Today we'll take a look at the achievements in Happy Wars. The order in which I explain them is likely the most efficient way to unlock them... but don't worry if you follow a different path.
The first thing to mention is that every aspect of this game requires an online connection to play. You need to be connected to LIVE and have an Xbox LIVE Gold account to play. That being said... here's the quick rundown.
After getting yourself into the game, you will be presented with a large menu. The option we need is Play.
1) Assuming this is your first run of the game, you will be presented with a pop-up that asks you if you want to play the Tutorial. I strongly suggest that you do. This will explain the basics of the game's mechanics as well as give you a good feel for each character class. Doing so will also unlock 2 achievements. Once you win the first match you will unlock:
Winning all 3 tutorials will unlock:
2) After you have completed the tutorial, it’s time for an easy achievement. Choose Spinner & Cards, and then Happy Spinner to see the roulette wheel. It costs 300 Happy Stars to give it a spin and unlock:
You may want to spend more of the stars you have trying for items. Entering multiplayer combat with the training gear will show you how far you have to go to make your characters competitive. Depending on what items you win from the wheel, you should equip them on your characters (Dress-up & Power-Up -> Equip Items)
3) Back out to the main menu again and this time choose Single Player then Story Missions. These story missions give decent gear as rewards and are repeatable for Happy Stars if you wish. You need to better your multiplayer rank to continue through these. Only 1 mission is available from the start. It is up to you if you do this mission now or queue up a few and play them later. You will earn items, so for lower-level players, I suggest playing the story as it unlocks.
There is one achievement you can get now in Single Player. Choose Training -> Easy -> Any map you wish. Winning this match will unlock
4) Back to the main menu again - it’s finally time to choose Multiplayer. From this menu you can choose Quick Match or Co-op Mode. Depending on your play style, you may find one or the other more favorable. There is an achievement tied specifically to completing all 3 rounds of a Co-op Mode match:
The remainder of the multiplayer achievements can be won in either mode. Which mode you use likely will depend on your play style. If you favor teamwork over mayhem, use Co-op rather than Quick Match. Regular matches are a blast, but very chaotic generally. While playing you should give these a shot:
This achievement requires you to use your talk commands. Press RB and you will see a menu of 4 commands. Pressing RB again will show a menu of comments. Use any combination 4 times and the achievement will unlock after the match.
This requires you to play as each class twice in one match. The easiest way is to spawn as a Warrior, press start, choose respawn and then Warrior again. 2 more classes to go. You get the idea
This achievement is rather simple. Just do something heroic enough to be mentioned on the board. Build 3 towers, reach level 5, kill 5 enemies without dying, heal 10 allies, and so on. This also unlocks after the match finishes.
This is also rather simple. A team skill is one that is activated by using the Y button. Only a Mage or Warrior can get this achievement as there are no damaging spells a Cleric can cast. To unlock the achievement you must be the one that casts the spell and you must get at least 1 kill with that skill. Magic Arrows, Meteors, Tornadoes all work well. I'm not as familiar with the names of the Warrior skills but Group Rush is one that would also do the trick.
5) After you finish battling in multiplayer, you should head to Dress-Up & Power-Up to level your items as well as exchange buffs. There are a few achievements here to be had.
This is accomplished by choosing Item Level Up and then upgrading the item of your choice. You first choose a base item (the item that you are improving) and then choose items that will be sacrificed to make up the cost of the improvement. Anything you sacrifice is lost forever!
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Level-up an item
Once you level an item to level 10 - the max - you will unlock:
You can also modify the buffs attached to nearly any item. The color of the text tells you about the buff. White ones can be moved onto other items or removed altogether. Purple ones can be removed (and are negative bonuses - you don't want these anyways). Orange ones are not removable by any means. By choosing Dress-Up & Power-Up and then Item Modification you will see the screen for manipulating buffs. For a buff to be added, the base item needs an Empty Slot. To upgrade an item, choose your base item (the one you want the new buff on) and then the 2nd item (the one with the buff you want) and choose start when ready. This will destroy the 2nd item! Be sure you mean to do this. It will also unlock:
6) From here, it’s a grind in the multiplayer modes to rank up to unlock story missions. You don't have to play Story mode until you want to; missions will unlock without you needing to play the previous one. The final mission unlocks at rank 26. There are a few achievements that are somewhat grindy and will unlock as you progress further in the multiplayer mode.
As you complete matches or use the spinner you will accumulate items. Try to get 30 before you start to recycle them for Happy Stars or use them as material for leveling your equipped gear. Doing so will net you:
As you progress in the story, break down and spend actual cash on the game, or get items from the in-game loyalty treasure map (you are prompted to visit each time you load the game - or hit X from the main menu. - you will eventually come across premium items. These items are much better than the rest of the gear in the game and are noted with a yellow star in the upper right corner of their picture. Owning just one of these precious items will earn you:
One of the most confusing achievements is the one to 'Unlock the "MVP" quest in a Quick Match or Co-op mode'. This is not the same as being the MVP of the match. The quest MVP goes to the player with the most kills and least deaths on the winning team. Someone with 6 kills and 0 deaths ranks higher than one with 10 kills and 1 death for the purposes of this achievement. This is generally easier in Co-op Mode.
This appears to be a daunting appearing achievement when you look at the length of time a multiplayer game takes, but when you factor in that any match besides Tutorial ones count toward it... it isn't so bad after all. As suggested in the guides, Story Mission 3-3 seems to be the fastest way to unlock this achievement. If you don't have that mission unlocked, you can also use Training missions. Co-op matches consist of 3 rounds with each round counting as a game as well. As you work toward the other large achievements, this one will come naturally... there is no need to boost it unless you just want it out of the way.
Due to the most recent patch, using all the skills will be more of a task than it should be. They more or less broke the Y button (Team) skills. You can still use them, but it requires anyone wanting to join in to constantly mash Y and pay attention that it isn't about to launch their own Y skill. Still obtainable, but some skills will take more effort to launch (Cleric - Teleport seems the rarest and most often to have teammates walk past) and others take more to launch - making them much harder with the current issues. If you disconnect from the game or the game ends prematurely, what you did during it will not count. Still, once you successfully use all skills (every A, B and Y skill) for all classes (Warrior/Cleric/Mage) over the course of your Co-op and Quick Mode matches you will unlock:
Keep playing well and you'll see level 20 in no time. Good ways to increase your score each match include building towers, buffing other players (elemental enchantments, dash, sacred armor), healing and resurrecting allies (this adds up fast actually), being in the enemy castle when the big tower is destroyed - or better yet, be one that helps to destroy it. Kills are nice, but for the fastest XP - cleric is my choice. Of note, the new challenges also have bonus monsters that are worth XP (their name is their worth). It seems Warriors are the best equipped to handle these.
Once you hit level 26, you will have unlocked all Story Missions. The most recent patch made several of these encounters easier. Mission 6-2 still seems to be the most difficult. The entire team has no respawns. This pretty much requires you to play as a cleric. If you don't get the resurrect skill, it is likely faster to quit and restart.
Story Mission 1 is available from the start
Story Mission 2 unlocks at rank 6
Story Mission 3 unlocks at rank 11
Story Mission 4 unlocks at rank 16
Story Mission 5 unlocks at rank 21
Story Mission 6 unlocks at rank 26
Completing them all will earn you a very nice Warrior sword as well as:
...and finally, what is likely the longest grind in the game - completing 40 of the 72 quests. Here is a complete list of quests:
1 First Kill: 1 kill
2 An Ace Is Born: 50 kills total
3 Victorious Glory: 10 wins total
4 The Ripper: 3 kills in 1 game without dying or changing character class
5 Hardcore Gamer: over 10 hours of total play time
6 Survive!: Longest survival time for a single game
7 Destroyer: Destroy 10 towers
8 Guardsman: Kill 5 enemies near your army's towers
9 Vengeance for a Friend: Kill the enemy that killed your ally!
10 The Vanguard: Destroy Big Tower once
11 The Legend Begins: Appear on Hero Pop-up 5 times
12 Changing Class: Change your character class 10 times
13 Hello, World: Use talk/order commands 50 times or more
14 The Swordmaster Appears: 30 Total kills as a Warrior
15 The Dreaded Mage: 30 total kills as a Mage
16 Iron Man: Guard against enemy attack 50 times
17 Homerun King: Push enemies off of the map 10 times
18 Nightingale: Successfully use Resurrect skill 10 times in one game
19 Elite Soldier: 100 total kills
20 Veteran: 100 total wins
21 Nightmare: 10 kills in 1 game without dying or changing character class
22 Dedicated Gamer: Over 50 hours of total play time
23 The Finisher: Destroy Big Tower 10 times
24 Prospective Hero: Appear on Hero Pop-up 10 times
25 Desert Journey: 10 wins total (Desert Stage)
26 Marine Expedition: 10 wins total (Coral Stage)
27 Fantasy World: 10 wins total (Rainbow or Snowman Stage)
28 Sent to the Netherworld: 10 wins total (Twilight Stage)
29 I Like High Places: 10 wins total (Sunset Stage)
30 The Cleric's Benevolence: 100 healings as a Cleric
31 Immortality: Finish a game without dying
32 The Assassin: 5 kills total by ambushing enemies from behind
33 The Champion: The most kills in a single game
34 MVP: Complete a game with the most kills and least deaths among all players
35 Heroic: 500 total kills
36 Kill 'em all!: Kill all enemies in 1 game
37 The Terminator: 1000 total kills
38 The Invincible General: 256 total wins
39 The Killer at the Lake: 20 kills in a game without dying or changing character class
40 Happy Addict: Over 100 hours of total play time
41 Mercenary of Vengeance: 100 total kills of enemies that killed your allies!
42 The Ruler: Destroy Big Tower 100 times
43 And Become Legend…: Appear on Hero pop-up 50 times total.
44 The Master Swordsman: 100 total kills as a Warrior
45 The Saint: 1000 total healings as a Cleric
46 The Demon King Manifests: 100 total kills as a Mage
47 Heart of Platinum: Guard against enemy attack 1000 times
48 The Ninja: 100 total kills by ambushing enemies from behind!
49 Interceptor: Interrupted enemy's Team Skills 100 times total
50 You Can't Win by Power Alone: Kill 500 Warrior
51 Pray in Hell: Kill 500 Clerics
52 The Twilight of Magic: Kill 500 Mages
53 Special Forces: Destroy Big Tower without losing any HP
54 Omaha Beach: 300 kills using the ballista
55 Death Frenzy: 10,000 kills
56 Living Legend: 512 wins
57 NBK: 30 kills in 1 game without dying or changing character class
58 The Happy Wars: Over 200 hours total play time
59 The End-Bringer: Destroy Big Tower 1000 times
60 The Mythical Hero: Appear on Hero Pop-up 200 times
61 The Godlike Swordsman: 1000 total kills as a Warrior
62 Archangel: 10000 total healings as a Cleric
63 The Devil: 1000 total kills as a Mage
64 The Strongest Title: Destroy Big Tower and kill all enemies in 1 game
65 Elemental Master: 1000 kills total using an enchant skill
66 Medic!: Successfully use Resurrect skill 500 times
67 Pointless!!: Interrupt enemy Team Skills 2000 times
68 Desert Fox: Be in the castle 200 times when your team destroys the Big Tower. (Desert stage)
69 Seawolf: Be in the castle 200 times when your team destroys the Big Tower. (Coral stage)
70 Dragon Blood: Be on the spot 200 times when your team destroyed the Big Tower. (Rainbow or Snowman stage)
71 Demon Lord: Be in the castle 200 times when your team destroys the Big Tower. (Twilight stage)
72 Heavenly Giant: Be in the castle 200 times when your team destroys the Big Tower. (Sunset stage)
You can check your progress toward completing these by entering Co-op Mode or Quick Match and hitting RB twice. I would suggest getting yourself to level 26 before worrying too much about these. The reason being is that you will unlock quite a few through normal play. After you get to the point where you are focusing solely on quests you will have a good idea what you should be looking to do. For instance, you are likely to have finished quests 1-21 by the time you get to just this achievement. 23-35 are also ones you will likely have done - depending on your choice of class when you play. That leaves 6 quests to work on. Not an impossible task. 39 & 57 are both easy if you choose a mage and hang back playing it safe. Levels with more towers seem to help drag a game on longer to get those last few kills. 43 & 60 both require getting on the Hero Pop-up repeatedly. Mages and Clerics are much easier to do this with as mages can get kill streaks easier than a warrior on average... and clerics get easy mention with heals and resurrects. 44-46 are class specific ones for kills or heals - none of which should take too long. 50-52 are for killing 500 of one particular class. With a fire mage, these are relatively quick as well. 53 isn't as bad as it looks... you can lose HP before you start on the Big Tower, but not while you are attacking it. 68-72 seem easy, but I've not played any 1 stage enough to pop one of those quests yet myself - and I'm sitting on 52/72 quests complete. These quests are going to take you the most time - and will likely even force you out of your usual class to get one or 2 easy ones in a class you don't play often. Don't forget to use the Stage Select option in Quick Match to choose levels you want to win on. Once you get your quest for a level, uncheck it. You will still play it, but hopefully not as often. Although the achievement says more than 40, it pops when you finish the 40th quest.