Server closures inbound for four EA games

Tom West - August 12th 2022

EA will be closing the servers of three Xbox 360 Command & Conquer games in November, as well as the servers for Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, which will cause 22 achievements to become discontinued.

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, its standalone expansion Command & Conquer: Kane's Wrath, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames will have their servers closed on November 9th.

Four Xbox 360 games face server closures soon


If you hope to earn the completions for each of the games facing server closures you do still have a bit of time, but it'll take some work to pull off. If you don't already own Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, you'll unfortunately have to miss out unless you purchase a disc copy, as it's no longer available through the Xbox Store.

Looking at the estimated completion times, it takes between 120 and 150 hours to earn all of the Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars achievements. That comes as no surprise when the game's No Life achievement requires you to spend 100 hours playing in multiplayer matches. Four of the game's 22 achievements need access to EA's servers and will be discontinued in November. Confused Shelf has a great walkthrough to follow if you'd like to get through the game as quickly as possible.

The Command & Conquer: Kane's Wrath achievements feature 11 online-only achievements out of the available 44, and the completion is estimated to take between 60 and 80 hours. Unlike Tiberium Wars above, Kane's Wrath doesn't contain any achievements that require astonishingly high time commitments, but Confused Shelf's walkthrough suggests you find a boosting partner to get through the multiplayer achievements.

There's a slightly faster completion estimate of 40 to 50 hours for the Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 achievements, which includes three online-only achievements. It's also worth noting that EarnaP's walkthrough suggests that finding a boosting partner is much easier to earn a host of the game's miscellaneous achievements, as the AI-focused Skirmishes can be "extremely difficult."

Stepping away from the Command & Conquer series, the final game facing server closures on November 9th is Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. If you don't already own this one, you'll need to grab a disc copy of it if you'd like to earn the completion, as it's been delisted from the Xbox Store. There isn't a walkthrough available for the Mercenaries 2: World in Flames achievements, but estimates place completion times between 40 and 50 hours. Five of the game's 40 achievements are online-only, so you'll most likely need to find a boosting partner for this one.

Boosting will be the faster method for unlocking the online achievements above, so we'd recommend you check out our Session Calendar to see if anyone is hosting timeslots for the games above — or maybe you'd like to set up a Session yourself?

Will you be taking a crack at the above games to add their completions to your tag? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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