Achievements (Halo Wars: Definitive Edition)

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This is the list of achievements for Halo Wars: Definitive Edition. There are 75 achievements worth a total of 1500 Gamerscore gamerscore. Most of the achievements return from the original Xbox 360 version, though several new ones are added, most notably for beating each level and for winning up to 100 skirmish matches.

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is the first Xbox Play Anywhere Halo title; this means that players who purchase a digital copy of the game can play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Accordingly, the game features a single list of achievements across both platforms. This stands in contrast to the previously-released Halo: Spartan Assault, a game with four distinct ports, each with its own achievement list.

This game also has a Steam release that is not linked to "Xbox Play Anywhere" range, so it has its own set of achievements that unlock the same way but have art inspired by the original.



Icon Name Description Gamerscore gamerscore
Level Completion (Secret)
HW Achievement Meet Sergeant Forge.png Meet Sergeant Forge Complete Mission 1 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Build for Success (Steam).jpg Build for Success Complete Mission 2 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Smash and Grab (Steam).jpg Smash and Grab Complete Mission 3 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement High Class Escort (Steam).jpg High Class Escort Complete Mission 4 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Patience IS a Virtue (Steam).jpg Patience IS a Virtue Complete Mission 5 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Great Form! (Steam).jpg Great Form! Complete Mission 6 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Dancing with the Beam Queen (Steam).jpg Dancing with the Beam Queen Complete Mission 7 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Saving the Parade (Steam).jpg Saving the Parade Complete Mission 8 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Starving Off the Infection (Steam).jpg Staving Off the Infection Complete Mission 9 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Evacuation of the Fittest (Steam).jpg Evacuation of the Fittest Complete Mission 10 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Most Valuable Deck Hand (Steam).jpg Most Valuable Deck Hand Complete Mission 11 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement She's my Fixer Upper (Steam).jpg She's my Fixer Upper Complete Mission 12 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement A Means to an End (Steam).jpg A Means to an End Complete Mission 13 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Steam).jpg Signed, Sealed, Delivered Complete Mission 14 on any difficulty. 10 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Forging a Way to History (Steam).jpg Forging a Way to History Complete Mission 15 on any difficulty. 10 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
HWDE Achievement Lovely Bunch of Coconuts (Steam).jpg Lovely Bunch of Coconuts Collect 8 Skulls. 15 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
HWDE Achievement Racing the Clock (Steam).jpg Racing the Clock Complete one mission under par time on Heroic difficulty. 5 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Hardly Tardy (Steam).jpg Hardly Tardy Complete five missions under par time on Heroic difficulty. 10 gamerscore
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 fromElephants. 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
Co-op (Secret)
HW Achievement Backscratcher.png Backscratcher Complete any Campaign Mission in Co-Op mode. 5 gamerscore


Icon Name Description G
Games Won
HW Achievement Basically Naive.png Basically Naive Win 10 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches 10 gamerscore
HW Achievement Officer on Deck.png Officer On Deck Win 20 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches 30 gamerscore
HW Achievement Running The Show.png Running The Show Win 30 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches 50 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Don't Stop Me Now (Steam).jpg Don't Stop Me Now Win 40 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches 70 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Maximum Effort (Steam).jpg Maximum Effort Win 50 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches 90 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Soldier of Ares (Steam).jpg Soldier of Ares Win 75 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches 110 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Weapon of Zeus (Steam).jpg Weapon of Zeus Win 100 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches 130 gamerscore
HWDE Achievement Playin' the Field (Steam).jpg 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
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
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
Miscellaneous (Secret)
HW Achievement N00b n0 M0r3.png N00b n0 M0r3 Win a Public game. 10 gamerscore
HW Achievement So Lonely At The Top.png So Lonely At The Top Win and have the highest score in a public game. 20 gamerscore


Icon Name Description G
Timeline Events
HWDE Achievement Halo Undergraduate (Steam).jpg Halo Undergraduate Unlock a Timeline event. 5 gamerscore
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