I was curious where I could go with my level and found it a bit difficult to spot the level range on the map. I know I can always “downlevel” to zones below my level. That means that the “1-15” does not tell you to leave Plains of Ashford once you’re level 16 or 17. You can stay there as long as you want because your level will be adjusted to the current area you are in. You will not be levelled up in PvE, though! I have already set foot into a high level area with Flummi and she didn’t feel comfortable at all in there. Neither did the poor guy in Kessex Hills with level 16 when he was surrounded by level 24 mobs. Sure, you can enter with level 15, but you should be aware of your surroundings as the mobs can be much higher in level than you are in some corners.
|Region||Explorable zone||Level range|
|Ascalon||Plains of Ashford||1-15|
|Maguuma Jungle||Caledon Forest||1-15|
|Maguuma Jungle||Metrica Province||1-15|
|Shiverpeak Mountains||Wayfarer Foothills||1-15|
|Maguuma Jungle||Brisban Wildlands||15-25|
|Shiverpeaks Mountains||Snowden Drifts||15-25|
|Shiverpeak Mountains||Lornar’s Pass||25-40|
|Ascalon||Fields of Ruin||30-40|
|Shiverpeak Mountains||Dredgehaunt Cliffs||40-50|
|Shiverpeak Mountains||Timberline Falls||50-60|
|Maguuma Jungle||Sparkfly Fen||55-65|
|Maguuma Jungle||Mount Maelstrom||60-70|
|Ruins of Orr||Straits of Devastation||70-75|
|Shiverpeak Mountains||Frostgorge Sound||70-80|
|Ruins of Orr||Malchor’s Leap||75-80|
|Ruins of Orr||Cursed Shore||80-80|
|Sea of Sorrows||Southsun Cove||80-80|
I have mostly played through the starting areas so far (sylvari and asura) and ran through the human starter area to grab a few waypoints. I really loved Skrittsburgh in Brisban Wildlands, but haven’t seen or been to much other areas there. Looking at this list makes me realize how much I have missed already and I am only level 23. There’s definitely enough content to run through the zones again with another alt or two… and then there are dynamic events which means I probably haven’t seen everything anyway. Very nice! This game is making me want to explore and do nothing else and it rewards me with everything I need to reach max. level.
I got the names, regions and level range numbers from the official wiki, so I hope the information given here is correct. :)
Additionally, if you ever get lost, have a look at GW2 Cartographers. It’s an interactive map that shows all the areas and where you can find them!