Dynasty Warriors 8 achievements

Dynasty Warriors 8

4.2 from 376 votes

There are a maximum of 41 Dynasty Warriors 8 achievements worth 2,574 (1,000)

5,919 tracked gamers have this game, 209 have completed it (3.53%)

Achievement Details

Secret Achievement in Dynasty Warriors 8

Secret Achievement54 (30)

Continue playing to unlock this achievement. (Secret)

  • Unlocked by 1,804 tracked gamers (30% - TA Ratio = 1.81) 5,923  

Achievement Guide for Legend of Wei

159,771 (109,210)
Achievement won on 31 Jul 13
TA Score for this game: 957
Posted on 30 July 13 at 22:21
This solution has 9 positive votes and 2 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
Each force has 2 endings, historical and hypothetical.
Playing through the story normally will eventually end you with the historical ending, and you may have unlocked an extra level or two on the side.
Once complete go back to story mode, stage select and look at the stages you've completed. You will see some with a black star (If the star is filled in yellow it means you have already completed that objective) indicating you have an extra objective to do there that will either lead to another level that branches off from the normal story or by completely a certain task it will allow officers to appear or be available where they previously weren't.
Complete all of these side tasks in the levels that have them, than from the mission select, you can see where the story branches off completely towards the hypothetical route(top route is historical, bottom is hypothetical)
Complete the extra tasks in other levels and than select that level before it branches off to the historical side and it will start unlocking levels on the hypothetical side.


Stage 1 - Escape from Luoyang
*Difficulty of getting star objective = 5/5 (First playthrough) 2/5 (Second playthrough)
1. Defeating Lu Bu without retreating will change Lu Bu's voice lines spoken at Hulao Gate

TIP - You wont be able to defeat Lu Bu in your first attempt of this stage, you will be able to do so when your characters are much more stronger and has powerful weapons. He is extremely strong even though on Beginner mode. When you play this stage for the second time, it will be useful if your weapon has the skill 'Cyclone' at least on +4 or +6, this can deal maximum damage from charge attacks, or if you have the skill 'Fury', you can use True Musou attack and deal fire damage and Lu Bu's lifebar will deplete slowly.

Stage 4 - Battle of Xu Province
*Difficulty of getting star objective = 3/5
1. Quickly defeating Tao Qian will enable the stage 'Battle of Puyang' to be unlocked.

TIP - Pretty tricky to unlock in the first playthrough. I suggest using Dian Wei as he has longer attack range. Start by following Guo Jia's instructions, this mean that you will have to destroy the Dragons that spews rocks. You can do this by acquiring the catapults which be highlighted in green. After that, advance quickly and Tao Qian will start to talk about his ambushes, defeat them and enter the castle. When you enter the castle, more ambushes will show up, so defeat them, after that Tao Qian will start retreating, get on a horse immediately (having 2 full musou bars will help increase the speed of your horse if you use musou attack while on it). Just follow the route i drew on the map.

External image

Stage 6 - Battle of Wan Castle
*Difficulty of getting star objective = 3/5
1. Rescuing Cao Ang and Cao Anmin will affect the Battle of Chibi

2. Failing to rescue Cao Ang and Cao Anmin will enable the stage 'Battle of Xiapi' to be unlocked.

3. Helping Dian Wei to survive will enable him to appear in Guandu and Chibi.

TIP - This stage will require 2 playthroughs and I suggest using Dian Wei on both of them. The first playthrough just follow the missions correctly, make sure you defeat most of the enemy officers and the unnamed ones, this will prevent the death of Dian Wei. When you reach the exit of the castle, check the Battlefield Info by pressing start and then find the location of Cao Ann and Cao Anmin. Rescue them by defeating the unnamed officers then exit the castle.

When you get out of the castle, Guo Jia will start talking about his plan and this involves capturing the 3 small bases on the left side of the map. Go inside them and defeat the hiding officers then hide inside until Yuan Shu comes as reinforcement, after that come out and defeat all of the reinforcements. At the end of the stage, Dian Wei should survive.

For the second playthrough, do everything the same but DO NOT save Cao An and Cao Angmin. Doing so will unlock the Battle of Xiapi.

Stage 8 - Battle of Mt. Bailang
*Difficulty of getting star objective = 3/5
1. Enabling Guo Jia to escape safely will affect the Battle of Chibi

2. Helping Guo Jia to withdraw safely will enable him to appear in Xinye.

TIP - Pretty tricky to complete because of the amount of missions you have do to. Start the stage by capturing all the bases that are highlighted in green. After that Guo Jia will start talking about defeating the first Yuan brother. IGNORE THAT. Start following Guo Jia, basically babysitting him throughout the entire stage to prevent his death. He will start advancing to the right northern part of the map, here wolves will appear so make sure you defeat them as they deal quite alot of damage to him. Then ambushes and reinforcements will start appearing, defeat them too.

If you successfully prevented Guo Jia from dying, he will have a shorter cutscene at the end of the stage.

Stage 9 - Battle of Xinye
*Difficulty of getting star objective = 2/5
1. Defeating Xu Shu before rescuing Cao Ren will affect the Battle of Chibi.

TIP -Just follow the battle and make sure you take the right gate when you enter the Eight Fold Gates, entering the wrong paths will cause ambushes and Cao Ren getting killed. Follow this map.

External image

Basically, you have to defeat Xu Shu first before you encounter Cao Ren, you need to defeat him quick because Cao Ren will be surrounded by Zhao Yun and Guan Ping.

Stage 10 - Battle of Chibi
*Difficulty of getting star objective = 0/5
1. Completing all of the conditions will open up the hypothetical route.

TIP - This means you have to complete all star objectives till you reach Chibi. Guo Jia will then appear and join the conversation and will start talking about how to prevent the fire from spreading. Speak to Guo Jia to open the Hypothetical Route.

Stage 13 - Battle of Mt. Dingjun
*Difficulty of getting star objective = 3/5
1. Defeating Huang Zhong and helping Xiahou Yuan to survive will enable Xiahou Yuan to appear at Fan Castle.

TIP - I suggest using X.Yuan because he will be the commander of this stage and he will have an extra dialogue will Huang Zhong. Just simply follow the missions at the start of the battle by defeating most of the officers that are attacking the main gate. After that Ma Dai, Zhang Fei and Zhao Yun will start to attack the main camp from the right side of the map. Defeat them.

After this make sure you are on a horse because Huang Zhong will appear at the northern left side of the map, you need to defeat him before he reaches Mt. Tiandang. If you do all the missions correctly, X. Yuan will survive the stage and he will have a longer cutscene.

Stage 14 - Battle of Fan Castle
*Difficulty of getting star objective = 3/5
1. Rescuing Pang De before he retreats will enable him to be present for the battle's victory.

TIP - Pretty annoying to complete because of the amount of missions you have to do. You basically need to defeat the officers quickly and when a soldier starts talking about the grieve situation of Pang De, rush to him and defeat all of the officers that are attacking him.

If you done everything right, he should have a conversation with Guan Yu at the end of the stage.

Stage 11 X - Campaign for Jian Ye
*Difficulty of getting star objective = 2/5
1. Forcing five supporters to surrender will prevent enemy reinforcements from coming to Xu Chang.

TIP - Pretty easy to do, just defeat all of the enemy officers on the map. The Five supports will defect on your side after you deplete their life bar to half.

Credit to:
- WynterRayn16
- Gackt x360a
There are 5 comments relating to this Solution | Please log in to comment on this solution.
There are 2 other Solutions for this achievement
Do you have a question about this achievement? Please post it in the Dynasty Warriors 8 Forum

Related Achievements and Trophies