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.


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


Diessa Plateau


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


2. Tall Plateau in Gram Hills, near Harpy nest


3. Pile of Rocks outside of Silex Castrum


4. Fallen tree north of the Caravan Wreckage


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


6. By the snowing tree behind Butcher’s Yard


Wayfayer Foothills (images and map  provided by Kejoca)


1. Base of a steam vent in northeast Solitude Haven


2. Icy meadow north of Dawnrise Pass


3. Base of a larger boulder east of Crossroads haven


4. Icy Rocks south of Vendrake’s Homstead


5. End of Frusenfell Creek, at the frozen waterfall


6. Small grove east of Moleberia



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.


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

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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.

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

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

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.

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

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


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