Halo Wars

Halo Wars Achievements

Living Loving Bug

Get a Scarab during a Reinforcement game.    

Play as the Covenant, preferably The Prophet Of Regret, set your opponent to be Captain Cutter. Set the opponent AI to Easy to make it easier for you.

Build supply pads only, upgrading them, and a temple, and upgrade your ages (upgrade found at the Temple, Age of Doubt first and then the Age of Reclamation) so you get tech level (the lightning bolt in the top-left corner) to three - this will require two ''Age'' upgrades. Also, capturing a second base is almost mandatory and increasing your population (this upgrade can be found in the Temple as well) helps too.

Kill any unit you might get using the Prophet's Cleansing Beam if your population is over 20. Make sure you have enough population room and enough supply to ''Buy'' a Scarab. I know you can't buy units, but you need the supplies. So have 4,000 supplies in reserve and 20 population available.

Then just hope you get a Scarab instead of a lot of Wraiths or anything else. If you have too many units and they take up too much population, the Prophet's Cleansing Beam is your friend. Kill your own units with it if needed.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Jan Grover
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 06:12:15 AM

Make sure you have the following things:
- at least 20 population free
- enough resources
- a tech level thats high enough to built a scarab

Comment #2 by musicskooool
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 04:46:19 PM

So I have all of the resources, tech level, and population free that I need, but I'm still only getting wraiths and banshees on each wave. Any idea as to why? Thanks.

Comment #3 by xxhiddenxx
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 07:32:55 AM

its always random but i did this on tundra cause it has that mega turrent and i took took all my units there and killed them all wif it.

Comment #4 by Th3 Maj0r
Saturday, July 30, 2011 @ 02:08:49 PM

Another useful strategy is to be the prophet and destroy your own units with his beam whenever they appear

Comment #5 by cpdufohunter
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 12:35:52 PM

Can you get this while playing against AIs?

Comment #6 by cpdufohunter
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 06:37:59 PM

Wait, do you just have to get it (ie build it from a base) or does it have to be part of the reinforcements?

Comment #7 by OnwardBrownBoy
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 09:40:16 PM

Glad I am looking up this.

Comment #8 by Qwaffles
Saturday, March 10, 2012 @ 02:18:26 PM

Alright, so I just got this and it took me a total of 3 hours.
To get it:
-Use the Profit of Regret, using the beam like #4 said.
-Have the enemy be any human A.I.
-Terminal Moraine, so that you can put ground troops on the bridge.
-Upgrade the beam to the max and upgrade the Profit so he can fly (Devine Absolution)
-Conquer all of the bases and put a shield generator and only warehouses, makes the process quicker if you upgrade them.

You should be able to get this fairly quickly. Only reason it took me so long was because I was also getting other achievements. Good luck!

Comment #9 by xREAP3R117x
Saturday, October 06, 2012 @ 01:39:11 AM

Need help. Just add me

Comment #10 by mvitanza
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 08:55:30 AM

Anyone have a spare DLC code that came with the platinum hits version they could send my way. Willing to boost all the online and DLC achievements.
Message me on live GT = Mikey V69

Comment #11 by shinobigarth
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 @ 08:20:21 PM

WTF, i have all the requirements for a Scarab yet it keeps giving me a random assortment instead! you would think if you met the Scarab requirements it would try to prioritize that for you, but apparently not. this is a dumb achievement.

Comment #12 by CosmicPanda
Monday, October 13, 2014 @ 07:51:47 PM

#11 I had this same problem to, I had 20 pop spare and 4K resources.
Then I realised the tech level requirement! FML.

Tried again... and "beep bloop" First time (kinda) aha Good Luck :)

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Game Info
Ensemble Studios


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

HDD Space Required : 5.66 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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