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Bitterfrost Frontier

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Bitterfrost Frontier

4Complete heart (map icon).png 2Waypoint (tango icon).png 13Point of interest.png 5Vista.png

Bitterfrost Frontier map.jpg
Map of Bitterfrost Frontier

Levels
80
Type
Zone
Region
Shiverpeak Mountains
Connects to
Frostgorge Sound (SW)
Pets
None
API
API

Bitterfrost Frontier loading screen.jpg
Loading screen

Bitterfrost Frontier is a zone in the Shiverpeak Mountains. It is a frozen and desolate ice plain with a strong presence by icebrood, minions of Jormag. They are held back by the combined forces of kodan and quaggans of the Sorrow's Eclipse Sanctuary, with occasional support from a local grawl tribe. These kodan have been blessed with the spirit of fire, and will teach visitors about Koda's Flame, its legacy and how to wield it as a weapon.

Getting there[edit]

Map resources[edit]

  • Unbound Magic.png Unbound Magic is found throughout the map and is dropped by various enemies and events.
  • Fresh Winterberry.png Fresh Winterberry can be gathered from Winterberry Bush nodes throughout the map and as event rewards.
  • Skill.png Icebound Chest spawns at various locations after every successful meta, including several permanent once per day per character nodes

Completion rewards[edit]

Locations[edit]

Area Effective
level
Area objectives
Black Ice Pass 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Koda's Welcome Waypoint
Blizzard Basin 80
Brakbrak Ice Snarl 80
Complete heart (map icon).png Keep the grawl busy so they don't turn to Jormag
Point of interest.png Chokocooka's Throne
Point of interest.png Hollow Bone Den
Vista.png Chokocooka's Throne Vista
Dragon's Teeth Hot Springs 80
Complete heart (map icon).png Help the quaggan farmers harvest food
Point of interest.png Blister Cauldron
Point of interest.png Whorl Lagoon
Vista.png Dragon's Teeth Hot Springs Vista
Griffon Old Growth 80
Complete heart (map icon).png Help protect the endangered snow griffons
Point of interest.png Joyless Falls
Point of interest.png Maw of Corruption
Point of interest.png The Titan Tree
Vista.png Joyless Falls Vista
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Bitterfrost Frontier Insight: Griffin Old Growth
Hailstone Floe 80
Point of interest.png Judgment Pass
Sorrow's Eclipse Sanctuary 80
Waypoint (tango icon).png Sorrow's Eclipse Waypoint
Point of interest.png Gooloopa Deeps
Vista.png Sorrow's Eclipse Vista
The Bitter Cold 80
Point of interest.png Lockflow Ice Fall
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Bitterfrost Frontier Insight: The Bitter Cold
A Crack in the Ice.png A Crack in the Ice: Dive Master: Cold FeetFind and use a diving location in The Bitter Cold. (1Achievement points)
The Svanir Hive 80
Complete heart (map icon).png Disrupt the Svanir
Point of interest.png Dragon's Eye View
Vista.png The Svanir Hive Vista
Mastery point (Heart of Thorns).png Bitterfrost Frontier Insight: The Svanir Hive
Wayward Cave 80
Point of interest.png Ice Vein Cavern
Point of interest.png Black Cavern Junction

Interactive map[edit]

Events[edit]

Beacons of Koda
Other events

Crafting resources[edit]

Resource nodes
Mine resource (map icon).png Mithril Ore/Rich Mithril Vein
Mine resource (map icon).png Orichalcum Ore
Wood resource (map icon).png Ancient Sapling
Wood resource (map icon).png Cypress Sapling
Plant resource (map icon).png Coral
Plant resource (map icon).png Fresh Winterberry
Plant resource (map icon).png Leeks
Plant resource (map icon).png Verdant Herbs
Plant resource (map icon).png Winter Root Vegetables
Recipes
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Winterberry Pie from Farmer Simooba at Dragon's Teeth Hot Springs
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Steak with Winterberry Sauce from Farmer Simooba at Dragon's Teeth Hot Springs
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Winterberry Seaweed Salad from Farmer Simooba at Dragon's Teeth Hot Springs
Chef tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Winterberry Sorbet from Farmer Simooba at Dragon's Teeth Hot Springs
Tailor tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Gossamer Stuffing from Slooshoo at Sorrow's Eclipse Sanctuary
Huntsman tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Dragon Hatchling Doll Frame from Slooshoo at Sorrow's Eclipse Sanctuary
Leatherworker tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Dragon Hatchling Doll Hide from Slooshoo at Sorrow's Eclipse Sanctuary
Artificer tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Dragon Hatchling Doll Eyes from Slooshoo at Sorrow's Eclipse Sanctuary
Jeweler tango icon 20px.png Recipe: Dragon Hatchling Doll Adornments from Slooshoo at Sorrow's Eclipse Sanctuary

Notes[edit]

  • Bitterfrost Frontier is part of the Shiverpeak Mountains, and counts towards mining, logging, or harvesting, daily achievements in that region.
  • This map is part of the Daily Living World Season 3 achievement group. Every 6 days, extra achievements will reward additional currencies and experience.
  • Since Bitterfrost Frontier was released as part of Living World Season 3, experience earned here will go towards Heart of Maguuma masteries.
  • The zone's renown hearts have their progress reset daily.
  • Unlike other open world zones, Bitterfrost Frontier's day-night cycle is tied to the Beacons of Koda meta event.
    • Specifically, the cycle will start at dawn (5 AM Tyrian Time) at normal rate until “Storm arrives in” some time after 1 PM1 . The time will then skip to 8 PM and progresses until the bar is full (Refer to Beacons of Koda for approximate length of time for both “Storm arrives in” and “Jormag’s Fury”)
      • 1 "Storm Arrives in" used to occur at exactly 1 PM but the times are no longer fixed. It has been observed to occur anywhere from 1 PM to past 2:30 PM
    • Jormag’s Fury will begin next and the time will now skip to 9 PM; remaining frozen until Defeat Jormag's Champion is over.
    • After all of Jormag's Champions are killed, the time will skip to 5 AM and the cycle will repeat.
    • Consequently, the day-night cycle in Bitterfrost will not be synchronized with the rest of Tyria.
  • Chests in the Bitter Cold give roughly double the loot of other Icebound Chests, and are lootable once per day, per character.
  • Orbs of Unbound Magic found in the trees and underwater, used to spawn on a rotation basis with variable numbers. All the orbs now spawn daily as permanent nodes.

See Also[edit]