Achievements (Halo Wars)

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This is the list of achievements for Halo Wars. There are originally 50 achievements worth a total of 1000 points. The DLC packs add eight extra achievements that add to a total of 1200 Gamerscore gamerscore. For a full list of the achievements available for unlock in the later port Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, see here.



Icon Name Description Gamerscore gamerscore
Level/Act Completion (Secret)
HW Achievement Meet Sergeant Forge.png Meet Sergeant Forge Complete mission 1 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HW Achievement Ice Warriors.png Ice Warriors Complete Act 1 on any difficulty. 40 gamerscore
HW Achievement Key to Pirth.png Key To Pirth Complete Act 2 on any difficulty. 50 gamerscore
HW Achievement Ugly is only Skin Deep.png Ugly is only Skin Deep Complete Act 3 on any difficulty. 70 gamerscore
HW Achievement No Way Home.png No Way Home? Complete Act 4 on any difficulty. 70 gamerscore
Campaign Completion
HW Achievement Adjudicate the Arbiter.png Adjudicate The Arbiter Complete the Campaign on Heroic difficulty. 30 gamerscore
HW Achievement Detour The Great Journey.png Detour The Great Journey

Complete the Campaign on Legendary.

(Unlocks Achievement for Heroic, if not earned)

50 gamerscore
HW Achievement Alas, Poor Andrew Thomas.png Alas, Poor Andrew Thomas Collect your first Skull. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Graverobber.png Graverobber Collect all Skulls. 30 gamerscore
HW Achievement Momma's Boy.png Momma's Boy Earn a Gold medal on any Campaign mission. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Wall of Recognition.png Wall of Recognition Earn a Gold medal on every Campaign mission. 30 gamerscore
HW Achievement Crushed Colors.png Crushed Colors Improve your score on any Campaign mission. 10 gamerscore
HW Achievement Own Worst Enemy.png Own Worst Enemy Earn a Gold medal with all Debuff Skulls active. 20 gamerscore
HW Achievement Epic Grinder.png Epic Grinder Earn a lifetime Campaign score of over 1 million. 40 gamerscore
Par time
HW Achievement Mr. Punctual.png Mr. Punctual Complete all missions under par time on Heroic. 15 gamerscore
Level Medals
HW Achievement Everything's Better With Bacon.png Everything's Better With Bacon Mission 1: Ram 50 Grunts. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Endless Fun.png Endless Fun Mission 2: Destroy every methane tank. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Covenant Hot Drop.png Covenant "Hot Drop" Mission 3: Kill 5 Covenant units with the Energy Bridge. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement The Real Winner.png The Real Winner Mission 4: Save Adam. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement He's Got The Jack.png He's Got The Jack Mission 5: Hijack 6 enemy vehicles. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Rhino Hugger.png Rhino Hugger Mission 6: Protect every Rhino. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Micro Manager.png Micro Manager Mission 7: Don't destroy any Power Nodes. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Ramblin' Man.png Ramblin' Man Mission 8: Train 100 Infantry squads from Elephants. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Sweet Naptime.png Sweet Naptime Mission 9: Have all Colonies dormant at the same time. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement The Procrastinator.png The Procrastinator Mission 10: Disrupt all Tractor Beams. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Battened Down the Hatches.png Battened Down the Hatches Mission 11: Save every hatch. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Handy with Tools.png Handy With Tools Mission 12: Repair the Power Core in less than 4 minutes. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Beaming with Pride.png Beaming With Pride Mission 13: Kill 25 enemy units with the Scarab. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Didn't Get To Second Base.png Didn't Get To Second Base Mission 14: Don't claim a second base. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Thinkin' About My Doorbell.png Thinkin' About My Doorbell Escape (Halo Wars level)|Mission 15: Open the doors in the correct order. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Backscratcher.png Backscratcher Complete 1 Campaign level on Co-Op. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement OMG BFF FTW.png OMG BFF FTW Complete the entire Campaign on Co-Op. 40 gamerscore


Icon Name Description Gamerscore gamerscore
HW Achievement Playin' the Field.png Playin' The Field Win a Skirmish game with every leader. 15 gamerscore
HW Achievement Gallivant around the Galaxy.png Gallivant Around The Galaxy Win a Skirmish game on every map. 25 gamerscore
HW Achievement Empire Builder.png Empire Builder Win on every Skirmish mode. 5 gamerscore
HW Achievement Titan.png Titan Score 20,000 points on any Skirmish game. 15 gamerscore
HW Achievement Big AI's Scooter.png Big Al's Scooter Win a match in under 10 minutes against the Heroic A.I. 10 gamerscore
HW Achievement My Virtual Friends Love Me.png My Virtual Friends Love Me Win a 3v3 match with 2 A.I allies. 10 gamerscore
HW Achievement 2 Bugs Are Better Than 1.png 2 Bugs Are Better Than 1 Win a Skirmish game with 2 Scarabs. 10 gamerscore
HW Achievement Penny Pincher.png Penny Pincher Get a winning high score with 10 or less squads against the Heroic A.I. 15 gamerscore


Icon Name Description Gamerscore gamerscore
HW Achievement Basically Naive.png Basically Naive Reach the rank of Recruit on Xbox LIVE 10 gamerscore
HW Achievement Officer on Deck.png Officer On Deck Reach the rank of Lieutenant on Xbox LIVE. 30 gamerscore
HW Achievement Running The Show.png Running The Show Reach the rank of General on Xbox LIVE. 50 gamerscore
HW Achievement N00b n0 M0r3.png N00b n0 M0r3 Win a matchmaking Skirmish game on Xbox LIVE. 10 gamerscore
HW Achievement So Lonely At The Top.png So Lonely At The Top Get the highest score on an Xbox LIVE matchmaking Skirmish game. 20 gamerscore


Icon Name Description Gamerscore gamerscore
Timeline Events
HW Achievement Halo Academic.png Halo Academic Unlock 20 Timeline events. 15 gamerscore
HW Achievement Halo Historian.png Halo Historian Unlock all Timeline events. 40 gamerscore
Overall play
HW Achievement Walk-Off Winner.png Walk-Off Winner Use 1 of the 6 major leader powers to destroy an enemy's last unit. 30 gamerscore
HW Achievement Ready for the Sequel.png Ready For The Sequel 100% Completion. 75 gamerscore
HW Achievement 24 Hours of Quality.png 24 Hours of Quality Play Halo Wars for a total of 24 hours. 20 gamerscore

Downloadable Content[edit]

Icon Name Description Gamerscore gamerscore
Strategic Options
HW Achievement One and Done.png One and Done Score the winning point in a game of Keepaway against Legendary A.I.s. 30 gamerscore
HW Achievement Pull Hard, Pull Deep.png Pull Hard, Pull Deep Win and never trail in a Tug of War game. 20 gamerscore
HW Achievement Freak on a Streak.png Freak on a Streak Gain at least 15 population from a single wave in a Reinforcement game 20 gamerscore
HW Achievement Living Loving Bug.png Living Loving Bug Obtain a Scarab in a Reinforcement game 30 gamerscore
Historic Battle Map Pack
HW Achievement Tour Coming Through.png Tour Coming Through "Hot Drop" 50 units to your leader in a single game on Barrens. 30 gamerscore
HW Achievement Never Leave a Man Behind.png Never Leave a Man Behind Tribute 5000 Resources to allies on Memorial Basin. 15 gamerscore
HW Achievement Drain Cleaner.png Drain Cleaner Kill 20 enemy squads with a Covenant leader power on Memorial Basin. 30 gamerscore
HW Achievement Killjoy.png Killjoy Disrupt 5 active leader powers on Blood River. 25 gamerscore