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 Hero 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 (tango 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 Mechanical region Geographical region Zone icon.png Arenanet Points.png Released in
1 15
 
1-15
Caledon Forest
Maguuma Jungle Tarnished Coast Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
1 15
 
1-15
Metrica Province
Maguuma Jungle Tarnished Coast Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
1 15
 
1-15
Plains of Ashford
Ascalon Ascalon Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
1 15
 
1-15
Queensdale
Kryta Kryta Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
1 15
 
1-15
Wayfarer Foothills
Shiverpeak Mountains Shiverpeak Mountains Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
15 25
 
15-25
Brisban Wildlands
Maguuma Jungle Tarnished Coast / Maguuma Wastes Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
15 25
 
15-25
Diessa Plateau
Ascalon Ascalon Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
15 25
 
15-25
Kessex Hills
Kryta Kryta Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
15 25
 
15-25
Snowden Drifts
Shiverpeak Mountains Shiverpeak Mountains Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
25 35
 
25-35
Gendarran Fields
Kryta Kryta Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
25 40
 
25-40
Lornar's Pass
Shiverpeak Mountains Shiverpeak Mountains / Steamspur Mountains Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
30 40
 
30-40
Fields of Ruin
Ascalon Ascalon Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
35 45
 
35-45
Harathi Hinterlands
Kryta Kryta Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
40 50
 
40-50
Blazeridge Steppes
Ascalon Ascalon Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
40 50
 
40-50
Dredgehaunt Cliffs
Shiverpeak Mountains Shiverpeak Mountains Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
45 55
 
45-55
Bloodtide Coast
Kryta Sea of Sorrows / Steamspur Mountains Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
50 60
 
50-60
Iron Marches
Ascalon Ascalon Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
50 60
 
50-60
Timberline Falls
Shiverpeak Mountains Shiverpeak Mountains / Steamspur Mountains Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
55 65
 
55-65
Sparkfly Fen
Maguuma Jungle Steamspur Mountains / Sea of Sorrows Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
60 70
 
60-70
Fireheart Rise
Ascalon Ascalon Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
60 70
 
60-70
Mount Maelstrom
Maguuma Jungle Steamspur Mountains Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
70 75
 
70-75
Straits of Devastation
Ruins of Orr Ruins of Orr / Steamspur Mountains Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
70 80
 
70-80
Frostgorge Sound
Shiverpeak Mountains Shiverpeak Mountains Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
75 80
 
75-80
Malchor's Leap
Ruins of Orr Ruins of Orr / Strait of Malchor Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
80 80
 
80
Cursed Shore
Ruins of Orr Ruins of Orr Counts towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Guild Wars 2
80 80
 
80
Southsun Cove
Kryta Sea of Sorrows 0Does not count towards world completion 0Does not have an achievement category Living World Season 1
80 80
 
80
Dry Top
Maguuma Wastes Maguuma Wastes 0Does not count towards world completion Dry Top.png Living World Season 2
80 80
 
80
The Silverwastes
Maguuma Wastes Maguuma Wastes 0Does not count towards world completion The Silverwastes.png Living World Season 2
80 80
 
80
Verdant Brink
Heart of Maguuma Heart of Maguuma / Maguuma Wastes 0Does not count towards world completion Verdant Brink.png Heart of Thorns
80 80
 
80
Auric Basin
Heart of Maguuma Heart of Maguuma 0Does not count towards world completion Auric Basin.png Heart of Thorns
80 80
 
80
Tangled Depths
Heart of Maguuma Heart of Maguuma 0Does not count towards world completion Tangled Depths.png Heart of Thorns
80 80
 
80
Dragon's Stand
Heart of Maguuma Heart of Maguuma 0Does not count towards world completion Dragon's Stand.png Heart of Thorns
80 80
 
80
Bloodstone Fen
Heart of Maguuma Heart of Maguuma / Maguuma Wastes 0Does not count towards world completion Out of the Shadows.png Living World Season 3
80 80
 
80
Ember Bay
Ring of Fire Ring of Fire 0Does not count towards world completion Rising Flames.png Living World Season 3
80 80
 
80
Bitterfrost Frontier
Shiverpeak Mountains Far Shiverpeaks 0Does not count towards world completion A Crack in the Ice.png Living World Season 3
80 80
 
80
Lake Doric
Kryta Kryta 0Does not count towards world completion The Head of the Snake.png Living World Season 3
80 80
 
80
Draconis Mons
Ring of Fire Ring of Fire 0Does not count towards world completion Flashpoint.png Living World Season 3
80 80
 
80
Siren's Landing
Ruins of Orr Ruins of Orr 0Does not count towards world completion One Path Ends.png Living World Season 3
80 80
 
80
Crystal Oasis
Crystal Desert Crystal Desert 0Does not count towards world completion Crystal Oasis.png Path of Fire
80 80
 
80
Desert Highlands
Crystal Desert Crystal Desert 0Does not count towards world completion Desert Highlands.png Path of Fire
80 80
 
80
Elon Riverlands
Crystal Desert Crystal Desert / Elon River 0Does not count towards world completion Elon Riverlands.png Path of Fire
80 80
 
80
The Desolation
Crystal Desert Elon River / Sulfurous Wastelands 0Does not count towards world completion The Desolation.png Path of Fire
80 80
 
80
Domain of Vabbi
Crystal Desert Vabbi 0Does not count towards world completion Domain of Vabbi.png Path of Fire
80 80
 
80
Domain of Istan
Crystal Desert Isle of Istan 0Does not count towards world completion Daybreak.png Living World Season 4
  • Zone icon.png These zones count towards world completion.
  • Arenanet Points.png These zones have their own achievement categories.

See also[edit]