explorer achievements

GW2 Dive Master Achievement guide

GW2 Dive Master Achievement with detailed descriptions and pictorial aids. GW2 Dive Master achievement is completed using diving goggles found throughout the world. There are 37 locations with diving goggles and all 37 are required to complete this achievement under the Explorer section. You must hit the water successfully while wearing a diving goggle to get it “counted” towards the achievements (it is helpful to press 1 or 2 ability on the goggle while falling down to ensure that it gets counted).

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GW2 Beaker’s Empty Belly achievement guide

GW2 Beaker’s Empty Belly achievement guide with detailed instructions and video walkthrough. Beaker’s Empty Belly is actually a very easy achievement to acquire located in Lornar’s Pass. You need to head to the location of Griffionrook Run jumping puzzle to start this achievement but you do not need to complete the jumping puzzle to get this achievement. However, if you havn’t gotten the jumping puzzle achievement yet for Griffonrook Run, you might as well since you are in the same area.

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GW2 Behind the Mask achievement guide

GW2 Behind the Mask achievement guide

GW2 Behind the Mask achievement guide with detailed walkthrough. Behind the Mask is an explorer achievement released with the new Halloween patch. It is also a skritt burglar/treasure chest related achievement and therefore will have a number of possible locations within the zone. For this achievement, you will want to look for chests in Plains of Ashford, Diessa Plateau, Fireheart Rise and Fields of Ruin.

Tips

  • 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

Plains of Ashford (5 locations)


Plains of Ashford possible location #1 – NE of Cadem Forest

Location submitted by reader/redditor Ayesafaile, I was also able to get the achievement at this location.

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Plains of Ashford possible location #2 – NW of Loreclaw Expanse

Redditor Kholdy found another possible location for the chest. This one is in SE Plains of Ashford.

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Plains of Ashford possible location #3 – The Toppled Wall

Submitted by anonymous reader and Vertigo.NE of Ascalonian Catacombs entrance there is a tunnel with two ghosts (one veteran) at the end that will chat for a bit before attacking you. This tunnel might contain a chest.

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Plains of Ashford possible location #4 – SE of Victor’s Presidium

Reader Nickchanger found a chest at this location on the SW portion of Plains of Ashford.

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Plains of Ashford possible location #5 – Martyr’s Woods- Unverified

South of Martyr’s Waypoint

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Fireheart Rise (5 locations)


Fireheart Rise possible location #1 – Toughstone

Reader Jayntree found a chest in Fireheart Rise NE portion (Toughstone area)

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Fireheart Rise possible location #2 – Onager Bivouac

Reader Stoon and Xewell found the chest at this location on the NW portion of Fireheart Rise.

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Fireheart Rise possible location #3 – Forge Plains

Reader Nameo found this chest in Fireheart Rise.

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Fireheart Rise possible location #4 – Apostate Wastes

Try these caves filled with spiders and veteran spiders

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Fireheart Rise possible location #5– Switchback Canyons

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Diessa Plateau (4 locations)


Diessa Plateau possible location #1– Burrows of Moledavia – Unverified

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Diessa Plateau possible location #2 – Incendio Templum

SE corner of Incendio Templum

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Diessa Plateau possible location #3– Ruins of Oldgate

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Diessa Plateau possible location #4 – Spider Nest Caverns

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Fields of Ruin (2 locations)


Fields of Ruin possible location #1 – Thunderbreak Hills – Unverified

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Fields of Ruin possible location #2 – Wildin Narrows

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See Halloween Patch Explorer achievements guide for other achievements.

GW2 A Waddle to Remember achievement guide

GW2 A Waddle to Remember achievement guide

GW2 A Waddle to Remember achievement guide with detailed walkthrough. A Waddle to Remember is an explorer achievement introduced with the Halloween patch. Like the other skritt transformation related achievements, this one has a number of possible locations. At the moment this achievements seems to be obtained from chests located in Mount Maelstrom, Brisban Wildlands, Caledon Forest, and Metrica Pronvince (i.e. Maguuma Jungle area)..

Tips

  • 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

Mount Maelstrom (5 locations)


Mount Maelstrom possible location #1 – Gauntlet Gulch

Reader/Redditor swifterc reported a skritt burglar poping chest at the following location.

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Mount Maelstrom possible location #2  – Murkvale

Redditor Kholdy found another location for the skritt burglar spawning chest.

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Mount Maelstrom possible location #3 – The Stychs

Reader Alex found a 3rd location just east of The Stychs

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Mount Maelstrom possible location #4 – Broken Arrow River

Check the trees along the Broken Arrow River. While running around, hold down ctrl key to help highlight the chest if it exists.Thanks Theo for the verification.

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Mount Maelstrom possible location #5 – Criterion Canyon

Check the area around Rata Pten POI on the NW corner of Mount Maelstrom, hold down ctrl key while searching to see if there is a chest nearby.

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Brisban Wildlands (4 locations)


Brisban Wildlands possible location #1 – Duskstruck Moors

Redditor Gargoylesparkles found a 4th location in Brisban Wildlands

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Brisban Wildlands possible location #2 – south of Gnashar’s Hills

  • Check out the cave entrances south of Gnashar’s Hills located in the northern section of Brisban Wildlands

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Brisban Wildlands possible location #3 – Karston Chambers

Check out the spinach farm in the SE corner of Brisban Wildlands.(verified, thanks Shy)

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Brisban Wildlands possible location #4 – The Gallowfields

Search the canyons within the Gallowfields

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Caledon Forest (3 locations)


Caledon Forest possible location #1 – NE of Trader’s Green

Check out the area under the red circle (west of Hanto Trading Post) to see if there is a chest around.(verified, thanks Michael Robin)

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Caledon Forest possible location #2 – SW of Trader’s Green

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Caledon Forest possible location #3 – West of Sandycove Beach – Unverified

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Metrica Province (4 locations)


Metrica Province possible location #1– Michoan Marsh

Check the group of Inquest mobs NW of Biocauldron Alchematics.

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Metrica Province possible location #2 – Akk Wilds

Look near base of the waterfall

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Metrica Province possible location #3 – Cuatl Morass – Unverified

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Metrica Province possible location #4– Murdian Uplands

Inside the spider cave

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See Halloween Patch Explorer achievements guide for other achievements.

GW2 Magellan’s Memento achievement guide

GW2 Magellan’s Memento achievement guide

GW2 GW2 Magellan’s Memento achievement guide with detailed walkthrough. Magellan’s Memento is a new explorer achievement obtained with the Halloween patch and is located on the SE corner of Frostgorge Sound. This achievement is fairly short and can be obtained solo if you are good at dodging red circles and can skip mobs.

Take the Arundon Waypoint at SE corner of Frostgorge Sound. From here, head NE towards the heart and then go SE once you reach the heart and look for a cave entrance.

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Inside is a series of long tunnel with a couple of grawls. These grawls can be skipped and most likely won’t kill you. What you do have to watch out however, is the red circles on the ground. These red circles can almost instantly down you if you don’t dodge out of them.

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Pretty soon, you will see Tattered Journals scattered on the ground. There are three volumes in total and the other two volumes can be obtained at the end.

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You will need to defeat two veteran grawls guarding a makeshift gate to proceed further in the tunnel. At the end of the tunnel is a champion Giant Blue Ooze guarding a chest. Running towards will grant you the achievement!

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GW2 Jackaloping Along achievement guide

GW2 Jackaloping Along achievement guide

GW2 Jackaloping Along achievement guide with detailed walkthrough. GW2 Jackaloping Along is an explorer achievement added with the Halloween patch. This achievement can be obtained in Frostgorge Sound, Snowden Drifts, Wayfarer Foothills and Lornar’s Pass . Note that this achievement involves a treasure chest that spawns a skritt burglar. The chest disappears if someone else has recently looted it and moves to another location.

Tips

  • 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.

Frostgorge Sound (5 locations)


Frostgorge Sound possible location #1– Wayward Climb

Head to Ridgerock Camp Waypoint and head north. You may see a chest at the location indicated below. if so, opening it will spawn a Skritt Burglar.

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Follow him along (while attacking him) and he will turn you to a Jacklop and grant you the achievement! If you manage to kill the Skritt Burglar, he will drop a big bag with 3-4 items (mostly green items).

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Frostgorge Sound possible location #2 – Arundon Vale

Reader sipertruk discovered another possible location for the chest. Thanks Theo for the verification.

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Frostgorge Sound possible location #3 – Bore Lynch

Reader Jayntree found a third possible location for the chest, in the minds in the SW part of the zone. Reader Pomphe DrakkarLake provided an addition pic for this location.

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Frostgorge Sound possible location #4 – Stonesledge Draft

There is supposedly a chest south of the circular ramp in one of the Dredge tent/shacks at SW corner of the map.

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Frostgorge Sound possible location #5 – Trionic Lattice – Unverified

In the canyon below  filled with ice elementals and ice imps, there is supposedly a chest in there. The circle draws an approximate location.

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Snowden Drifts (5 locations)


Snowden Drifts possible location #1 – Song of Final Exile

Reader Karu found the chest in this location on the very south of Snowden Drifts.

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Snowden Drifts possible location #2 – Hrothgar’s Pass

The chest is NE of Hrothgar’s Pass, near a big rock not far from the main road.

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Snowden Drifts possible location #3 – Trapper’s Labyrinth

There is supposedly to be a chest between the the Frostgorge portal and the vista in the snowy area.

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Snowden Drifts possible location #4 – Villmark Foothils

There is supposedly a chest between just west of Drakentelt.

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Snowden Drifts possible location #5 – Isenfall Gullies

Check around this area.

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Wayfarer Foothills (5 locations)


Wayfarer Foothills possible location #1– Darkriven Bluffs

Reader Elicha found the chest north of the Darkriven waypoint in Wayfarer Foothills (Hermit’s Watch POI)

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Wayfarer Foothills possible location #2 – Solitude Vale

Elicha found another location way north in Wayfarer Foothills.

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Wayfarer Foothills possible location #3 – Moleberia – Unverified

Check the Moleberia, especially the SW corner.

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Wayfarer Foothills possible location #4 – Hunter’s Lake near the Frozen Maw POI/Skill Challenge

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Wayfarer Foothills possible location #5 – Check around Osenfold Shear

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Lornar’s Pass (1 location)


Lornar’s Pass possible location #1 – Nentor Valley – Unverified

Check the grawl caves to see if there are any chests.

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See Halloween Patch Explorer achievements guide for other achievements.

GW2 The Long Way Around achievement guide

GW2 The Long Way Around achievement guide with detailed description and video walkthrough. The Long Way Around is an explorer achievement introduced with the Halloween patch for an activity in Straits of Devastation. The activity itself is largely risk free as there are no mobs around but there is a timer on it and it can be quite annoying/frustrating (achievement originally discovered by Taeril)

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GW2 Bad Neighborhood achievement guide

GW2 Bad Neighborhood achievement guide

GW2 Bad Neighborhood achievement guide with detailed walkthrough. Bad Neighborhood is a new explorer achievement introduced with the Halloween patch. It is obtained via visiting a pirate cave in Queensdale near Divinity’s Reach.

Go to Ojon’s Lumbermill Waypoint near SE of Divinity’s Reach. If you swim across the lake and follow the dotted line, you will see a door guarded by some pirates. Behind the door is a pirate cave and there is a platform up top with the chest + achievement. Beware that the bandits have a quick respawn and there are some veterans. Bring a friend for best experience.

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See Halloween Patch Explorer achievements guide for other achievements.

GW2 Goff’s Loot achievement guide

GW2 Goff’s Loot achievement guide

GW2 Goff’s Loot achievement guide with detailed walkthrough. Goff’s Loot is a new explorer achievement added with Halloween patch to an area in northern Kessex Hills.

Go to Gap Waypoint in Kessex Hills and enter the cave north of (POI Goff’s Bandits). There is a locked door at the end of the cave and defeating the two veteran cave trolls (both have knockdowns) will open the door for you and grant you Goff’s Loot achievement + chest.

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See Halloween Patch Explorer achievements guide for other achievements.

GW2 Rebel’s Seclusion achievement guide

GW2 Rebel’s Seclusion achievement guide

GW2 Rebel’s Seclusion achievement guide with detailed walkthrough. Rebel’s Seclusion is a new achievement with the Halloween patch for an area in Fireheart Rise.

Rebel’s Seclusion is an achievement located in east side of Fireheart Rise, in a section appropriately titled Rebel’s Seclusion. To get to it, take the waypoint at Breaktooth’s Waypoint and you will find the entrance to the area NE of the waypoint guarded by Ascalonian ghosts and separatists.

You can either fight or run through the mobs (most are normal mobs). The chest and Rebel’s Seclusion achievement is located a on top of a hill guarded by Veteran Ascalonian Enchanter.

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See Halloween Patch Explorer achievements guide for other achievements.

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