Resigning is a player-controlled mechanism that allows the party to leave a mission or explorable area as a group and without additional penalty. All player members of the party must use the special command,
/giveup before the party leader receives the prompt to return the group to the last visited outpost.
- In PvE, party members (including heroes) will appear to die. However, there is no associated death penalty and resignation never affects progress towards the Survivor title. While in Eye of the North missions which start from an explorable area, resigning will place the party back to the explorable instead of an outpost/town and remove all death penalty.
- Resigning from Alliance Battles or Rollerbeetle Racing automatically results in dishonor points.
- If a team resigns from Alliance Battles, Fort Aspenwood or the Jade Quarry, the resigning team is still awarded an amount of Imperial faction based on their score at the time of resignation.
 Red resign
Red Resign and Red Resign Day are unofficial names for the informal agreement to manipulate the outcome of various PvP battles in which the red team resigns as soon as possible after the match begins. Since the colors are randomly assigned, this theoretically allows everyone to share equally in any benefits, for example accruing a sufficient number of wins or consecutive wins in order to complete a quest or earn Zaishen Strongboxes or other rewards.
ArenaNet has repeatedly stated that any form of match manipulation, including red resign, is against the End-user License Agreement and will result in appropriate penalties, most likely an account ban. Despite this, the practice has periodically been widespread.