In Starcraft 2 - Wings of Liberty there was one hidden mission (details here), does Heart of the Swarm also contain a hidden mission, and how do you get to it?

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    – Ryre
    Mar 20, 2013 at 16:57

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Having completed the campaign and gone through the achievements I will say there is no secret mission in Heart of the Swarm campaign.

The game consists of 20 missions where some of them have an optional order and 7 simple evolution missions that each let you choose 2 directions to evolve a unit.

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    I have still much hope that we are missing something... :)
    – iber
    Mar 15, 2013 at 0:32
  • Running through it once doesn't mean there isn't a secret mission :P
    – Nick122
    Mar 15, 2013 at 14:34
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    @Nick122: In Wings of Liberty (why does my brain keep wanting to say Wings of Light???) it did. In order to get the "Wings of Liberty: (difficulty)" achievement you had to complete every mission on that difficulty, including the hidden mission. You could even look at what was left to do for the achievement and see that you had done all the missions except "Piercing the Shroud" and promptly think, "Where the heck is 'Piercing the Shroud'?" Mar 15, 2013 at 15:11
  • You can do this: unpack all sc2asset files with MPQ extractor utility and browse through them to find out whether there is a map for secret mission or not.
    – izogfif
    Mar 22, 2013 at 19:37

There is a secret mission accessed in the final portion of the Dr. Narud series. During the mission you will be told to avoid two areas because they are not relevant to helping Kerrigan. These two areas contain the Tal'Darim bases. Ignore the warning and find a way to clear both bases while still managing to keep Kerrigan from dying to the null ray. If you do this you will be told that the swarm has found some of Narud's personal artifacts. These will lead to a side quest with some fun Easter Eggs and a hint that suggests that

the identity of Narud is Duran. Narud us Duran backwards same person shapeshifter

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    By ltdowney: "Can anyone confirm this? Just replayed the mission in question via the Master Archives. Destroyed all buildings in the two base areas and completed the bonus objective to destroy the three Xel'Naga crystals. No additional content was unlocked."
    – Michel
    Mar 15, 2013 at 21:31
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    I wiped every protoss unit off the map, so unless you can't do it from the archives, or you have to do it on brutal, I'm going to disagree.
    – Kexlox
    Mar 16, 2013 at 16:41
  • I also wiped every building on Normal, No secret mission.
    – Seravy
    Mar 17, 2013 at 7:11
  • I did this in a full campaign run and got no such commentary.
    – Robotsushi
    Mar 19, 2013 at 18:50
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    Just beat this level on Brutal during my first story-mode run (not from archives). Got all primary- and secondary-objectives, all achievements, and destroyed every protoss unit and building on the map. No secret level. I think we have effectively debunked this as myth. Apr 1, 2013 at 1:30

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