Zone

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A zone, also referred to as a map or explorable zone, is a type of location. Zones encompass a number of smaller areas; multiple zones form a region.

Exploration[edit]

Each zone comes with its own set of activities and objectives. In addition to the dynamic events populated in its borders, five measures of completion are specifically associated with a zone:

  • Hero point.png
    Hero Challenges often present a puzzle or a Veteran foe to a character, completion of which earns another Skill Point.
  • Complete heart (map icon).png
    Renown Hearts ask characters to complete tasks in their environs.
  • Point of interest.png
    Points of Interest mark out special locations to be explored.
  • Waypoint (map icon).png
    Waypoints provide instant, safe travel to places previously discovered - for a price.
  • Vista.png
    Vistas provide a graphical showcase of given locations in the environment.

Bringing up the world map will show a breakdown of the character's progress for the current zone. Upon map completion, the character receives a reward of some items and crafting materials, experience, and coin. This milestone is also acknowledged by the Tyrian Explorers Society with a letter of recognition.

Zones by level[edit]

Every zone has a recommended difficulty range, expressed as the recommended level player characters should reach before traveling there. The monsters and the recommended level for renown hearts and dynamic events in an area will be between the given levels. The dynamic level adjustment in the game will put characters at the recommended level for an area if their current level exceeds it. Recommended levels are generally expressed in multiples of 5.

- + Zone Region Zone icon.png1 Released in
1 15
 
1 -15
Caledon Forest
Maguuma Jungle 1Yes Guild Wars 2
1 15
 
1 -15
Metrica Province
Maguuma Jungle 1Yes Guild Wars 2
1 15
 
1 -15
Plains of Ashford
Ascalon 1Yes Guild Wars 2
1 15
 
1 -15
Wayfarer Foothills
Shiverpeak Mountains 1Yes Guild Wars 2
1 15
 
1 -15
Queensdale
Kryta 1Yes Guild Wars 2
15 25
 
15-25
Brisban Wildlands
Maguuma Jungle 1Yes Guild Wars 2
15 25
 
15-25
Diessa Plateau
Ascalon 1Yes Guild Wars 2
15 25
 
15-25
Kessex Hills
Kryta 1Yes Guild Wars 2
15 25
 
15-25
Snowden Drifts
Shiverpeak Mountains 1Yes Guild Wars 2
25 35
 
25-35
Gendarran Fields
Kryta 1Yes Guild Wars 2
25 40
 
25-40
Lornar's Pass
Shiverpeak Mountains 1Yes Guild Wars 2
30 40
 
30-40
Fields of Ruin
Ascalon 1Yes Guild Wars 2
35 45
 
35-45
Harathi Hinterlands
Kryta 1Yes Guild Wars 2
40 50
 
40-50
Dredgehaunt Cliffs
Shiverpeak Mountains 1Yes Guild Wars 2
40 50
 
40-50
Blazeridge Steppes
Ascalon 1Yes Guild Wars 2
45 55
 
45-55
Bloodtide Coast
Kryta 1Yes Guild Wars 2
50 60
 
50-60
Iron Marches
Ascalon 1Yes Guild Wars 2
50 60
 
50-60
Timberline Falls
Shiverpeak Mountains 1Yes Guild Wars 2
55 65
 
55-65
Sparkfly Fen
Maguuma Jungle 1Yes Guild Wars 2
60 70
 
60-70
Fireheart Rise
Ascalon 1Yes Guild Wars 2
60 70
 
60-70
Mount Maelstrom
Maguuma Jungle 1Yes Guild Wars 2
70 75
 
70-75
Straits of Devastation
Ruins of Orr 1Yes Guild Wars 2
70 80
 
70-80
Frostgorge Sound
Shiverpeak Mountains 1Yes Guild Wars 2
75 80
 
75-80
Malchor's Leap
Ruins of Orr 1Yes Guild Wars 2
80 80
 
80
Cursed Shore
Ruins of Orr 1Yes Guild Wars 2
80 80
 
80
Southsun Cove
Kryta 0No Guild Wars 2 (Season 1)
80 80
 
80
Dry Top
Maguuma Wastes 0No Guild Wars 2 (Season 2)
80 80
 
80
The Silverwastes
Maguuma Wastes 0No Guild Wars 2 (Season 2)
80 80
 
80
Verdant Brink
Heart of Maguuma Heart of Thorns
1 These maps have map completion rewards and count towards world completion.

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