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Disambig icon.png This article is about the WvW map. For other uses, see Edge of the Mists (disambiguation).

Edge of the Mists

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Waypoint (tango icon).png
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Point of interest.png
 

Edge of the Mists map.jpg
Map of Edge of the Mists

Type
Zone
Within 
The Mists
Connects to
Lion's Arch

Edge of the Mists loading screen.jpg
Loading screen

Edge of the Mists map (clean).jpg
Map of the Edge of the Mists without markers

Edge of the Mists provides instant access to competitive play, and can be enjoyed while you're waiting for a Mist War map. Progress made in the Edge of the Mists does not count toward the Mist War score

— In-game description

Edge of the Mists is a World versus World map. Its purpose is to act as an extra map for players who wish to play the World versus World format and continue earning rewards even when the official maps are full and has a separate achievement category. Edge of the Mists serves as a testing ground for the new features that may be introduced to WvW, and already provides a new style of gameplay on the floating islands connected by destructible bridges.

Personal rewards[edit]

By successfully completing events and defeating enemies, you may receive:

Locations[edit]

Area Area objectives
Overgrowth Region
Overgrowth Safe Zone
Waypoint (tango icon).png
Overgrowth Safe Zone Waypoint
Asura gate (map icon).png
Lion's Arch Asura Gate
Altar
Edge Altar.png
Altar
Point of interest.png
Altar
Observatory
Observatory.png
Observatory
Point of interest.png
Observatory
Statuary
Statuary.png
Statuary
Point of interest.png
Statuary
Overgrown Fane
Waypoint (tango icon).png
Overgrown Waypoint
Edge fort.png
Keep
Point of interest.png
Overgrown Fane
Stonegaze Spire
Edge tower.png
Tower
Point of interest.png
Stonegaze Spire
Overgrown Fane Reactor
Edge generator.png
Supply Generator
Stonegaze Spire Reactor
Edge generator.png
Supply Generator
Frostreach Region
Frostreach Safe Zone
Waypoint (tango icon).png
Frostreach Safe Zone Waypoint
Asura gate (map icon).png
Lion's Arch Asura Gate
Shrine
Shrine (EotM).png
Shrine
Point of interest.png
Shrine
Bell Tower
Bell Tower.png
Bell Tower
Point of interest.png
Bell Tower
Forge
Forge.png
Forge
Point of interest.png
Forge
Thunder Hollow
Waypoint (tango icon).png
Thunder Hollow Waypoint
Edge fort.png
Keep
Point of interest.png
Thunder Hollow
Tytone Perch
Edge tower.png
Tower
Point of interest.png
Tytone Perch
Thunder Hollow Reactor
Edge generator.png
Supply Generator
Tytone Perch Reactor
Edge generator.png
Supply Generator
Badlands Region
Badlands Safe Zone
Waypoint (tango icon).png
Badlands Safe Zone Waypoint
Asura gate (map icon).png
Lion's Arch Asura Gate
Wurm Tunnel
Wurm Tunnel.png
Wurm Tunnel
Point of interest.png
Wurm Tunnel
Airport
Airport.png
Airport
Point of interest.png
Airport
Workshop
Workshop.png
Workshop
Point of interest.png
Workshop
Arid Fortress
Waypoint (tango icon).png
Arid Fortress Waypoint
Edge fort.png
Keep
Point of interest.png
Arid Fortress
Inferno's Needle
Edge tower.png
Tower
Point of interest.png
Inferno's Needle
Arid Fortress Reactor
Edge generator.png
Supply Generator
Inferno's Needle Reactor
Edge generator.png
Supply Generator
Central Area
The Juncture

Events[edit]

Event star (tango icon).png
Build the Bridge (80)
Event Sentry.png
Claim this land for your world (80)
Event Sentry.png
Defend this land for your world (80)
Event star (tango icon).png
Repel the enemy attackers (80)

Mechanics[edit]

Primary article: World versus World#Mechanics

There are differences between game play in Edge of the Mists compared to other World versus World maps.

  • Progress made in the Edge of the Mists does not count toward the Mist War score.
  • Different Match Up, Timing, Scoring and User Interface.
  • New features: Landmarks and Destructible bridges.
  • No Bloodlust or Ruins of Power.
  • Victory in the Edge of the Mists is awarded to the team with the highest score at the end of each match and rewards them with a supply drop in their citadel in the Borderlands map during the next match.

Landmarks[edit]

Control of each of the 9 unique special objectives or Landmarks, gives a unique ability, which may help you achieve victory.

Match Up[edit]

All European worlds will be matched up with one another in the Edge of the Mists. All North American worlds will be matched up with one another as well. Worlds will be matched according to which color they are in the current WvW matchup. For example, all green worlds will be on the same team in the Edge of the Mists.

Timing[edit]

Each match is 4 hours in duration broken up into 5 minute ticks.

  • The scoring portion has a duration of 3 hours and 52 minutes when a winner is decided.
  • This is followed by a 5-minute grace period to allow players to finish up.
  • Players are removed from the map while the map is resetting. The next match starts 3 minutes afterwards.

Scoring[edit]

Action takes place on a single map divided into 3 regions, each containing four different types of structures (objectives). Every tick, the structures controlled by each world are totaled and added to each teams's cumulative score. Capturing and holding objectives counts towards each team's score. Additional points may be given for defeating enemy players. The cumulative score is reset after every 4 hour match.

Objective Number
per Region
Points for
Capture
Points each
Scoring Tick
Edge fort.png
Keep
1 100 25
Edge tower.png
Tower
1 40 15
Landmark 3 30 10
Edge generator.png
Supply Generator
2 20 5

User Interface[edit]

Edge of the Mists User Interface

The interface at the top of your screen shows important information

  • (1) Potential points that may be added to the cumulative score of your team when the current tick timer expires.
  • (2) Current Tick Timer: the time remaining until those points are applied.
  • (3) Amount of supplies you are holding.
  • (4) Remaining time in the current match
  • (5) Breakdown of potential points for all 3 teams - Displayed when hovering over (1)
  • The blue-ish bar at the top of the display shows your current WvW experience.
  • Your team is indicated by the background color of both (1) and (3)

Interactive map[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Free accounts have access to the Edge of the Mists unlocked account-wide when one character reaches level 60.

Trivia[edit]

  • Edge of the Mists achievement category was added on December 20, 2013.
  • Edge of the Mists was in a closed test period started in November 2013 and ended on January 12, 2014. There was no NDA upon the test.