Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty – Campaign walkthrough & strategy guide

Mission 19 - Media Blitz

1. Do as much damage as possible during the sneak attack.

Tychus will once again be piloting the Odin in this mission, meaning there’ll be destruction abound. You actually start the mission in control of Tychus while your base’s production is automated. Your surprise attack means that enemies won’t shoot back at Tychus until he’s hit them, so take advantage and blow up high threat units first. The Odin actually takes damage faster than you’d expect, so make sure to  eliminate the Siege Tanks and other heavy hitters.

2. (Achievement) Take out a Barracks a Factory and a Starport

While tearing down the enemy structures, you’ll need to be a little picky to get his achievement. Depending on what direction you go, you might miss out on one of the specific structures. The only available Starports are to the North which will require you to travel to two different bases to destroy the enemy buildings. The Odin is slow as molasses, so factor in the time it will take you to get from one base to the other.

3. Build a base defense, repair the Odin

Once the sneak attack is over you’ll assume control of the base. Build a small defensive line at each entrance to your base, but note that you’ll suffer the heaviest attacks from whatever direction still has the most enemy buildings left standing. Also make sure to build a few aerial units for your base defense, as the enemy has an annoying habit of attacking from the elevated platform directly north. Call in the mercenary Vikings of Banshees if you don’t feel like building a starport.

4. Unlock the secret mission

The bottom right corner of the map contains an isolated red building, that when destroyed, will drop secret documents. Collect these to unlock the secret mission Piercing the Shroud

5. Assemble a ground force

As usual, a force of Marines supported by Medics will come in handy here. Make sure to include a few SCVs with your ground force to repair your Odin and Thor units.

6. Assault and hold each point.

Depending on how much damage you did during the sneak attack, at least two of the bases should be partly destroyed. As long as you keep your Odin and Thor units repaired, they can handle capturing each point almost on their own. The Marines well help solidify your advantage, but make sure to watch out for any left over Siege Tanks, as they’ll make very short work of your foot soldiers. Just send the Odin and Thor into each point first to soak up damage and then send in the Marines afterwards. Have the SCVs hold the point and park the machines on them so they’ll get repaired. Capture all three points and the mission will end.

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  • Spybreak8 - August 10, 2010 6:16 p.m.

    Finished the game only to find out I missed a hidden mission! Auugh gotta start the campaign all over again. ><
  • Embolado - August 1, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    I cant whet my whistle, how come?
  • tyler_14_420 - August 1, 2010 7:38 p.m.

    I'm stumped on the last mission. So difficult!
  • K9unittp - July 31, 2010 5:29 p.m.

    Can't wait till you guysput out the guide to to the mission where you have to destroy buildings before kerrigan gets to them. i'm stumped on that one... I friekin love starcraft, this is definitley a great sequel.
  • Onepersonwithnoopinion - July 31, 2010 3:01 p.m.

    I'm guessing that this will be mostly finished by Monday.
  • SpaceCowboy - July 31, 2010 10:20 a.m.

    Thanks for this GR, I'm about 12 missions in and I'm starting to struggle now cos I suck at RTS games. So I'm looking forward to the rest of the guide :)
  • otomicks - July 31, 2010 5:35 a.m.

    could have used this sooner, about a third into the game now -.-
  • Cyberninja - July 31, 2010 2:22 a.m.

    thanks this is a good guide.
  • EricBratcher - July 31, 2010 2:20 a.m.

    Just a quick note to anyone who's stumped - there's more on the way! We just wanted to get this one to you quickly.

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