This StarCraft 2: Wings Of Liberty mission guide will cover the second mission in the game known as ‘The Outlaws’ along with the achievements. The Outlaws starts you out with a task provided by Tychus, to retrieve an alien artifact from a Dominion dig site on Mar Sara. Continuing the tale of StarCraft 2: Wings Of Liberty of an oppressive society, with civilians forced into labor, and a mysterious contact that wants to pay for alien items. For reference this play through of the mission The Outlaws was done on hard difficulty.
The Outlaws starts off with me having a small base, 8 SCVs a command center, barracks supply depot and 6 marines. My first task in this StarCraft 2 mission is toset 8 of my SCVs to begin mining minerals and a single unit to build a refinery over the vespene geyser located in my base. Taking my 6 marines outside the base allows me to scoop up the first two resource palettes needed for the achievement in The Outlaws and also netting 100 of both minerals and gas to speed up production. I split these resources between adding a tech lab to my barracks to train the all important medic unit, and training some additional SCVs. The first SCV out is ordered to build a second barracks.
Moving the 6 marines further up the road outside of my base and to the right there is another mineral cache of 3 pallets guarded by a squad of dominion soldiers. 2 marines and a single War Pig make up this small squad. Now I use the additional minerals plus what I’ve mined so far to start building supply depots, additional SCVs, but more importantly marines and medics.
Continuing southwest leads my group of soldiers into another small group of 3 marines, but however, behind them are a group of rescue able rebels being attacked by another 4 Dominion marines. Killing the first 3 causes 7 marines and another War Pig to attack my small squad of marines plus medic, but running past them to the waiting rebels allows me to add 4 marines and 3 medics to my group, along with a third barracks with attached tech lab and 2 supply depots. I overwhelm the chasing attackers then turn to pick up the final 4 pallets located around the edges of the rebel base.
Moving my squad up that’s now being continually reinforced from the 3 barracks posses an encounter with 3 Hellion flamethrower armed buggies. Luckily they fall without doing too much damage to my units, but I make sure to focus fire on each one, as the flamethrowers are very effective against infantry. Further up the road a bunker with 4 marines defends the final pass into the Dominion base. After clearing this final obstacle it’s time to move in and wreck the base, focusing on attacking enemies first, then the unit producing buildings and SCVs that come to repair them. Having a sizeable force of medics keeps my marines alive and well, and allowing my freedom in plowing across the rest of the base.
Once every last Dominion structure has been wiped clean, the game cuts to a cinematic, with my units securing the dig site and lifting out the alien artifact for transport off planet.
StarCraft 2: Wings Of Liberty ‘The Outlaws’ Objectives
Destroy the Dominion Base: This is the only main objective in this mission, simply requiring every structure be destroyed in the base to the north east of the map. Medics are important for this mission as you will be losing many marines without them.
Rescue The Rebels (Bonus): This bonus objective is hard to miss, and is actually quite important to do, since the reinforcements given, along with the 4 mineral pallets located within the rebel base will cut some serious time off what is needed for this mission.
StarCraft 2: Wings Of Liberty ‘The Outlaws’ Achievements
The Outlaws: 15 points earned by completing both objectives in The Outlaws, pretty easy to do considering the rebels are hard to miss, and benefit the mission through rescuing.
Cash Reward: Collect all the mineral and gas pallets located in this mission on normal difficulty to receive another 10 points. There are 9 pallets located in 3 different places which I discussed above. The first pair is right outside the beginning base, the second is to the north of the bend in the road guarded by 3 Dominion soldiers, and the final group is located around the rebel base.
Be Quick or Be Dead: Complete this mission in less than 10 minutes on the hard difficulty to unlock 10 additional points. You can click here for a YouTube video of this being done. This is not a difficult task as long as you aim for efficiency and build medics as soon as possible to keep from having to replace too many marines.
To see a video walkthrough of this mission on brutal difficulty click here.
Click here to see a continually updated mission order and tech tree guide that shows what I have done so far, to explain how I have unlocked certain tech and units.