Current Events

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Current Events is an achievement category for achievements occurring in the present time of Tyria.

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Current Events (Side Stories)
Total achievements: 12 85Achievement points


Awakening Threat[edit]

Awakening Threat

Complete a single Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the invading Awakened (30) event within the series of events that occur each hour.

Portal Breaker

Complete the series of Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the invading Awakened (30) events in any map. You will likely need to complete most, if not the entire series of events to get credit. Completing one or two in the series will likely not get you credit, you must complete multiple events during an invasion.

This achievement can be repeated, with a cap of 30 achievement points (or 10 completions).

Zone Defense

Complete the Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the invading Awakened (30) events in each of the maps: Queensdale, Gendarran Fields, Wayfarer Foothills, Plains of Ashford, Metrica Province, and Caledon Forest.

Portal Peacemaker

After completing one of the invasions, you will receive a mail from Mechanist Ninn asking to meet you in your Home instance (any of them will do, even if it's not your race's). He'll ask you to retrieve 50 Mithril Ingots, 3 Charged Quartz Crystals, a Resonance Tuner, an Etheric Tank, and a Gate Alchemeter. You can also speak to him about some background on the portals.

Gather the materials and collect the three items.

  • Resonance Tuner - Speak to Glaxx at Waypoint (tango icon).png Ulta Metamagicals Waypoint. He should send you north to Enrav Exploration Post and you can retrieve it from the Asura Device Container there.
  • Etheric Tank - Speak to Danka in the asura lab at Waypoint (tango icon).png Valance Tutory Waypoint. She will sell you the Etheric Tank for Gold coin.
  • Gate Alchemeter - Speak to Gate Operator Stebben at the Asura Gate in Stronghold of Ebonhawke (closest waypoint: Waypoint (tango icon).png Hawkgates Waypoint). You should be sent into Last Stand Shelter to retrieve it from the Asura Device Container in the back of the cave.

Return to Ninn with all the items and talk to him to hand them over. He will ask for a day to build the device for you (daily reset). (Note: If your character is an Engineer, an Asura, or a Charr with the Iron Legion biography selected, you will have the opportunity to help him build the device, in which case you receive it immediately instead of waiting for daily reset).

Once finished, Ninn will give you the Phasic Distortion Reader.

Reawakening Threat[edit]

Reawakening Threat

Destroy a remnant Awakened champion. Can be achieved by successfully repelling an invasion and killing one of the champions coming out of the portal during Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the invading Awakened (30).

Lost Invasion

You need to successfully complete Event star (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the invading Awakened (30) in Southsun Cove and stay for the whole invasion. See the schedule of invasions.

Lost in Transit
Primary article: Lost in Transit

After completing Lost Invasion and talking to Mechanist Ninn after completing the Phasic Distortion Reader (dialogue starting with "<Character profession> <Character name>, have you noticed any unusual reading on the detection device?"), you will be able to interact with the six objects found throughout Southsun Cove (see main article).

Awakened Aftereffects

After completing Lost in Transit, you will obtain Unusual Debris. Bring Unusual Debris to Ninn.

The following reset, return to Ninn and either talk to him for the short version of his report, or interact with the nearby Datapad for the long version.

Survey on Subjects of Importance

Go to Pearl Islet Waypoint (tango icon).png Pearl Islet Waypoint and to the north of the bridge and talk to Achelle and answer the questionnaire.

Roller Beetle Racing[edit]

Survey on Subjects of Importance 2

From the Waypoint (tango icon).png Nageling Waypoint (located in Diessa Plateau) head southeast and talk to Achelle and answer the questionnaire.

Rift Stalkers[edit]

Rift Striker

Every 10 minutes a Rift appears in seven zones across Tyria:

  • Iron Marches
  • Brisban Wildlands
  • Dredgehaunt Cliffs
  • Diessa Plateau
  • Snowden Drifts
  • Kessex Hills
  • Lornar's Pass

Break the Rift's shield by standing in the spot where the shard projectiles will land to catch them, and then use them next to the shield. After four shards have been used, the shield goes down and you can walk up to the rift and enter to travel to a Mists Rift.

Inside you will need to fight a Champion Riftstalker, using a similar strategy as the Rift in the previous event. There's also a waypoint for reviving, and a small Rift near the waypoint for leaving. After it is dead, the rift will begin to collapse starting at the center. In one of the corners of the map (it changes every fight), there will be a small jumping path to a second rift. Using this Rift will let you leave and give you one of seven lost items.

Do this 10 times to get this achievement.

Helpful Hero

By using the second exit, you recover a lost item and get transported to one of the 7 maps above, next to a NPC that has lost something in the rift that you just recovered. Note: the item will be sitting next to the exit rift, so you can see what you're about to get. The item is only visible in the collection, it is not a real item in your inventory. Give them the item you just received to progress the achievement. Retrieve and return all 7 items to complete the achievement.

The exit point is the same for everyone and cycles through the list every 10 minutes. The map you entered the rift from does not determine your exit point, only the previous exit point. You cannot choose your item by which rift you enter, only the time you enter.


  • This achievement category was added in the May 3rd, 2016 update.
  • It was removed and split into the different categories of the new Side Stories group in the August 8, 2017 update.
  • After the split, the Current Events category was not present until the January 9, 2018 update.