Defense Grid 2 achievement guide & roadmap



No missable achievements (plus 69 unknown)

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Thanks For Playing!

Earn Bronze on a Single Player mission.

First Blood

Kill 1 alien.

Yellow Beats Green

Upgrade a level 1 tower to a level 2 tower.


Kill 100 aliens.

Field Promotion

Earn a silver (or better) medal.

Hey! That's mine!

Kill an alien carrying a power core.

Happy Returns

Recover a loose core.

Flawless Victory

Earn a Gold Medal.

No Sale

Win any mission without selling any towers.


Build 20 towers of any type in one mission.

Close Call

Save a core that is less than 10 seconds away from the map's exit point.


Win a mission with at least 1,000 resources remaining.


Kill 1000 aliens.

Death From Above

Use the Orbital Laser Special Weapon (General Cai).


Use the speed up control at 3x for a total of 60 seconds in any mission.

Salvage Rights

Kill an alien boss creature. (Juggernaut, Rumbler, Turtle, or Crasher)

Would You Like a Boost With That?

Build 100 Boost towers.

Now With Sprinkles

Enable a Tower Augmentation item on any tower.

Boot Camp

Finish all the missions in Chapter 1 in Story Mode.

Full Defense

Build 50 towers of any type in one mission.


Use the Reload Checkpoint option.


Sell 10 towers.

Penny Pincher

Win a mission with at least 5,000 resources remaining.

More Please

Use the Resource Reinforcement Special Weapon (Professor Briel).


Build 100 Gun towers.


Build at least 1 of each tower type in any single mission.


Beat a Chapter 4 mission or higher with zero cores captured.

Pumped Up Towers

Use the Tower Overcharge Special Weapon (Advisor Zacara).


Kill 10,000 aliens.

What IS that?

Inspect 10 aliens.

If At First You Don't Succeed, Retry Again

Use the reload checkpoint option five times in a single mission.

Filthy Rich

Win a mission with at least 10,000 resources remaining.


Sell 10 towers or more in a single mission.


Build 100 Cannon towers.

Base Defender

Complete the single player campaign in Story Mode.

The Path Most Traveled

Win a Gold medal on Mission 19 without using the Command Shuttle.

10 Items No Less

Enable a Tower Augmentation Item on 10 Towers.

Pew Pew

Build 100 Laser towers.

Planet Defender

Earn a silver medal (or better) on all missions in the Story mode.

Full Potential

Win a chapter 4 (or later) mission with level 3 towers only and no selling.

Full House

Build and fully upgrade each tower type in one mission.

Tower Expert

Build every tower and every upgrade for each tower.

No Fast Blast

Use the Temporal Cannon Special Weapon (Colonel Rissler).

Burn Baby Burn

Build 100 Inferno towers.

The Not-So-Friendly Skies

Build 100 Missile towers.

Siege Breaker

Survive 100 waves on Grinder challenge mode on any mission.

Great Ball of Fire

Build 100 Meteor towers.

Alien Tears

Earn a gold medal on every mission in Story mode.

Master Siege Breaker

Survive 100 waves on any Super Grinder challenge mode.

Brothers in Arms

Earn Bronze in a Co-Op Multiplayer mission.

Head Trauma

Build 100 Concussion towers.

Not So Fast

Build 100 Temporal towers.

High Voltage

Build 100 Tesla towers.

Shoot That Guy

Use the Precision Targeting Special Weapon (Rear Admiral Phillips).

Go To Your Home

Use the Core Teleport special weapon (Professor Taylor).

Go Team!

Earn a Gold medal in a Coordinated Defense Multiplayer Mission.

Gun Crazy

Using only Gun towers, Win any chapter 4 (or later) mission.

Warning Shots

Play a DG Fighter Multiplayer mission.

Master Builder

Use the command shuttle to move 6 map sections in Mission 6.


Using only Cannon towers, Win any Chapter 4 (or later) mission.


Kill 50,000 aliens.


Using only Inferno towers, Win any Chapter 4 (or later) mission.


Using only level 1 towers, Win any Chapter 4 (or later) mission.

Winning Shots

Earn a Victory in a DG FighterMultiplayer mission.

Master Strategist

Earn 100 Gold Medals on any missions.