While I found that beating this mission in Brutal mode was
quite easy, unlocking all of the achievements was a bit tougher.
In particular, the hard achievement, Overmind Dead Body, is a bit challenging. Fortunately, I have a very simple
method to share with you below for beating this mission without a problem.
It is actually quite clever and makes this mission beatable quite easily within the 20 minute deadline.
I have included a video below to help demonstrate the best technique for unlocking the Echoes of the Future
the video above does give some interesting techniques, personally I was unable to replicate the 3-minute run (to be
fair, the video creator said it took him about 15 tries, far beyond my patience
Grabbing the first two tendrils is easy, but the final one is another story.However,
the video does give us some good ideas that we can use to form a fast-but-easy techniques we can use to get this
done without needing to repeat the mission 15 times.
of the Future Overmind Dead Body Walkthrough
First, immediately run Zeratul to your main base. Skip all the Zerglings as you will want to get your main
base up and running as fast as possible
Start training Probes and drop a few Pylons around your base.
Immediately have Zeratul run east, pick up all the resource pellets, and clear out the Infested Terran
around the Robotics Facility. Drop a Pylon there to power that building.
Train a few Stalkers while Zeratul is out.
After the first Zerg attack, use your two starting Colossi to clear out the rest of the Infested Terran
base. Use Zeratul to kill any Roaches.
As soon as you can, power the Robotics Facility and make a Robotics Bay in your base. Train Colossi at the
Robotics Facility (get 3).
Keep training Stalkers (about 12 total). You will want 9 Stalkers, 3 Colossus, Zeratul for your
starting offensive force.
While you are building units, you can use Zeratul to get the first and second Overmind tendrils as shown in
the video. With the Infested Terran base cleared out, grab the second tendril and Blink back to safety and head
back to your main base.
Do not clear out the Zerg units around the first and second Tendrils as this is a waste of time.
As soon as you grab the two tendrils, keep training units (about 10 Stalkers and 4-5 Colossi works). Make
sure you have a few Colossi and Stalkers around for defense as well.
About 14-15 minutes into the mission, attack the north west base with your units. The Colossi completely
dominate the unit types up there; you can use the high ledge to attack the Ultralisks and Spine Crawlers from a
safe vantage point.
Use your Stalkers to kill any Brood Lords (focus fire them down).
Drop a bunch of cannons in your base with your leftover resources and train a few more Stalkers and Colossi
As soon as you clear out the northwest base, send your units east and clear towards the northeast tendril.
You should be able to clear almost to it with your units before your army dies. Have Zeratul run in and claim
As soon as the third tendril is taken, save the game.
Next, run Zeratul towards the fourth Tendril and blink to it. If you fail, just load the game from your
save point (though it is fairly easy to grab).
By following these strategies, you can unlock the Overmind Dead Body achievement with relative ease.
A Slower, Easier To Execute Method for Overmind Dead Body
While sneaking Zeratul around is the quickest way to finish this mission, I have found the vast majority of
players have trouble executing this strategy. It can still be done a "Normal" way, which you can see in the video
Other Achievements and Research Locations
The other achievement at this level is the Army of One achievement, which simply has Zeratul
kill 50 units in normal mode. This is very easy - let Zeratul clear out the Infested Terran base and he unlocks
this by default.
There are 4 Zerg and 2 Protoss research points here. The Zerg research is unlocked just by beating the mission.
The Protoss research is unlocked by building a Pylon next to the Obelisks. There are two total, found at the spots
marked in red below:
Echoes of the Future Achievement Conclusions
By following this step-by-step guide and using Zeratul to sneak to a few of the Tendrils, the Echoes of the
Future hard achievement becomes a lot easier. Just remember that the mission ends as soon as Zeratul gets to the
fourth beacon, regardless of how many Zerg are around!