Halo Wars

Halo Wars Achievements

Halo Historian

Unlock All Timeline Events

There are 41 locked events. To unlock them gather all black boxes, win on every skirmish map and win skirmish with every leader.

Black Box Locations:

Mission 1: There's a ramp leading under the bridge the the Covenant shield, it's under there.
Mission 2: Through the north west Covenant shield near the methane tanks.
Mission 3: At the start turn around and head down the ramp to the west, follow the path.
Mission 4: North of the west base location, next to the sky bridge.
Mission 5: Near the center capturable reactor, go down steps to reach it.
Mission 6: The island you have to place the third Rhino tank, underground entrance south west of the site, the box is in the entrance.
Mission 7: Go as far to the north east as possible, it's near some supply crates.
Mission 8: Eastern edge of map, in the middle of the plateau surrounded by trees.
Mission 9: In the corner near the bordering mountains to the west.
Mission 10: Near the middle set of units that you evacuate.
Mission 11: South west section of ship where it starts to get wider, on one side of the flood base, not accessible by ground units.
Mission 12: On the very west side of the ship near the gun turrets, not accessible by ground units.
Mission 13: Top of a cliff to the north east.
Mission 14: Near the first covenant base to the south west, can be accessed from the first elevation.
Mission 15: North edge of the central circle shield.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Darkleo
Monday, August 16, 2010 @ 02:17:39 AM

can anyone help me with this one

Comment #2 by sillyjordo
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 07:16:23 PM

There are some pretty good videos on YouTube. You don't need to unlock anything, hust find them. Search for Halo Wars black box. You should be able to find them all pretty easily. Note that some require flying units to collect. G'luck.

Comment #3 by JBSAW1
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 12:46:41 PM

RoosterTeeth Videos on YouTube are really helpful...

Comment #4 by Gruntacular
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 10:53:56 AM

all box's no achievement?

Comment #5 by Kojiro dayo
Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 04:43:56 AM

I have the same problem with this and the skulls achievement.

Comment #6 by josip7hr
Sunday, January 01, 2012 @ 02:00:32 PM

every achievement has a guide,not our fault you are not reading

Comment #7 by WehttamMkIV
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 11:08:12 AM

Ok i am going to go out on a limb and say, even though you can collect the black box in each mission and then resign straight away and it will "keep" the box as collected, that you shouldn't do it. I decided to go and get this finished up today and read somewhere you could just quit after getting them, so i got my last 3, quit straight after getting them, but didn't get the achievement. I have everything thing else in the game done, all skulls, all mission done in Gold and in par time and score, this was the only thing i was missing. So if you are going for this, DON'T quit right after you get the black box, finish the mission!

Oh and the guy above me us a total DOUCHE!

Comment #8 by leokinglt
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 12:47:20 PM

You must play Skirmish to collect other unlocks.

Comment #9 by ratman7891
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 08:44:48 PM

Just to confirm, all Black boxes DO NOT give you this achievement right away. The Black Boxes give you some of the timeline events while doing other things gives you others e.g. playing the campaign (maybe legendery aswell), playing skirmish and multiplayer xbox live. All count towards getting timelines events, only then do you get the achievement.

After getting all the boxes and playing the campaign through, and a few skirmishes, i unlocked the achievement for getting 20 timeline events, now i have to do the other 20. Trying to find out what you have to do but its difficult.

Comment #10 by ratman7891
Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 12:12:02 PM

The way i got this all was after doing all of the following:

1. Played the game in Legendary (I had previously played it in Normal).
2. Collected all the Skulls.
3. Collected all Black Boxes.
4. Completed all optional missions (includes all the mission achievements)
5. Won the entire game in Heroic in under par time.
6. Won every level with a Gold medal (Done on Easy and turning on Debuff skulls just before the end to boost the score, which worked everytime).
7. Amongsth these i already had the achievements (Crushed Colors, Epic Grinder, Playing the Field, Empire Builder, Big AIs Scooter, My Virtual Friends Love Me, Walk-Off Winner, 2 Bugs Are Better Than 1, Penny Pincher and 24 Hours of Quality)
8. Played and won a Skirmish game on ever map (1v1 Easy with all good skulls on)

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Game Info
Ensemble Studios


US March 03, 2009
Europe February 27, 2009
Japan February 26, 2009

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