Roller Beetle Racing

Author Notes

This latest side story has you racing around various core maps on the roller beetle mount. If you don't own this mount you can rent one from the vendor.

The races and tracks vary in difficulty, but if you want to become a master you will need to learn how to drift. Each map for contains a color coded reference. All the easy lines are marked in green, tricky and difficult areas are orange and red. These are the areas you should pay extra close attention to.

Table of Contents

  1. General
  2. Ace
  3. Competitor
  4. Racer

General

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement Guide Survey on Subjects of Importance 2
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Make your way to Noxin Dells in Diessa Plateau. If uncontested you can use [&BN0AAAA=] Nageling. Speak with Achelle who is standing near the Races Prizes vendor. Pick one of the answers to her survey and this will unlock.

This achievement appears in the current events tab of the achievement panel.

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Ace
Complete all the challenge-difficulty racing achievements to show your skill level.

To complete this you will need to beat the gold time on any race or adventure. Some of these times are extremely tight, so if you’re having trouble with the adventure, the laps on the races may be a little easier.

Complete the ace achievements in the following maps:

  • Snowden Drifts
  • Diessa Plateau
  • Gendarran Fields
  • Mount Maelstrom
  • Brisban Wildlands

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Racer
Complete all the normal-difficulty racing achievements to show your skill level.

Finishing this achievements requires you to complete all the standard Racer and Competitor achievements for each map.

Competitor requires 15 complete laps of the race or adventure. You can mix and match these to complete all 15. Just make sure that you finish each lap around the course. Resetting adventures doesn’t count.

The Racer achievements will unlock with a single lap of either race or adventure. Just progress this at your own pace.

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Rookie
Complete the roller beetle practice course in Kessex Hills within the time limit.

This isn’t so much a race but a small practice course located at Dominion Killing Zone in Kessex Hills. Accessible from [&BBMAAAA=] Overlake Haven to the south.

This little course is set up to practice drifting. Even though that’s the obvious intent of the design, it’s possible to achieve gold using just the boost.

Gold: 20 seconds
Silver: 30 seconds


Rolling Ace

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Ace: Ghostfire Run
Complete a lap of the roller beetle race in Diessa Plateau within the challenge time limit. (Race or Adventure)

Located just south east of [&BN0AAAA=] Nageling in Noxin Dells.

This map has a tight time to beat for gold, but it’s quite straight forward once you get to grips with the map. This map has all kinds of dangers from trees, logs and bushes to slow you down. There are a lot of open areas, but pay close attention to the highly wooded areas as it is extremely easy be slowed down by the various trees and brush.

Gold: 1 minute 45 seconds
Silver: 2 minutes 30 seconds

Difficulty: Medium

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Ace: Infernal Leap
Complete a lap of the roller beetle race in Mount Maelstrom within the challenge time limit. (Race or Adventure)

This race is located near The Stychs south east of [&BM8CAAA=] Avernan waypoint.

Unlike the other maps, this one several areas where you can make mistakes easily. Even though the difficulty is lower due to the forgiving time. There are still a lot of areas where you can get stuck, or even trapped. Take care when traveling through the tunnels, and watch out for the various rocks while traveling across open areas.

Gold: 1 minute 30 Seconds
Silver: 2 minutes

Difficulty: Medium

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Ace:Jormag’s Fang
Complete a lap of the roller beetle race in Snowden Drifts within the challenge time limit. (Race or Adventure)

Located south of Vitpeln Hills. Accessible from [&BLsAAAA=] Torstvedt Homestead.

Snowdens map is simple, fast and full of dangers. Even though the course is fairly easy, the time in which you need to complete it makes this extremely difficult. This is the shortest of all the courses but filled with a lot of obstacles.

If you want to finish this course within the allotted gold time, you will need to become a master at drifting through the trees.

Gold: 32 seconds
Silver: 45 Seconds

Difficulty: Very Hard

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Ace: Lakeside Loop
Complete a lap of the roller beetle race in Gendarran Fields within the challenge time limit. (Race or Adventure)

Located east of  [&BOQAAAA=] Proven Shore. This is a good race to start with. There are little to no major obstructions with the course being fairly easy to navigate. Take full advantage of using your boosts on all the flat areas throughout the map.

Gold: 1 minute 30 seconds
Silver: 2 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement Guide

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Ace: Tropic Valley Raceway
Complete a lap of the roller beetle race in Brisban Wildlands the challenge time limit. (Race or Adventure)

Located in the far north-western area of Brisban Wildlands near The Gallowfields. Accessible from [&BGMAAAA=] Gallowfields.

This is the longest course out of the five. There are a lot of obstructions along with areas that are extremely easy to make mistakes on. Even though the difficulty for this race is hard, most of it is fairly straight forward with a few areas that you need to be very careful.

Most of the difficulty with this maps comes towards the end where a lot of roots and trees obstructing your way through to the last few gates.

Gold: 2 minutes 35 seconds
Silver: 3 minutes

Difficulty: Hard

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement Guide

Rolling Competitor

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Competitor: Ghostfire Run
Complete 15 laps of the roller beetle race in Diessa Plateau. (Race or Adventure)

These achievements will unlock as you complete laps of the race, or by completing the adventure multiple times. You need to do 15 laps total in either mode to earn these achievements. This will come over time while working towards the Ace and meta achievements.

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Competitor: Infernal Leap
Complete 15 laps of the roller beetle race in Mount Maelstrom. (Race or Adventure)

See “Rolling Competitor: Ghostfire Run”.

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Competitor:Jormag’s Fang
Complete 15 laps of the roller beetle race in Snowden Drifts. (Race or Adventure)

See “Rolling Competitor: Ghostfire Run”.

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Competitor: Lakeside Loop
Complete 15 laps of the roller beetle race in Gendarran Fields within the challenge time limit. (Race or Adventure)

See “Rolling Competitor: Ghostfire Run”.

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Competitor: Tropic Valley Raceway
Complete 15 laps of the roller beetle race in Brisban Wildlands the challenge time limit. (Race or Adventure)

See “Rolling Competitor: Ghostfire Run”.


Rolling Racer

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Racer: Ghostfire Run
Complete a lap of the roller beetle race in Diessa Plateau within the time limit. (Race or Adventure)

The following achievements will unlock for completing a single lap in either race or adventure within the time limit. As long as you complete either activity within the time limit on each track this will unlock.

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Racer: Infernal Leap
Complete a lap of the roller beetle race in Mount Maelstrom within the time limit. (Race or Adventure)

See “Rolling Racer: Ghostfire Run”.

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Racer:Jormag’s Fang
Complete a lap of the roller beetle race in Snowden Drifts within the time limit. (Race or Adventure)

See “Rolling Racer: Ghostfire Run”.

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Racer: Lakeside Loop
Complete a lap of the roller beetle race in Gendarran Fields within the time limit. (Race or Adventure)

See “Rolling Racer: Ghostfire Run”.

Guild Wars 2 Roller Beetle Racing Achievement GuideRolling Racer: Tropic Valley Raceway
Complete a lap of the roller beetle race in Brisban Wildlands within the time limit. (Race or Adventure)

See “Rolling Racer: Ghostfire Run”.