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Ballooning Targets

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Ballooning Targets is a Prologue: Bound by Blood achievement within the Training Grounds in Grothmar Valley during the Event star (tango icon).png Shoot targets to demonstrate your marksmanship to the cubs (80) event.

Achievement[edit]

Ballooning Targets Prologue: Bound by Blood 3Achievement points
Shoot every target balloon in the target shooting event at least once.All right, hotshot—let's see what you've got. 1 of 25 Balloons Shot 1Achievement points
15 of 25 Balloons Shot 1Achievement points
25 of 25 Balloons Shot 1Achievement points

Walkthrough[edit]

A map of all target locations.

There is currently no way to know directly which targets have and have not been tagged towards this achievement, meaning you could be missing any one of the targets available, it is quite likely that if you're stuck on 23/25 or 24/25 that it is one of two or both of these commonly missed targets, one of which is heavily obscured by the Blood Keep wall (#5 in the table below) and the other which is often too far from the player to be shot (#24 in the table below).

Target #24 will often not be within range to be shot with the normal lock-on-style and may require you to take leading shots in an attempt to hit it, this will be far from guaranteed and may take more than one run to accomplish but it is doable.

If you're struggling to find many missing targets then try only aiming for targets in sets, such as only aiming for close range targets on your first time around then moving to the furthest targets, also keep in mind that targets you've already hit re-spawn fairly quickly so if your event lasts long enough you will cycle back around and potentially be hitting the same targets.

# Description Screenshot
1 When facing northwest, the closer (lower) one of the two circling targets. (The farther being #3.) Ballooning Targets 1-9, 25.jpg
2 When facing south-southwest from the center of the circle that #3 outlines, not far outside of the circle of #3, below it and #4 but above #1. Above the flower patch on top of the small rock wall behind the furthest not dragon target that the cubs shoot at. Ballooning Targets 1-9, 25.jpg
3 When facing northwest, the farther (higher) one of the two circling targets. (The closer being #1.) Ballooning Targets 1-9, 25.jpg
4 When facing northwest from the center of the circle that #3 outlines, below the circle of #3 but above the height of #1 and #2. Ballooning Targets 1-9, 25.jpg
5 Facing north towards the wall of The Blood Keep, in front of the window between two flags. Ballooning Targets 1.jpg
6 When facing north, looking above the walls of the blood keep in the sky, the target further left of the two targets moving up and down there. (The right one being #7.) Ballooning Targets 1-9, 25.jpg
7 When facing north, looking above the walls of the blood keep in the sky, the target further right of the two targets moving up and down there. (The left one being #6.) Ballooning Targets 1-9, 25.jpg
8 When facing west from the center of the circle that #9 outlines (looking downwards in the direction of the target dragon closest to the cubs), not far outside of the circle. Set against one of the towers making up the south-east exit of the Lower Blood Keep. Ballooning Targets 1-9, 25.jpg
9 When facing northeast, the farther (left, lower) one of the two circling targets. (The closer being #11.) Ballooning Targets 1-9, 25.jpg
10 When facing east-southeast from the center of the circle that #9 outlines (looking downwards in the direction of a small cliff side that's about half way in the direction of the center of the bridge), not far outside of the circle. Ballooning Targets 10-20.jpg
11 When facing northeast, the closer (right, higher) one of the two circling targets. (The farther being #9.) Ballooning Targets 10-20.jpg
12 When facing east-northeast, looking up into the sky, the target behind and to the left of target #14. (The left of the two targets in the east that move up and down.) Roughly above the nortwestern end of the little fahrar training place. Ballooning Targets 10-20.jpg
13 When facing east-northeast, looking up into the sky, the target situated furter away than but angularly between the two targets that move up and down (#14 and #16). Roughly above the northeastern end of the little fahrar training place. Ballooning Targets 10-20.jpg
14 When facing east-northeast, looking up into the sky, the target further left of the two targets moving up and down there. (The right one being #16.) Ballooning Targets 10-20.jpg
15 When facing east-northeast, looking up into the sky, the target behind and to the right of target #16. (The right of the two targets in the east that move up and down.) (Best seen (as apprently directly next to it then) when #16 is at its lowest possition.) Roughly above the southwestern end of the little fahrar training place. Ballooning Targets 10-20.jpg
16 When facing east-northeast, looking up into the sky, the target further right of the two targets moving up and down there. (The left one being #14.) Ballooning Targets 10-20.jpg
17 When facing southeast, further away than and farther above the top of a tall tree. Rather far above the height of #18 and #19. Ballooning Targets 10-20.jpg
18 When facing southeast, further away than but not far above the top of a tall tree. A bit above the height of #19. Ballooning Targets 10-20.jpg
19 When facing south-southeast, the farther (left, lower) one of the two circling targets. (The closer being #22.) Ballooning Targets 10-20.jpg
20 When facing south from the center of the circle that #19 outlines, a bit further outside of the circle. At the same height as the circle. Ballooning Targets 10-20.jpg
21 When facing south from the center of the circle that #22 outlines, a bit further outside of the circle. At the same height as the circle. Ballooning Targets 21-24.jpg
22 When facing south-southeast, the closer (right, higher) one of the two circling targets. (The farther being #19.) Ballooning Targets 21-24.jpg
23 When facing soutwest, close to the right side of the peak of a tall tree. Ballooning Targets 21-24.jpg
24 Facing west towards the wall of The Blood Keep, there is one archway on this side of the wall, the target floats at the same height as the archway but a small distance from the wall. Ballooning Targets 2.jpg
25 When facing south-southwest from the center of the circle that #1 outlines, close to the inside of the circle. Above the height of #1 and above the upper shooting range. Ballooning Targets 1-9, 25.jpg

Notes[edit]

  • The directions in which the circling targets rotate vary randomly between instances.
  • It is possible to place markers on the targets with a commander tag which in e.g. combination with a private squad could be used to keep track of targets.