Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Achievement Guide

Guide By: Plym
There are 47 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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- Estimated achievement difficulty: 8/10
- Offline: 34 (735)
- Online: 13 (265)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 35-40 (Highly dependent on skill)
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 37 (Arcade Mode)
- Number of missable achievements: 0
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes
- Glitchy achievements: None but most are delayed
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: Headset recommended if you plan to boost online.

Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is the third installment of the series which originally debuted in 1998. The sequel was released in 2000 so this has been an 11 year wait for the game. The game is a 3 on 3 fighting game and you must defeat all of your opponents to win the match or have the most energy left at the end if time runs out. There are fewer characters in this game than the second installment but the game has been balanced and new modes including Mission Mode and the all important Xbox Live online where you can fight with other players from around the world. As is standard with all Capcom fighting games, achieving the full 1000 is no easy task and you will need a fair bit of skill and time to receive 100%. There is a Training Mode to help those less confident and Mission Mode will show you how to complete combo's and special moves. A fight pad or arcade stick are not required to complete the game but some say that they will make the game easier to play than with the standard 360 controller.

There are 4 hidden characters in the game that must be unlocked to complete some of the achievements. They can be gained by earning Player Points by fighting in the various modes. They can be unlocked at:

  • Akuma - 2,000PP
  • Sentinel - 4,000PP
  • Hsien-Ko - 6,000PP
  • Taskmaster - 8,000PP

Please note that most achievements do NOT unlock straight away. They've been known to unlock well into the next round or match sometimes.

Step 1 - Arcade Mode:
You will spend a lot of time in Arcade Mode if you are going for the 1000 gamerscore. You must complete the game with all 36 characters for "I Buy the Issues" and "Waiting for the Trade" and view their endings for the gallery which will be one step to getting "Comic Collector". A lot of move and combo achievements can be gained in Arcade mode and if you turn Online Request on, you can even switch to Xbox Live if another player requests a game with you. There are also specific teams that you must create. The achievements that can be gained in Arcade Mode are:

  • I Buy the Issues
  • Waiting for the Trade
  • Herculean Task
  • Saving My Quarters
  • Back at 'Cha! (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Excelsior! (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Be Gone! (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Mega Buster (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Ultimate Nullifier (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Average Joe (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Bruisin' Bruce (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Charles in Charge (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Big Bang Theory (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Steel Battalion (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Need a Healing Factor (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • A Hero Stands Alone (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • One Step Ahead (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Turn the Tables (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Galactic Smasher (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Wreck "Havok" (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Avengers Assemble! (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Badds to the Bone (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Female Flyers (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Darkstalkers (or on Xbox LIVE)
  • Weapon X (or on Xbox LIVE)

Step 2 - Mission Mode:
This is where the game starts to get really challenging as you must complete 10 missions for each character performing combos and special moves. They get progressively harder. The achievements that can be gained in Mission Mode are:

  • Welcome to Avengers Academy! (80 missions)
  • Passed the Field Test (160 missions)
  • A New Avenger (320 missions)

Step 3 - Xbox Live Match:
You can gain quite a few achievements online that you can also gain in the Arcade Mode. This means that you can boost them with a partner if you are struggling. There are also achievements for having certain characters fight one another which are also boostable. The following achievements must be done SOLELY online:

  • Playtime Is Over
  • Leading the Charge
  • Combat Specialist
  • Brave New World
  • School for the Gifted
  • Full Roster
  • Who Will Answer the Call?
  • Duty and Deus Ex Machina
  • Fate of the Satsui no Hadou
  • Copy This!
  • Raccoon City Incident
  • Whose Side Are You On?
  • Fate of Two Worlds

Step 4 - Miscellaneous:
These achievements can be gained in any mode or all modes. Player Points can be gained by fighting in any mode. You must fight in every stage and also complete the gallery which requires a mix of Arcade and Mission Mode completion.

  • Comic Collector
  • World Warrior
  • Master of Fate
  • World Warrior
  • Champion Edition Hero
  • Super Turbo Brawler
  • Passport to Beatdown Country

Most of the achievements in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 can be gained rather quickly and alot are boostable online. You'll find yourself unlocking at least half just by playing the game for a couple of hours and trying out all the different modes. The game is a lot of fun, addictive and finding the right team is very satisfying. It isn't as hard to achieve the 1000 as it was in Super Street Fighter IV but it still takes a lot of hard work to clear all the missions.

For the purposes of the achievement guide, I will refer to the default controls of Normal Play and you are standing on the left of the screen:
= Light attack, = Medium attack, = Heavy attack, = Special attack
or = Partner Assist

x360a would like to thank Plym for this Road Map.

Passed the Field Test20
Clear 160 missions in Mission mode.   (3) 

See "A New Avenger".

A New Avenger40
Clear 320 missions in Mission mode.   (60) 

Mission Mode is where you must perform a specific action or combo that the game tells you to for each of the characters. They become progressively harder the more you do. Every character has 10 missions to get through so you have a little bit of leeway once you unlock the 4 hidden characters.

VesperArcade has given me permission to link to his YouTube videos showing you how to do each specific mission. Watch his hand reactions during each move, where the character is positioned and if you get stuck, move on to the next mission.

VesperArcade YouTube Mission Mode Help

Welcome to Avengers Academy!10
Clear 80 missions in Mission mode.   (2) 

See "A New Avenger".

Leading the Charge30
Surpass the rank of Fighter.   (10) 

You will reach the rank of "Fighter" while playing ranked matches online. This will unlock on your 7th win.

Combat Specialist30
In Ranked Match, surpass the "1st" class rank, or fight someone who has.    (107) 

To reach 1st class you need 56,000 Rank Points. You can check the leaderboards to see what your current standing is. You can also unlock this by fighting someone who has already attained this rank. It cannot be unlocked by fighting someone who just has the achievement though, you MUST fight someone with 1st Lord rank or reach the class yourself.

Comic Collector50
Unlock all items in the Gallery.   (8) 

To complete the Gallery, you must:

  • Complete Arcade Mode with all 36 characters including the hidden 4 characters.
  • Lose to Galactus and view his ending in Arcade Mode (after losing to him, do not continue).
  • Completing a mission with each character in Mission Mode (you only need to complete one).
Back at 'Cha!10
Perform 10 successful Crossover Counters. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (2) 

To do a Crossover Counter, you must block while your opponent attacks you and immediately press and your partner button ( or ). Your partner will come in with an assist and also swap out with your current character. The timing to perform this is very quick but the words crossover counter will appear on your side of the screen if done correctly. This can be done in either Arcade Mode or an Xbox Live match.

Perform 10 Team Aerial Combos. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (6) 

A Team Aerial Combo is when you:

  1. Launch your opponent into the air with the special button (default is ).
  2. Jump up with them and hit them again.
  3. Then pressing any directional button (except ) + to switch characters and have your second character continue the combo in the air.

Do this 10 times in either Arcade Mode or Xbox Live.

Be Gone!10
Perform 10 Snap Backs. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (8) 

A snap back if when you punch your opponent out of the screen and replace them with one of their other characters (The character comes back if they are the only one left standing). To do this, hit and either or when you are standing next to your opponent. You'll hear "Snap back!" by the announcer if done correctly. You need one full bar of your Hyper Meter to do this.

This can be done in Arcade Mode or in an Xbox Live match.

Mega Buster20
Use 1,000 Hyper Combo Gauge bars. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (8) 

Your Hyper Combo Gauge is located at the bottom of the screen and you can hold up to 5 charges at a time. It builds as you attack your opponent and you use it to unleash a Hyper Combo on them. Each character has more than one Hyper Combo move and you should be able to build this bar up at least 3 or 4 times during one match. Morrigan can also build the bar up with her Dark Harmonizer Assist. Just call her in and after about 3 assists, you'll have one full Hyper Combo Gauge bar to use.

This can be done in Arcade Mode or in an Xbox Live match.

Ultimate Nullifier10
Perform 30 successful Advancing Guards. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (5) 

While your opponent is attacking you, hold back to block and then immediately push light and medium attack(default is ) together. This will push the opponent back and the words Advancing Guard should appear on screen.

Do this 30 times in either Arcade Mode or Xbox Live.

Playtime Is Over10
Surpass the rank of Amateur.   (3) 

Amateur is the next level up from Beginner in Ranked online matches. If you win your first match online, you will automatically rank up to Amateur. You will also rank up to Amateur even if you lose the first couple of fights.

Herculean Task30
Beat Arcade mode on the hardest difficulty.    (17) 

Turn your difficulty to Very Hard after you have picked your lineup and progress through the game. You get unlimited continues so don't worry if you die at any point.

If you're struggling with beating any rounds, I would suggest picking Iron Man, Magneto and Morrigan and pick her Dark Harmonizer as an assist. Assist with her as much as possible to build up Iron Man's Hyper Combo Gauge and use his Proton Cannon ( + ) as soon as you can.

Another method is to change your operation mode under options to "Simple" with the default controller settings. Start up the game and choose the following:

  • Team: Taskmaster, Dr. Doom and Iron Man along with their default assists.
  • Time: 30 seconds
  • Damage: Highest

Now with Taskmaster, just spam  while calling in assists with  or  to help speed up the process. The whole goal is to just damage the CPU enough to win the match by decision. If they close in on you, press  to use your hyper combo and push them back. If they start shooting at you, jump their attack and shoot at them from mid-air. This will get you through the first 6 matches.

Once you get to Galactus, the timer will automatically re-adjust to 99 seconds. You can just resume the same basic strategy above for the heralds and when Galactus comes in, activate X-Factor and start attacking him with everything you got.

For more tips on beating Galactus and his Heralds, see "Saving My Quarters".

Saving My Quarters20
Beat Arcade mode without using any continues.   (6) 

For this achievement; after you have picked your 3 characters, change the Arcade Mode settings to the following:

  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time: 30 seconds
  • Damage: Highest

When facing Galactus and his Heralds, I would try to dispose of his Heralds as soon as possible while not using any of your Hyper Meter. Try air juggling and remember that they share a life bar so you don't need to hit them both together.

When Galactus arrives, double jump and hit him in the head as much as possible. This will avoid most of his attacks. When his energy is about halfway down, you should have enough for a Hyper Combo so call in both your partners together ( + ) and unleash hell with all three. Do NOT do this is Galactus is about to crush you or unleash beams from his fingers though.

Waiting for the Trade50
View all endings in Arcade mode.   (16) 

Arcade Mode is a single player mode where you fight through 6 normal battles and then a final battle with Galactus. You must beat the game with all 36 characters to view thier endings and get this achievement. The MAIN ACTIVE character that is in control when Galactus is defeated will have their ending shown. For instance, if you are in control of She-Hulk but you call Felicia to assist and the assist move finishes off Galactus, then it will be She-Hulk's ending that you will receive.

If you are not very good with one character but need their ending, I'd suggest beating down Galactus with two of your strongest characters and switching to the one you need when his health gets low. If you are fairly good with everyone, I'd suggest you keep picking characters you have not viewed the ending of in your team, then it won't matter who hits Galactus last.

There is also an ending for allowing Galactus to beat you and then letting the continue countdown timer reach 0. You will need this ending as well.

You can see who you have beaten the game with if you enter "Gallery" and then "Character Endings".

Master of Fate50
Unlock all achievements.      (30) 

This will unlock once you have gained all the other achievements.

I Buy the Issues10
View one ending in Arcade mode.    (3) 

See "Waiting for the Trade".

World Warrior10
Earn 5,000 Player Points (PP).    (2) 

See "Super Turbo Brawler".

Brusin' Bruce20
Land an Incredible Combo. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (5) 

See "Charles in Charge".

Charles in Charge30
Land an Uncanny Combo. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (12) 

For this you must perform the required amount of combo hits in an Arcade or Xbox Live match. These 3 combo achievements are stacked, with the Uncanny Combo being the highest.

Guide to the combo rank quotes:

  • 3 — Yes!
  • 5 — Cool!
  • 7 — Good!
  • 13 — Dude!
  • 17 — Sweet!
  • 21 — Awesome!
  • 26 — Wonderful!
  • 31 — Viewtiful!
  • 37 — Excellent!
  • 43 — Stylish!
  • 50 — Fantastic!
  • 57 — Amazing!
  • 65 — Incredible!
  • 75 — Mighty!
  • 82 — Marvelpus!
  • 91 — Uncanny!
  • 101 — Crazy!
  • 111 — Galactic!
  • 201 — Unstoppable!

Pick 3 characters that have Hyper Combos that shoot or blast across the screen such as Iron Man, Ryu, Deadpool, M.O.D.O.K or Dante. Build up your Hyper Combo Gauge until you have it at Level 3 and then press  to have all your characters do their Hyper Combos at the same time. Make sure your opponent has full health so every hit adds to the combo. This should net you all 3 achievements at once.

Average Joe10
Land a Viewtiful Combo. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (4) 

See "Charles in Charge".

Champion Edition Hero30
Earn 30,000 Player Points (PP).    

See "Super Turbo Brawler".

Super Turbo Brawler50
Earn 100,000 Player Points (PP).    (5) 

PP is gained from all modes in the game just by playing, win or lose. The better you are, the more PP you will gain.

  • You can gain between 2,000-3,000PP by playing through Arcade Mode on Very Easy.
  • Winning a Ranked Match online will get you about 300PP.
  • Completing one mission in Mission Mode will net you roughly 10PP.
  • A couple of minutes of Training will get you about 100PP.

If you complete the game with everyone for the achievement "Waiting for the Trade", it should be enough to get you 100,000PP.

Big Bang Theory30
Perform 30 Hyper Combo Finishes. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (1) 

A Hyper Combo is a super move that can perform by inputting a specific command and then light and medium attack together (default  + ). Defeat two of your opponents in a match and get the last one down until they have about a quarter energy left. Then, perform the Hyper Combo while they are not blocking. If you get a K.O from doing the move, then you've done it right. Repeat 30 times.

Brave New World10
Participate in any mode on Xbox LIVE.   (2) 

Enter Xbox Live and fight in either a Ranked, Player or Lobby Match. The achievement will unlock once the match is completed, win or lose.

Steel Battalion20
Block 100 times. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (10) 

To block, you must push away from your opponent when they are attacking you. Hold back when standing to block mid and high range and press down and back to block low. This will probably come to you over time but if not, enter an Xbox Live match with a boosting partner and have him attack you while you push back on the controller.

Fate of the Satsui no Hadou20
Decide who is the true master of the fist in a Xbox LIVE match.   (18) 

See "Fate of Two Worlds".

Copy This!20
Put an end to this game of spider and fly in a Xbox LIVE match.   (17) 

See "Fate of Two Worlds".

Raccoon City Incident20
Settle things between former S.T.A.R.S. members in a Xbox LIVE match.   (14) 

See "Fate of Two Worlds".

Passport to Beatdown Country10
Fight in all of the stages.    (1) 

There are 9 stages in total and they are:

  • Danger Room
  • The Daily Bugle
  • Metro City
  • Demon Village
  • Kattelox Island
  • Hand Hideout
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
  • Asgard
  • Tricell Laboratory

You can get this achievement in Xbox Live, Arcade, Versus or Training. Just select the stage once you've chosen your characters. You don't need to fight in it, so you can enter and quickly leave after the FIGHT! has been announced.

Need a Healing Factor10
Win a match without blocking. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (3) 

To block, you must push away from your opponent when they are attacking you. To get the achievement, just avoid hitting back.

This can be done over Xbox Live as well as Arcade mode, so you can request a boosting partner here if you need help.

School for the Gifted15
Get a 5 game win streak in Ranked Match.   (58) 

Defeat 5 consecutive opponents in an online Ranked Match. This will also work if you enter Arcade Mode and have Fight Request turned on. Just make sure you select Ranked.

You can find a boosting partner here. If you have trouble connecting, I'd suggest changing the language and both searching together.

A Hero Stands Alone10
Win a match without calling your partners or switching out. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (5) 

To unlock this achievement, you must not switch your starting character with one of the others, call an assist or have a partner aid you in an aerial combo. Basically, only use the 3 attack buttons and the special button.

This can be done in Arcade Mode or in an Xbox Live match.

Full Roster40
Battle against all characters in a Xbox LIVE match.   (41) 

You will have to face against all 36 characters (including the 4 hidden ones) in any Xbox Live Match. This could take a minimum of 12 games if you find a boosting partner here and have them play every character once.

If you prefer not to boost, copy this list into Notepad or any word document you use on your computer/phone and mark off who you have faced already so you can keep track.

  • Akuma
  • Amaterasu
  • Arthur
  • C Viper
  • Captain America
  • Chris
  • Chun-Li
  • Dante
  • Deadpool
  • Doctor Doom
  • Dormammu
  • Felicia
  • Haggar
  • Hsien-Ko
  • Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • M.O.D.O.K.
  • Magneto
  • Morrigan
  • Phoenix
  • Ryu
  • Sentinel
  • She-Hulk
  • Spencer
  • Spider-Man
  • Storm
  • Super-Skrull
  • Taskmaster
  • Thor
  • Trish
  • Tron
  • Viewtiful Joe
  • Wesker
  • Wolverine
  • X-23
  • Zero
Who Will Answer the Call?10
Participate in an 8 player Lobby on Xbox LIVE.   (7) 

Go to Xbox Live and then Search Lobby. A list of options will appear. Only change the top one to: "LOBBY SIZE 8" then hit Begin Search. It will take you to a screen where numerous online gamers are in lobbies. You're looking for the middle box which says Lobby Size at the top. Find one with 7 lights on and join it. You don't even need to compete, only enter.

Duty and Deus Ex Machina20
Make a match on Xbox LIVE between a national hero and a killing machine a reality.   (21) 

See "Fate of Two Worlds".

One Step Ahead30
Land 50 First Attacks in a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (3) 

Be the first person to connect with a hit in a match 50 times. Make sure it actual connects with your opponent and they aren't blocking. The words "First Attack" will appear on your side if it connected.

This can be done in Arcade Mode or in an Xbox Live match.

Avengers Assemble!15
Make a team composed of the Big 3 and win a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (22) 

Enter Arcade or Xbox Live and pick the following 3 characters in any order:

  • Captain America
  • Thor
  • Iron Man

You must win using this team so try it on Arcade Mode and change the difficulty to Very Easy.

Turn the Tables10
Land a Team Aerial Counter in a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (2) 

A Team Aerial Counter is when your opponent is comboing you in the air and you counter out of it. You have to press the Special button and the direction that your opponent is pressing at the same time.

This one can be tricky and if you can't do it legit, I would suggest finding a boosting in this thread. You only need to do one to get the achievement, in either Arcade mode or Xbox Live.

Galactic Smasher40
Perform 30 Crossover Combination Finishes. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (7) 

For this achievement, you must defeat the last opponent standing with a crossover combination. A crossover combination is when you use two (or three) characters Hyper Combo's at the same time.

Enter an Arcade or Xbox Live match and build up your Hyper Combo Gauge until only one character is left to beat with about half of their energy bar, then hit  and two (or three) of your characters should perform the crossover combination. Do this 30 times in total over either mode.

Wreak "Havok"10
Use X-Factor in a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (18) 

X-Factor is a free move that you get once per round. It enhances your speed, your attacks and fills the red part (recoverable damage) of your energy if you aren't blocking. Enter an Arcade or Xbox Live match and push all three attacks buttons and special ( ) at the exact same time to activate.

The achievement sometimes doesn't unlock straight away, but as long as you glow red and the red bar above your energy meter is counting down, you've activated it.

Badds to the Bone15
Make a team of three who have altered their bodies, and win a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (19) 

Enter Arcade or Xbox Live and pick the following 3 characters in any order:

  • M.O.D.O.K
  • Iron Man
  • Spencer

You must win using this team so try it on Arcade Mode and change the difficulty to Very Easy.

Whose Side Are You On?20
Bring about an end to the Civil War in a Xbox LIVE match.   (18) 

See "Fate of Two Worlds".

Fate of Two Worlds20
Make a match on Xbox LIVE between the marquee characters for this game a reality.   (31) 

There are 6 achievements that require you to fight specific characters against one another in a match over Xbox Live. They are:

  • Copy This!: Spider-man vs Taskmaster
  • Duty and Deus Ex Machina: Captain America vs M.O.D.O.K.
  • Fate of the Satsui no Hadou: Ryu vs Akuma
  • Fate of Two Worlds: Ryu vs Wolverine
  • Raccoon City Incident: Chris vs Wesker
  • Whose Side Are You On?: Captain America vs Iron Man

You can try your luck and pick the characters you need/are missing and hope that you randomly get matched up with someone who chooses the opposing character(s).

It is faster to start a player match with a friend. On the first match one person selects, Spider-Man, Captain America and Ryu while the other picks Taskmaster, M.O.D.O.K. and Akuma. It does not matter who wins. After the match, this will unlock the first three achievements on the list all at the same time. Now on the second fight select Ryu, Chris and Captain America while the other person selects Wolverine, Wesker and Iron Man. This will unlock the other three achievements.

You can find a partner in the Achievement Trading Thread found here.

Female Flyers15
Make a team composed of women who can fly, and win a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (13) 

Enter Arcade or Xbox Live and pick the following 3 characters in any order:

  • Phoenix
  • Storm
  • Morrigan

You must win using this team so try it on Arcade Mode and change the difficulty to Very Easy.

Make a team composed of those who dwell in the darkness, and win a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (15) 

Enter Arcade or Xbox Live and pick the following 3 characters in any order:

  • Morrigan
  • Felicia
  • Hsien-Ko

You must win using this team so try it on Arcade Mode and change the difficulty to Very Easy.

Weapon X15
Make a team composed of Weapon-X test subjects, and win a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)    (15) 

Enter Arcade or Xbox Live and pick the following 3 characters in any order:

  • Wolverine
  • X-23
  • Deadpool

You must win using this team so try it on Arcade Mode and change the difficulty to Very Easy.

Game Info


US February 15, 2011
Europe February 18, 2011
Japan February 17, 2011

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