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GW2 Associate of Secrets World 2 achievement guide

A guide to getting all 11 hidden rooms for the GW2 Associate of Secrets World 2 achievement.

Tip: Do this on infantile mode to make it easy on yourself.

Note: If you are going after all the baubles in World 2 Zone 1 as well, do this with Associate of Baubles World 2 so you can hit two birds with one stone.

Video Guide (Also includes Associate of Baubles World 2 achievement)


Checkpoint 5 to 6   

Hidden Room 1: Right after the rafts phase with the assassins, turn left and you will see a shop.


Checkpoint 7 to 8     

Hidden room 2: After getting past the water sprouts and hitting the checkpoint, go left immediately after the checkpoint and jump up the rocks.Once you are up there, you will need to follow the small rocks on the ledge.


Finally, once you reach the ledge, throw a bomb at the wall and this should reveal a hidden room.


Hidden room 3: Go back to the checkpoint and take a turn near the hillbillies into the forest area. Inside the forest you will find a yellow tree in the corner guarded by a bear. Kill that bear and then burn the yellow tree with your candle/torch. Then throw a bomb on the revealed area to open up a hidden room. Inside are a couple of baubles and lots of bears.



Hidden room 4: Go back to the hillbillies and make a very hard jump down below the ledge.The follow the rocks up the river.


At end of river you should see a mushroom jump pad. Jump on it to reach a yellow bauble.


At the yellow bauble location, use the bomb to blow up an opening into the wall and you will find a room with lots of hillbillies.


Hidden room 5: When you get to the river with the moving logs and crocodiles, don’t go across it yet. Instead, look to your left and you will see a water sprout at very end of it. Jump on a log nearest to the shore and then make your way there.


Follow the rocks go around and then climb up the wall. You should then see a mushroom jump pad followed by a bunch of flower pads.If you fall off the flowers, use the the thingie near the hillbillie to jump back up to the mushroom pad.


At the end of it is the hidden shop


Hidden room 6: Don’t leave the shop yet! Throw a bomb at the fireplace and the ground should open up, revealing another hidden room!


Hidden room 7: Exit the shop and immediately throw a bomb to the wall at your right. This will reveal a cave full of toads.


Hidden room 8: Inside the toad cave, there are two rooms. Clear the toads and go to the room on the left. Throw a bomb at the wall not far from the intersection of the two rooms and you will reveal another hidden room.


Inside is a shopkeeper and a green bauble.


Hidden room 9:  Die or find your way back to the checkpoint and before you cross the river with the moving logs, jump to the rock here and then throw a bomb behind the waterfall. At the very bottom of the waterfall will be another hidden room with a red bauble.

Note: The hidden room is at the very bottom, if you just jump behind the waterfall you are actually 1 floor higher. You need to carefully drop off to the very bottom floor and take care to not get washed away by the water.


Hidden room 10:The shop past the river with the moving logs counts as a hidden room.


Checkpoint 8 to 9   

Hidden room 11: At the waterfall with the logs, there is a hidden room that you need to open with a bomb. It is slightly above the second mushroom pad. Just ride the log and turn your character so you can see the wall behind the waterfall. Throw bombs if you see the wall looks different.

Make sure you enter the right room! There is also another room at the bottom that doesn’t need a bomb to enter and that one doesn’t count! The correct room has a shopkeeper!



By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

55 replies on “GW2 Associate of Secrets World 2 achievement guide”

Just a note: if you *do* fall down on the way to Hidden Room 5, you are definitely not stuck. The way back up to the mushroom is pretty straightforward, and starts right where the Hillbillies are.

hi dulfy, would you be my friend in-game plz… im such a noob in JP and i need extra help if i need 😛 tks if you want 🙂

Tyvm for the guide!

Are you sure that the first hidden room is the cave in the waterfall and not the first shop in the same area (at the left of the checkpoint after the rafts phase)?

I’m pretty sure that the shop counts as a hidden room, but this cave doesn’t.

Nice guide!

For some reason, the hidden room 11 didn’t count for me and a guildie. Maybe a bug, but are u sure it counted for you? We tried it 2-3 times, always nothing.

Oh okay, it was empty. Thanks a lot, but still wonder why I got the bauble achievement, although I didn’t go in that hidden room.

Hidden room 1 was wrong but has being corrected, try that little shop. Also for #11 make sure you enter the correct hidden room. There is one at the bottom you don’t need a bomb to enter and it doesn’t count.

OK, I apparently didn’t do hidden room 11 right, but that remains 1 to be counted for me. I have done the others correctly.

I found a shop with a hidden room inside at the beginning of World 2/Zone 2: Hope my pictures will help a little bit 🙂 Inside the shop you have to burn the carpet and use a bomb afterwards.

I threw bombs at location no. 9 but no cave opened … i tried to play the 1,2,3 song with my flute but it didn’t reveal any secrets around that point. Is secret no. 9 confirmed?

I tested it and it works just fine. Perhaps you throw your bombs too early/too late or in the wrong direction. it is a little bit in the left side of your log.

Yes it is confirmed. The hidden room is at the very bottom of the waterfall. If you just jump behind the waterfall, you will be 1 floor higher than the hidden room, you then need to carefully drop down to the very bottom floor

Got it – i threw all of them in the wrong direction.
The picture above, especially the arrow lead me the wrong way. ^^
Thx for help.

who can i open the room by mysterius guy, i have the fluit and play teh song but dont work.
or ply i the false song? pls help me

Found a chest behind the waterfalls on the falling log obstacle [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] Hope this pic link works

The way to this chest seems to have changed, the rock is larger and target area smaller. Can still jump it with dodge jump.

In Hidden room 5, if you use the wooden post next to the secret hole in the ground, you learn the ‘Secret Song’

Neither the shop in the screenshot or the one with the shopkeeper in the waterfall (whom sells pots) unlocks the 10th?

it seems the order of this guide doesn’t coincide with the order of the game.
4. is “Behind a giant waterfall” ingame, but appears as “Beneath the Hillbillies” on this guide.
Since I did about half of them, looks like I have no choice but to do most of them again, if the names aren’t obvious enough which are which

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