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Top StarCraft 2 cheats and easter eggs

It's a good idea to have a list of StarCraft 2 cheats handy while you're working your way through the game's singleplayer campaigns. It's also nice to pause and uncover all the neat Easter eggs tucked away as you go. Whether you're taking on Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, or Legacy of the Void, we've got you covered.

Before you start breaking the game, it's important to note that the following cheats will disable achievements. If you're set on grabbing all of these, you'll need to start a new campaign, or load one of your other saves to continue making progress. These cheats also won't work in multiplayer for obvious reasons, so avoid using them in these servers—we don't want you to get banned. Here's a helpful list of StarCraft 2 cheats, and some of the best StarCraft 2 Easter eggs that'll make you smile.

How to use StarCraft 2 cheats

It's quick and easy to begin using StarCraft 2 cheats. To get started, launch a singleplayer campaign and press Enter on your keyboard to open the speech box. Type one of the cheats below to activate it, and look out for the chat log to display the word CHEAT in capital letters. The cheat should take effect immediately, and you're now ready to enjoy your playthrough. The best StarCraft 2 cheats are:

  • God mode: TerribleTerribleDamage
  • Instant victory: WhatIsBestInLife
  • Instant defeat: LetsJustBugOutAndCallItEven
  • Disable fog of war: TookTheRedPill
  • Disable the need for supplies: Bunker55AliveInside
  • Gain 5000 minerals: SpectralTiger
  • Gain 5000 gas: RealMenDrillDeep
  • Gain 5000 of each resource: WhoRunBartertown
  • Allow the use of all tech: SoSayWeAll
  • Unlock all upgrades: IAmIronMan
  • Enable fast builds and fast upgrades: CatFoodForPrawnGuns
  • Disable cooldowns on spells: HanShotFirst
  • Disable victory conditions for continued play: TyuHasLeftTheGame
  • Continued play after defeat: NeverGiveUpNeverSurrender
  • Fast unit healing: ImADoctorNotARoachJim
  • All units and buildings are free: MoreDotsMoreDots
  • Add 5 million credits in story mode: WhySoSerious (Doesn't work in Heart of the Swarm)
  • Unlock all missions: LeaveYourSleep
  • Unlock all cinematics: EyeOfSauron
  • Unlock all UNN TV news broadcasts: StayClassyMarSara (Doesn't work in Heart of the Swarm)
  • In custom maps add 5000 Terrazine: Jaynestown
  • Play the song Terran Up the Night: OverEngineeredCodPiece

Easter eggs

Blizzard loves to hide secrets and references in its campaigns. Here are a few of the funniest

Unlock the Wings of Liberty secret mission

During the Media Blitz mission guide your Odin mech to the bottom right of the map and destroy the science facility at the end of the road. Pick up the documents that come out of the wreckage and look out for the secret mission Piercing the Shroud on the mission select screen. You have to complete it before heading to Char.

Meet Diablo

In Wings of Liberty, during the fiery Devil's Playground mission head to the bottom right of the map to find Diablo. You can't kill him or interact with him in any way, but there he is.

In Heart of the Swarm in the Roach Evolution mission after you've evolved and are heading towards the next set of enemies, keep an eye on the containment chambers on the top wall of the facility. Diablo's chilling out in one of those too.

Find Ewoks in Legacy of the Void

In the mission Unsealing the Past, set on Endion, you can find Ewoks all over the place, huddling around camp fires and hiding behind trees.

There's also a Jurassic World reference in this level. There's an 'enhanced strain' blue Zerg monster called Indomilisk Rex, a pastiche of Indominus Rex from the film.

Find the Tauren Marine

In the mission Zero Hour clear out the Zerg infestation in the top left of the map. Move beyond it and you will find a level 80 Tauren marine in power armour. Treasure your brief time with him, because your appearance causes him to run into a nearby toilet and never come out.

In Legacy of the Void, in the Templar's Charge mission, move your base platform up, up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right. The Tauren Marine lands with a nuclear explosion and you can control him as a unit.

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