Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm Campaign and Achievements Guide
With the release of Heart of the Swarm, there are 20 new
campaign missions (along with 7 Evolution Missions) available for players to access in Starcraft 2. In this
Heart of the Swarm campaign guide, players will find video guides for all of the missions as well as all of
the Heart of the Swarm achievements.
Our Heart of the Swarm Campaign Guide is now complete, and comes with text and video walkthroughs for all 20
Heart of the Swarm missions on brutal mode as well as all of the achievements associated with each mission.
Note that the category of achievements in the "Mastery" tab will be included on the strategy and achievements
page for that particular mission (these can be seen on the "Mastery" tab of your achievements page in Heart of the
Swarm). Video guides for all of these Mastery achievements can be found within the individual page linked
Additionally, we have included a list of Kerrigan's abilities as well as recommendations for the best builds for
use with Kerrigan. Finally, a page detailing and discussing the best Evolution Strain and Mutation Upgrades is
included below as well. Following the strategies in our campaign guide are much easier if you use the recommend
Kerrigan builds and Evolution Pit upgrades for your army.
Kerrigan Builds & Upgrades, Evolution Missions, Mutations, & Achievements
Kerrigan Abilities -
Contains a list of all the Kerrigan abilities and a discussion on which Kerrigan traits and skills are the best
options and which ones pair well together.
Mutations and Best Mission Choices - Includes a list of all the mutation upgrades and evolution strains
available in the Evolution Pit. Discussion includes the best choices for the evolution missions as well as the best
combinations of mutations and evolutions.
Heart of the Swarm Campaign
Achievements List - A full list of all 1520 achievement points available in the Starcraft 2 HotS campaign.
Includes descriptions of how to unlock all the Story Mode achievements as well as links to our full guides for all
the Mastery achievements.
HotS Campaign Units List - There
are a few units which are only available in the Heart of the Swarm campaign. These units along with their stats and
abilities are covered here. Additionally, many of the standard Zerg units have been modified from the multiplayer
version of the game for the Heart of the Swarm campaign. These differences along with the possible mutations and
evolutions are all covered here.
Lab Rat Brutal Mode & Achievements -
Easy starter mission with simple achievements.
Back in the Saddle Brutal Mode
& Achievements - Includes the Archangel boss fight, Brutal Legend, and Nick of Time achievements.
Brutal Legend is the hardest non-mastery achievement in-game.
Rendezvous Brutal Mode
& Achievements - Includes a video and text guide for Premature Evacuation, one of the more difficult
achievements to unlock in Heart of the Swarm.
Domination Brutal Mode &
Achievements - Includes Baneling Nest locations for Poached Eggs as well as a video and text guide for the
Fire in the Sky Brutal Mode &
Achievements - Includes the Going, Going, Gorgon! achievement, locations for the Zerg Biomass, and the
locations of the Orbital Commands for Command & Conquer.
Old Soldiers Brutal Mode &
Achievements - Includes the Science Facility locations, the Home Wrecker achievement, and the Recalled Down the
Harvest of Screams Brutal Mode
& Achievements - Includes a video guide and walkthrough for both Brutal Mode as well as an easy way to
complete the "Psi-lence is Golden" achievement.
Shoot the Messenger Brutal
Mode & Achievements - Includes step-by-step strategies for beating this mission on brutal mode as well as
strategies and videos for unlocking My Cool Bay Explosions, Warp in Peace, and Extreme Nexism.
Enemy Within Brutal Mode &
Achievements - Includes video guides for both Brutal Mode as well as the Monster Smash achievement.
Waking the Ancient Brutal Mode
& Achievements - Includes video guides for Brutal mode as well as the Whack-a-Brakk achievement.
The Crucible Brutal Mode &
Achievements - Step-by-step guide included for Brutal Mode (along with video) as well as strategy and video for
the Short Life Expectancy achievement.
Supreme Brutal Mode & Achievements
- Includes strategies and ability lists for all the bosses, as well as video guides for both Brutal Mode and the
"Whose Queen Remains Supreme?" achievement. Xel'Naga artifact locations also included.
Infested Brutal Mode &
Achievements - Includes strategies for beating Infested on Brutal mode as well as unlocking the Once, Twice,
Three Times Malady achievement.
Hand of Darkness Brutal Mode
& Achievements - Includes a brutal mode walkthrough as well as a simple trick for easily unlocking the
Dominion Domination achievement. Includes locations for the Brutalisks and Command Centers.
Phantoms of the Void Brutal
Mode & Achievements - Includes video and text-based strategy for both brutal mode as well as the No-toss
achievement. Xel'Naga crystal locations also marked.
With Friends Like These...
Brutal Mode & Achievements - Includes video and text walkthroughs for both Brutal mode and the Ludicrous
Speed! achievement, as well as a map marking the location of all the mineral fields.
Conviction Brutal Mode &
Achievements - Includes video and text strategies for Conviction on Brutal Mode, Secret Documents locations,
and a guide to the Fast Break achievement.
Planetfall Brutal Mode &
Achievements - Includes a step-by-step brutal mode guide as well as video walkthroughs for Brutal mode and the
"Crash the Party" achievement.
Death From Above Brutal Mode
& Achievements - Includes a brutal mode step-by-step guide as well as video walkthrough. There is no
hard-mode Mastery achievement for "Death From Above".
The Reckoning Brutal Mode &
Achievements - Includes step-by-step strategies for brutal mode (including a very easy strategy that anyone can
execute) as well as video guides for both brutal mode and the "Speed Bump" achievement.