Sonic Forces Walkthrough

6. Challenge Missions

Alongside the main story missions, there are side tasks that you can complete for customization parts. Not all of them are available right away.

Challenge Missions, unlike Daily Missions, are stagnant, and are viewed in the same menu as the Daily Missions are. A list of them is down below, since you need to complete all of them. These are also pretty easy to complete, so you'll likely finish most of these just by playing the game. All customization parts are earned by completing these missions, and these parts are tied to the trophies listed underneath the chart. Several challenges stack, like completing a mission and then S Ranking it, so the chart lists only the highest forms of challenges to avoid redundancy and be more concise. Videos in the playlist link below can help with earning a good enough time for some of the more time-based challenges.

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There are lots of missions for getting S Ranks on every stage, which is pretty easy to do. The playlist link for S Rank videos is on the story page if you think those will help. Following those are mission-specific tasks, like finishing a stage in a certain amount of time. There are also challenges for getting three Gold Medals for each species of Avatar; you can create more Avatars after you beat the game.

MissionHow to Complete
Slide in a Sonic stage.Just slide once.
Stomp in a Sonic stage.Just stomp once.
Boost in a Sonic stage.Boost anywhere. They must have run out of challenges to put the Avatar items in.
Boost while in mid-air in a Sonic stage. (Air Boost)Start boosting while in midair.
Use a Homing Attack in a Sonic stage.Attack an enemy as Sonic with a homing attack.
Quick Step in a Sonic stage.Quick step in any 3D area in a Sonic stage, done with cn_L1 and cn_R1.
Clear a Sonic stage while Boosting.This should hopefully be done naturally, there's no reason not to boost into a goal. As with all of these easier challenges, you can get them done in Green Hill - Lost Valley.
Stomp the enemy in a Sonic stage.Just stomp an enemy. If you don't know how to stomp at this point, press cn_O while in the air.
Stomp while Air Boosting in a Sonic stage.While boosting in midair, stomp down on the ground.
Slide right after a Stomp in a Sonic stage.As soon as you hit the ground from a stomp, press cn_O to slide.
Boost after a Stomp in a Sonic stage.After landing from a stomp, start boosting.
Defeat 5 enemies in a row while Sliding in a Sonic stage.Get a good momentum going and slide into three enemies in a row. The best place to do this is Mystic Jungle - Luminous Forest.
Defeat 5 enemies in a row while Boosting in a Sonic stage.This is something you already do a lot of the time. A good stage for this would be City - Sunset Heights, in the circular plaza area.
Defeat 5 enemies in a row with a chain of Homing Attacks in a Sonic stage.Another thing you already should be doing.
Spin Attack in Stage 13.Roll while running at any point by pushing cn_LSd. You don't even have to attack the one enemy in this stage.
Spin Dash in Stage 18.Just do a spin dash. Hold cn_LSd and press cn_X a few times, or even just once, before letting go and charging forward.
Defeat 5 enemies in a row with s Spin Attack in Stage 3.Defeat five enemies in a row with a spin attack in City - Ghost Town. A Spin Attack is the standard jumping attack, so use the high path in the second half of the level an jump on five consecutive enemies without touching the ground.
Defeat 5 enemies in a row with a Spin Dash in Stage 10.Defeat five enemies in a row with a single charged spin dash attack in Green Hill - Green Hill. This is easily done at the start of the low path after the rising and falling pillars (where the Number Rings are) or at the end of the high path at the end of the level.
Use an Asteroid Wispon in an Avatar stage.Use an Asteroid Wispon. You can earn one by completing challenges.
Use a Lightning Wispon in an Avatar stage.Use a Lightning Wispon. You can earn one by completing challenges.
Use a Cube Wispon in an Avatar stage.Use a Cube Wispon. You can earn one by completing challenges.
Use a Drill Wispon in an Avatar stage.Use a Drill Wispon. You can earn one by completing challenges.
Use a Void Wispon in an Avatar stage.Use a Void Wispon. You get one of these by completing the story.
Use a Burst Wispon in an Avatar stage.Just use a Burst Wispon once. You should have started out with one.
Use a Hover Wispon in an Avatar stage.Use a Hover Wispon. You can earn one by completing challenges.
Defeat 5 enemies in a row with an Asteroid Wispon in an Avatar stage.Very easy to do, just go to Death Egg - Prison Hall and hold cn_R2 whenever rows of enemies appear.
Defeat 5 enemies in a row with a Lightning Wispon in an Avatar stage.Very easy to do, just go to Death Egg - Prison Hall and hold cn_R2 whenever rows of enemies appear.
Defeat 5 enemies in a row with a Cube Wispon in an Avatar stage.Very easy to do, just go to Death Egg - Prison Hall and hold cn_R2 whenever rows of enemies appear.
Defeat 5 enemies in a row with a Drill Wispon in an Avatar stage.Very easy to do, just go to Death Egg - Prison Hall and hold cn_R2 whenever rows of enemies appear.
Defeat 5 enemies in a row with a Void Wispon in an Avatar stage.Very easy to do, just go to Death Egg - Prison Hall and hold cn_R2 whenever rows of enemies appear.
Defeat 5 enemies in a row with a Burst Wispon in an Avatar stage.Very easy to do, just go to Death Egg - Prison Hall and hold cn_R2 whenever rows of enemies appear.
Defeat 5 enemies in a row with a Hover Wispon in an Avatar stage.Very easy to do, just go to Death Egg - Prison Hall and hold cn_R2 whenever rows of enemies appear.
Clear Stage 1 with an S Rank.Earn 950,000 points in Green Hill - Lost Valley. If you've already done this before gaining access to the mission menu, you'll have to do it again.
Clear Stage 2 with an S Rank.Earn 1,400,000 points in Chemical Plant - Spaceport. If you've already done this before gaining access to the mission menu, you'll have to do it again.
Clear Stage 3 with an S Rank.Earn 900,000 points in City - Ghost Town.
Clear Stage 4 with an S Rank.Earn 1,050,000 points in Death Egg - Prison Hall.
Clear Stage 5 with an S Rank.Earn 1,250,000 points in Death Egg - VS. Zavok.
Clear Stage 6 with an S Rank.Earn 1,200,000 points in Death Egg - Egg Gate.
Clear Stage 7 with an S Rank.Earn 1,450,000 points in Green Hill - Arsenal Pyramid.
Clear Stage 8 with an S Rank.Earn 1,100,000 points in Mystic Jungle - Luminous Forest.
Clear Stage 9 with an S Rank.Earn 980,000 points in Mystic Jungle - VS. Infinite.
Clear Stage 10 with an S Rank.Earn 900,000 points in Green Hill - Green Hill.
Clear Stage 11 with an S Rank.Earn 950,000 points in Green Hill - VS. Dr. Eggman.
Clear Stage 12 with an S Rank.Earn 1,150,000 points in City - Park Avenue.
Clear Stage 13 with an S Rank.Earn 1,000,000 points in Mystic Jungle - Casino Forest.
Clear Stage 14 with an S Rank.Earn 1,050,000 points in Mystic Jungle - Aqua Road.
Clear Stage 15 with an S Rank.Earn 850,000 points in City - Sunset Heights.
Clear Stage 16 with an S Rank.Earn 1,250,000 points in Metropolis - Capital City.
Clear Stage 17 with an S Rank.Earn 1,000,000 points in Metropolis - VS. Infinite.
Clear Stage 18 with an S Rank.Earn 900,000 points in Chemical Plant - Chemical Plant.
Clear Stage 19 with an S Rank.Earn 1,150,000 points in City - Red Gate Bridge.
Clear Stage 20 with an S Rank.Earn 1,350,000 points in Green Hill - Guardian Rock.
Clear Stage 21 with an S Rank.Earn 950,000 points in Chemical Plant - Network Terminal.
Clear Stage 22 with an S Rank.Earn 1,150,000 points in Death Egg - Death Egg.
Clear Stage 23 with an S Rank.Earn 1,050,000 points in Metropolis - Metropolitan Highway.
Clear Stage 24 with an S Rank.Earn 1,500,000 points in Metropolis - Null Space.
Clear Stage 25 with an S Rank.Earn 950,000 points in Eggman Empire Fortress - Imperial Tower.
Clear Stage 26 with an S Rank.Earn 950,000 points in Eggman Empire Fortress - Mortar Canyon.
Clear Stage 27 with an S Rank.Earn 1,200,000 points in Eggman Empire Fortress - VS. Infinite.
Clear Stage 28 with an S Rank.Earn 1,100,000 points in Eggman Empire Fortress - Iron Fortress.
Clear Stage 29 with an S Rank.Earn 1,100,000 points in Eggman Empire Fortress - Final Judgement.
Clear Stage 30 with an S Rank.Earn 1,950,000 points in Eggman Empire Fortress - VS. Death Egg Robot.
Clear Secret Stage 1.Just finish the stage Mystic Jungle - Fire Cannon 1. You don't even need an S Rank (950,000 points), but you'll probably get one anyway.
Clear Secret Stage 2.Just finish the stage City - Vanish Panel 1. You don't even need an S Rank (930,000 points), but you'll probably get one anyway.
Clear Secret Stage 3.Just finish the stage Green Hill - Bomb Block 1. You don't even need an S Rank (950,000 points), but you'll probably get one anyway.
Clear Secret Stage 4.Just finish the stage Chemical Plant - Plasma Cannon 1. You don't even need an S Rank (950,000 points), but you'll probably get one anyway.
Clear Secret Stage 5.Just finish the stage Death Egg - Laser Cannon 1. You don't even need an S Rank (950,000 points), but you'll probably get one anyway.
Clear Secret Stage 6.Just finish the stage Metropolis - Reverse Block 1. You don't even need an S Rank (950,000 points), but you'll probably get one anyway.
Clear EX Stage 1 with an S Rank.Earn 900,000 points in Green Hill - Flying Pod.
Clear EX Stage 2 with an S Rank.Earn 900,000 points in Chemical Plant - Bomb Block 2.
Clear EX Stage 3 with an S Rank.Earn 900,000 points in Metropolis - Laser Cannon 2.
Clear EX Stage 4 with an S Rank.Earn 900,000 points in Green Hill - Reverse Block 2.
Clear EX Stage 5 with an S Rank.Earn 900,000 points in Mystic Jungle - Vanish Panel 2.
Clear EX Stage 6 with an S Rank.Earn 900,000 points in City - Fire Cannon 2.
Clear EX Stage 7 with an S Rank.Earn 900,000 points in Death Egg - Plasma Cannon 2.
Clear Stage 3 within 60 seconds.To finish the stage in under a minute, you're really going to have to master the drop dash, and use the high path at all available times. The S Rank video on the story page shows how to do this if you're having trouble, since finishing in this time should definitely give you an S Rank anyway.
Clear Stage 5 within 135 seconds.As long as you don't miss an opening for attack, you should easily get this challenge done. This challenge is a lot easier than the timed one for Stage 3.
Clear Stage 6 within 120 seconds.Finishing this stage requires you to have a very good knowledge of how the stage works. You should also mash cn_X to complete the QTE sequences as soon as possible so you're not wasting time, and try to save some boost for the last stretch towards the goal at the end of the level.
Clear Stage 8 within 100 seconds.You can honestly get through the stage in less than 1:40 without even trying. I personally was intentionally avoiding all five RSR's and still managed to get under this time, so you should be able to very easily regardless of whether you want to get them all in one go or not.
Clear Stage 9 within 85 seconds.This challenge is actually fairly tough. Make sure you follow Infinite along the path as well as you can, and hit him immediately when within distance. If his health bar has been reduced to a sliver of health, hitting him any further won't finish him off until you hit him during his illusion attack. If this is the case, speed towards the end of the current chunk of path to get to the illusion attack as soon as possible.
Clear Stage 10 within 75 seconds.Drop dashing and using the high paths as much as possible are vital to finishing the level in under 1:15. Take a few full runs of the level to memorize what to do if you think that'll help you. You can always consult the videos above if you want to see one way of doing it.
Clear Stage 11 within 75 seconds.Finishing in under 1:15 is pretty easy if you can take down Eggman's first phase quickly. There's no time cool down on when you can damage him again, so pelt him five times to make him switch to his more threatening machine. When you attack during this second phase, focus only on rocks in front of Eggman; these are likely the only ones to connect and cause him to take damage.
Clear Stage 13 within 90 seconds.A lot of the bumpers and similar objects in this level can easily ruin any run of the level, but you'll just have to be patient and take the high paths as much as you can. Feel free to use the video for this one; it can be a hard level to figure out.
Clear Stage 15 within 70 seconds.A big time saver on this level is to boost over the ramp at the end of the big slope downwards toward the circular plaza. Try to also take the highest paths possible in the 2D portion of the level to cut your time a bit more.
Clear Stage 18 within 70 seconds.There are a lot of hidden pathways that you can use to get to the goal on time, most of which are by using high paths whenever possible. Once again, this is a challenge that would be easier explained with the playlist link at the top of the page.
Clear Stage 21 within 90 seconds.Use the grind rail on the left side for the fastest way into the Chemical Plant, and be familiar enough with the level to know when you can boost over things to skip them entirely. You'll probably be cutting the time here pretty close.
Clear Stage 22 within 110 seconds.Clearing the stage depends heavily on finding hidden passageways. There are some clever jumps you can make to avoid some of those time consuming beam things, which are obviously better seen than read.
Clear Stage 23 within 100 seconds.You can jump over the ramp at the start of the level, which saves a few seconds, and you can also quickly descend some of the arrow platform sections by jumping down the middle to get to the panel that moves to the right and further into the level.
Clear Stage 26 within 70 seconds.To do this, you're going to have to book it at all times, especially near the end. You can skip a huge chunk of straight path near the last stretch if you just jump while boosting at the right time.
Clear Stage 27 within 135 seconds.One key to this fight is to use a Drill Wispon when Infinite charges at you. This will deal a fair amount of damage, and because of that, you'll also be able to take Infinite down faster than usual.
Clear Stage 28 within 140 seconds.Using the circular pieces to skip big chunks of platforming really helps you secure a good time, especially since you can't really speed up the scrolling portion of the level. Be sure to drop dash whenever you have room to do so as well.
Clear Stage 30 within 270 seconds.The tips for this fight are on the story page. It take a LOT of practice, so try not to throw your controller when you have to rewatch the unstoppable ten-second opening again and again.
Clear EX Stage 1 within 30 seconds.You need to know the level very well due to its difficulty, and try to save time by boosting when there's a lot of space to do so. After you break the sets of boxes with a smash attack, try to double jump to the third platform in the chain of small platforms ahead.
Clear EX Stage 4 within 35 seconds.There isn't a lot of room for error when going for a sub-35 second time. Two really good time savers are boosting when you can make it to the other side of enemy-staircases when the boost will take you there. The video for this stage should help explain things better.
Clear EX Stage 6 within 45 seconds.This is a major pain in the butt. One key to saving some time is by going left in a hidden path while in a room filled with fire cannons. Taking this path bypasses a large chunk of the level, and therefore saves a lot of time.
Clear EX Stage 7 within 55 seconds.There aren't really any tips to give for this level except to learn how the level works and where the plasma balls end up moving when they're fired.
Earn 3 Gold Medal honors as a Dog.Amass large amounts of points as a Dog Avatar to earn medals after a mission ends. Fill the meter to earn a Bronze Medal. Five bronze medals creates a Silver Medal, and two of those makes a Gold Medal. I suggest grinding this out on Secret Stage 1.
Earn Gold Medal honors as a Wolf.Amass large amounts of points as a Wolf Avatar to earn medals after a mission ends. Fill the meter to earn a Bronze Medal. Five bronze medals creates a Silver Medal, and two of those makes a Gold Medal. I suggest grinding this out on Secret Stage 1.
Earn Gold Medal honors as a Rabbit.Amass large amounts of points as a Rabbit Avatar to earn medals after a mission ends. Fill the meter to earn a Bronze Medal. Five bronze medals creates a Silver Medal, and two of those makes a Gold Medal. I suggest grinding this out on Secret Stage 1.
Earn Gold Medal honors as a Bear.Amass large amounts of points as a Bear Avatar to earn medals after a mission ends. Fill the meter to earn a Bronze Medal. Five bronze medals creates a Silver Medal, and two of those makes a Gold Medal. I suggest grinding this out on Secret Stage 1.
Earn Gold Medal honors as a Cat.Amass large amounts of points as a Cat Avatar to earn medals after a mission ends. Fill the meter to earn a Bronze Medal. Five bronze medals creates a Silver Medal, and two of those makes a Gold Medal. I suggest grinding this out on Secret Stage 1.
Earn Gold Medal honors as a Bird.Amass large amounts of points as a Bird Avatar to earn medals after a mission ends. Fill the meter to earn a Bronze Medal. Five bronze medals creates a Silver Medal, and two of those makes a Gold Medal. I suggest grinding this out on Secret Stage 1.
Earn Gold Medal honors as a Hedgehog. Amass large amounts of points as a Hedgehog Avatar to earn medals after a mission ends. Fill the meter to earn a Bronze Medal. Five bronze medals creates a Silver Medal, and two of those makes a Gold Medal. I suggest grinding this out on Secret Stage 1.
Collect a total of 120 Red Star Rings.Simply collect Red Star Rings in levels. All of them are detailed in the Collectibles page. Each time you complete a tier of this challenge, you'll unlock an Extra Stage.
Clear 30 SOS Missions.Keep completing SOS Missions as they appear to finish this challenge. Red missions ask you to finish the level as the Avatar that sent the SOS. In green missions, use the Avatar as a Rental Avatar, and in blue stages, use whosever stage it is to find the distressed Avatar locked in a cage. Dying automatically fails the mission, and you can't retry from the beginning.

On a Roll

Achieved a soldier's highest honor.

On a Roll

Honor Roll

Achieved highest honors with all races.

Honor Roll

Outfitter

Collected 50 parts.

Outfitter

Style Hog

Collected 100 parts.

Style Hog

Fashion Unleashed

Collected 500 parts.

Fashion Unleashed

You Got Them All

Collected all parts.

You Got Them All

Sonic Blaster

Collected 10 Wispons.

Sonic Blaster

Sonic Jammer

Collected 30 Wispons.

Sonic Jammer

Sonic Battler

Collected all Wispons.

Sonic Battler

Up for Any Challenge

Completed all Challenge Missions.

Up for Any Challenge
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