Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Achievements

True Son of the Emperor

Kill 40,000 enemies in the game (all game modes combined).  

Get 40,000 kills. These come from any mode in the game, and a nice chunk will probably be ground out while playing online. However, any spot in the campaign with a wierd boy(the orks that summon more enemies) is a good place to grind this out.

See "Feel My Wrath" and "Firepower" for a location with a nearby checkpoint to grind out this achievement.The end of Chapter 6 and Chapter 8 both have wierd boyz, and the wierd boyz will summon an infinite number of enemies. These are also ideal places to grind out any of the "Kill" achievements you want to get sooner.

The easiest way by far to obtain kills towards True Son of the Emperor however, is by playing the Exterminatus game mode available as free DLC. This game mode pits you up against waves of enemies as you try to complete 20 waves. You can score hundreds of kills in this game mode in a relativly short time frame.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by TPF_Raiden
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 07:30:38 AM

No wonder they called it's been called "Gears of Warhammer" They've even added their own "Seriously". Great.

Comment #2 by barmybrownie94
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 08:40:31 AM

@1 stfu dude

Comment #3 by the action frampton
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 08:51:46 AM

Damn, looking through the list thinking yeah all do-able until, sigh, seriously warhammer style.

Still a day 1 for me, but there is no way I'll be getting this achievement before September 20th (then this game goes on hold for a while)

Comment #4 by TPF_Raiden
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 09:31:13 AM

@2. That was pointlessly hostile. In one of the videos shown on Inside Xbox, the developer being interviewed said himself that some people have thought it looked similar to Gears of War and gave the and said some are calling it "Gears of Warhammer". It wasn't a nickname that I came up with myself. Unless your comment was aimed at my grammatical error, "they called it's been called ", in which case you're an ass for pointing it out.

Comment #5 by Zacry072
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 09:56:30 AM

Daaaamn this is gonna take a while!

Comment #6 by blkalleykat
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 10:02:00 AM

If it's anything like the pc games the larger creatures can spawn minions. that'll speed up the process

Comment #7 by barmybrownie94
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 10:57:08 AM

@4 im just saying stfu with comparing it to gears of war, yes they may play and look alike but this is not gears of war this is an entirely differnet game

Comment #8 by Sean1234
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 11:46:45 AM

@7 He isn't saying it is, he is just saying that other people are saying that and that they have a similar achievement. Calm down.

Comment #9 by Predalien90
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 01:21:52 PM

Why are you guys bitching about this? Does it say "Kill 40k enemies in MP? No, it says "in the game" which means campaign counts. Give it a day or two and guides will pop up online detailing the best place to grind this out.

Comment #10 by Battletick
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 05:17:50 PM

@ You got to love how this is a 'Gears ripoff", it doesn't have a cover system even and encourages you to attack to heal rather than hide behind cover. And 40K kills makes sense for Warhammer 40K. (Note that "40K part")

Comment #11 by HalfEVILmonkey
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 07:37:19 PM

@#7: No you need to STFU. Stop being a prick for no reason. Idiot.

Comment #12 by Battletick
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 10:24:28 PM

Got to love how the achievement is compared to Seriously, since Seriously was
the most original achievement ever obviously.

Comment #13 by Karving
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 10:51:50 PM

Honestly, I'm for this achievement. Gears is a great game, but
that is for another time. This game I believe shall be just as
great on it's own terms. If you end up enjoying this game to the
point where it is exaggerated, this achievement will come

"May the Emperor protect the faithful. Kill the mutant,
Burn the heretic,? Purge the unclean!!"

Comment #14 by Karving
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 10:53:16 PM

*Sigh* Why is there a '?' there? Ignore it, I fail at life -_-

Comment #15 by Tonstar64
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 11:47:56 PM

This will not be that hard. 2 playthroughs in campaign as well as tryin to get the multiplayer achievements will net u this easy i reckon. BTW the campaign seems choc full of enemies with hordes of 20-40 orks chargin u at once.

Comment #16 by cptblackamar
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 07:39:03 AM

well, single player is clearly the way to go. Yes it will take a while, but if it is a good game, I will get it eventually

Comment #17 by NattyBomb
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 04:35:58 AM

@2 S T F U hostile for no reason dude

Comment #18 by Its Fooga
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 05:49:06 AM

There's a quick scene in a developer diary where they find a giant mech, showing it as if they're going to use it. So if anything (I don't like comparing this to Gears), it'll be like the Brumak sequence and you can just rape everything for quick kills.

Comment #19 by cptblackamar
Friday, August 12, 2011 @ 06:22:37 AM

@18 that's a titan. I would love it if that was under our control, but there's a flaw with that in lore terms. They were not traditionally driven by a space marine, but instead a trained set of guardsmen (why waste the champions of the emperor driving a titan that a guardsman can drive equally as well). But if that was drive-able, it would be ridiculous, considering the guns on it are normally powerful enough to destroy entire platoons in single shots

Comment #20 by slau dha
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 10:27:01 AM

Bring it on!!!

Comment #21 by The Bucket
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 03:55:14 PM

Was doable in gears 2, meh

Comment #22 by xbox360besitzer
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 10:59:36 AM

after playing the Demo I have no doubt that it is esay to do

Comment #23 by The Bum-Mobile
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 05:24:44 PM

Awesome. Straight up bloody grind. Love the demo. Won't be getting it due to the flood of games I have reserved but come Christmas...

Comment #24 by Launch
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 08:00:29 AM

I don't think this will be too bad, there were tons of enemies in the demo, and that was short.

Comment #25 by Kinesis
Saturday, September 03, 2011 @ 12:53:16 PM

@19 I too would also love to control a Titan, but as you correctly say Space Marines don't drive them. But equally the guard don't either. The Adeptus Mechanicus would have a fit is they found Space Marines manhandling one of their most sacred engines, let alone a puny guardsman.

Now I just sound like a crazy, crazy fan.

Comment #26 by X nosgoth X
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 07:23:51 PM

Roughly 2,000 - 2,500 enemies/kills per campaign playthrough. This achievement will be fairly easy to get, in comparison to Gears. Plus it will have a completely seperate co-op mode. Should be fine.

(Not guessing, I just played the campaign and had to replay part of one chapter to get the achievement for 2,500 kills)

Comment #27 by belaraphon
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 04:03:24 PM

With the co-op DLC and anything else that comes out those kills will add to the total. The people who want this achievement will get it.

Comment #28 by Feel My Rage
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 06:03:15 PM


Techmarines might be able to handle one though....they HAVE be trained in the ways of the omnisah, and they don't pass out secrets

Comment #29 by Vortex Elegy
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 09:41:48 AM

If they include a "horde/last stand" option in the dlc, you will get this pretty easy I think. And it's accross all gamemodes anyway.

Comment #30 by GSOD i C00Ki3 X
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 05:09:47 PM

yea the dlc suppose to be free but dont hold your breath but the horde mode or green tide as they say will get you this faster that gears seriously on gears 1

Comment #31 by ViperousPaps
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:18:46 AM

There is a Mission during the campaign (after reactivating the generator) a constant flow of orks will charge forward. They do not attack you and never stop coming. In theory you could stand there for hours shooting...

Comment #32 by Shady Ogre
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 12:13:47 PM

When it comes down to 3rd person shooters, this game easily wipes the floor with Gears of War. Yes, I play gears of war, and that is why I can say. But achievements like this is such a drag!

Comment #33 by ORD0
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 04:28:19 PM

When there are ork shamans and chaos cultists don't kill them since they will keep on teleporting/warping enemies in for as long as they stay alive. So these parts will be good grinding spots.

Best part I've seen so far is when you go off in another direction from your squad so that you lure the orks away and eventually you'll come up to an area where an ork shaman will come and constantly summon orks, you'll have a jetpack and the thunderhammer at this point so killing orks will be pretty easy.

Comment #34 by Hells Shaggy
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 09:24:01 AM

Why is everyone wanting to grind this? ... Don't try to grind this one until you have done all the other achievements. Seriously. By the time you get through the campaign on hard and gain the other achievements for doing x kills with y weapons or going through a campaign mission only using weapon types y and or z you'll probably be close. Not to mention this does involve Multiplayer kills which also have special achievements ....

Comment #35 by PaPa C Large
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 03:55:37 PM

@ #28 Techmarines wouldn't be able to pilot a titan. it requires MIU (mind
impulse unit) not just as simple as pulling some levers. also requires
a few moderati and hundreds of general serfs. there was a book out in the
early 90's called space marine by ian watson which had space marines piloting
them, but this is not part of the accepted 'fluff' anymore.

i need a life.

Comment #36 by DENAz666
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:01:45 AM

@7 "they may play and look alike...this is an entirely differnet game" what a stupid statement, obviously they aren't entirely different if they play and look alike

Comment #37 by Sargent Thenard
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 11:58:35 PM

Ok! we got it! kill 40k! ... and @#35, you are not the only one who need a life, me too. I was glued at WH40k since the 80's...

As history game (and I don't want to star with the hobby), WH40K comes first. As 3rd person shooting game, Gears come first. And is s shame games workshop don't open their own industry video game company. They have such a nice plot with an infinity of options. They could definetly do it waaaay better than hire a company to do their work.

Abobe all, no life, but love the game!

Comment #38 by ChiefBadMojo
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 07:42:01 AM

It will probably be a lot easier with the free DLC with 4 player co-op and HORDE MODE. If it counts (it should). Got the "Kill 2500" cheevo not long before the last boss, so you have to play through it plenty of times to do it that way. I'm level 36 in MP and have about 1200 kills - that doesn't help much either.

Comment #39 by Capt Kinuckles
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 03:46:50 AM

If you really want this i suggest part 2 of Chapter 14. Just grab the the auto cannon or whatever and shoot the people that come out of the portals because they come out 4 at a time and there are 3 portals.

Comment #40 by Xv PR3D4TORZ vX
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 02:45:40 PM

this is a pretty ridiculous achievement, but grinding certain chapters of
the campaign will slowly but surely get you it.

Comment #41 by Mrryan12
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 09:25:01 PM

This achievement will become much less time consuming one the Co-op DLC
"Exterminatus" has been released, I would not recomend grindng this
untill then ;)

Comment #42 by Tsumiki
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 10:45:24 AM

This is such a ball ache.

Comment #43 by daemonize
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 09:26:26 PM

there is an easy way to grind this on campaign, on the mission where you need too
activate the turrets in act IV i cannot remember which one, but there is a horde of orks that will constantly attack but actually go for the turrets and not you making it easy to kill them. the orks will continously come and wont stop so it should be good for 40k. kills

Comment #44 by Kunnin Wayz
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 05:35:22 AM

What #33 said. This is the part in Chapter 8 after you split of from Leandros and Sidonus (didn't Garris kill him in ME2?). Shortly after you will find a jump pack Thunder Hammer. Then, shortly after this part you will find an Ork Weirdboy who will spawn and unlimited amount of Orks until you kill him. In the room just before where the Weirdboy hangs out, there are pieces of broken floor on the next floor that serve as great ledges, get on them using the jump pack. Simply stand up there and blast away, Only rocket Nobs (rocket noobs?) will be able to hit you up there.

Comment #45 by Kunnin Wayz
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 07:31:49 AM

Further to my previous post, and for clarification purposes, I'm on about the second time you run into the Wyrdboy/Weirdboy/Shaman/Dikhead/Wotevar. And it would seems that Slugga Boyz nad melee Nobs CAN occassionally hit you from ground level even if you've jumped up to one of the ledges. In. There is a ledge along the left wall, just above an ammo pack, that you can jump on to in the room before where you meet the Wyrdboy/Weirdboy/Dikhed/Wotevar again. From that ledge you can shoot at any Orks in the large room ahead through the entranceway, or wait for a massive mob to build up benath you then hit with frags or Spazma Pistol charged shot.

Comment #46 by matt schwindt
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 02:50:38 PM

if you die do the previous kills before death not count?

Comment #47 by HuGh3Sy 92
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 03:16:15 PM

I don't think this one will be too hard, and yeah is sure gonna be a pain in the ass. Its not as bad as the Gears or War 'Seriously 2.0' cheevo, that ones just ridiculous and to be honest kinda pointless. I gues they ran out of ideas.

Comment #48 by Kunnin Wayz
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 05:44:13 PM

Another good (depending on your perspective) place to grind this out is, as some-one already said, towards the end of chapter 12, where you have top reactivate the sentry guns (Tarantula Turrets). It's good in the sense that once activated, the turrets provide covering fire while an unlimited amount of enemies keep spawning. It's not so good in the sense that you don't know if one of the turrets got the kill rather than you. Also, go to the back corner beyond the generator and the enemies will run straight past you rather than attack.

Comment #49 by hairybeast88
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 07:03:09 AM

they should have copied gears and put a 'counter' somewhere so you know how
many kills you've got.
still going to be fun getting this achievement!!

Comment #50 by RogueSatedan
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 10:27:03 PM

hey kunnin wayz, love the ME reference in comment 44. haha. and for all involved i would say if you wanna grind a achieve, start grindin the weapons challenges. you only get them in multi and they can be a ... to get. i am going for them legit and i have still got 3 or 4 weapons i havent touched with like half of them completed. considering the 100+ killstreaks needed for at least three of them you are lookin at least a grand right there... and thats assuming you get the three kills in a row every time. oh and they only count as killstreaks for this cheevo if you get them in groups of three. ie: three kills = 1 kill streak; five kills = 1 kill streak; six kills = 2 kill streaks... that's bs!

Comment #51 by joeymac1994
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 07:21:08 PM

hey was wondering if im playing campaign get a ton of kills and die before a checkpoint do i loose those kills

Comment #52 by Gradientterror
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @ 11:17:39 AM

well i got the achievemet for killing 2500 one 1 playthrough of campaign on normal
rushing through
if you take you'r time and do it on hard ( more to kill )
and take your time at certain spots
(i.e) killing everything and not going to objectives
then im sure along with this and the online this will be easy
i've killed around about 30k

Comment #53 by albino marv
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 04:13:37 AM

How do you find out how many kills you have got. Im on level 32 multiplayer and only touched first few levels.

Comment #54 by ABD CakeTime
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 07:54:14 AM

@52, there is not more to kill on Hard, the enemy spawns don't change at all. They just hurt the player more. Grinding campaign probably isn't the best way to get kills either, it's much slower than something like Exterminatus.

I have a way to get kills in the brand new DLC Exterminatus mode, it can likely be repeated in different arenas but I haven't experimented with it. Anyway, you'll need an Assault Marine with Zeal, Impenetrable and Combat Stims. Choice of pistol is up to you, I prefer the Bolt Pistol, though the spread on the Plasma Pistol's charged shots is nice too.

After gearing up, launch off your starting point and trigger the spawns. Wait for about a minute and allow the Gretchins to run past you, then follow the second group that comes from the right, they're gathering a

Comment #55 by ABD CakeTime
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 08:00:12 AM


Gathering at the IG spawn point around the corner. After they ball up in a nice tight pile, stomp them all dead and kill the Guardsmen. Proceed through the waves, and don't worry about dying because Zeal will save you every time. Just be sure to take out Psykers as soon as they appear, and when taking the capture point move around the outer fringes of it to get the Guardsmen to follow you. Otherwise they'll stand as far away as possible and potshot you, which isn't all that bad but the Lasgun damage does add up eventually. You should pick up 400+ kills after the first 5 waves and a buttload of exp. Then you can quit and repeat those 5 waves for a quick 400+ kills each run. Happy hunting!

Comment #56 by Korva Sengir
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @ 03:07:33 PM

Has anyone actually got this one yet?!?

Comment #57 by Sargent Thenard
Monday, February 06, 2012 @ 03:57:51 PM

Just got it yesterday. Best way to grind is playing campaign on the first level in "Against all odds". There is a point just after you met Second Lieutenant Mira for first time where you've the opportunity to kill a lot of orks with a Bolter turret. Just after you kill the last one of them, quit and restart. There's no way to do it faster than this. There is also a video in youtube.

Comment #58 by Darkenigma75
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 03:35:51 AM

People seem to forget that before Gears, quake 4 had a seriously achievement. Wonder why Gears gets the credit for its creation. Doesn't it go faster if you do the "horde" missions, lol.

Comment #59 by old man wolf
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 02:57:04 AM

it is a lot easier than it sounds i completed all weapon challanges and then did chaos exterminatus all the way till end and beat campaigne 3 times then it popped.

Comment #60 by old man wolf
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 02:59:31 AM

and i think i was one of the first to get all cheevos for this game.

Comment #61 by Gulfdiver
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 12:34:27 PM

Wish they would give you a progress counter, just to see how your doing on getting the 40 k.

Comment #62 by jani1986
Saturday, April 07, 2012 @ 12:39:10 PM

Exterminatus Hab center.
Sword with zeal and inpenetrable perk and grenade.
wave 1-7. 950-1000 kill

Chaos invasion.
same loadout.
wave 1-4 (dont capture the point in w4 just kill the guards)

Comment #63 by Serafin
Friday, May 18, 2012 @ 05:06:07 AM

My experience with this achievement:
4259 kills in multiplayer (with all weapons challenges done);
22955 kills in exterminatus (Kalkys arena 1 waves 1-5 Assault Marine with sword, zeal, impenetrable and frag granade, about 750 kills per play);
12786 kills in campaign in 3 attemps (2 in normal and 1 in hard);
Lots and lots of patience ;)

Comment #64 by seti0zero
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 04:39:39 PM

I just found an easy way to boost this: just enter private exterminatus, go to Kalkys, Arena 1 as an asault marine with a sword, zeal, impenetrable and stimulators (grenades dont do much damage).
You're be able to complete the first arena if you're a bit skilled and some of the second arena. It will be about 1000+ kills per play.

Comment #65 by kkalstad01
Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 08:16:24 AM

I loved the game, but not a huge fan of grinding achievements. It is a way to artificially make us achievement whores play the game longer.

Comment #66 by DeathStuff
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 02:24:55 AM

Got this on my way to finishing the bonus wave for the chaos dlc. Took that long to randomly find a team that new what they were doing..... ie not everybody taking assault and getting killed constantly.

Real easy with Exterminatus. Could even play it solo for an easy 700-1000 kills in 10ish minutes.

Comment #67 by chrisarcade
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 08:35:19 AM

I've downloaded the Exterminatus but everytime I try to play it, it says I have to download it..done it numerous times and still can't play. Does it have anything to do with my level?

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