Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Achievement List Revealed; New Halo Projects Teased

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Achievement List Revealed; New Halo Projects Teased

As part of its latest weekly blog post, Halo developer 343 Industries has published the full Achievement list for the soon-to-launch Halo Wars: Definitive Edition for Xbox One and PC.

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There is 1,500 Gamerscore up for grabs. As you can see in the full list below, some achievements are from the original and others are completely new.

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition launches on December 20 for people who preorder the Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition. Codes are going out in waves, and it could take 7-10 days to get your code, Microsoft says.

Also in 343’s blog post, the developer teased what sounds like all-new Halo projects. “I can’t really say anything of substance but yesterday we had a studio-wide presentation by Tim Longo, Halo Creative Director, on some super interesting topics pertaining to super secret future stuff,” 343’s community manager said. “All I can say is that I left that meeting feeling very excited.”

343 has already basically confirmed Halo 6, so that could be one of the projects.

Additionally, 343 talked about a new “Olive” helmet that players can obtain in Halo 5. Everyone who makes a map or mode using Forge that is selected by 343 for Matchmaking will get the helmet. Halo 5’s recent Monitor’s Bounty update improved Forge substantially–get all the details here.

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343 also teased that another “secret” helmet for Halo 5 will be discussed “soon.”

The blog post covers numerous other subjects, one of which is a delay for the recently released Voices of War Halo 5 multiplayer announcer pack. People in non-English regions have to wait longer.

“We are deeply sorry for this delay and the resulting inconvenience this brings to Halo 5 fans across the world,” 343 said. “We appreciate your support and enthusiasm for Voices of War and are working to release it worldwide as soon as possible. We’re unable to commit to a firm ETA at this time but expect it will take at least several more weeks to resolve.”

343 also clarified that the Voices of War DLC is not localized for non-English countries. “All three announcer voices will be in English, regardless of the language your console is set to,” it said.

Additionally, 343 said it’s heard the feedback about an uncapped frame rate option for Halo 5: Forge on PC–but it’s not coming, at least not officially.

“We’ve heard fan requests for this functionality loud and clear and the team has looked deeply into this issue,” 343 said. “Unfortunately, since all of the game code and logic for Halo 5–in both the client and dedicated servers–is fundamentally built around and assumes 60hz, it’s not going to be possible to implement this change.

“Currently there are some community “hacks” that allow players to go beyond 60hz but doing so really highlights the issues as physics start to break, particle effects misfire, water and surfaces behave incorrectly and so on. This is certainly something the team will continue to think about as we move into the future but is unfortunately beyond scope for Halo 5: Forge.”

You can read 343’s full blog post here.


2 Bugs are Better Than 1 – Win a Skirmish Game with Dual Scarabs – 10gs

24 Hours of Quality – Play Halo Wars for at least 24 total hours – 20gs

A Means to an End – Completed Mission 13 on any difficulty – 10gs

Adjudicate the Arbiter – Complete the Campaign on Heroic Difficulty – 30gs

Alas, Poor Andrew Thomas – Collect your first Skull – 5gs

Backscratcher – Complete any Campaign Mission in Co-op Mode – 10gs

Basically Naïve – Win 10 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches – 10gs

Battened Down the Hatches – Mission 11: Save all the Airlocks – 5gs

Beaming with Pride – Mission 13: Destroy 25 units with the Scarab – 5gs

Big Al’s Scooter – Win a Heroic Skirmish Game against the AI un under 10 minutes – 10gs

Build for Success – Completed Mission 2 on any difficulty – 10gs

Covenant “Hot Drop” – Mission 3: Kill at least 5 Covenant Units with the Bridge.5gs

Crushed Colors – Improve your Score in any Campaign Mission – 10gs

Dancing with the Beam Queen – Completed Mission 7 on any difficulty – 10gs

Detour the Great Journey – Complete the Campaign on Legendary Difficulty – 50gs

Didn’t Get to Second Base – Mission 14: Don’t claim an extra base – 5gs

Don’t Stop Me Now – Win 40 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches – 70gs

Drain Cleaner – Kill 20 enemy squads with a continuous Covenant Leader Power on Memorial Basin – 30gs

Empire Builder – Win a game in every Skirmish Game Mode – 5gs

Endless Fun – Mission 2: Destroy every Methane Tank – 5gs

Epic Grinder – Obtain a lifetime campaign Score over 1,000,000 – 40gs

Evacuation of the Fittest – Completed Mission 10 on any difficulty – 10gs

Everything’s Better with Bacon – Mission 1: Ram 50 Grunts with Warthogs – 5gs

Forging a Way to History – Completed Mission 15 on any difficulty – 10gs

Freak on a Streak – Gain at least 15 population from a single wave in a Reinforcement game – 20gs

Gallivant around the Galaxy – Win a game on every Skirmish Map – 25gs

Graverobber – Collect all Skulls – 30gs

Great Form! – Completed Mission 6 on any difficulty – 10gs

Halo Academic – Unlock 20 Timeline Events – 15gs

Halo Historian – Unlock All Timeline Events – 40gs

Halo Undergraduate – Unlock a Timeline event – 5gs

Handy with Tools – Mission 12: Repair the Power Core in less than 4 minutes – 5gs

Hardly Tardy – Finish five missions under Par Time on Heroic difficulty – 10gs

He’s Got the Jack – Mission 5: Jack 5 Covenant Vehicles – 5gs

High Class Escort – Completed Mission 4 on any difficulty – 10gs

KillJoy – Disrupt 5 active Leader Powers in a single game on Blood River – 20gs

Living Loving Bug – Get a Scarab during a Reinforcement game – 30gs

Lovely Bunch of Coconuts – Collect 8 Skulls – 15gs

Maximum Effort – Win 50 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches – 90gs

Meet Sergeant Forge – Completed Mission 1 on any difficulty – 10gs

Micro Manager – Mission 7: Do not destroy any Power Node – 5gs

Momma’s Boy – Get a Gold Medal on any mission – 5gs

Most Valuable Deck Hand – Completed Mission 11 on any difficulty – 10gs

Mr. Punctual – Finish all missions under Par Time on Heroic difficulty – 15gs

My Virtual Friends Love Me – Win a 3v3 Skirmish game with 2 AI Allies – 10gs

Never Leave a Man Behind – Finish a game with 5000 net resources contributed to your teammates on Memorial Basin – 15gs

Noob n0 M0r3 – Win a Public game on Xbox LIVE – 10gs

Officer on Deck – Win 20 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches – 30gs

One and Done – Score the winning point in a game of Keepaway against Legendary AIs – 30gs

Own Worst Enemy – Get a Gold Medal with all Debuff Skulls Active – 20gs

Patience IS a Virtue – Completed Mission 5 on any difficulty – 10gs

Penny Pincher – Get a winning High Score with 10 or less Squads against the Heroic AI – 10gs

Playin’ the Field – Win a Skirmish Game with every Leader – 15gs

Pull Hard, Pull Deep – Win and never trail in a Tug of War game – 20gs

Racing the Clock – Finish one mission under Par Time on Heroic difficulty – 5gs

Ramblin’ Man – Mission 8: Use Elephants to train 100 infantry – 5gs

Ready for the Sequel – 100% Completion – 75gs

Rhino Hugger – Mission 6: Successfully protect every Rhino – 5gs

Running the Show – Win 30 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches – 50gs

Saving the Parade – Completed Mission 8 on any difficulty – 10gs

She’s my Fixer Upper – Completed Mission 12 on any difficulty – 10gs

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Completed Mission 14 on any difficulty – 10gs

Smash and Grab – Completed Mission 3 on any difficulty – 10gs

So Lonely At the Top – Win and have the highest score in a Public Game on Xbox Live – 20gs

Soldier of Ares – Win 75 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches – 110gs

Staving Off the Infection – Completed Mission 9 on any difficulty – 10gs

Sweet Naptime – Mission 9: Put every Colony in Hibernation Mode at the same time – 5gs

The Procrastinator – Mission 10: Disrupt all Tractor Beams – 5gs

The Real Winner – Mission 4: Save Adam – 5gs

Thinkin’ About My Doorbell – Mission 15: Open the Doors in order – 5gs

Titan – Get 20,000 points in any Skirmish Game – 15gs

Tour Coming Through – Hot drop 50 squads to your Covenant Leader in a single game on Barrens – 30gs

Walk-off Winner – Use one of the 6 Major Leader Powers to destroy an enemy’s last unit – 30gs

Wall of Recognition – Get a Gold Medal on every Campaign Mission – 30gs

Weapon of Zeus – Win 100 Skirmish or Multiplayer Matches – 130gs