the top is a chest guarded by a champion mob (hits very hard). Is best if you can find someway to distract it while you loot the chest.