GW2 Halloween

GW2 Chicken Scramble achievement guide

GW2 Chicken Scramble achievement guide with detailed walkthrough. Chicken Scramble is an explorer achievement introduced with the Halloween patch for an achievement obtainable in Bloodtide Coast, Queensdale, Gendarran Fields and Kessex Hills. This one involves opening chests in these zones to spawn Skritt burglars that will transform you into a chicken for this achievement. Like the other skritt burgler involving achievements, there isn’t one spot for the chest to spawn. Instead, there are a number of possible locations.


  • Press ctrl down while looking for these chests as it will highlight their names.
  • Best to do this with a friend so you can find the skritt burgler faster and reduce the waypoint costs
  • Do not use any pets/clones if possible as the skritt may transform your pet instead. This is especially a concern for rangers.
  • Focus on low damage attacks so you don’t kill the skritt burgler too quickly

Bloodtide Coast

Bloodtide Coast possible location #1 – north of Remanda Saltmarsh

Image and location submitted by Rbn, note that the second image in German.


Bloodtide Coast possible location #2  – east of Challdar Gorges

Image and location taken from DrRiceBowl with additional images/help from Pomphe DrakkarLake


Bloodtide Coast possible location #3 – east of Momoztli Grounds

Reader L Ch F was able to locate a skritt burgler spawning chest below the bridge at the indicated location not far from LA entrance. Thanks Theo for the verification.


Bloodtide Coast possible location #4 – Wraithwalker Woods

Reader Slur found a chest on the SE corner of Bloodtide Coast



Queesndale possible location #1 – east of Altar Brook Vale

Check these spots in Queensdale, submitted by reader BeerSeeker


Queesndale possible location #2 – west of Phinney Ridge– Unverified

Check the bear caves near Phinney Ridge


Queesndale possible location #3 – east of Township of Claypool

Start of the spider caves east of Township of Claypool


Queesndale possible location #4 – Olaf Escarpments

Submitted by Reader Xewell


Queesndale possible location #5 – Altar’s Windings (Queensdale)

Check both locations


Kessex Hills

Kessex Hills possible location #1 – Earthwork Bluff– Unverified

Check the entire camp, hold down ctrl to highlight any treasure chest nearby.


Kessex Hills possible location #2 – Manefire Hills

Check the tent with the Veteran Centaur Trainer


Gendarran Fields

Gendarran Fields possible location #1 – Traveler’s Dale

Submitted by Reader Omura Falk, this one is located on the SW corner of Gendarran Fields.


Gendarran Fields possible location #2 – Ascalon Settlments


Gendarran Fields possible location #3– Shiverspur Front


Gendarran Fields possible location #4 – Almuten Estates


Gendarran Fields possible location #5 – Blood hill Camps


See Halloween Patch Explorer achievements guide for other achievements.

GW2 Jumping puzzles

GW2 Professor Portmatt’s Lab Bloodtide Coast jumping puzzle guide

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.

Puzzle Start

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.


Puzzle walkthrough


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
2.xx.xx 28.xx 0.01xxx
8.xx.xx 49.xx 0.02xxx
14.xx.xx 65.xx 0.03xxx

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.

  Up  Down
Top Button – – – + + +
Middle Button + + 0 – – +
Bottom Button + – + – + –
GW2 karma

Bloodtide Coast Karma vendor list

Bloodtide Coast karma vendor/heart list. Bloodtide Coast is a level 45-55 zone south of Lion’s Arch.

Updated October 17, 2012

1. Help the Lionguard keep drakes at bay (level 45)


2. Help the Priory put ghost pirates to rest (level 45)


3. Teach Quaggans how to raise crabs (level 46)


4. Disrupt experiments at Aqanarium (level 47)


5. Help Maintain order in Moriarity’s Hold (level 48)


6. Help subvert the Bloody Buccaneers (level 48)


7. Help spy on the Crafty Corsairs (level 49)


8.Assist Crusader Aisling of the Vigil recover lost skritt territory (level 50)


9. Help the Vigil clear out the abandoned cave of Mole’s Head (level 51)


10. Help Arm the Quaggans (level 52)


11. Fight the mysterious Quaggan Affliction (level 53)


12. Help Shore up Hylek Defenses (level 54)


13. Help Cesseilia defend and research the oasis (level 55)