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As the title says, are there any shortcuts to getting all of the achievements in the game (preferably without cheesing through games, etc.)?

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Are you including all the ladder achievements as well or just the ones related to the campaign? –  Sorean Oct 13 '11 at 14:03
    
Pretty much all of it, really, including the ones in Custom Games, and Cooperative. –  happy_soil Oct 13 '11 at 21:36

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The quickest way to complete all the achievements (assuming you have sufficient skill level) would be to do it like this:

  • Complete the campaign on Brutal, this will give you all the mission achievements below that require you to do it on hard difficulty as well (though in all honesty I had to do it twice, once on hard (also my first play through) to get through everything and then again on Brutal just to get it done). Also I did one on normal and only did the required missions to get through the game for the "Hurry up it's Raid Night" Achievement.
  • To get all the Armory related achievements, on your normal/rush play through, save up all your money, buy all of one tier up upgrades (which will then give you the achievement) then reload your game and buy another tier. Make sure you don't save as it will give you all your money back at the reload point.
  • With the ladder achievements, play random. When you get a win with random, it will also count as the race you randomed as. So random race as Protoss when you start the game you will get credit for one win as random and one win as Protoss. This goes the same with the Co-op games vs. AI.
  • All the other random ones like, "Kill a full medivac", "Regen 500 HP on a roach", get "50 kills with one unit" (I BC rushed for this one and sent SCVs to repair), will all come in time as you get each race.
  • Same rules apply with the co-op ones because most of them are race related (beat it on Random, gives you credit for random and the race you played as). Also for the difficulty related ones, do them on insane and they will give you credit for all the lower difficulties. Beat it on Insane and get credit for Very Hard, Hard, and Medium.
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What's the point of completing on brutal? All campaign related achievements require normal or hard difficulty. –  DrFish Oct 13 '11 at 17:43
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While that is correct, there is an achievement for completing all the missions on brutal as well. –  Sorean Oct 13 '11 at 18:24
    
+1 for sufficient skill level, I will never be able to pull of Roach or Immortal shield regenerate, since it has to be in a league game and w/o friendly fire :D –  F.S. Oct 13 '11 at 20:45
    
@Sorean Well in that case, going brutal all the way makes sense. –  DrFish Oct 13 '11 at 21:16
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+1 Any tips for the Cooperative achievements? Don't get me wrong, I'm fairly good at the game. I'm just wondering if there are ways to get them quicker (without cheats or the like, ofc). –  happy_soil Oct 13 '11 at 21:40

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