GW2 Jan 9 Awakening Threats Current Events Guide
A guide to the new Awakening Threat current events added with Jan 9 patch.
These attacks spawn hourly at every 30 minutes past the hour (i.e. 1:30, 2:30) and three of the following zones will be attacked by Awakened forces. There will be red swords all over the map when these attack occurs. A bunch of Veteran Awakened spawn first, followed by a Champion at various locations.
- Metrica Province, Caldeon Forest, Queensdale, Gendarran Fields, Plains of Ashford, Wayfarer Foothills
Here is a schedule of the attacks by that_shaman. Times are in server time (UTC). Eastern Timezone is UTC-5 and Pacific Timezone is UTC –8.
Completing any of the events will grant you the Awakening Threat achievement. If you stay in that map until all the related events are completed, you will get the Portal Breaker achievement. This is a repeatable achievement giving you 3 AP each time for a max of 30 AP. You will need to tag a certain amount of events or this achievement won’t pop. Just doing 1-2 events isn’t enough.
For the Zone Defense achievement, you will need to fend off the Awakened in each map they invade. That means staying until all the events in that map are done. Make sure you tag enough events or the achievement won’t update.
- The best way to know which maps the invasions will occur is to have a Phasic Distortion Reader from the Portal Peacemaker achievement below. It will tell you which of the three maps the invasions will occur starting on the hour.
- Also see the schedule posted above and it will tell you exactly which three maps will be attacked every hour.
After you have completed the Awakening Threat achievement, you will get a mail from Peacemaker Ninn when you switch maps or relog.
Go to your home instance and talk to him (make sure you on the character that did the achievement as he won’t spawn for other characters). He will ask for some materials to make a device to predict the portal attacks. After you have all the items, return to him and he will tell you to return a day later for the achievement (it seems that Asuras, engineers. and Charrs with Iron Legion background do not need to wait and can get the Portal Peacemaker achievement right away)
- 50x Mithril Ingots
- 3x Charged Quartz Crystal (you can get 1 daily by converting 25 Quartz Crystals or get them as drops from Wintersday gifts)
- 1x Resonance Tuner
- 1x Etheric Tank
- 1x Gate Alchemeter
The achievement give you an item Phasic Distortion Reader. It you click it from x:00 to x:30 it will tell you which maps the invasion is occurring at x:30. Handy for the Zone Defense achievement.
Resonance Tuner (Brisban Wildlands)
Etheric Tank (Timberline Falls)
Gate Alchemeter (Fields of Ruin)