A guide to haunted door locations required for the Halloween Huntin’, Trick of Treat bags opened, and Emissary of the Mad King achievements as part of the GW2 Halloween event.
GW2 Coddler’s Cove jumping puzzle guide with detailed instructions and video walkthrough. Coddler’s Cove is a new jumping puzzle introduced with Halloween patch and is located in Timberline Falls SE corner. The puzzle is fairly annoying but thankfully very short. Special thanks to Snow Luna who showed me the location of this puzzle!
GW2 Hidden Garden jumping puzzle guide with detailed instructions and video walkthrough. Hidden Garden is a new jumping puzzle added with the Halloween Patch in an area of Mount Maelstrom called Dierdre’s Steps. This jumping puzzle can be accessed via four portals in Mount Maelstrom and has some of the best scenery out of all the jumping puzzles.
GW2 Tribulation Caverns is a new jumping puzzle introduced with the Halloween event. It is a puzzle located in SW corner of Dredgehaunt Cliffs, just behind the vista/jump puzzle for Tribulation Rift Scaffolding. You will have to sucessfully complete Tribulation Rift Scaffolding to gain entry to the caverns.
Vexa’s Lab is a new jumping puzzle/mini dungeon in Fireheart Rise introduced with Halloween patch. Here is a comprehensive guide for the new puzzle/dungeon. The new puzzle/mini dungeon hybrid can be done with two players but might be a tad bit rough if you are doing it solo.
GW2 Scavenger’s Chasm jumping puzzle guide with detailed explanations and video walkthrough. Scavenger’s Chasm is a lengthy jumping puzzle in Malchor’s Leap that requires significant time investment. The terrain can also be a bit confusing for those trying the puzzle for the first time.
The puzzle starts at south end of Malchor’s Leap, east of Valley of Lyss. The nearest waypoint is probably Pagga’s Waypoint as the one closest to the puzzle is often contested. You will need to run through quite a bit of undead to get to the location indicated by the arrow. From there, you will want to stand in the location where my character is standing and then aim for that ledge that pokes out of the wall.
Once you get on the ledge, you can just drop down and head into a cavern that opens up to the puzzle area.
Due the lengthy and tricky nature of the puzzle, it is hard to describe this puzzle in detail with words and pictures. Please consult the video and follow it, it should explain the puzzle.
GW2 Buried Archives jumping puzzle guide with detailed explanations and video walkthrough. Buried Archives is a fairly easy jumping puzzle in the SW corner of Cursed Shores. You basically start the puzzle at the Vista located in the SW corner. None of them jumps are hard but do you have to fight through some nasty mobs in the end if you want get the chest.
There are no waypoints close by so you have to swim quite a distance to get here. Get to the vista here, if you don’t know how, follow the dotted line.
Once you get to the vista, go left and jump down. Keep going left while avoiding the red circles (they hurt!). Once you get to to the area with a bunch of risen eagles and purple/pink platforms leading up, basically follow the platforms and go up. None of the jumps are difficult here.What is tricky is the camera messing with your view.
Once you get to the very top, there are quite a few mobs guarding the treasure chest. If you just want the achievement, you can just run in. Otherwise, you will need to fight them off while avoiding red circles.
GW2 jumping puzzle guide for Sapphire Sanctum, Garnet Sanctum, and Emerald Sanctum jump puzzles in WvW Borderlands. These puzzles are also called Mistwrought Vaults.Full explanations and video walkthrough are provided. All three achievements are referring to the jumping puzzle on the NW portion of each borderlands. The puzzle is identical for every borderlands but each provides a separate achievement. Note that since this is a jumping puzzle in WvW, you can expect some griefing by enemy players. Not all enemy players are hostile as some are just trying to finish the puzzle and may not attack you unless you draw first.
All three puzzles are identical and therefore start at the same location. There is a cave at the indicated location.
Enter the cave and take a left as soon as you can. You will see a waterfall but don’t jump down yet! Instead, follow the path and take a path to get up.
Once you make it to the way to the top, you will want to take a big leap of faith and jump down towards the waterfall. Don’t worry, the jump isn’t hard and there is something to catch you behind the waterfall.
You will need to acquire two sections of a key: top half and bottom half and then unlock a door not far from the entrance. There is a way to quickly get the bottom half of the key once you have the top half if you can make the jump. Otherwise, you will need to start from the waterfall again for the bottom half but luckily there is a shortcut available.
Top Half of the key
As soon as you land, make these jumps. The jump to the big log is a bit sketchy so try not to fall off.
Once you are on the log, follow it up and make this jump here.
On your left you will see the vault door that you can open once you have both sections of the key. Hug the left wall as there are some oozes on the right that you can skip if you hug the left wall.
Make this jump here and then jump down the hole at the end.
Falling down will take you to this rock here, and then you can make the following jumps. Beware that the first jump is not easy and you may fall down into the water and have to start over. Use swiftness here if possible.
Keep following the rock platforms. There are two jumps along the way (near the end) that are worth mentioning. The first is this jump on the picture below to the left. You will want to jump from where the red arrow is rather than the white arrow as the white arrow is actually a longer jump that you may not make it. The second is this jump soon after. You won’t make it to the rock at the top as it is too far. Instead, jump to the ledge at the left.
At the end of the ledge is this super sketchy vine that you will need to cross and that should bring you to the chest for the top half of the key.
Bottom half of the key
There is a way to get to the path for the bottom half of the key quickly from the chest for the top half. It involves making this jump. It is a tricky jump that most people simply edge themselves off the cliff to land on the branch below. You can do this as well but beware that you may fall through the crack between the branches.
What worked for me is to simply turn myself around and then drop down. This should land you on the branch. Once you are on the branch just follow it to the cave.
If you didn’t make that jump.. read here under the spoiler tags for a shortcut to make it back. You will need to start again at the waterfall.
Once you are past the waterfall and the sketchy vine that you need to run across, you will want to jump on the tree branch to your right and follow the small rock platforms up.
Once you are at the top, make these jumps.
The last jump here is super tricky as you will need to make this jump to the branch. Use swiftness if you don’t feel confident about this jump. If you fail this jump, you will need to start over. If you made this jump successfully, you will be back on the path for the 2nd half of the key.
Traverse through the cave, make these jumps and then jump through the rock pillars to make it across the canyon. Once you are across, kill the oozes on the other side and then run to end of the ledge
Once you reach the end of the ledge, slide down and hopefully you will land on the rock outcropping.
Then make this jump to the otherside. The jump is easier than it looks.
Once you are across, you get up to the top by jumping on the small rocks.
Once you have both halves of the key, just run to the Mistwrought Vault door you encountered earlier on your way to retrieve the top half of the key.
GW2 Professor Portmatt’s Lab jumping puzzle guide with detailed explanations and video walkthrough. Professor Portmatt’s Lab is a jumping puzzle on the western portion of Bloodtide Coast, beneath an island called Sorrowful Sound. There isn’t any jumping involved in this puzzle. Instead, you have to solve a crazy asura’s puzzle.
Head to Sorrow’s Waypoint and swim west towards Sorrowful Sound. You will see a glass looking structure deep in the water. Swim towards it. If you can’t get past the windows, wait a second or two and the windows will disappear.
Step 1: Clear out the lighting turrets in the room. They like to shoot lighting balls at you while you attempt the puzzle. If you are lazy, just clear out the ones near the console and ignore the ones in the back.
Step 2: Destroy the lighting post. This will allow you to use the console nearby.
Step 3: Use the console.. when you get this stage, don’t click on abort, just wait and dialogue will continue. You do have to click pretty fast once you get to the 2nd dialog window below as otherwise the console will auto-abort and you will need to kill the lighting post again.
Step 4: Solve the console at the right. NOTE that you cannot go through the portal someone else set. You have to set the portal yourself or wait for the other person to get to the puzzle chest and transmit their coordinates to the portal.
The solution is posted on the wiki but I re-wrote it as I found it pretty confusing the first time I went through it.
You will find three buttons on the side along with a sequence of three numbers. The correct sequence is
By using the buttons, you will need to adjust the numbers to match the sequence and then go into the portal. Changing numbers is a matter of clicking the buttons but you have to becareful which buttons you use as each button changes more than one number in the sequence.
There are three possible numbers for each part of the sequence, listed in increasing order.
|1st position||2nd position||3rd position|
There is a very simple trick for solving this puzzle:
a) Change the 2nd position in the sequence to 49.xx by using the middle button (use Enhance anti-grav field fabrication if the 2nd position number is 28 or Reduce rampulative induction if the 2nd position number is 65). If it is already 49.xx, then skip this step.
b) Check the 1st position in the sequence, if it is not 14.xx.xx do the following
On the middle button, press Enhance anti-grav field fabrication. Now go to the bottom button, click on Boost magneto-harness magnitude. This will change 1st position number to something else while keeping the 2nd position number the same (49.xx). If the 1st position number is still not 14.xx.xx, then do this one more time and it should set it to 14.xx.xx.
c) Check on the 3rd position in the sequence, if it is not 0.02xxx do the following
On the middle button, press Enhance anti-grav field fabrication. Now go to the top button, click on Increase cyclospringer frequency. If the number is not 0.02xxx, repeat one more time.
If you want to know why this trick works, read on.
Middle and buttom buttons change numbers in each position of the sequence in opposite directions (i.e. cancel each other’s effects) when you press “up” except for the 1st position. This will switch the number in the 1st position to something else. If you don’t get 14.xx.xx the first time, you will get it the 2nd time when you do this.
Similarly, pressing the middle and top button “up” options change the numbers of each position in the sequence in opposite directions except for the 3rd position.
Just for reference, each button does the following to the sequence when you press their “up” (Increase, Boost, Enhance) or “down” (Trim, Reduce, Throttle) options. + is the up arrow and – is the down arrow in the images above.
|Top Button||– – –||+ + +|
|Middle Button||+ + 0||– – +|
|Bottom Button||+ – +||– + –|