Map completion

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Example reward screen of map completion.

Map completion is the act of visiting all Points of Interest, Vistas, Waypoints and completing all Renown Hearts and skill challenges within a given zone. After a zone has been completed, a blue bonus chest will appear that the player can then open and receive a reward. In addition, the player will receive a mail pertaining to the accomplishment except for city maps. Completing all maps in Tyria is required for world completion.

You can complete most maps without uncovering all of its areas (those are tracked by the regional Explorer achievements); for example, you do not need to find most jumping puzzles, since these are in secluded areas without any map objectives to discover. If you complete the zone while in an instance, such as a home instance, the accomplishment will display the next time your character re-enters the area. The bonus chest can be reserved to be opened at a later time. The rewards for city maps are limited to the standard amount of experience and a single Transmutation Charge, since there is no risk to exploring them.


World completion information is maintained for each character in your account. The Character selection screen displays the percentage world-completion for each character. Both the world-completion and zone-completion for the current character are displayed using the world map (m-key). These both include a progress bar displaying the percentage completed. If you hover the mouse over the zone name. it will trigger a popup that displays the zone's completion track, unless a new waypoint or point of interest was added since your last visit. These displays may include:

There are account-wide achievements related to map completion, which may be displayed in the Hero panel with the tab Achievements > General > Explorer. They are each worth a total of 25 (Arenanet Points.png) Achievement Points.

Another account-wide achievement for world-completion may be displayed in the Hero panel with the tab Achievements > General > Hero. it is worth a total of 20 (Arenanet Points.png) Achievement Points and awards the title "Been there. Done that."


Zone Level Tier Rarity
Plains of Ashford 1-15 1 DMasterwork
Queensdale 1-15 1
Caledon Forest 1-15 1
Metrica Province 1-15 1
Wayfarer Foothills 1-15 1
Diessa Plateau 15-25 2
Kessex Hills 15-25 2
Brisban Wildlands 15-25 2
Snowden Drifts 15-25 2
Gendarran Fields 25-35 2
Lornar's Pass 25-40 3
Fields of Ruin 30-40 3
Harathi Hinterlands 35-45 3
Blazeridge Steppes 40-50 4 ERare
Dredgehaunt Cliffs 40-50 4
Bloodtide Coast 45-55 4
Iron Marches 50-60 4
Timberline Falls 50-60 4
Sparkfly Fen 55-65 4
Fireheart Rise 60-70 4 FExotic
Mount Maelstrom 60-70 5
Straits of Devastation 70-75 5
Frostgorge Sound 70-80 6
Malchor's Leap 75-80 6
Cursed Shore 80 6

Explorable zones[edit]

Rewards for completion of explorable zones scale up to the top level of that zone. For example, the map completion of Fireheart Rise can give rewards up to level 70. In addition, the rarity of the items received scale with the level of that zone, from Masterwork to Rare to Exotic.



  • The experience reward is determined based on your character's level at the time of map completion, regardless of when you open the chest.

World completion[edit]

World completion on the map
(Shows after reaching level 15)
Reward window for world completion

World completion requires completing all the following maps:

The following areas do not count towards world completion:


Upon completing the last map required for world completion, a world completion icon will pop up next to the chest icon. In addition to the regular rewards for completion of the last map, players will receive:

  • 2 Gifts of Exploration (for full completion on one character).
  • A star next to the character's name, viewable by other players
  • The title Been There, Done That, available to all characters on the account, and the corresponding achievement (awarded for map completion counted account-wide)
  • The Map Completion Account Medal (counted account wide, regardless of what it says).

World completion notes[edit]

  • Some players reported that they did not receive the reward when they obtained the world completion achievement. For some, revisiting the Chantry of Secrets resolved the issue. A few were able to work around the issue by revisiting every map on the required list. Another fix is to go through the Asura gate in Lions Arch to Black Citadel. If you encounter this issue and are not able to fix it on your own, you will have to contact ArenaNet support.
  • If a character has attained map completion for a zone, and that zone at a later date has new items added, those new items need to be discovered in order to unlock the world completion medal and achievement, but not in order to get the world completion reward chest.

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