GW2 Go for the Gold Golden Badges Achievement Guide
GW2 Go for the Gold Golden Badges Achievement Guide. The guide is now complete with videos for all 30 badges.
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Badges that can be acquired easier with Experimental Rifle
If you really don’t like doing two of the hardest badges, you can get Experimental Rifle from Agent Livlla in Karst Plains area of Malchor’s Leap. You will need to the event chain with undead chickens that end with Fight the Inquest Ornithologist. Make sure to buy a decent amount as they will come handy (like 100 or 250).
Both #7 and #30 can be made easier with Experimental Rifle. For #30 you can try aim for the ledge from the waypoint to take shortcut and for #7 you can stand under the coin and then jump with the rifle while rapidly tapping F while in the air.
Yes, it will take some of the fun from this badge collecting but there is no need to frustrate yourself over it.
Golden Badge #1 (Easy)
This badge is on the bottom of the ship. Jump to the bottom floor of the ship and then reach it by jumping down via a hole in the bottom level.
Golden Badge #2 (Moderate)
Starting from the waypoint, go down to the bottom floor again and jump on the window ledge. There is a series of planks outside you can use to get to another window opening. Inside is a higher plank you jump on so you can reach the stuff hanging from the ceiling. Use them to reach the central tower and go straight down until you see the Golden Badge
Golden Badge #3 (Easy)
On top of the ship, you will find a fat rope leading to a ledge. Walk across it to the other side, jump down on the beam and then the little alcove to reach it.
Golden Badge #4 (Moderate)
Use the same fat rope but this time go left and jump on the beam below. Go on the ledge and follow it all the way to the end. You will see a tower with a badge on top of it.
Golden Badge #5 (Moderate)
Take a right from the waypoint and follow the path pictured below to get to an area with beams on walls you can use to get to a badge inside a basket. Can use experimental rifle for shortcut.
Golden Badge #6 (Easy)
Follow the same initial path as #5 but at the stairs take a right to go up to the skill point. Across the bridge from the skill point is the badge.
Golden Badge #7 (Hard)
Follow the same route to Badge #5 but instead of going up the basket, make a long jump to this little beam attached to a rope. You will need swiftness to make it. Once you make it to the rope, jump into that alcove and then jump up the beams and follow it along. There are a bunch of beams you need to traverse and some ledges you need to pass before you can see the badge near the first milestone of the jumping puzzle.
Golden Badge #8 (Easy)
Jump down from Goldn Badge #8, that is the location of the first milestone of the jumping puzzle. From there you want to take a left immediately and jump in the hole. Inside you will find a cave with a rock that you need to jump to via swiftness. The badge is on top of the rock.
Golden Badge #9 (Easy)
Take the tunnel from Badge #9 or headback to the first milestone of the jumping puzzle. Traverse the path to the second milestone and you will see this badge on the route right before the second milestone.
Golden Badge #10 (Easy)
Keep going further into the jumping puzzle. Before Milestone 3 on the top side of the puzzle you will find Golden Badge #10.
Golden Badge #11 (Easy)
From #11, backtrack a bit and jump back down. You will find Badge 11 if you take a right.
Golden Badge #12 (Easy)
Go back to where Golden Badge 10 was and this time take a right but don’t cross the bridge to the next milestone. You want to go up on the ledge and you will find Golden Badge 12 overlooking Camp Resolve.
Golden Badge #13 (Moderate)
Head to Milestone 3 and near it is a ledge you can climb on top with some effort. Beware of a hole nearby you can get trapped in and might not be able to jump out.
Golden Badge #14
Start from Milestone 3 and instead of going right for the normal puzzle path you want to take a left. After that keep going right until you arrive at a dead end of the sorts with a hole you can jump in. The badge is tucked in the ledge.
Golden Badge #15 (Easy)
Head to the 5th milestone but don’t jump down to the right when you get close to the milestone. Instead, take a left path on to get on the ledge on topside.
Golden Badge #16 (Easy)
Go back to the route to milestone 5 and drop in to the cavern that is above the milestone. Take a left and you will find this golden badge hidden in the corner.
Golden Badge #17 (Moderate)
Reach Milestone 5 and then use swiftness to jump to the ledge next to it. Take a right and then drop down the ledges to the planks below.
Golden Badge #18 (Moderate-Hard)
This badge is on the route to Milestone 6. Instead of dropping down all the way for milestone 6, you want to jump to the left plank and then follow the beams on the wall. When you reach a corner, you want to drop down on the far ledge and then use the last beam to get to the ledge with the badge.
Golden Badge #19 (Easy)
Start from milestone 5 and drop down below the ledges that would normally take you to milestone 6. You will find a badge above and to the right of milestone 6 marker.
Golden Badge #20 (Moderate-Hard)
Start at Milestone 6. Instead of taking a right and going up the slope to head to milestone 7, you jump off right before the slope to land in a rope behind that will take you to some beams and platforms on the wall. The badge is in an alcove on the wall.
Golden Badge #21 (Easy)
Start from Milestone 6 again and follow the same route as Badge 20. Now instead of falling on the rope, you want to fall all the way down to the very bottom. There is a little cave there on the bottom floor with the badge.
Golden Badge #22 (Easy)
You want to unlock Milestone 8 and proceed from there like you were going to Milestone 9. When you reach the SW corner of the map, drop down to the very bottom floor and you will find a corner with a badge.
Golden Badge #23 (Easy)
Go back to Milestone 8 and once again proceed as if you were going to Milestone 9. Past the first skritt hole, you will find a badge on a rock you need to make use of swiftness to jump down to.
Golden Badge #24 (Easy)
Jump down from Badge 23 and then proceed like normal toward milestone 9. Past 4 skritt holes and you will find a badge tucked away right in front of a big jump.
Golden Badge #25 (Easy)
Proceed through rest of the skritt holes and reach milestone 9. A bit a head of the milestone is a little slope you can climb up with a badge on top of it.
Golden Badge #26 (Easy)
Go back to the milestone and jump on top of the ledge above it. There is another badge up there.
Golden Badge #27 (Easy)
From Camp Resolve, run to the marked skritt tunnel that will port you to Far Silverwastes (if tunnel is not active, need to do a nearby event to open it up). The badge is on top some rocks
Golden Badge #28 (Easy)
Do some backtracking back to near the tunnel and you will find the next badge.
Golden Badge #29 (Easy)
Go left from the tunnel to the NW corner of Far Silverwastes
Golden Badge #30 (Hard)
One of the hardest badges to get to. You need to jump on the rope from the airship (make sure you walk on the left side of the rope as it is a bit buggy and you are more likely to fall off if you just walk the middle) and make it to the stone wall on the other side. Climb up the stonewall using all the beams and then traverse through the ledge on the top to make it to to this location above the waypoint.
The following players were instrumental in helping create the guide and acting as checkpoints for my bad jumping skills.
- Raven Mercer
- Jay Sykes