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I just completed the mission Fire in the sky, why did I not receive the achievement for doing this?

Screenshot of the Victory! screen for Fire in the Sky - Hard; shows the hover for the "Fire in the Sky" achievement:  'Complete the "Fire in the Sky" mission in the Heart of the Swarm campaign.'; the achievement is grayed out

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If you lose your connection to battle.net for more than a minute or so, Achievements are automatically disabled, and do not get re-enabled for the duration of the mission, even if you subsequently reconnect.

There is a pop-up on-screen that mentions this, but it's easily missed, especially if you are in the middle of directing a pitched fight.

If you have a save near the end of the mission, you can try reloading it, though there's no in-game way to check whether or not achievements have been disabled for the current map. A more provable solution would be to replay the mission from the start. Even if your internet is fine and dandy, it's not impossible Blizzard has been experiencing some launch-day network hiccups.

Another alternative (that I don't think applies to your case) is that you used some of the single-player cheat codes, which will also permanently disable achievements for the current campaign.

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Gggrrr your answer is the faster gun. :) –  ahsteele Mar 12 '13 at 20:11
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@ahsteele he's the faster when there is a competition going on... =P –  Michel Mar 12 '13 at 20:23
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Probably server fault since it is first day of game release and they are under a lot of stress.Give it some time it may still appear on your list since it may just be very s*low server response*.

Or you might have just lost your internet connection at the wrong time.

Some people really had bad luck with this sort of thing link

Personally just a few moments ago when i logged to my SC account,my achievements were not loading at all like I haven't completed any of the...But my progress and other things were fine.

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You may have been the victim of a glitch in the achievements server today. Blizzard announced that they are looking into an issue that is disconnecting players, preventing achievements and experience gain.

Forum post here.

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