Challenge Mote

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A red Challenge Mote found in Forging Steel and Sunqua Peak.

Challenge Motes are small interactive objects in a form of will-o'-wisps, which, when interacted with, allow the player to acivate and acquire challenge achievements during Living World story instances, Fractals of the Mists dungeon, Convergences, Strike Missions, and Raids.

In Living World instances, players can interact with a Challenge Mote to retry the event for achievements. In Raids, Fractals, Strike Missions, and Convergences, Challenge Motes are used to activate a higher difficulty Challenge Mode or Legendary Challenge Mode version of an event or instance.

List of challenges[edit]


Living World Season 2
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

Fractals of the Mists[edit]



  1. Extra difficult 'Title achievement' is only available with the Challenge Mote active, effectively presenting a third level of difficulty above normal and challenge mode (see End of Dragons (achievements).png End of Dragons).


In Forging Steel
In warfare, many events and possibilities exist. You may add to your burden in hopes of recognition.
Challenges must be finalized before the Steel Warband leaves camp.
Talk more option tango.png Letting the devourer tank become badly damaged fails the mission. (Activates Mission Challenge: Tank Escort)
Talk more option tango.png Your enemies are greatly empowered.(Activates Mission Challenge: Powerful Foes)
Talk more option tango.png Your final adversary is greatly toughened.(Activates Mission Challenge: Final Boss)
Talk more option tango.png Your enemies are far more numerous.(Activates Mission Challenge: Horde of Foes)
Ferocity Turn on every challenge!
Charisma Turn off every challenge.
Talk end option tango.png This seems fine.

(Green Arrows will become Checkmarks when a challenge is selected.)

Strike Missions[edit]

The thrill of the challenge calls to you.
Talk more option tango.png Accept the challenge and activate Challenge Mode.
Talk end option tango.png Let's go.

In Fractals of the Mists[edit]

To unlock Fractal Challenge Motes, you must complete all achievements within each Fractal. This unlocks the Harbinger of Woe, who presents the following dialog options in each Fractal.
Nightmare, Shattered Observatory and Silent Surf
Your mind is inundated with dread as you approach the figure. Its body seems to radiate with hatred and despair.
Talk more option tango.png Accept the harbinger's challenge.
Talk end option tango.png Tremble in fear and back away.
Sunqua Peak
Even now, you beg for more. Your thirst for pain is... undeniable. Come then, take my challenge. Prove to me once more that you are the hero this realm needs.
Talk more option tango.png Accept the harbinger's challenge.
Talk end option tango.png Tremble in fear and back away.
A voice whispers on the wind, daring you to test your mettle.
Talk more option tango.png Activate combat!
Activate Boss Challenge mode?
Talk ready option.png Let's go!
Talk end option tango.png I'm not ready for this.
Talk end option tango.png Leave.


Challenge mote for hard mode.
Talk question mark option.png Activate the challenge mote.


The Challenge Mote might sometimes be invisible if a miniature is present in the instance. A workaround that works sometimes is to hide all miniatures, and then re-enter the instance.
  • For the purpose of fractal challenge motes, players that are not present to receive the Achievement effect.png Challenge Mote Activated! effect when challenge mode is instigated will not receive achievement credit for killing the boss.
  • Usually abbreviated in LFG as "CM", e.g. "Nightmare 98 CM" for "Fractal level 98, Challenge Mote."
  • All challenge motes for Echoes of the Past allow retry of the boss (and achievement) after it is defeated.
  • Fractal challenges for the Legendary Backpacks all reduce healing for the final boss fight by 80%.

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