StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Walkthrough

Our StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with both beginner and pro strategy tips for this RTS game expansion pack on the PC & Mac.

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is the first expansion to the 2010 release of the heralded Real-Time Strategy game, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, which is required to play this expansion. Heart of the Swarm features a new campaign continuing the epic story of Sarah Kerrigan, Queen of Blades, as she gathers the remnants of the Zerg Swarm and plots her revenge against the treacherous dictator of the Koprulu sector, Arcturus Mengsk.

Let’s start the StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm walkthrough with the epic introduction video!

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Table of Contents

Index of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Guides:

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Walkthrough

Continue the Story Where Wings of Liberty Left Off

Heart of the Swarm picks up the story of StarCraft II where the 2010 release, Wings of Liberty, left off, focusing on Kerrigan’s quest to reunite the Swarm and exact revenge on Arcturus Mengsk. Over the course of 20 campaign missions, players will follow Kerrigan as she sweeps across the galaxy, incorporating a variety of distinctive Zerg species into her brood. Kerrigan will grow in strength from mission to mission, and players will be able to customize her with powerful new abilities, as well as evolve various Zerg strains into fearsome new subspecies to suit their play style.

New Weapons, Units and Multiplayer Features

Several new weapons of war are also introduced in Heart of the Swarm’s multiplayer, including new units such as Terran Hellbats, Zerg Swarm Hosts, and Protoss Tempests, while certain existing units from Wings of Liberty will be updated with new capabilities. New features will enhance the game’s online experience, including group and clan systems; unranked matchmaking; Global Play, enabling players to battle others in different regions around the world; additional stat tracking; user interface improvements; an enhanced physics system, for more visceral looking battles; multiplayer replays, to watch replays with friends; a leveling system that gives Heart of the Swarm players a new way to earn customization options for their online profiles; and much more.

Key Game Features:

  • An all-new, Zerg-based campaign, that focuses on Kerrigan, the erstwhile ‘Queen of Blades’.
  • Access to approximately 20 new missions.
  • The release of new StarCraft II units and new maps.
  • Improvements to, including StarCraft Marketplace, timed to coincide with the release of Heart of the Swarm.
  • New multiplayer options, including group and clan systems, unranked matchmaking, global play enabling players to battle others in different regions around the world, multiplayer replays, additional stat tracking, and others.
  • A leveling system that gives Heart of the Swarm players a new way to earn customization options for their online profiles.
  • PC and Mac system compatibility ensures that everyone can play.

Tips and Tricks

Let’s start you off with a few official Blizzard tip guides that explain everything that’s new in Heart of the Swarm, and how to best begin playing your Zerg adventure.

Social Features

Community Manager Cloaken takes a look at features designed to strengthen and support the community, relationships, and communications among players.

Ways to Play

Next, Community Manager Cloaken takes a look at some of the many ways that players may choose to explore the coming expansion, its new campaign, game modes, and other features.

eSports and Multiplayer

Finally, Community Manager Cloaken takes a look at how eSports looks to be evolving with the coming expansion, the look and feel of the multiplayer game, ladder play, and more.

Mission 1: Lab Rat

In StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm you have to help Kerrigan fight her way through a massive single player campaign leading you to some of the most dangerous worlds in the Koprulu sector. You will face cunning enemies, rough environments and challenges that will afford all of your skills on the battlefield.

On Tarsonis, Sarah Kerrigan was betrayed by her allies and left to die by the people she trusted most but she survived, twisted by the terrifying zerg Overmind. As the Queen of Blades, she controlled the voracious zerg Swarm in a campaign of vengeance and retribution with a deathtoll numbering in the billions. Now, with her powers stripped and her mind finally free from the zerg influence, how much is really left of the woman who once was Sarah Kerrigan? Can her human side be redeemed… or does Kerrigan’s fate forever lie within the Heart of the Swarm?

At the time the story campaign starts with Mission 1: Lab Rat, it has been three weeks since the invasion of Char. Deep within a secret research facility in the Umojan Protectorate. Sarah Kerrigan wrestles with the darkness of her past and the uncertainty of her future.

Let’s get the StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm walkthrough started!
Guiding you with pro player voice-over tips is Doug. 😀

Prologue Star Wars-escque Introduction:

“With the disappearance of the Queen of Blades, the Zerg Swarm has been shattered.

Jim Raynor’s rebel forces have smuggled Sarah Kerrigan off Char, leaving the planet to General Warfield and the Dominion. Meanwhile, the powerful xel’naga artifact has disappeared.

In a hidden base in the Umojan Protectorate, Raynor and Prince Valerian have begun conducting tests to ensure that Kerrigan’s return to humanity is complete.

But they are running out of time. Throughout the sector, Emperor Mengsk’s forces carry out a relentless hunt for the Dominion’s most hated enemy: Sarah Kerrigan.”

Mission 2: Back in the Saddle

Depart with Jim Raynor. His ship is prepped and ready to take off from Research Station EB-103. But the Dominion – with Nova leading Bravo team – is intent to stop him from taking Sarah Kerrigan away… and they’ve got a kill-order!

Mission 3: Rendezvous

Pissed off that Raynor didn’t make it to the Rendezvous Site, Kerrigan goes to the planet down below to ensure Raynor’s safe return for when he does arrive. To achieve this, she must destroy the Drakken Pulse Cannon by taking control of an old Zerg hive and use it to attack the Dominion forces.

This is the first mission where you get your own Zerg base, Doug gives some base building advice.

Tip: It takes 3 Drones to optimally harvest a single Mineral Field or Vespane Geyser. Having enough harvesters is vital to building a powerful army.

Hint: You can use the first Skill on structures to take out the bunker with just one? shot!

Mission 4: Harvest of Screams

Upon hearing the news report that Emperor Mengsk has supposedly executed the by the Ghost Nova apprehended Raynor, Kerrigan sets out to take revenge on the Emperor by uniting the Zerg that have been split into factions since she left.

Choose to retake the Zerg Hive Planet Char (Dominin enemy) or as we did, go to the frozen moon called Kaldir (Protoss enemy). It’s there we get our own Leviathan Zerg mothership.

Reclaim Nafash’s Brood.

Note: Your campaign progress is automatically saved at key points. If you run into trouble during the mission, you can load from a checkpoint to quickly restart mid-mission.

Mission 5: Shoot The Messenger

The Protoss are still trying to warn their Golden Armada at Shakuras that the Queen of Blades has returned. Intercept these Protoss Shuttles before they get through the warp conduit.

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Walkthrough continues on Page 2 with Mission 6: Zergling Evolution.