New Account Achievement Rewards Incoming

by Matt Wuerffel on July 3, 2013

Hi folks! I’m Matt Wuerffel, one of the game designers here at ArenaNet. I wanted to take a little time to update you all on some upcoming changes to the achievements system in Guild Wars 2.

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New Rewards

In the upcoming release, we’re adding a reward structure to achievement points. As you complete achievements and increase your achievement score, you’ll unlock new, exclusive rewards for your account. Don’t worry – the system is retroactive! Every point that you’ve earned while adventuring across Tyria will count towards exciting rewards, including:

  • Exclusive armor and weapon skin unlocks – including Radiant armor, Hellfire armor, and the Zenith weapon set.
  • Permanent account bonuses—permanent boosts to Magic Find, experience from kills, karma gain, and more. Earn achievement points on any character and get rewards for all of your characters.
  • Currencies – gold, gems, karma, and laurels.
  • PvP Rewards—skins and glory boosters.
  • WvW Rewards—use Badges of Honor and siege blueprints to help push your server to victory.
  • Utility Items—Instant Repair Canisters, Revive Orbs, powerful boosters, and more.
  • Unique Titles—show off your dedication to your fellow players.

Play the way you want and earn powerful rewards as you do so!

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New User Interface

In addition to the new reward structure, we’ve revamped the achievements panel UI to make it easier than ever to dig into the achievements system. There are some big changes:

  • Summary page—This page gives you quick access to all of the achievement skins you’ve unlocked, achievements you’ve recently completed, and your account bonuses.
  • Details page—Use this page to drill down into individual achievements to find detailed objectives, point breakdowns, and other useful information like suggested locations and potential rewards.
  • Watch list—Track up to 20 specific achievements in the Watch List panel and display the top six in the HUD.
  • Category grouping—Achievement categories are now organized into groups to allow faster navigation and easier access to the information you want.

We’ll continue to work on improving systems and rewards across the entire game, and we’re excited for what lies ahead! Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you in Tyria!