Campaign/Old Soldiers

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[e][h]Heart of the Swarm
Old Soldiers
Mission Information
Mission Objective
  • Destroy Forces Before Nuclear Strike
  • Breach The Tactical Operations Center


  • Destroy The Science Facilities
Available heroes:

Old Soldiers is the third and last mission of the Char arc.

Kerrigan tries to take down General Warfield's fortress.


You can use the Aberration starting from this mission.

Primary Objectives[edit]

  • Destroy Forces Before Nuclear Strike
  • Breach The Tactical Operations Center


You start off with a huge army and a timer to do as much damage as possible. It is optional which way you go, but to the right you can take an expansion that will not be attacked, while to the left is a golden expansion that will be attacked. Your army gets reinforced two times in this section of the mission.

After the first part is done, you get returned to a base outside the walls of the fortress. Your army will get targeted with nuclear strikes, so simply move out of them to not get your army slaughtered. Focus on getting your army up. You should be able to push without too much problem once your army is around eighty supply. Remember that if you want to do the side mission, you need to go to both sides of the fortress. At the end of the mission some drop pods with marines will come down, but they should not prove to be any resistance.


  • Destroy The Science Facilities
Destroy the two Science Facilities
The location of the Science Facilities are marked on your map with yellow markers


Old Soldiers
complete the "Old Soldiers" mission in the Heart of the Swarm campaign 10
Complete the mission to obtain this achievement.
Nuclear Launch Rejected
Destroy 20 enemy structures before the 1st Nuclear Strike in the "Old Soldiers" mission 10
You need to destroy twenty Terran structures before the timer runs out. This is quite easy if you stay and kill off all buildings.
Recalled Down the Thunder
Complete the "Old Soldiers" mission in less than 20 minutes on Normal difficulty 10
To make this one easy, you should ignore the side missions and choose the one road to run towards the end.
Home Wrecker
Destroy the Planetary Fortress in the "Old Soldiers" mission before the nuclear strike on Hard difficulty 10
In order to have the time to do this, ignore enemy structures. Head left, wipe a path through the two bases. The fortress is past the evacuating dropship event. Once there, target fire the planetary with all your Banelings, Raptorlings, and use Kerrigan's Kinetic Blast ability.

Easter Eggs[edit]

In this Mission you are able to find a small hidden area with "Terran Biomass" on it.

Terran Biomass