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[e][h]Heart of the Swarm
Mission Information
Mission Objective
  • Hold out for reinforcement
  • Destroy the Drakken Pulse Cannon


  • Rescue trapped Swarm Queens
Available heroes:

Rendezvous is the third mission of the Zerg Heart of the Swarm Campaign.

Kerrigan returns to the planet's surface to meet up with Jim Raynor, only to find a Dominion base there.


You can use the Swarm Queen starting from this mission.

Primary Objectives[edit]


The Objective of this mission is to first survive for 15 minutes, and after that destroy the Dominion Drakken Pulse Cannon. Start the mission by building a few Drones. Start building your army up with a few Zerglings and some Swarm Queens. Some minutes into the game, you will get a bonus objective to rescue 3 trapped Swarm Queens. If you only want to finish the side mission and don't care about achievements, you can do this after reinforcements have arrived. The first and second Queen can be saved with Kerrigan and a very small army (if controlled correctly, Kerrigan can rescue them alone). The third one is a bit trickier and requires you to bring a bigger army, the location is in the middle of the map.

After the timer ticks down to zero, Naktul's forces arrive and you can storm into the Dominion base and wreak havoc. The reinforcement is a huge amount of Zerglings and Queens. You have such a strong force that simply attack moving towards their base should be enough.


  • Rescue trapped Swarm Queens
Kill the Dominion forces that keep the Queens inside the caves
The location of the Swarm Queens are marked on your map with yellow markers


complete the "Rendezvous" mission in the Heart of the Swarm campaign 10
Complete the mission to obtain this achievement.
First Strike
Destroy 15 enemy structures before Naktul's forces arrives in the "Rendezvouz" mission 10
Simply move out and destroy 15 terran structures before the timer for Naktul's reinforcement reaches zero.
Zerg Save the Queen
Rescue all trapped Swarm Queens before Naktul's forces arrives in the "Rendezvouz" mission on normal difficulty 10
Move out and complete the bonus objective before the timer for Naktul's reinforcement reaches zero.
Premature Evacuation
Destroy all Dominion structures in the "Rendezvous" mission before Naktul's forces arrives on Hard difficulty 10
In order to do this, you should focus on keeping your forces alive. Swarm Queens work similar to Medics in the Wings of Liberty campaign, but they themselves are also your only ranged units for this mission so mass up a lot of them. Kerrigan can use Kinetic Blast on Bunkers to make them begin to burn down. You should make your defense mostly out of Spore and Spine Crawlers, in order to always continue to destroy Dominion forces without the need to turn back with your army. (Use Queens to clear out most of the enemy units defending the bases. Then use Zerglings to kill the buildings while you go and clear the next location.)