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, a mastery point, 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 will be displayed in the Achievements UI panel. An achievement can be added or removed by toggling the eye in the bottom right corner of each achievement on and off. The Watch List can be sorted by Tier Completion, Total Completion, or the list can be customized by dragging the achievements in the Watch List tab. Up to a maximum of 6 achievements are displayed on the achievements UI. If there are more than 6 achievements on the watch list, the top six will be displayed. Achievements that have been completed are removed from the watchlist automatically.
Having any achievements on the watch list will override the default watch list. By default, Daily Achievements for open world, PvP or WvW are displayed, depending on where you are in the game. Once the Daily Completionist meta-achievement is completed nothing is displayed by default, except while in Fractals of the Mists or LS3 zones like Bloodstone Fen where achievements from the corresponding daily categories are displayed until they are all completed.
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.|
The 15,000 point cap is shared with the historical and festival Daily and Monthly achievements.
|Daily Fractals||15||0||Completing fractals in Fractals of the Mists; resets and changes each day.|
|Daily Bloodstone Fen||4||0||Small tasks in Bloodstone Fen; resets each day.|
|Daily Ember Bay||3||0||Small tasks in Ember Bay; resets and changes each day.|
|Daily Bitterfrost Frontier||4||0||Small tasks in Bitterfrost Frontier; resets each day.|
|Daily Lake Doric||5||0||Small tasks in Lake Doric; resets each day.|
|Daily Draconis Mons||4||0||Small tasks in Draconis Mons; resets and changes each day.|
|Daily Siren's Landing||4||0||Small tasks in Siren's Landing; resets and changes each day.|
|Daily Domain of Istan||4||0||Small tasks in Domain of Istan; resets and changes each day.|
|Gates of Maguuma||11||38||2||Completing story instances and challenges in Gates of Maguuma.|
|Entanglement||11||50||2||Completing story instances and challenges in Entanglement.|
|The Dragon's Reach, Part 1||8||65||2||Completing story instances and challenges in The Dragon's Reach: Part 1.|
|The Dragon's Reach, Part 2||11||105||2||Completing story instances and challenges in The Dragon's Reach: Part 2.|
|Echoes of the Past||9||75||2||Completing story instances and challenges in Echoes of the Past.|
|Tangled Paths||8||50||2||Completing story instances and challenges in Tangled Paths.|
|Seeds of Truth||8||80||2||Completing story instances and challenges in Seeds of Truth.|
|Point of No Return||10||85||2||Completing story instances and challenges in Point of No Return.|
|Heart of Thorns: Act 1||20||75||6||Completing story instances and challenges in the Verdant Brink arc of Heart of Thorns.|
|Heart of Thorns: Act 2||15||60||5||Completing story instances and challenges in the Auric Basin arc of Heart of Thorns.|
|Heart of Thorns: Act 3||14||60||5||Completing story instances and challenges in the Tangled Depths arc of Heart of Thorns.|
|Heart of Thorns: Act 4||9||40||3||Completing story instances and challenges in the Dragon's Stand arc of Heart of Thorns.|
|Out of the Shadows||28||73||6||Completing story instances and challenges in the release Out of the Shadows and the zone Bloodstone Fen.|
|Rising Flames||32||142||7||Completing story instances and challenges in the release Rising Flames and the zone Ember Bay.|
|A Crack in the Ice||25||83||5||Completing story instances and challenges in the release A Crack in the Ice and the zone Bitterfrost Frontier.|
|The Head of the Snake||41||97||9||Completing story instances and challenges in the release The Head of the Snake and the zone Lake Doric.|
|Flashpoint||37||125||8||Completing story instances and challenges in the release Flashpoint and the zone Draconis Mons.|
|One Path Ends||44||123||13||Completing story instances and challenges in the release One Path Ends and the zone Siren's Landing.|
|Path of Fire: Act 1||17||45||3||Completing story instances and challenges in the first act of Path of Fire.|
|Path of Fire: Act 2||19||60||4||Completing story instances and challenges in the second act of Path of Fire.|
|Path of Fire: Act 3||20||54||5||Completing story instances and challenges in the third act of Path of Fire.|
|Daybreak||53||141||5||Completing story instances and challenges in the release Daybreak and the zone Domain of Istan.|
|Dungeons||11||335||Completing dungeons in Tyria.|
|Twilight Arbor Aetherpath||18||100||Completing challenges in the Aetherpath of Twilight Arbor.|
|The Silverwastes||31||229||7||Completing challenges in The Silverwastes.|
|Dry Top||20||114||1||Completing challenges in Dry Top.|
|Slayer||44||704||Killing creatures of specific species and groups.|
|Hero||34||376||11||Completing personal and dungeon stories, maps and events, gaining experience without dying and opening birthday gifts.|
|Tradesman||25||906||Crafting, salvaging, gathering, applying upgrades, changing skins and collecting coin.|
|Explorer||49||505||2||Exploring Tyria, completing mini-dungeons, getting transformed by Skritt Burglars and collecting legendary weapons.|
|Fashion||8||147||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||10||177||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||44||440||1||Completing specific jumping puzzles.|
|Mastery Insights||9||9||9||Communing with Central Tyria Mastery Insights throughout the Central Tyria.|
|The Shatterer||12||110||Fighting The Shatterer.|
|Triple Trouble||12||135||2||Fighting Amber, Cobalt and Crimson Great Jungle Wurm.|
|Tequatl||11||116||2||Fighting Tequatl the Sunless.|
|Bosses||12||115||4||Defeating powerful monsters.|
|Path of Fire|
|Crystal Oasis||19||78||6||Completing challenges in Crystal Oasis.|
|Desert Highlands||32||114||2||Completing challenges in Desert Highlands.|
|Elon Riverlands||29||126||6||Completing challenges in Elon Riverlands.|
|The Desolation||32||147||5||Completing challenges in the Desolation.|
|Domain of Vabbi||35||122||9||Completing challenges in Domain of Vabbi.|
|Crystal Desert||18||86||5||Completing challenges throughout the Crystal Desert.|
|Mastery Insights||40||40||40||Communing with Mastery Insights throughout the Crystal Desert.|
|Specializations||18||135||Unlocking and mastering of every profession's Path of Fire elite specializations.|
|Heart of Thorns|
|Verdant Brink||42||157||20||Completing challenges in Verdant Brink.|
|Auric Basin||35||145||20||Completing challenges in Auric Basin.|
|Tangled Depths||44||139||27||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 the Heart of Maguuma.|
|Specializations||23||185||Unlocking and mastering of revenant's core and every profession's Heart of Thorns elite specializations.|
|Current Events||4||50||Events happening in current day.|
|Conservation of Magic||16||75||1||Completing events to collect overflowing ley energy.|
|Justice of the Blade||9||111||1||Completing events concerning bandit activity in Kryta.|
|Anomalous Occurrences||9||82||Completing achievements related to magic anomalies.|
|Transfer Chaser||7||40||1||Locating sensors to track a disturbance in magic's flow.|
|Knight of the Thorn||5||60||Completing the restoration of Caladbolg.|
|Battle of Champion's Dusk||6||52||Playing the Battle of Champion's Dusk map in structured PvP.|
|Battle of Kyhlo||6||52||Playing the Battle of Kyhlo map in structured PvP.|
|Eternal Coliseum||6||52||Playing the Eternal Coliseum map in structured PvP.|
|Forest of Niflhel||6||52||Playing the Forest of Niflhel map in structured PvP.|
|Legacy of Foefire||6||52||Playing the Legacy of the Foefire map in structured PvP.|
|Revenge of the Capricorn||6||52||Playing the Revenge of the Capricorn map in structured PvP.|
|Skyhammer||6||52||Playing the Skyhammer map in structured PvP.|
|Spirit Watch||6||52||Playing the Spirit Watch map in structured PvP.|
|Temple of the Silent Storm||6||52||Playing the Temple of the Silent Storm map in structured PvP.|
|Year of the Ascension Part I||22||88||Participating in structured PvP ranked arena during PvP League seasons.|
|Year of the Ascension Part II||22||104||Participating in structured PvP ranked arena during PvP League seasons after completing Part I.|
|Year of the Ascension Part III||22||129||Participating in structured PvP ranked arena during PvP League seasons after completing Part II.|
|Year of the Ascension Part IV||22||156||Participating in structured PvP ranked arena during PvP League seasons after completing Part III.|
|PvP Conqueror||41||1,746||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||58||305||14||Completing fractals and certain challenges in Fractals of the Mists.|
|Nightmare Fractal||9||35||1||Completing challenges in the Nightmare Fractal.|
|Shattered Observatory Fractal||10||35||1||Completing challenges in the Shattered Observatory Fractal.|
|Spirit Vale||21||91||4||Completing challenges in the Spirit Vale wing of Forsaken Thicket.|
|Salvation Pass||9||107||6||Completing challenges in the Salvation Pass wing of Forsaken Thicket.|
|Stronghold of the Faithful||11||107||4||Completing challenges in the Stronghold of the Faithful wing of Forsaken Thicket.|
|Bastion of the Penitent||11||155||4||Completing challenges in the Bastion of the Penitent.|
|Hall of Chains||11||115||1||Completing challenges in the Hall of Chains.|
|Basic Collections||79||388||1||Using various consumables and collecting miniatures, sets of equipment and other items.|
|Rare Collections||49||503||5||Collecting special sets of equipment or other items.|
|Specialization Collections||24||72||Collecting various items for equipment based around elite specializations and revenants.|
|Legendary Weapons||81||228||Collecting various items for crafting precursor weapons and gifts for legendary weapons.|
|Legendary Backpacks||4||24||Collecting various items for crafting legendary backpacks.|
|Legendary Armor||2||18||Collecting various items for crafting legendary armor.|
|Legendary Trinkets||9||40||Collecting various items for crafting legendary trinkets.|
|Black Lion Collections||48||155||Unlocking weapon sets from the Black Lion Trading Company.|
|Retired Achievements||11||236||No longer obtainable achievements, previously available in the General or Competitive achievement groups.|
|Fractals of the Mists||2||10||No longer obtainable achievements, previously available in the Fractals of the Mists achievement category.|
|Shadow of the Mad King (2012)||8||116||Participating in the Halloween events of Shadow of the Mad King in 2012.|
|Blood and Madness (2013)||13||107||Participating in the Halloween events of Blood and Madness in 2013.|
|Blood and Madness (2014)||14||124||Participating in the Halloween events of Blood and Madness in 2014.|
|Shadow of the Mad King (2015)||10||64||Participating in the Halloween events of Shadow of the Mad King in 2015.|
|Shadow of the Mad King (2016)||10||64||Participating in the Halloween events of Shadow of the Mad King in 2016.|
|The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx||15||165||Participating in the Wintersday events of Wintersday: The Wondrous Workshop of Toymaker Tixx in 2012.|
|A Very Merry Wintersday (2013)||17||194||Participating in the Wintersday events during A Very Merry Wintersday in 2013.|
|A Very Merry Wintersday (2014)||18||203||Participating in the Wintersday events during A Very Merry Wintersday in 2014.|
|A Very Merry Wintersday (2015)||22||213||Participating in the Wintersday events during A Very Merry Wintersday in 2015.|
|A Very Merry Wintersday (2016)||16||188||Participating in the Wintersday events during A Very Merry Wintersday in 2016.|
|Seasonal Activities||5||25||Playing Dragon Ball during the Lunar New Year in 2015.|
|Lunar New Year (2016)||7||109||Participating in the festivities of Lunar New Year in 2016.|
|Lunar New Year (2017)||7||69||Participating in the festivities of Lunar New Year in 2017.|
|Super Adventure Box||18||112||Completing challenges in World 1 of Super Adventure Box.|
|Super Adventure Box: Back to School||19||202||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.|
|World vs. World Season 1||21||405||Participating in World versus World during World vs. World Season 1.|
|WvW Spring Tournament 2014||19||300||Participating in World versus World during WvW Spring Tournament 2014.|
|WvW Fall Tournament 2014||6||9||Participating in World versus World during WvW Fall Tournament 2014.|
|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.|
|Dragon Bash||16||195||Participating in the events of Dragon Bash.|
|Sky Pirates||21||193||Participating in the events of Sky Pirates of Tyria.|
|Bazaar of the Four Winds||26||255||Participating in the events of Bazaar of the Four Winds.|
|Support Ellen Kiel||12||100||Supporting Ellen Kiel during Cutthroat Politics.|
|Support Evon Gnashblade||12||100||Supporting Evon Gnashblade during Cutthroat Politics.|
|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.|
|Emissary Vorpp's Field Assistant||6||10||Creating the portal device to Scarlet's Playhouse during Clockwork Chaos.|
|Boss Week||7||65||Participating in the events of Tequatl Rising.|
|Twilight Assault||1||25||Completing challenges in the Aetherpath of Twilight Arbor during Twilight Assault.|
|Tower of Nightmares||12||76||Participating in the events of Tower of Nightmares.|
|The Nightmares Within||11||68||Participating in the events of The Nightmares Within.|
|The Nightmare Is Over||12||57||Participating in the aftermath of Tower of Nightmares and The Nightmares Within during A Very Merry Wintersday.|
|Fractured!||15||95||Completing Fractals of the Mists during Fractured.|
|Festival of the Four Winds||25||116||Participating in the events of Festival of the Four Winds.|
|The Origins of Madness||14||135||Participating in the events of The Origins of Madness.|
|Edge of the Mists||3||40||Participating in the events of The Edge of the Mists.|
|Escape from Lion's Arch||20||109||Participating in the events of Escape from Lion's Arch.|
|The Battle for Lion's Arch||17||102||Participating in the events of Battle for Lion's Arch.|
|Monthly||4–10||35–100 per month (2068 total)||Repeatable achievements; resets and changes each month.|
|Daily PvP||4–8||4–8 per day||Repeatable achievements in structured PvP; resets and changes each day.|
|Monthly PvP||4||7–40 per month (474 total)||Repeatable achievements in structured PvP; resets and changes each month.|
|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.|
|Lunar New Year Dailies||4||4 per day||Repeatable achievements for Lunar New Year activities; resets each day.|
|Daily Super Adventure Festival||4||0||Repeatable achievements for Super Adventure Box; resets and changes 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.