GW2 Dead Drops Secret Contact Living Story achievement guide

A guide to all the GW2 Dead Drop locations for the Secret Contact Living Story achievement introduced with the Flame and Frost: The Razing patch.

How to Start


Talk to Agent Brandubh in Black Citadel to start this achievement. He can be found near Refugee’s Camp near Memorial Waypoint.

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He will send you with a list of locations and Order Cryptotranslator to decipher the Mysterious Devices located in the locations he mentioned.

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Diessa Plateau


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1. Rocky Outcrop north of the field in Gram Hills, near ore

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2. Tall Plateau in Gram Hills, near Harpy nest

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3. Pile of Rocks outside of Silex Castrum

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4. Fallen tree north of the Caravan Wreckage

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5. Base of a fissure in the rocky field north of Bovarin Estate

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6. By the snowing tree behind Butcher’s Yard

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Wayfayer Foothills (images and map  provided by Kejoca)


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1. Base of a steam vent in northeast Solitude Haven

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2. Icy meadow north of Dawnrise Pass

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3. Base of a larger boulder east of Crossroads haven

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4. Icy Rocks south of Vendrake’s Homstead

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5. End of Frusenfell Creek, at the frozen waterfall

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6. Small grove east of Moleberia

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Rewards


You get a mail after you competed all 12 Dead Drops. This mail will give you 2 Encrypted Thank-You Letter (5000 karma each) and 1 Letter of Commendation that give your guild 400 influence.

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The Secret Contact achievement is worth 15 achievement points, which is pretty neat for the time spent.

  • http://twitter.com/ShpongleEyez The Spirit Molecule

    Right on duuudee!!! wicked

  • Ungorisz

    Wrong reward letter posted.

    • yerp

      Yeah got same after i ported back to Citadel

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  • Equa

    I didnt get a mail oO Is there som pre-stuff you need to do? Liek the first living story things?

  • Subvert

    I did not receive a mail upon completing the secret drop achievement (i.e. translating up the last device). However, I then waypointed back to Black Citadel and as soon as I zoned in the letter arrived in my inbox.

  • http://www.facebook.com/radoslav.a.hristov Radoslav Alkatras Hristov

    i got all 12 points ,and i’m on 11/12 ??????

    • Nick Harris

      at least you got 11, all of the ones in Wayfarers Foothills are gone in my game

      • ScribeTheMad

        Wayfarer Foothills on Isle of Janthir had them last night, we lost the ones in Diessa though.

  • Blackdove

    I can’t seem to find them anymore. Are they still available?

    • Whitedove

      Guest another server and it should work :) Tried 3 diffrent servers and it did only work on 1 :s

      • http://www.facebook.com/MpkChing Juan Protacio

        dude what server did you go?

        • FrustratedSecretAgent

          What I’ve tried/gathered from forums so far.

          Server Diessa Wayfarers
          Aurora Glade - -
          Borlis Pass - ✓
          Blackgate - ✓
          Crystal Desert - ?
          Devona’s Rest - ?
          Ehmry Bay - -
          Eredon Terrace - ?
          Far Shiverpeaks ✓ ?
          Fergusons Crossing - ✓
          Gate of Madness ✓ ?
          Isle of Janthir - ✓
          Jade Quary - ?
          Ring of Fire ✓ ?
          Sanctum of Rall - ?
          Sea of Sorrows ✓ ?
          Seafarer’s Rest ✓ ✓
          Yaks Bend - -

          It appears Lost & Found (dirt/snow covered objects) are present or missing wherever dead drops for Secret Contact are as well. So, if a zone is broken, it is broken for a bunch of Living Story things apparently.

          • ScribeTheMad

            Isle of Janthir has Wayfarrers, and Gate of Madness has Diessa.

          • Blackdove

            This worked. Thank you very much.

  • Strato

    yo man is this stuff still working? can’t seem to find one on the guide. :(

    • Wonkadude

      same here, can’t find any of them. Possibly they got removed in the patch by accident instead of when they remove the dungeon?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Try guest on another server, it is bugged on some servers

  • ScribeTheMad

    Wayfarer foothills, go to Isle of Janthir
    Diessa go to Gate of Madness

  • BLACKTHORN/_K

    Yeah diessal area was down nearly a week on many servers since basically last firday but today they were findable again :D.

  • Pande

    Is this quest still available? I cannot find anything anymore.

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Doubt it, think it is over now.

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