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Achievements are a type of reward in StarCraft II.

Players of StarCraft II and Diablo III will share "gamer achievements", adding up to a Blizzard Level, in a similar manner to the system in World of Warcraft.[1] They are available in single-player, but only if the player is connected to the internet.[2] They are also available for multiplayer games[3] and custom maps such as Aiur Chef, Left 2 Die and StarJeweled.[4] Achievements can also be won for undertaking challenges.[5]

Some achievements award portraits as avatars and decals which are displayed on a player's units.

Achievements cannot be obtained while using cheats.

If StarCraft II loses connection to during the course of a mission, achievements may not be awarded even if all criteria are met.

Each mission in the Wings of Liberty campaign has three achievements: an achievement for completing all of the mission objectives regardless of difficulty, and two challenge achievements: one for normal difficulty and one for hard difficulty, with the exception of In Utter Darkness, which has two normal difficulty achievements. Each mission also has a "secret" Achivement that is not listed in the Achievements menu within the game.

In Heart of the Swarm, each mission awards an Achievement for completing each mission. But it differs from Wings of Liberty in that each mission's two challenge Achievements are both normal difficulty, and there are two "secret" challenge Achievements per mission, one for normal and one for hard.

In Legacy of the Void, each mission has two achievements that can be accomplished on normal difficulty, and one "Mastery" achievement that can only be accomplished on Hard. Nova Covert Ops has a similar layout of achievements, but does not separate them between regular and mastery.

The difficulty modes listed for an Achievement are understood to be "at least" at that difficulty. In other words, a player can still win the achievement by completing it on a harder difficulty than the one listed; for example, by fulfilling the requirements of a Normal or Hard mode achievement on Brutal mode. This also applies to achievements like the completionist achievements.

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  1. Tracey John. 2008-08-01. Blizzard Plans To Track Gamer Achievements Across ‘WoW,’ ‘Starcraft’ And ‘Diablo’. MTV Multiplayer. Accessed 2008-08-01.
  2. Gunnar Petzall. 2009-06-29. StarCraft 2 page 2. Inc.Gamers. Accessed 2009-06-29.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment staff, Greg Canessa. 2010-02-009. Preview. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-02-09.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. 2011-04-06. StarCraft II Official Mods Now Available. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2011-04-06.
  5. Cam Shea. 2009-07-10. StarCraft II's Design Philosophies. IGN. Accessed 2009-07-11.