Map completion

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Example reward screen of map completion.

Map completion is the optional activity of visiting all points of interest, vistas, waypoints and completing all renown hearts and hero challenges within a given open world zone. After a zone has been completed, the character receives a bonus chest reward and a mail pertaining to the accomplishment, except for the city maps.

Completing all zones within a certain area like Central Tyria, Heart of Maguuma, Elona, or Cantha is tied to specific achievements and rewards, mostly related to crafting legendary weapons. Additionally, completing all zones in the five regions of Central Tyria — Ascalon, Kryta, Shiverpeak Mountains, Maguuma Jungle, and Ruins of Orr grants world completion rewards and Hero.png Been There, Done That achievement.

It is possible to complete most maps without uncovering all of their areas (those are tracked by the regional Explorer achievements); for example, finding most jumping puzzles in a zone is not required, since these are in secluded areas without any map objectives to discover. If area is completed while in an instance, such as a home instance, the accomplishment will display the next time the character re-enters the area. For zones with repeatable Renown Hearts, a single completion of the heart is sufficient to count for the map completion. The rewards for city maps are limited to the standard amount of experience and a single Transmutation Charge.

The legend at the top left corner of the map shows the remaining objectives for the world completion (in Central Tyria zones) and the completion of the current zone. Moving the mouse pointer over each entry in the legend will highlight the remaining objectives in the revealed areas, making them much easier to find. Hovering the mouse over the zone name will similarly display a popup with the zone's completion percentage and objectives.


Map and world completion information is individual for each character in the account. The Character selection screen displays the percentage world completion for each character. Both the world completion and zone completion for the current character are displayed using the world map (M key). These both include a progress bar displaying the percentage completed. Hovering the mouse over the zone name will display a popup with the zone's completion percentage, unless a new waypoint or point of interest was added since the last visit. These displays may include:

There are account-wide achievements related to map completion, which may be displayed in the Hero panel with the tab Achievements → General → Explorer. They are each worth a total of 25 (Achievement points) Achievement Points.

Another account-wide achievement for world completion may be displayed in the Hero panel with the tab Achievements → General → Hero. it is worth a total of 20 (Achievement points) Achievement Points and awards the title "Been there. Done that."

Usually, the icon of 100% completion Map Explored 100%.png for any completed map is shown on the loading screen near the map name. However, on the first loading screen, when the selected character enters the game world, this icon is missed.


Explorable zones[edit]

Rewards for completion of explorable zones scale up to the top level of that zone. For example, the map completion of Fireheart Rise can give rewards up to level 70. In addition, the rarity of the items received scale with the level of that zone, from Masterwork to Rare to Exotic.

The experience reward is based on the character's level at the time of map completion regardless of when the chest is opened.

Reward rarity and tier per zone
Southsun Cove


World completion[edit]

All zones required for World completion.
World completion progress visible from Map. Shows after reaching level 15.

World completion of Central Tyria zones is tied to both account-wide Hero.png Been There, Done That achievement and the Gifts of Exploration, items earned individually by each character. Gifts of Exploration are used for crafting the first generation legendary weapons.

World completion requires map-completing all the following zones:

Zone Region Level Complete heart (map icon).png Hero point.png Waypoint (map icon).png Vista (map icon).png Point of interest (map icon).png
Black Citadel Ascalon - - - 12 5 17
Divinity's Reach Kryta - - - 13 6 21
Hoelbrak Shiverpeak Mountains - - - 14 5 24
Rata Sum Maguuma Jungle - - - 9 5 19
The Grove Maguuma Jungle - - - 4 6 19
Lion's Arch Kryta - - - 13 11 26
Chantry of Secrets Kryta - - - - - 1
Plains of Ashford Ascalon 1-15 18 6 18 10 17
Queensdale Kryta 1-15 17 7 16 9 21
Caledon Forest Maguuma Jungle 1-15 19 7 18 8 20
Metrica Province Maguuma Jungle 1-15 16 8 16 9 23
Wayfarer Foothills Shiverpeak Mountains 1-15 15 8 17 10 20
Diessa Plateau Ascalon 15-25 15 8 19 10 17
Kessex Hills Kryta 15-25 14 5 16 9 20
Brisban Wildlands Maguuma Jungle 15-25 16 8 13 7 20
Snowden Drifts Shiverpeak Mountains 15-25 13 6 19 6 11
Gendarran Fields Kryta 25-35 11 7 22 8 17
Lornar's Pass Shiverpeak Mountains 25-40 15 9 17 10 43
Fields of Ruin Ascalon 30-40 13 5 17 6 20
Harathi Hinterlands Kryta 35-45 11 6 15 8 15
Blazeridge Steppes Ascalon 40-50 15 5 18 5 10
Dredgehaunt Cliffs Shiverpeak Mountains 40-50 11 6 18 8 24
Bloodtide Coast Kryta 45-55 13 6 15 7 18
Iron Marches Ascalon 50-60 13 6 14 8 14
Timberline Falls Shiverpeak Mountains 50-60 11 5 19 6 13
Sparkfly Fen Maguuma Jungle 55-65 13 6 17 5 20
Fireheart Rise Ascalon 60-70 12 7 18 8 16
Mount Maelstrom Maguuma Jungle 60-70 11 7 17 7 32
Straits of Devastation Ruins of Orr 70-75 - 12 20 6 30
Frostgorge Sound Shiverpeak Mountains 70-80 11 7 16 8 20
Malchor's Leap Ruins of Orr 75-80 - 15 13 5 37
Cursed Shore Ruins of Orr 80 - 17 13 5 28
Total - - 303 189 486 226 653

The following areas do not count towards world completion:


Reward window for world completion

Upon completing the last map required for world completion, a world completion icon will pop up next to the chest icon. In addition to the regular rewards for completion of the last map, players will receive:

  • Some players reported that they did not receive the reward when they obtained the world completion achievement. For some, revisiting the Chantry of Secrets resolved the issue. A few were able to work around the issue by revisiting every map on the required list. Another fix is to go through the Asura gate in Lion's Arch to Black Citadel. If you encounter this issue and are not able to fix it on your own, you will have to contact ArenaNet support.
  • If a character has attained map completion for a zone, and that zone, at a later date, has new items added, those new items need to be discovered in order to unlock the achievement, but not in order to get the world completion reward chest.

Commonly missed areas[edit]

Undiscovered area shown on mini-map.
Undiscovered area shown on main screen.

All of the locations listed here contain map completion objectives – see the related section on the Explorer article for commonly missed areas with no objectives that don't contribute towards map completion.

If an area has been missed on a map, that area will be marked on both the main screen and the minimap with Undiscovered area icon. Both areas have a fog of war, and are associated with an indicator. For the mini-map: if the undiscovered area is outside the player's mini-map visibility, the indicator will show at the edge of the mini-map, in the required direction of travel. For the full screen map: the undiscovered area information is located in the top right of the screen, above the Story and tracked Achievements.

Heart of Maguuma

Heart of Maguuma maps do not count for world completion, but map completion is needed for some achievements and crafting recipes.

Area objectives added since launch[edit]

If waypoints or points of interest have been added since you completed a map, you may need to revisit the maps and discover them to achieve world completion.

Zone Location Release
Caledon Forest Complete heart (map icon).png Help Delilah keep the farmer's fields safe (2) 2014-09-09 (September 2014 Feature Pack)
Brisban Wildlands Waypoint (map icon).png Proxemics Lab Waypoint 2013-02-26 (Flame and Frost: The Gathering Storm)
Brisban Wildlands Point of interest (map icon).png Tangle Root Outpost 2014-07-01 (Gates of Maguuma)
Divinity's Reach Point of interest (map icon).png The Dead End 2013-06-11 (Dragon Bash)
Gendarran Fields Point of interest (map icon).png Second Aetherblade Site 2013-06-25 (Sky Pirates of Tyria)
Kessex Hills Point of interest (map icon).png Thunder Ridge Camp 2014-10-21 (Blood and Madness)
Kessex Hills Point of interest (map icon).png Tower of Nightmares 2013-10-29 (Tower of Nightmares)
Lion's Arch Point of interest (map icon).png Wreckage of the Breachmaker 2014-02-18 (Escape from Lion's Arch)
Lornar's Pass Point of interest (map icon).png Marionette's Landing 2014-01-21 (The Origins of Madness)
Lornar's Pass Waypoint (map icon).png False River Waypoint 2014-01-21 (The Origins of Madness)
Plains of Ashford Complete heart (map icon).png Help Tolona Ironrustler with her farm (2) 2014-09-09 (September 2014 Feature Pack)
Plains of Ashford Waypoint (map icon).png Langmar Estate Waypoint 2013-02-26 (Flame and Frost: The Gathering Storm)
Plains of Ashford Complete heart (map icon).png Rid the training area of pests (3) 2014-09-09 (September 2014 Feature Pack)
Snowden Drifts Waypoint (map icon).png Angvar's Trove Waypoint 2013-05-28 (Last Stand at Southsun)
Wayfarer Foothills Point of interest (map icon).png Rugnar's Steading 2013-03-26 (Flame and Frost: The Razing)
Lion's Arch Point of interest (map icon).png Captain Kiel's Office 2017-08-09

See also[edit]


  • During beta testing, the coin reward for fully exploring a city was comparable to completing a zone. After release, city completion rewarded Copper coin, but that was removed as part of the 25 September 2012 update.
  • Map completion in WvW maps was removed as a world completion requirement with the March 16, 2015 update.
  • This accomplishment was previously tracked by the Map Completion Medal on Account Medals (which have been removed) and is currently tracked by the Been There, Done That achievement and the World Completion progress bar when you view the map.
  • Characters under level 80 became unable to earn keys from completing Living World Season 3, 4 and Icebrood Saga maps as part of the May 14, 2019 game update.
  • Characters under level 80 became unable to earn keys from completing all level 80 maps as part of the May 25th, 2021 game update.