Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Achievement List Revealed; New Halo Projects Teased
343 also confirms no uncapped frame rate option for Halo 5: Forge on PC and more.
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.
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.
HALO WARS: DEFINITIVE EDITION ACHIEVEMENTS - 1,500 GS
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
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