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This article is about zone portals. For other uses, see Portal.
A portal is a specific place which marks the end of a map, allowing access to another map.
Instanced areas are usually not entered through portals, but by interacting with an object.
- A red circle with a slash through it, , that a portal is closed, locked or otherwise out-of-service.
- Most portals are permanent, but some are temporary, and will dissipate after some defined duration. An example of this would be the Mysterious Portal in Dierdre's Steps.
- In most beta builds, ArenaNet restricted players to certain zones by disabling the portals leading out of those zones; this was indicated by a red symbol over the portal.