Campaign/The Reckoning

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[e][h]Heart of the Swarm
The Reckoning
Mission Information
Mission Objective
  • Destroy the Palace Gate
  • The Hyperion Must Survive


  • Clear Entranced Positions
Available heroes:

The Reckoning is the last mission of Heart of the Swarm Campaign.

Kerrigan does her final assault against Mengsk's fortress.

Primary Objectives[edit]

  • Destroy the Palace Gate
  • The Hyperion Must Survive


Start off by defending for a little bit. Once you are ready, take out the Terran forces to the right of you. There is an expansion there with three gases bringing you up to six. You should probably plant down another hatchery to be able to spend all the money you will bring in. Quite early the Hyperion will join you in this assault. It leaves your left flank quite protected and they also try to attack out.

It is recommended to focus on the right side and have a small force standing at the Hyperion to defend it. Build up your army and go forward. There is another expansion in the middle of the map, but you should hardly need it. You can intercept the strike teams sent towards Raynor if you push up fast enough. They all pass through the middle. Remember to release your friends so that you get some more forces joining in from time to time. There really isn't much more to say about this mission, walk forward with your huge army and take out everything.


  • Clear Entranced Positions
Kill off the Terran units and structures that block the Zerg forces from advancing.
The Zerg forces will be marked with yellow circles on your map.


The Reckoning
Complete the “The Reckoning” mission in the Heart of the Swarm campaign 10
Complete the mission to obtain this achievement.
Swarm Guardian
Prevent the Hyperion from taking damage in “The Reckoning” mission. 10
This is quite easy since Jim will build up his own defense, you will only need to help him when the strike teams comes for him. If you somehow have trouble with this, you can always leave some forces there permanently.
Zerg Rush
Complete “The Reckoning” mission in less than 25 minutes on Normal difficulty. 10
The easiest way to do this is to build up a huge Mutalisk army, and fly off behind Hyperion and skip most enemies on the way. You should be able to do this with around forty Mutalisks.
Speed Bump
Destroy the Odin in "The Reckoning" mission before Mengsk sends it at Raynor on Hard difficulty 10
This can be achieved the same way Zerg Rush is done. Mass up a huge Mutalisk ball but this time it should be bigger. Move out right after the second strike team has attacked. Raynor and you should be able to destroy the Odin before it starts to move.