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Activities are fun minigames by which you can participate in things you can't normally do in the game. You can find them throughout Tyria, especially during holidays.

— Level 37 rewards.

An activity is an instanced mini-game designed to fit in with the local area. They provide an identical challenge to characters of all levels, and usually switch out weapon skills for new ones specific to the activity. While most involve some sort of PvP, not all involve player competition and can be a fun activity to do alone or with others (depending on the activity). Daily Activity Participation is a periodically scheduled Daily achievement.

ArenaNet and the Official Wiki also use the word activities in a general sense, particularly with reference to various dynamic events, adventures and other attractions that are part of festivals.[1]

Daily activities[edit]

The current daily activity, which may be displayed by hovering over the Activity (map icon).png map icon, consists of four activities:

Current cycle
Day of week Activity
Monday Crab Toss
Tuesday Sanctum Sprint
Wednesday Southsun Survival
Thursday Crab Toss
Friday Sanctum Sprint
Saturday Southsun Survival
Sunday Keg Brawl

Activities change with the daily reset at 00:00 UTC.
Current time:

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Getting there[edit]

Although players may play an activity an unlimited number of times, daily activity credit is available only once per day. Accessing an activity is done by talking to any of the following NPCs:

NPC Area Zone
Activity Lead Cassi Grand Piazza Lion's Arch
Baasim Lily of the Elon Crystal Oasis
Brewer Lake Mourn Hoelbrak
Celestial Challenge Attendant The Crown Pavilion
The Upper City
Divinity's Reach
Divinity's Reach
Edinna Linhoft Havoc's Heir Gendarran Fields
Ela Champion's Rest Heart of the Mists
Finolla The Crown Pavilion Divinity's Reach
Guest Elder - Thousand Seas Pavilion
Hawker Annika Lava Lounge Ember Bay
Nareesa - Armistice Bastion
Sanctuary Krewe - Mistlock Sanctuary
Zephyrite [Aspect Arena] Bazaar Docks Labyrinthine Cliffs
Zephyrite [Sanctum Sprint] Bazaar Docks Labyrinthine Cliffs

Activity Lead Cassi is the only activity NPC that grants access to all activities who is not in a lounge, and Karlotta and the Brewer do not provide direct access to the other activities if the activity they are near is not the daily one.

List of activities[edit]

A Target Shoot-out


These activities are associated with one or more achievements. Those marked with a are also part of the current rotation for the Daily achievement category.

Festival activities[edit]

These activities are only available during their respective holidays:

Lunar New Year

Scavenger hunts[edit]

These scavenger hunts grant explorer achievements upon their first completion:

Other types of games[edit]

These mini-games are permanent part of Guild Wars 2, but do not count for the daily activities or any other achievements:

Activity items[edit]

These items can be used anywhere to begin an activity.

Historical and recurring activities[edit]

These activities were first available during their respective in-game release(s). Some of them become available again later, for example as part of the daily activity rotation.

Activity Type Location Introduced Appearances Currently available
Activity (map icon).png Aspect Arena Team-based PvP Labyrinthine Cliffs July 23, 2013 Reintroduced for Festival of the Four Winds 2018.
Activity (map icon).png Basket Brawl Team-based PvP Lion's Arch August 23, 2016
Living Story (map icon).png Beacons of Kryta Scavenger hunt (timed) Divinity's Reach August 06, 2013
Event Wintersday.png Bell Choir Ensemble Non-combat, musical activity Lion's Arch December 14, 2012 During Wintersday.
Activity (map icon).png Crab Toss Free-for-all PvP Southsun Cove May 14, 2013 On daily rotation.
Dragon Bash.png Dragon Ball Arena Team-based PvP Lion's Arch June 11, 2013 During Lunar New Year.
Activity (map icon).png Keg Brawl Team-based PvP Hoelbrak On daily rotation.
Living Story Collector.png Lessons from the Sky Scavenger hunt Labyrinthine Cliffs July 09, 2013
Event pumpkin (map icon).png Lunatic Inquisition Team-based PvP Mad King's Realm October 22, 2012 During Halloween.
Activity (map icon).png Moa Racing Betting Lion's Arch
June 11, 2013 Removed with Escape from Lion's Arch.
Reintroduced for Dragon Bash 2019.
Event pumpkin (map icon).png Reaper's Rumble Team-based PvP Mad King's Realm October 22, 2012 During Halloween.
Activity (map icon).png Sanctum Sprint Racing game Labyrinthine Cliffs July 09, 2013 On daily rotation.
Event Wintersday.png Snowball Mayhem Team-based PvP Lion's Arch December 14, 2012 During Wintersday.
Activity (map icon).png Southsun Survival Free-for-all PvP Southsun Cove July 23, 2013 On daily rotation.
Event Wintersday.png Toypocalypse Tower defense Lion's Arch December 14, 2012 During Wintersday.
The four activities that are part of the daily rotation can be started by speaking with one of the activity NPCs marked with the Activity (map icon).png icon.


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A guardian's aegis is triggered within several activities even when it is not visible on the guardian. This disrupts several activities as the aegis may absorb hits even from friendly players (e.g.: Keg disappears in Keg brawl, Crab is absorbed and disappears in Crab Toss).
  • Formerly, the name of the activity NPC in Lion's Arch varied with the activity.
  • Only the daily activity that is on rotation for the day counts towards the Daily Activity Participation.
  • If you are in an activity when the day swaps you can finish the game, but upon completion you are kicked to whatever map you were in prior.


  • Before launch, ArenaNet suggested that they had plans for as many as 30 activities or mini-games, but only a few have been implemented. Previously mentioned ideas include: Archery/Target Range.[2], Bar Brawl, Polymock, Smash 'Em Up.[3], and an unknown activity that involves shooting mini golems that explode. [4] With the introduction of Heart of Thorns, some of these ideas seem to be have been implemented in the Adventures that players have access to upon completing various events or reaching areas in the Heart of Maguuma.


  1. ^ Festival of the Four Winds 2023 Begins Today,
    "Both Labyrinthine Cliffs and the Crown Pavilion are accessible to players of any level. Even if you’re brand new to the game, you can easily take part in all the activities! Read on for a quick rundown of the activities you can participate in during this festival and the rewards you can earn."
  2. ^ Guild Wars 2 Interview, Game Reactor
  3. ^ Nine GW2 Follow Up Questions with Eric Flannum, ArenaNet Blog
  4. ^ Eurogamer 2011 video gameplay, Colin Johanson