|Halo Wars - Achievement Guide|
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There are 58 achievements with a total of 1200 points.
|Adjudicate the Arbiter (30 points)|
|Complete the Campaign on Heroic Difficulty|
See the "Detour The Great Journey" achievement.
|Detour the Great Journey (50 points)|
|Complete the Campaign on Legendary Difficulty|
To unlock this achievement you must complete all 15 campaign missions on the Legendary difficulty. If you find yourself outnumbered, just remember the 3 R's, Regroup, Retreat and Recruit.
Using skulls does not affect this achievement, so use all positive skulls to make the game easier. Unlocking this achievement will also unlock the "Adjudicate the Arbiter" achievement as they are stackable.
|Momma's Boy (5 points)|
|Get a Gold Medal on any mission|
Best done on the first mission, you need a score of 27,000 points or more. It's quite easy, play the level on easy and rush through as quick as possible killing everything you see; if you complete all sub-objectives, and complete the mission in less than 8 minutes, this will unlock easily.
|Crushed Colors (10 points)|
|Improve your Score in any Campaign Mission|
Complete a campaign mission getting a low medal like bronze, then replay the mission on the same difficulty and improve on it with a better medal.
|Mr. Punctual (15 points)|
|Finish all missions under Par Time on Heroic difficulty|
For this achievement you must finish all of the campaign missions within the times listed below:
|Own Worst Enemy (20 points)|
|Get a Gold Medal with all Debuff Skulls Active|
You need to activate the following skulls and complete a level:
|Wall of Recognition (30 points)|
|Get a Gold Medal on every Campaign Mission|
Here are the scores required for each Gold Medal:
|Epic Grinder (40 points)|
|Obtain a Lifetime Campaign Score over 1,000,000|
If you get all Gold Medal scores you will earn 591,000 points. Do all gold medals on one difficulty then do them on another to get two Gold Medal scores for each level until you hit 1 million.
|Everything's Better with Bacon (5 points)|
|Mission 1: Ram 50 Grunts with Warthogs|
This achievement can be tricky. Do the mission on Heroic, ram the units and retreat, let the ability recharge and repeat. You must kill the enemy before the AI do. When you get another Warthog, use that instead of Forge as it wont kill the enemy as easily and give you more grunts to ram.
|Endless Fun (5 points)|
|Mission 2: Destroy every Methane Tank|
The refinery is on the west of the map, find all methane tanks and destroy them, some are hidden by shields, one is in your base and one is slightly south of the eastern warthog area.
|Covenant "Hot Drop" (5 points)|
|Mission 3: Kill at least 5 Covenant Units with the Bridge|
After Professor Anders hacks the bridge terminal to switch it on, you will be able to turn the bridge on or off. Wait for 5 Covenant units to walk onto the bridge and then switch it off to kill them.
|The Real Winner (5 points)|
|Mission 4: Save Adam|
In the south of the map near where you begin there are some skyscrapers slightly to the north. Click on the control panel near it to release Adam, protect him until he gets to Ship 2 and when he boards this achievement will unlock. The panel is near the Black Box.
|He's Got The Jack (5 points)|
|Mission 5: Jack 6 Covenant Vehicles|
Spartan's have a special ability that allows them to capture enemy vehicles, to do this, select the Spartan unit and press the button over an enemy vehicle to capture the vehicle. Repeat this five times to unlock the achievement.
|Rhino Hugger (5 points)|
|Mission 6: Successfully protect every Rhino|
If they get harmed, use healing powers. Construct a base and train 2 Wolverines and one Scorpion, base those next to the Rhinos you need to protect. Best done on Easy.
|Micro Manager (5 points)|
|Mission 7: Do not destroy any Power Node|
Best way to do this is don't move your units, just keep Mach Blasting the Scarab until it falls, this method can only be done on easy.
|Ramblin' Man (5 points)|
|Mission 8: Use Elephants to train 100 Infantry|
Do this on Legendary, set an Elephant's rally point to a heavily populated flood area and just keep spawning them until this unlocks. Your infantry will die leaving you more population to create more.
|Sweet Naptime (5 points)|
|Mission 9: Put every Colony in Hibernation Mode at the same time|
Build 10 Hornets and go around the map and kill all the big infections. Once you kill one you will get a sub mission and a map directing you to all of them. You will be notified when you kill one and it will gray out on the map. When they are all dead make sure they all stay that way and proceed to the boss you have to kill. Shoot it a couple of time with your hornets and it will die. Easiest done on Easy difficulty.
|The Procrastinator (5 points)|
|Mission 10: Disrupt all Tractor Beams|
There are four tractor beams on the map, one in each corner, clear the paths to and the areas around the tractor beams to make way for the vehicles you use to disrupt them. Make sure you only clear the top and bottom swarms so you can get to the final two before the mission ends.
|Battened Down the Hatches (5 points)|
|Mission 11: Save all the Airlocks|
Do this on easy, build turrets around the airlocks, make plenty of flying units and destroy everything as quickly as possible, make sure they're still destroyed when the ring passes.
|Handy with Tools (5 points)|
|Mission 12: Repair the Power Core in less than 4 minutes|
Firstly direct all the Cyclops's you have to the core. Then go to the right of the map and select the airlock and spawn as many Cyclops's as you can and as soon as they spawn direct them to the power core.
|Beaming with Pride (5 points)|
|Mission 13: Destroy 25 units with the Scarab|
On the far east side of the map is an abandoned Scarab, simply kill the roots near it to free it and then jack it with your spartan, it becomes yours. Use it to kill 25 units.
|Didn't Get To Second Base (5 points)|
|Mission 14: Don't claim an extra base|
This mission only requires one base, build lots of fully upgraded scorpions and storm the area, leave Elephant in first base to make sure it doesn't get damaged. Just don't build another base and finish the mission.
|Thinkin' about My Doorbell (5 points)|
|Mission 15: Open the Doors in order|
Build a strong army preferably of Vultures and follow this guide:
|Backscratcher (10 points)|
|Complete any Campaign Mission in Co-op Mode|
See the "OMG BFF FTW" achievement.
|OMG BFF FTW (40 points)|
|Complete entire Campaign in Co-op Mode|
Difficulty doesn't make a difference so easiest done in Easy mode. There is no split-screen option in Halo Wars so must be done over Live or system link. Simply complete all campaign missions in co-op on any difficulty.
|Playin' the Field (15 points)|
|Win a Skirmish Game with every Leader|
There are six different leaders to play with, in the lobby before beginning, go on options to change between them. Simply be the winner or on the winning team with each leader.
|Gallivant around the Galaxy (25 points)|
|Win a game on every Skirmish Map|
Again, easiest done on skirmish mode while going for "Playin' The Field" There are 14 different skirmish maps. 5 are 1v1, 6 are 2v2 and 3 are 3v3.
|Empire Builder (5 points)|
|Win a game in every Skirmish Game Mode|
Complete one Skirmish game on the Standard mode, and one on Deathmatch.
|Titan (15 points)|
|Get 20,000 points in any Skirmish Game|
This video has the best solution:
|Big Al's Scooter (10 points)|
|Win a Heroic Skirmish Game against the AI in under 10 minutes|
See the "Penny Pincher" achievement.
|My Virtual Friends Love Me (10 points)|
|Win a 3v3 Skirmish game with 2 AI Allies|
Set up a 3v3 Skirmish Game set the difficulty to easy and win the match.
|Walk-Off Winner (30 points)|
|Use one of the 6 Major Leader Powers to destroy an enemy's last unit|
Play the mission with the Scarab on easy and just Mac Blast it until it dies. Make sure the last shot is a Mac Blast too.
|2 Bugs are Better Than 1 (10 points)|
|Win a Skirmish Game with Dual Scarabs|
This can be done over Xbox Live or on Skirmish mode. Play as the Covenant and have 2 Scarabs built, destroy their final units and the achievement will unlock if you have two alive.
|Penny Pincher (10 points)|
|Get a winning High Score with 10 or less Squads against the Heroic AI|
To get this achievement set up a 1v1 Deathmatch skirmish against Forge, using Captain Cutter on the Chasms map, as soon as it starts, set your global rally point to the back of the enemy's base.
|N00b n0 M0r3 (10 points)|
|Win a Matchmade Skirmish Game on Xbox LIVE|
Go on Xbox Live, select Public Game and win a game. Remember, have a good strategy going online as there'll be a lot of experienced players out there. Remember the fundamentals of the game: rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, paper beats rock i.e. each unit will have their own strengths and weaknesses (both yours, and theirs), so play to your advantages and their disadvantages. If all else fails, rush the mofo from the off... you'll get lucky at least once. Oh, and choose your leader wisely.
|So Lonely at the Top (20 points)|
|Win and have the Highest Score in a Matchmade Skirmish Game on Xbox LIVE|
Select Xbox Live, play a public game and win the game with the highest score. Upgrade everything, take over lots of bases and build maximum amount of units.
|Basically Naive (10 points)|
|Obtain the Recruit Rank on Xbox LIVE|
See the "Running The Show" achievement.
|Officer on Deck (30 points)|
|Obtain the Lieutenant Rank on Xbox LIVE|
See the "Running The Show" achievement.
|Running the Show (50 points)|
|Obtain the General Rank on Xbox LIVE|
You rank up based on the points you score in a match. Upgrade everything, take over lots of bases and build maximum amount of units, this will help gain more points. The more units and buildings destroyed raises your score, and the less units you lose, more supplies gathered and technologies researched raises your multiplayer.
|Alas, Poor Andrew Thomas (5 points)|
|Collect your first Skull|
See the "Graverobber" achievement.
|Graverobber (30 points)|
|Collect all Skulls|
This guide by BTHR Zero X shows the location of all of the skulls (link).
|Halo Academic (15 points)|
|Unlock 20 Timeline Events|
See the "Halo Historian" achievement.
|Halo Historian (40 points)|
|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.
|Ready for the Sequel (75 points)|
To unlock this achievement complete the campaign, obtain a gold medal on each mission, collect all skulls and black boxes and unlock the following achievements:
|24 Hours of Quality (20 points)|
|Play Halo Wars for at least 24 Total Hours|
Only in-game time counts towards this achievement. This achievement will come naturally.
|One and Done (30 points)|
|Score the winning point in a game of Keepaway against Legendary AIs.|
This is best done on the 1 vs 1 map Chasms. Use the Arbiter for this one. Set the AI to Legendary, of course, and have Captain Cutter be your opponent.
|Pull Hard, Pull Deep (20 points)|
|Win and never trail in a Tug of War game.|
Again, play as the Arbiter, with your opponent being Cutter and the AI set to Easy. Choose the map Chasms, build a temple and two supply pads ASAP, and then have your Ghost attack the enemy base ASAP as well. Destroy the Warthog, so it cannot gather supplies. Follow it if needs be.
When the warthog is gone, have the Ghost attack the (probably only) building the enemy has, (make sure it's a reactor). By this time your Arbiter should be ready and on his way to help destroy Cutter's base. If Cutter starts to build supply pads, focus all your attention on that, do not give him a chance to get supplies. Make sure his supply pads do not complete their building cycle. If he starts building something, have Arbiter trash it up before it completes! If the enemy Warthog is destroyed, and the enemy base as well, you are victorious and are granted this achievement.
|Freak on a Streak (20 points)|
|Gain at least 15 population from a single wave in a Reinforcement game.|
You will most likely get this the same time as ''Living Loving Bug'' as a Scarab takes up 20 population. If not, then just have a lot of supplies and population free and hope for the best. If you need to get rid of units, use the ''Prophet Cleansing Beam'' method described in the help for ''Living Loving Bug.
|Living Loving Bug (30 points)|
|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.
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.
|Tour Coming Through (30 points)|
|Hot drop 50 squads to your Covenant Leader in a single game on Barrens.|
Note: Some people are saying that sending one unit through 50 times unlocks this achievement, when i tried this, it never worked and i had to use 50 separate units.
|Never Leave a Man Behind (15 points)|
|Finish with 5000 net resources tributed to your teammates on Memorial Basin except in Deathmatch.|
|Drain Cleaner (30 points)|
|Kill 20 enemy squads with a continuous Covenant Leader Power on Memorial Basin.|
|Killjoy (25 points)|
|Disrupt 5 active Leader Powers in a single game on Blood River.|
|Meet Sergeant Forge (10 points)|
|Completed Mission 1 on any difficulty|
Exactly what it says on the tin. Complete the first mission, "Alpha Base" on any difficulty.
|Ice Warriors (40 points)|
|Completed Act I on any difficulty|
Complete missions 1, 2 and 3.
|Key to Pirth (50 points)|
|Completed Act II on any difficulty|
Complete missions 4, 5, 6 and 7.
|Ugly is only Skin Deep (70 points)|
|Completed Act III on any difficulty|
Complete missions 8, 9, 10 and 11.
|No Way Home? (70 points)|
|Completed Act IV on any difficulty|
Complete missions 12, 13, 14 and 15.
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