Achievements are a system in the game to help gauge what a player has accomplished in the game. They are awarded for completing various tasks spanning all game types; PvE, PvP, and WvW. Completing an achievement may reward the player with achievement points ( ), an item, and/or a title. Players also get achievement rewards for obtaining enough achievement points for the tier. These rewards include coin, laurels, gems, weapon and armor skins, account bonuses, achievement chests. Achievements are organized into achievement categories, which are organized into logical groups to aid in navigation.
Progression, achievement points, and titles are shared across all characters on an account. Most items rewarded from achievements are account bound. Upon obtaining an achievement, the player will be notified with a popup in the lower right corner of the UI stating the name, tier, description, and achievement points gained. Many achievements have multiple tiers and a notification will appear upon completing each tier. For these tiered achievements, the menu shows progression along the current tier, not the overall progression.
While most achievements are standard and require completing certain tasks in the game, others have special purposes or requirements. Meta achievements act as an umbrella achievement for the achievement category, requiring other achievements in the category to be completed. Other achievements serve as an umbrella achievement for certain achievements in the category, such as Learn to Kite. A few achievements are repeatable, granting achievement points every time the progress bar is filled at which time its progress is reset. Some achievements have prerequisites and will not progress until all tiers of the prerequisite achievement have been completed.
In the game, players in the same guild or party may view each other's total achievement points, but with the exception of wearing a title, only the player can see their individual achievements obtained. Outside the game, players may compare their accumulated achievement points with others on the leaderboards here: NA / EU.
- Primary article: Achievement rewards
Once you reach enough achievement points, you will be granted achievement rewards, including an achievement chest, permanent account bonuses, laurels, coins, gems, and unlockable reward skins. Achievement rewards are awarded for every multiple of 500 achievement points, except for the first reward which is awarded for 100 points.
Players are also awarded a title at every 5,000 achievement point interval.
The summary provides information on log-in rewards, unlocked rewards, account bonuses, recently completed achievement, and nearly completed achievements. Unlocked skins can be copied an unlimited number of times on any character.
Up to 20 achievements can be added to a watch list and displayed in the Achievements UI panel. The panel can display a maximum of 6, removing achievements that have been completed. An achievement can be added by toggling the eye in the bottom right corner of each achievement on and off. Having any achievements on the watch list will override the default watch list. By default, the Daily achievements are displayed, once the Daily Completionist meta-achievement is completed, nothing is displayed by default. The watch list is useful for tracking a group of related achievements, especially Living World achievement categories.
Achievement categories are organized in logical groups:
|Daily||13|| 10 per day
|Various small feats in PvE, WvW and PvP; resets and changes each day.|
|Heart of Thorns: Act 1||20||75||7||Completing story instances and additional challenges in the first part of Heart of Thorns.|
|Heart of Thorns: Act 2||15||60||3||Completing story instances and additional challenges in the second part of Heart of Thorns.|
|Heart of Thorns: Act 3||14||60||5||Completing story instances and additional challenges in the third part of Heart of Thorns.|
|Heart of Thorns: Act 4||9||40||3||Completing story instances and additional challenges in the fourth part of Heart of Thorns.|
|Gates of Maguuma||11||38||2||Completing story instances and additional challenges in Gates of Maguuma.|
|Entanglement||11||50||2||Completing story instances and additional challenges in Entanglement.|
|The Dragon's Reach, Part 1||8||65||2||Completing story instances and additional challenges in The Dragon's Reach: Part 1.|
|The Dragon's Reach, Part 2||11||105||2||Completing story instances and additional challenges in The Dragon's Reach: Part 2.|
|Echoes of the Past||9||75||2||Completing story instances and additional challenges in Echoes of the Past.|
|Tangled Paths||8||50||2||Completing story instances and additional challenges in Tangled Paths.|
|Seeds of Truth||8||80||2||Completing story instances and additional challenges in Seeds of Truth.|
|Point of No Return||10||85||2||Completing story instances and additional challenges in Point of No Return.|
|The Silverwastes||31||229||7||Completing challenges in The Silverwastes.|
|Dry Top||20||114||1||Completing challenges in Dry Top.|
|Dungeons||10||335||Completing dungeons in Tyria.|
|Twilight Arbor Aetherpath||18||100||Completing challenges in the Aetherpath of Twilight Arbor.|
|Slayer||39||624||Killing creatures of specific species and groups.|
|Hero||32||374||25||Completing personal and dungeon stories, maps and events, gaining experience without dying and opening birthday gifts.|
|Tradesman||23||899||Crafting, salvaging, gathering, applying upgrades, changing skins and collecting coin.|
|Explorer||41||451||2||Exploring Tyria, completing mini-dungeons, getting transformed by Skritt Burglars and collecting legendary weapons.|
|Fashion||7||142||1||Equipping cultural armors and collecting skins in the wardrobe.|
|Weapon Master||20||209||Killing enemies with specific weapons and dealing high damage in a single hit.|
|Community||6||187||Gaining influence, consuming alcohol or food, using combos, reviving and playing Costume Brawl.|
|Hall of Monuments||11||550||Guild Wars accomplishments recorded in the Hall of Monuments.|
|Jumping Puzzles||45||450||1||Completing specific jumping puzzles.|
|Bosses||12||115||4||Defeating powerful monsters.|
|Triple Trouble||12||135||2||Fighting Amber, Cobalt and Crimson Great Jungle Wurm.|
|Tequatl||11||116||2||Fighting Tequatl the Sunless.|
|Heart of Thorns|
|Verdant Brink||41||146||20||Completing challenges in Verdant Brink.|
|Auric Basin||35||145||20||Completing challenges in Auric Basin.|
|Tangled Depths||44||139||26||Completing challenges in Tangled Depths.|
|Dragon's Stand||29||83||23||Completing challenges in Dragon's Stand.|
|Mastery Insights||22||22||22||Communing with Maguuma Mastery Insights throughout Magus Falls.|
|Specializations||23||185||Unlocking and mastering of every profession's elite and revenant's core specializations.|
|PvP Conqueror||29||1,651||Killing other players, winning matches and tournaments, and scoring points in structured PvP.|
|World vs World||16||809||Killing enemy invaders, spending supply, and capturing and defending objectives in World versus World.|
|Edge of the Mists||20||214||Capturing and utilizing objectives, destroying and repairing bridges, diving, and killing Aetherblades in Edge of the Mists.|
|Sanctum Sprint||4||150||Playing Sanctum Sprint.|
|Crab Toss||4||142||Playing Crab Toss.|
|Keg Brawl||9||254||Playing Keg Brawl.|
|Southsun Survival||5||175||Playing Southsun Survival.|
|Belcher's Bluff||7||80||Playing Belcher's Bluff.|
|Fractals of the Mists|
|Fractals of the Mists||46||262||14||Completing fractals and certain challenges in Fractals of the Mists.|
|Daily Fractals||5||0||Completing fractals in Fractals of the Mists; resets and changes each day.|
|Spirit Vale||21||4||Completing challenges in the Spirit Vale wing of Forsaken Thicket.|
|Basic Collections||68||243||1||Using various consumables and collecting miniatures, sets of equipment and other items from all around Tyria.|
|Rare Collections||16||≥274||4||Collecting special sets of equipment from all around Tyria.|
|Specialization Collections||15||45||Collecting various items for equipment based around elite specializations and revenants.|
|Legendary Weapons||72||≥180||Collecting various items for creating precursors and gifts for second generation legendary weapons.|
|Legendary Backpacks||3||18||Collecting various items for creating legendary backpacks.|
|Legendary Armor||1||9||Collecting various items for creating legendary armor.|
|Black Lion Collections||25||75||Unlocking weapon sets from the Black Lion Trading Company.|
|Boss Week||7||65||Participating in the events of Tequatl Rising.|
|Super Adventure Box||17||106||Completing challenges in World 1 of Super Adventure Box.|
|Super Adventure Box: Back to School||17||96||Completing challenges in World 2 of Super Adventure Box.|
|Super Adventure Box: Tribulation Mode||6||260||Completing challenges in Tribulation Mode of Super Adventure Box.|
|Retired Achievements||6||165||Achievements no longer available within the game.|
|The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx||15||165||Participating in the events of Wintersday: The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx.|
|Blood and Madness (2013)||13||107||Participating in the events of Blood and Madness (2013).|
|Blood and Madness (2014)||14||124||Participating in the events of Blood and Madness (2014).|
|Shadow of the Mad King (2012)||8||116||Participating in the events of Shadow of the Mad King (2012).|
|Shadow of the Mad King (2015)||10||64||Participating in the events of Shadow of the Mad King (2015).|
|The Origins of Madness||14||135||Participating in the events of The Origins of Madness.|
|Festival of the Four Winds||25||116||Participating in the events of Festival of the Four Winds.|
|The Battle for Lion's Arch||17||102||Participating in the events of Battle for Lion's Arch.|
|Escape from Lion's Arch||20||109||Participating in the events of Escape from Lion's Arch.|
|Edge of the Mists||3||40||Participating in the events of The Edge of the Mists.|
|Dragon Bash||16||195||Participating in the events of Dragon Bash.|
|Sky Pirates||21||193||Participating in the events of Sky Pirates of Tyria.|
|Queen Jennah's Jubilee||14||174||Participating in the events of Queen's Jubilee.|
|The Queen's Gauntlet||18||220||Completing fights and using gambits in Queen's Gauntlet during Queen's Jubilee and Festival of the Four Winds.|
|Clockwork Chaos||16||195||Participating in the events of Clockwork Chaos.|
|Twilight Assault||1||25||Completing challenges in the Aetherpath of Twilight Arbor during Twilight Assault.|
|The Nightmare Is Over||12||57||Participating in the aftermath of Tower of Nightmares and The Nightmares Within during A Very Merry Wintersday.|
|A Very Merry Wintersday (2013)||17||194||Participating in the Wintersday events during A Very Merry Wintersday (2013).|
|A Very Merry Wintersday (2014)||18||203||Participating in the Wintersday events during A Very Merry Wintersday (2014).|
|Emissary Vorpp's Field Assistant||6||10||Creating the portal device to Scarlet's Playhouse during Clockwork Chaos.|
|Fractured!||15||95||Completing Fractals of the Mists during Fractured.|
|The Nightmares Within||11||68||Participating in the events of The Nightmares Within.|
|Tower of Nightmares||12||76||Participating in the events of Tower of Nightmares.|
|WvW Fall Tournament 2014||6||9||Participating in World versus World during WvW Fall Tournament 2014.|
|WvW Spring Tournament 2014||19||300||Participating in World versus World during WvW Spring Tournament 2014.|
|World vs. World Season 1||21||405||Participating in World versus World during World vs. World Season 1.|
|Support Ellen Kiel||12||100||Supporting Ellen Kiel during Cutthroat Politics.|
|Support Evon Gnashblade||12||100||Supporting Evon Gnashblade during Cutthroat Politics.|
|Bazaar of the Four Winds||26||255||Participating in the events of Bazaar of the Four Winds.|
|Seasonal Activities||5||25||Playing Dragon Ball during the Lunar New Year.|
|Flame and Frost||14||147||Participating in the events of Flame and Frost.|
|Secret of Southsun||35||235||Participating in the events of The Secret of Southsun and Last Stand at Southsun.|
|Halloween Daily||8||6 per day||Repeatable achievements for Halloween activities; resets and changes each day.|
|Wintersday Daily||6||6 per day||Repeatable achievements for Wintersday activities; resets each day.|
|Monthly||10||100 per month||Repeatable achievements; resets and changes each month.|
|Lunar New Year Dailies||4|| 4 per day
|Repeatable achievements for Lunar New Year activities; resets each day.|
When a character completes an achievement they will occasionally shout out one of the following lines, depending on their race and gender.
|Asura|| More accolades.
More knowledge for me!
| Another testament to my greatness.|
It's not showing off if you earned it.
More knowledge for me!
|Charr|| It's easy when you know how.
I've attained the awesome.
| Achieving; the life for me.|
I did it!
I cover myself in glory.
|Human|| One more thing for my list of accomplishments.
That's how it's done.
I achieve things. I'm an achiever.
| Another personal victory. |
Is it just me, or am I amazing?
Just one more confirmation of how great I am.
|Norn|| I'm the master of life!
One challenge down.
It's my destiny.
That's how you do it.
| Another proud moment.|
I am awesome.
|Sylvari|| Ah, it was nothing.
It's all skill! ...And a little luck.
I deserve an award.
| I earned that. |
Score one for me.
We'll go down in history!
- The first time you navigate to the Achievements tab in the Hero window, all recently unlocked achievements will be marked as "NEW". This tag disappears after closing the window, even if you did not view the relevant category.
- There are several inconsistencies across the descriptions:
- All achievements list the track's current score, but only some indicate the tier's ceiling.
- Some achievements lack a space before and after the slash (/) sign indicating current and next tier amount to reach, while others have the spaces.
- Some achievements follow Title Case (ex. X / 5 Types of Enemies) while other use the normal sentence case (ex. X / 50 areas).
- Other inconsistencies within specific categories are noted in the relevant articles.
- In early beta versions, daily and monthly achievement chests were placed in the game world instead being available to open via interface like they are now.
- If you do not complete an achievement for content that is subsequently removed from game (I.e. Rallying flame achievement from Flame and Frost content) then those missed achievements will not show on your list, so you will be unable to see what you have missed from past stories.
- The June 11, 2013 update added a "((DELETE ME!!))" category to the achievements list which had 8 achievements. This category was deleted from the game in a subsequent update.
- The Achievements panel was revamped in the Bazaar of the Four Winds release.
- The Bar Brawl category was added in Bazaar of the Four Winds and subsequently removed in Queen's Jubilee. The achievements were never obtainable since Bar Brawl activity was never actually added to the game.
- Monthly achievements were removed from the game with the December 16th, 2014 update as part of the new Daily reward system. The rewards given for successfully completing a monthly were replaced by login rewards.
- Miniature Collections - Sets I, II, and III were moved to Basic Collections with the February 24, 2015 update.
- Beta Weekend achievements were available for the second beta weekend of Heart of Thorns as a means to gain mastery points.