GW2 Side Stories Achievements Guide

A guide to the new Side Stories achievements which replaced Current Events achievements with the Aug 8 Game Update.

Conservation of Magic

(New) Meta: Conservation of Magic –10 AP

  • Complete all of the achievements in this section for 10 AP, 1 Tyria Mastery Point and Mini Accumulated Ley Line Energy

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(New) Ley of the Land – 5 AP

  • To complete this newly added achievement, go to Magister Ela Makkay in Lion’s Arch and pick the I’m here to talk about the lodestone I gave you for this achievement. May have to do some of the other achievements below first.

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Achievement Set One

  • Ley-Line Cartography
  • Pursuit of Knowledge
  • Hold the Line
  • Magic Dispersed

Achievement Set Two

  • Out of the Wrong Hands
  • Thwart the Inquest
  • Ley-Line Research
  • Ley-line “Research”

Achievement Set Three

  • Flinnz’s Retirement
  • Keadin’s Study
  • Garen’s Defense
  • Loonaloo’s Paycheck
  • Shana’s Ambition
  • Fiona’s Stockpile

Justice of the Blade

(New) Meta: Justice of the Blade – 10 AP

  • Complete all achievements in this section for 10 AP (except for Bounty Hunter), Bounty Hunter Tittle and 1 Tyrian Mastery point

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(New) Maintaining Order – 5 AP

  • Talk to Shining Blade Officer Ralan in Divinity’s Reach and select Any new to report in the dialogue. May have to completed some of the achievements below first.

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Achievement Set One

  • Tip of the Blade
  • Long Arm of the Light
  • Bounty Hunter

Achievement Set Two

  • Informed Politics
  • Long Arm of the Light II
  • Stay of Execution

Achievement Set Three

  • Open Letters

Anomalous Occurrences

(New) Fragmented Anomaly – 5 AP

  • Disperse a Ley-Line Anomaly without it reabsorbing any fragments. Basically you have to CC and kill the anomaly fragments fast before they reach the Legendary Ley Line Anomaly.
  • Give Endless Anomaly Fragment as reward

Achievement Set One

  • Ley Line Researched
  • Anomaly Sighted
  • Dispersed Anomaly
  • Anomalous Results
  • Anomalies of the World

Achievement Set Two

  • Bloodstone Sightings
  • Bloodstone Harvest

Achievement Set Three

  • Burden of Choice

Transfer Chaser

All of the achievements in this section can be found in this guide

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  • Transfer Chaser
  • Disturbance in the Depths
  • Sensor Scouter

Knight of the Thorn

All of the achievements in this section can be found in this guide

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  • Knight of the Thorn
  • Dreams of a Thorn
  • Shards of a Thorn
  • Sword Taxonomy
  • The Sword Regrown
  • KJ

    Replaced current event achievements meaning those skins are no longer collectible?

    • kazerniel

      I’d like to know this too. I haven’t done LS3, so I haven’t done Open Letters either 🙁 Or Knight of the Thorn, but at least that one seems to exist in this new version too.

      • DragonWhimsy

        They’re the same they’ve just been organized better and the category is renamed. Plus some meta achivements have been added that grant core Tyria mastery points.

        • kazerniel

          Yay, thanks!

    • Replace is not the right term I guess, it is the same achievements but labeled as side stories now

      • kazerniel

        Thanks! I’m actually glad they renamed them. With ‘Current Events’ it always felt like I should do them ASAP, otherwise they might expire. ‘Side Stories’ doesn’t imply the same transiency.

  • Anonymous

    Cool update… Wish they would fix the fucking game.

    • Sascha Grebe

      Meaning what? The whole game is a bug?

      • kazerniel

        I guess they meant that the European servers were down for the whole day yesterday D:

        • Raizel

          They’re still down for many people, they still cannot pick a character, getting “network error” everytime they try (I’m among those people -.-).

          • kazerniel

            aw D: I couldn’t play at all yesterday, but tried it just now, and it seems to work. I hope yours gets better too 🙁

        • Sascha Grebe

          Probably but posting anonymously such a general post is just rubbish. Without the update the servers would have crashed too 🙂

  • Alex

    did anyone get the fragmented anamoly achive so far unable to get it whole map isnt and we are killing it fast

    • Arrakis

      Same here. Been in 5 attempts all failed despite full map all focused, cc and killing fast. Apparently there was always a fragment reaching anomaly despite the fact we killed them all. Am i missing sth ?

  • wQnxy

    Fragmented Anomaly – which event is that?

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