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The loading screen is displayed while Guild Wars loads the location you are about to enter; this may include locations needed for cutscenes.

All towns, outposts and explorables in a greater region typically have the same loading screen. They also share the smaller image that is found on the character selection screen behind the heads of your characters, and they have the same type of signpost at any portal leading into them. These regions match up somewhat with the areas where certain keys and their corresponding chests appear, the Quest Log sections, and the areas where certain bounties can be had.

The loading screens for missions are generally unique to the mission, being in-game views of a specific spot within the mission. The missions that use the loading screen of their region should be noted below.

The loading screens for Guild Halls correspond to their environments from the respective campaigns (with some exceptions).

The list of arenas and PvP maps is incomplete; please help.

Core (Locations)[edit | edit source]

The Battle Isles.jpg Battle Isles.png

The Battle Isles[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by all locations in The Battle Isles (except for Heroes' Ascent, which is part of The Mists).

CityIcon sml.png Town: Great Temple of Balthazar

The Underworld loading screen.jpg Underworld-CSS.png

The Mists[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is used by locations that are part of The Mists, which currently only includes the Heroes' Ascent arena and The Underworld explorable area. The Fissure of Woe, although located in The Mists, uses the loading screen for The Ring Of Fire Islands.


Guild Wars Prophecies Guild Wars Prophecies (Locations)[edit | edit source]

Pre-Searing Ascalon Loading Screen.jpg Pre-Searing-CSS.png

Pre-Searing Ascalon[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in Pre-Searing Ascalon.

Ascalon loading screen.jpg Ascalon-CSS.png

Ascalon[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in the Post-Searing Ascalon. This region neighbors with Shiverpeak Mountains West of Ascalon Foothills.

CityIcon sml.png Town: Ascalon City

ArenaIcon sml.png Arena: Ascalon Arena

ArenaIcon sml.png Map: Heroes' Crypt

Northern Shiverpeaks loading screen.jpg Shiverpeaks-CSS.png

Shiverpeak Mountains[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in the Northern and Southern Shiverpeaks. This region neighbors with Ascalon East of Traveler's Vale, Kryta West of Griffon's Mouth, and extends as far as Witman's Folly in the South.

CityIcon sml.png Town: Droknar's Forge

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Guild Hall: Frozen Isle

ArenaIcon sml.png Arena: Shiverpeak Arena

Kryta loading screen.jpg Kryta-CSS.png

Kryta[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in Kryta. This region neighbors with Shiverpeak Mountains East of Scoundrel's Rise, Maguuma Jungle West of Majesty's Rest, and includes Riverside Province and Sanctum Cay mission outposts in the South.

CityIcon sml.png Town: Lion's Arch

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Guild Halls: Warrior's Isle, Hunter's Isle, Wizard's Isle, Isle of Meditation, Isle of Wurms

ArenaIcon sml.png Map: D'Alessio Arena

Training Arenas loading screen.jpg Maguuma-CSS.png

Maguuma Jungle[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in the Maguuma Jungle. This region neighbors with Kryta East of the Sage Lands.

CityIcon sml.png Town: Henge of Denravi

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Guild Hall: Druid's Isle

ArenaIcon sml.png Maps: Training Arenas, Fort Koga

Crystal Desert loading screen.jpg Crystal Desert-CSS.png

Crystal Desert[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in the Crystal Desert. It includes the Tomb of the Primeval Kings and The Dragon's Lair mission outpost.

CityIcon sml.png Town: The Amnoon Oasis

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Guild Hall: Nomad's Isle

Ring of Fire loading screen.jpg Ring of Fire-CSS.png

Ring of Fire Islands [edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in the Ring of Fire Islands. It is also used by a core explorable area, The Fissure of Woe.

CityIcon sml.png Town: none

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Guild Halls: Isle of the Dead, Burning Isle

ArenaIcon sml.png Map: Amnoon Arena


Guild Wars Factions Guild Wars Factions (Locations)[edit | edit source]

Shing Jea loading screen.jpg Shing Jea-CSS.png

Shing Jea[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas on the Shing Jea Island.

FactionsTownIcon sml.png Town: Shing Jea Monastery

FactionsArenaIcon sml.png Arena: Shing Jea Arena

Kaineng loading screen.jpg Kaineng-CSS.png

Kaineng City[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in Kaineng City. It extends as far South as Pongmei Valley.

FactionsTownIcon sml.png Town: Kaineng Center

FactionsCoopMissionIcon sml.png Mission: Vizunah Square - both for Foreign and Local Quarters

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Guild Hall: Imperial Isle

Echowald loading screen.jpg Echovald-CSS.png

Echovald Forest[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in the Echovald Forest. This region neighbors Kaineng City North of Tanglewood Copse and the Jade Sea East of Unwaking Waters.

FactionsTownIcon sml.png Town: House zu Heltzer

FactionsChallengeMissionIcon sml.png Elite Mission: Urgoz's Warren

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Guild Hall: Isle of Weeping Stone

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Alliance Battle map: Grenz Frontier

Jade Sea loading screen.jpg Jade Sea-CSS.png

The Jade Sea[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in the Jade Sea. This region neighbors Kaineng City North of Boreas Seabed and Echovald Forest West of the Harvest Temple.

FactionsTownIcon sml.png Town: Cavalon

FactionsChallengeMissionIcon sml.png Elite Mission: The Deep

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Guild Hall: Isle of Jade

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Alliance Battle map: Etnaran Keys


Guild Wars Nightfall Guild Wars Nightfall (Locations)[edit | edit source]

Istan loading screen.jpg Istan-CSS.png

Istan[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas on the Island of Istan. However, it excludes the Consulate Docks.

NightfallTownIcon sml.png Town: Kamadan, Jewel of Istan

NightfallArenaIcon sml.png Arena: Sunspear Arena

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Guild Hall: Uncharted Isle

Kourna loading screen.jpg Kourna-CSS.png

Kourna[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in Kourna. It is also used by the Consulate Docks. This region neighbors Vabbi North of Wehhan Terraces and The Desolation North of Turai's Procession.

NightfallTownIcon sml.png Town: Sunspear Sanctuary

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Guild Hall: Isle of Solitude

Vabbi loading screen.jpg Vabbi-CSS.png

Vabbi[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in Vabbi. This region neighbors Kourna South of Yatendi Canyons and The Desolation West of Basalt Grotto.

NightfallTownIcon sml.png Town: The Kodash Bazaar

Desolation loading screen.jpg Desolation-CSS.png

The Desolation[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in the Desolation. This region neighbors Kourna South of the Gate of Desolation and Vabbi East of Joko's Domain.

NightfallTownIcon sml.png Town: none

Torment loading screen.jpg Realm of Torment-CSS.png

Realm of Torment[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in the Realm of Torment.

TormentTownIcon sml.png Town: Gate of Torment

NightfallEliteMissionIcon sml.png Elite Mission: Gate of Anguish

GuildHallIcon sml.gif Guild Hall: Corrupted Isle


Guild Wars Eye of the North Guild Wars Eye of the North (Locations)[edit | edit source]

Far Shiverpeaks Loading Screen.jpg Far Shiverpeaks-CSS.png

Far Shiverpeaks[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas in the Far Shiverpeaks. This region neighbors the Charr Homelands East of Longeye's Ledge and Tarnished Coast West of Varajar Fells. The explorable areas here offer bounties for Norn reputation points.

CityIcon sml.png Town: Gunnar's Hold

Depths of Tyria loading screen.jpg Depths of Tyria-CSS.png

Depths of Tyria[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by the Central Transfer Chamber, Battledepths, and all eighteen dungeons around the Eye of the North. The explorable areas here offer bounties for Dwarven reputation points.

CityIcon sml.png Town: none

Tarnished Coast.jpg Tarnished Coast-CSS.png

Tarnished Coast[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by outposts and explorable areas around the Tarnished Coast. The Tarnished Coast itself is located South of the Maguuma Jungle and contains the main town, Rata Sum. Across the Sea of Sorrows is a smaller coastal area, the Sparkfly Swamp, located West of the Southern Shiverpeaks. Far to the North is the Verdant Cascades, bordering on Varajar Fells of the Far Shiverpeaks region. The explorable areas here offer bounties for Asura reputation points.

CityIcon sml.png Town: Rata Sum

Charr Homelands loading screen.jpg Charr Homelands-CSS.png

Charr Homelands[edit | edit source]

This loading screen is shared by Doomlore Shrine and three explorable areas in the Charr Homelands. This region neighbors the Far Shiverpeaks West of Grothmar Wardowns. The explorable areas here offer bounties for Vanguard reputation points.

CityIcon sml.png Town: Doomlore Shrine

Notes[edit | edit source]

The following loading screens are included among the concept art released with the Fansite kit:

  • Battle Isles - pvp loading screen.jpg (1680x1050, 324 kB)
  • Shiverpeak Mountains - modified Guild Wars Concept Art 10.jpg (685x1024, 123 kB)
  • Maguuma Jungle - modified Guild Wars Concept Art 11.jpg (570x1024, 228 kB)
  • Kryta - modified Guild Wars Concept Art 22.jpg (685x1024, 225 kB)
  • Shing Jea - Concept 05.jpg (2553x1708, 3MB)
  • Istan - deltatemple.jpg (1530x1000, 838 kB)
  • Kourna - mudhuts1.jpg (1530x1000, 863 kB)
  • Vabbi - floatingmosque2.jpg (1531x1000, 923 kB)
  • Far Shiverpeaks - nornarch.jpg (1680x1050, 1.2 MB)
  • Charr Homelands - steppe1b.jpg (1680x1050, 589 kB)

On guildwars.com, the following file is available:

  • Depths of Tyria - concept-032-lrg.jpg (1024x682, 193 kB)