A guide to the new bandit bounties events added with the May 17 patch.
First you will need to hunt down some bandits so they drop some Encoded Orders for you. If you are unsure of where the bandits are, NW of Brisban Wildlands has several bandit camps that are in close proximity.
Once you have the Encoded Orders, head to Shining Blade Officer Ralan in Divinity’s Reach – [&BCkDAAA=]. Talk to him and he will give you a bounty contract to hunt down one of the five possible Bandits. Double click on that contract and it will point you to the location for the bounty.
Each bounty is a Champion Bandit that spawns with an event every 10 mins so just wait at the spot until the champion spawns. Their spawn location is marked by a Supply Crate so you will know you are at the right spot if you see a supply crate nearby.
Completing the first bounty contract will unlock several achievements to hunt down all 5 Champion bandits as well as a repeatable achievement that takes 3 days to complete.
Champion Bandit Locations
Each Champion Bandit spot is marked by a Supply Crate and they have a 10 minute respawn timer.
Vic the Iron – Eastern Divinity Dam (Queensdale)
- North of [&BIUAAAA=]
Zirh the Venomous – Clayent Falls (Queensdale)
- West of [&BIwGAAA=]
Ruye the Crimson – NW of Fort Salma (Kessex Hills)
- NW of [&BAMAAAA=]
Flyrra the Remorseless – NW of Gnashar’s Hill (Brisban Wildlands)
- West of [&BFEAAAA=]
Aerl the Silent – Highwayman’s Vale (Brisban Wildlands)
- SW of [&BDcDAAA=]
There are 3 achievements related to the bandits. They can be found under General –> Current Events.
Tip of the Blade – 5 AP
- Completed immediately after you completed your first bounty order.
Long Arm of the Light – 15 AP
- Kill all 5 Champion Bandits
Bounty Hunter – 5 AP (Repeatable)
- It will take 3 days to complete this achievement as you can only get 1 Encoded Orders per day (hence 1 contract per day). You cannot progress this achievement the first day since you used the Encoded Orders to unlock the achievement.