Awakening the Nightmare

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Awakening the Nightmare

Smash! achievement in Halo Wars 2


Gain a gold medal and complete all objectives in ‘What Could Go Wrong?’

2 guidesOnline/Offline - These achievements can be obtained in either an online or offline game mode.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Cooperative - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players in a cooperative game mode who have met the achievement requirements.

How to unlock the Smash! achievement

  • count023count023593,050
    07 Oct 2017 07 Oct 2017 08 Oct 2017
    20 1 11
    To complete this: (must be done in one playthrough).

    Play on normal difficulty with the nightmare skull on.

    Your entire attack team should be pretty much mostly banshees with a few Reavers and at least 1 jet pack brute to get to one of the optional objectives.

    Fully upgrade and max out your banshees and use them to fly cover for the scarab, along with a few engineers for heals. Use your starter infantry (if any survive) to go for optional objectives.

    Par time is 35 minutes.
    Gold Score is 77,000

    Optional: Expand to 3 base plots (one UNSC, one near East most launching bay, one near the light bridge at the end)
    Optional: Rescue Trapped Reaver team (south of the main base)
    Optional: Build on all turret slots near launching bays (5 bays, some have multiple turret points)

    Bonus: Capture all 4 power nodes
    Bonus: Salvage All 10 Covenant Resource destructible (peel banshees off to blow them up, you don't need to pick up the resources).

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    FaceTheCarnageNvm Lol figured it out
    Posted by FaceTheCarnage on 15 Mar 18 at 05:09
    IanVanCheeseFor anyone else stuck on that Power Node, use jump pack brutes to get over there.
    Posted by IanVanCheese on 11 Apr 18 at 23:28
    Im One To EnvyI’m not gonna vote negative, because you did outline the requirements, but it would be nice if you added MathGuy42’s comment in about playing on easy instead of normal.
    Posted by Im One To Envy on 15 Nov 18 at 05:15
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  • xxDAMRONxxxxDAMRONxx618,526
    09 Apr 2019 09 Apr 2019 09 Apr 2019
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    Hey Gamers! Just an addition to count023's text guide.

    This video covers all the optional and bonus objectives while getting a gold medal and par time.

    Although this achievement doesn't require legendary difficulty, the video is shot on legendary to progress toward the achievement to beat all levels on legendary!

    I hope you find the video helpful!

    -Damron Out

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