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The Pants Party 09-19-2011 01:28 PM

Achievement Guide and Road Map (1750)
 
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Overview:
+Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
+Offline: 42 (700)
+Online: 8 (300)
+Approximate amount of time to 830: 50+ hours
+Approximate amount of time to 1000: 500+ hours, ~12 months for Socialite
+Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2 (Possibly 1, see Step 1a)
+Number of missable achievements: None (Chapter Select)
+Do cheat codes disable achievements? Mutators are safe to use.
+Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes (Campaign only)
+Glitchy achievements? None
+Unobtainable achievements? None
+Extra equipment needed? No

Introduction:
Welcome to the COG! Err.. actually the COG disbanded, sorry about that! Gears of War 3 is the end to a fantastic third-person sci-fi shooter trilogy. The achievements in this one are fairly straightforward (as they were in the other two), but will take quite a bit of time. You're looking at two plays of the campaign, and hundreds of hours playing all the other game modes to obtain Seriously 3.0 - or you can cut it short at 900/1000 with much less work. I put the difficulty at 6/10 mostly due to completing Horde on Insane for one of the Onyx medals is rendered cake with the use of mutators. The campaign is not all that difficult (even on Insane, especially playing in Arcade co-op or with the Casual/Insane trick, or with mutators), and despite the need to spend hundreds of hours on the achievements, that doesn't make the achievements themselves "difficult."

There is an achievement tracker in the game's Stats & Awards menu that is extremely detailed. If you're not sure what exactly you may be missing for an achievement (such as a weapon execution or kill with locust characters in Beast mode), check there and it should help you figure it out.

Step 1a: Insane Arcade Playthrough
If you have a friend or can find someone willing to help you, you can go straight for the Insane achievement using Arcade mode. Since the host controls the difficulty here, even someone who has not started the campaign yet can get credit for beating the game on Insane if the host has unlocked it and uses it. If you also do this with a full group and find all the collectibles, you will only need one playthrough of the campaign. Otherwise, do Step 1b and proceed to Step 2 to use the more traditional two playthrough approach.

Step 1b: Casual, Normal or Hard Campaign Playthrough
You'll need to play the campaign once to unlock Insane difficulty if you can't find help doing Step 1a or just choose not to. I would suggest getting your collectibles on this playthrough so that you don't have to worry about them on a harder difficulty. I wouldn't bother doing the 4-player co-op achievement here unless you already have a few friends lined up, you can save that for the next step as it will help make that easier anyway.

Step 2: Insane Campaign Playthrough
Now you'll want to find three people to join you and play through the entire game in 4-player co-op to unlock both of those achievements. Play on Arcade mode to make it much easier, net another achievement and work toward some of the medals for Seriously 3.0 as well.

Step 3: Horde and Beast
There are only a few achievements actually associated with these game modes, so complete each to their "ends" (wave 50 for Horde, 12 for Beast) and get the few medals leveled up that have their own achievements. Those will come while working on Step 4 though, so you don't really need to worry too much about them here.

Step 4: Seriously 3.0
Alright, here it is. Epic's final hurrah. The full medal list can be found linked under the achievement in the guide section. This will take hundreds of hours to complete, so make sure you've got some patience and actually enjoy the game! Also, if you'll be using a method to boost any games played while you're away, make sure to install the game and get a wired controller or charge kit so your system/disc doesn't die and the controller doesn't shut off.

Conclusion:
Much like the other games in the series, you'll have an extremely enjoyable campaign experience and very deep online game modes to enjoy. The achievements will take a long time to complete, but aren't all that difficult really.

The Pants Party 09-19-2011 01:28 PM

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Story Progression in Prologue (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 1 Chapter 2 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 1 Chapter 3 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 1 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 1 Chapter 6 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 2 Chapter 1 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 2 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 2 Chapter 7 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 3 Chapter 1 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 3 Chapter 2 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 3 Chapter 3 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 3 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 4 Chapter 3 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 4 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 4 Chapter 6 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 5 Chapter 2 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 5 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Story Progression in Act 5 Chapter 6 (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Complete all campaign Acts on Casual or Normal Difficulty (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Complete all campaign Acts on Hardcore Difficulty (Standard or Arcade).

See "That's Just Crazy" for more information.

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Complete all campaign Acts on Insane Difficulty (Standard or Arcade).

Insane difficulty is unlocked by first completing the game on any other difficulty. I would suggest saving your Insane playthrough to couple with the 4-player "We Few, We Happy Few..." achievement, as that will make it quite a bit easier. Playing in Arcade mode, you will respawn so long as one person alive, so this will also help quite a bit. See Step 1a of the Road Map for a trick to skip right to this difficulty, though you'll need a friend who has already unlocked Insane to help you with it.

The other campaign trick from Gears 2 returns in this game as well. If you have a friend who would like to help you, they can set their difficulty in co-op to Casual while you play on Insane, and they will be able to mow down all the enemies while you hang back out of danger. So long as your personal difficulty is set to Insane you'll get credit for it - however, they will not. This does not work in Arcade mode though - everyone gets set to the host's difficulty.

You can also use mutators and still receive this, which makes it even easier yet.

In the Chapter Select menu, you will see an icon in the upper right corner indicating which difficulty you have completed it in.

The Pants Party 09-19-2011 01:29 PM

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Recover 5 Campaign Collectibles (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).

See "Remember the Fallen" for more information.

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Recover 20 Campaign Collectibles (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).

See "Remember the Fallen" for more information.

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Recover all 42 Campaign Collectibles (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).

See "Remember the Fallen" for more information.

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Recover all 15 COG Tags during the Campaign (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).

A complete collectibles guide is available here.

Collectibles save instantly, so if you play casually and need to go back for anything, just load up the appropriate chapter, grab the collectible and you can immediately exit and load then next chapter you need. The video below should also help in finding them all.



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Complete all Campaign Acts in Co-op (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).

See "We Few, We Happy Few..." for more information.

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Complete all Campaign Acts in 4 player Co-op (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).

I would save this for your second playthrough on Insane. Having real teammates will make it much easier compared to using the AI. Or if you're not worried about the difficulty playing solo/with less people, you can run this on Casual to get through it a bit quicker. You also may as well turn on Arcade to knock out "Welcome to Arcade Mode."

In the Chapter Select menu, you will see an icon in the bottom right corner which will represent what type of co-op you completed it in.

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Reach level 5.

See "Seriously 3.0" for more information.

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Reach level 10.

See "Seriously 3.0" for more information.

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Reach level 15.

See "Seriously 3.0" for more information.

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Reach level 25.

See "Seriously 3.0" for more information.

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Reach level 50.

See "Seriously 3.0" for more information.

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Get a kill with every possible execution finishing move (any mode).

Executions can be done from the start in Standard Campaign mode, so work on that first. Otherwise, you'll need to get 200 kills with the five main weapons (first five listed below) or 40 kills with the other weapons to unlock their execution moves for any Versus game modes or Arcade campaign. This can be easily done in local matches against bots. Use every weapon on a map, then switch. To perform the execution itself, once you down an enemy, stand next to them and hold :ybut: to use your equipped weapon's execution move (unless otherwise noted). You will need to use all of the below executions:
  • Lancer
  • Hammerburst
  • Retro Lancer
  • Gnasher Shotgun
  • Sawed-Off Shotgun
  • Gorgon Pistol
  • Boltok Pistol
  • Boomshot
  • Digger Launcher
  • Hammer of Dawn
  • Mulcher
  • Mortar
  • One-Shot
  • Scorcher
  • Torque Bow
  • Longshot
  • Cleaver
  • Shield Bash
  • Face Punch (COG + Snub Pistol)
  • Arm Rip (Locust + Snub Pistol)
  • Curb Stomp (tap http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ges/misc/y.png instead of hold)
  • Neck Snap (:xbut: to make Meatshield + :xbut:)
  • Chainsaw (Hold :bbut: with Lancer equipped)
  • Bayonet Charge (Hold :bbut: with Retro Lancer equipped)
People seem to be having the most trouble finding a Cleaver and the One-Shot. Cleavers can be found easily in Act 2, Chapter 2 (also, this execution needs to be done from the side of the enemy). The One-Shot can be found in Act 2, Chapter 3 or the Trenches MP map.

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Get a kill with every Locust monster in Beast mode (any difficulty).

See "Welcome to Beast Mode" for a description of this game mode and a gameplay video. Here is a complete list of all the playable Locust that you will need a kill with to unlock this achievement.
  • Wild Ticker ($75)
  • Ticker ($75)
  • Wretch ($225)
  • Butcher ($300)
  • Savage Drone ($450)
  • Bloodmount ($750)
  • Savage Corpser ($900)
  • Kantus ($975)
  • Savage Grenadier ($1050)
  • Mauler ($1350)
  • Giant Serapede ($1350)
  • Boomer ($1500)
  • Savage Boomer ($1650)
  • Armored Kantus ($3375)
  • Berserker ($5625)
People seem to have difficulty getting a Wild Ticker kill. There are two ways to do this: you can either eat a grenade a blow up like a normal ticker, or use your weak melee attack on a downed enemy (have a friend help you or use two controllers).

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Complete all 50 waves of Horde mode (any difficulty, any map).

Obviously this will be easiest on Casual, and with some co-op friends to help. You can complete this in any combination of maps, so long as you complete every numbered wave at some point. In other words, you can do Wave 1 on a map, then switch maps and do Waves 2-33, then switch again and do Wave 34-36 and finish Waves 37-50 on another map. It doesn't matter what maps you use for each wave, just so long as the wave was complete at some point.

You can buy back in if you die, so try to save up some money for the final boss wave. It costs $7500 at that point. Teammates can gift each other money if they are low. Also, don't waste money on too many fortifications during the boss waves, they tend to plow right through them anyway without much detriment to their health.

Using mutators will also help quite a bit; the top row contains helpful ones such as unlimited ammo, though these must first be unlocked. You can check their requirements in the Stats & Awards menu.



The Pants Party 09-19-2011 01:58 PM

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Earn the Bronze "Loot Courtesan" medal.

This medal requires you to complete 10 Horde Challenges. The challenges only appear every fourth wave (4, 8, 12, etc). They are small side missions tasking you with getting kills in specific ways such as chainsaws, executions, headshots, etc. Best done while playing Casual, especially if it gives you the chainsaw challenge. Must be done in co-op (can just be an idle second controller though).

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Earn the Bronze "Force Multiplier" medal.

This medal requires that you keep your multiplier maxed out in Arcade Campaign for 10 Chapters. You can do the same chapter repeatedly; Act 2, Chapter 7 being the easiest of them. The video below shows how, and can also be used for the "First Among Equals" achievement.


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Earn the Silver "Number 1" medal.

This medal requires that you gain the most points in Campaign Arcade 60 times. You can simply load up Act 2, Chapter 7 with an idle second controller on Casual to boost this since you'll need to do that 100 times for the Onyx Force Multiplier medal. See the video in "All for One, One for All" for a walkthrough. If you want to get this out of the way a little quicker, or if you don't plan to get Seriously 3.0, the method below is best.


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Earn at least one Onyx medal.

See "Seriously 3.0" for more information.

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Reach level 100 and earn every Onyx medal.

For a complete list of Onyx medals and their requirements, click here or you can check your progress in-game by going into the Stats & Awards section from the main menu. Is it quite a daunting task to max all these out, but aside from getting the online kills, they can be easily boosted or even left to run while you're away with a wired controller for the games played medals. It will still take a substantial investment of time to unlock this achievement. Hundreds of hours in the least.

As for getting to Level 100, you will earn experience in every game mode including Campaign, Beast and Horde. However, the main bulk of experience comes from the public Versus modes. I personally prefer either Team Deathmatch or Capture the Leader, but play whatever you're best at since doing well will obviously translate into earning the most points. The amount of experience needed can be calculated here.

Once you have completed both requirements, the achievement will unlock. It does not matter which order you complete them in.

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Kill 10 enemies in Team Deathmatch (Standard or Casual).

Simple enough. If you have any hope of getting Seriously 3.0, this will obviously come along the way!

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Complete one match of all six Versus game modes (Standard or Casual).

For this, you will need to play at least one match of all six game types online:
  • King of the Hill
  • Capture the Leader
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Warzone
  • Execution
  • Wingman

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Survive the first 10 waves of Horde mode (any difficulty, any map).

See "Enriched and Fortified" for more information.

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Survive all 12 waves of Beast mode (any difficulty, any map).

Beast Mode tasks you with using the Locust enemies to kill groups of Stranded and COG. It is basically a reverse of Horde mode. You need to eliminate every enemy before the time runs out, though kills will earn you more time (starting with one minute) as well as money to purchase better characters. You can do this on Casual for the easiest go of it.


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Complete 5 Arcade Campaign chapters in co-op (any difficulty).

You can get this easily while boosting for "All for One, One for All" and some of the other medals needed for Seriously 3.0, otherwise you can couple your 4-player co-op playthrough of the campaign with Arcade mode to get it easily.

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Demonstrate your skill in Casual Versus multiplayer.

If you have played either previous games in this series, this achievement will unlock automatically when you start the game and you will not have access to Casual Versus. If you have not played a Gears before, you will only be able to play this mode, and will advance (and receive this achievement) after some number of matches. It is basically a place for people completely new to the Gears multiplayer to get acquainted before being thrown into the mix with veterans. There does not appear to be a specific number of matches or level you need to reach before it unlocks, so the best advice I can give is to keep playing until you advance.

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Earn the maximum Consecutive Match Bonus in Versus multiplayer (Standard or Casual).

After every match you play, you will receive a bonus, which increases depending on how many matches you've played in a row. For this achievement, you will need to play a total of ten matches consecutively without logging off the game to max out the bonus at 1000 points. You can switch gametypes if you'd like, just keep playing MP matches until it pops.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...1/UPyi1BM=.jpgLambency 50 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f.../site/gp-g.png
Execute an Epic employee, or someone who already has Lambency, in Versus multiplayer (any mode).

This is a viral achievement. I wouldn't really suggest going out of your way to find someone to boost this with, as it will spread extremely fast. This does have to be done by execution though, not just a normal kill. The easiest way to accomplish this is by chainsaw, as it does count as an execution.

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Earn the Onyx "War Supporter" medal.

This medal requires that you participate in 30 "Gears events" which can be found using the Event Calendar on the main menu of the game. Make sure you play whatever mode is required for the event at least once to get credit. Sometimes it will have its own playlist, sometimes it'll be in normal Horde, etc.

The Pants Party 09-19-2011 01:58 PM

Secret Achievements

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Your respect for the dead earned you access to Griffin's special weapons stash.

During Act 4, Chapter 1 you will need to avoid shooting or touching any of the ash people. If the AI or an enemy shoots/runs into one, it will NOT void the achievement. Just be sure you do not personally hit one. Best to do this solo. Once you reach the hideout, make sure you watch for a caged room on your way to Griffin's office. Approach the cage so that the person inside opens it for you. The achievement will unlock once you enter it. Follow the video below:


The Pants Party 09-19-2011 01:59 PM

Horde Command Pack

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Host a private Horde Match with a party of 5 players on any Horde Command Pack map (any difficulty).

You can host a match on the DLC maps with any number of non-DLC owners joining you, so you don't technically need to find other people with the DLC to get this achievement. The people who join will not be able to earn the achievement though. To unlock the achievement, you need to complete at least one wave on any difficulty with all five players in the group.

I would suggest finding four others who DO have the DLC,
or as few as two others if two people sign in second accounts (press http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ges/misc/y.png on your second controller to sign in a guest), and get "Kill Locust (Like a Boss)" at the same time, hosting and completing one of the boss waves on Hardcore difficulty using all Onyx Guards. The other people who need to host just need to get everyone in and finish a wave on any difficulty, then you can quit out and repeat for everyone else. May as well do "Places to See, People to Destroy" with the same group hosting Beast matches.

This needs to be done on either Blood Drive, Rustlung or Azura.

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Host a private Beast Match with a party of 5 players on any Horde Command Pack map (any difficulty).

See "The Host with the Most" for more information.

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Get 500 Silverback rocket kills in Horde (any map, any difficulty).

You'll first have to upgrade your barriers to Level 7 by spending $120,000 on them to unlock the Silverback itself, then spend another $500,000 on the Silverback to reach Level 3 and unlock the rockets. Then buy the Silverback and use the rockets by spending $10,000 to arm it, planting with the A button and firing with the right trigger to kill any 500 enemies during Horde waves.

Alternatively, you can find a friend who has the Silverback upgraded enough, have them purchase and arm it with the rockets, then use it yourself. Even if you have not spent a dime upgrading a Silverback, the kills will still count.

The easiest way to earn money is using the Solo Horde method with the Friendly Fire mutator on. After every wave, shoot the Silverback and use all your money to repair it. Money spent on upgrades is affected in the following ways:

Difficulty

Casual=60%
Normal=80%
Hardcore=100%
Insane=120%

Mutators take off/add the same amount as their percentages for experience. So it would be -25% for Infinite Ammo, +5% for Friendly Fire, etc.

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Achieve Level 4 in Horde Command Center fortifications.

You'll first have to upgrade your Turrets to Level 8 by spending $360,000 on them to unlock the Command Center itself, then spend another $40,000 on the Command Center to reach Level 4 and unlock the Hammer of Dawn. See "What Does This Button Do?" for information on upgrading fortifications. Unfortunately the Command Center can not be damaged with Friendly Fire, so it is best to buy it and then die and restart from the beginning of Horde to keep purchasing it. If you play on Thrashball with a second controller (give its money to your main profile) you can buy two Command Centers per round.

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Defeat a Boss Wave as 5 Onyx Guards (Hardcore difficulty).

Obviously Wave 10 would be the easiest for this. Feel free to use mutators to make it even easier (Infinite Ammo and Super Reload being the best, along with Instagib Melee) and skip right to Wave 10 so you only need to play the one wave. Make sure you have a full party of five players (can be as few as three real people with two guest accounts), you're all using the proper Onyx Guard skin and you're on Hardcore difficulty.

May as well get everyone "Host with the most" and "Places to See, People to Destroy" with the same group. Make sure everyone gets a turn!

Note: You must be alive at the end of the wave to unlock the achievement.

The Pants Party 09-19-2011 01:59 PM

RAAM'S SHADOW

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Completed "RAAM's Shadow" in Standard Campaign.

See "Help From My Friends" for more info.

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Completed "RAAM's Shadow" in Arcade Campaign.

See "Help From My Friends" for more info.

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Completed "RAAM's Shadow" in 4 player co-op.

You'll need to complete the new story content at least twice. Once in 4-player co-op in either Standard or Arcade, then at least once more with any number of players in the opposite mode of your 4-player playthrough. Your second run can be done solo if you'd like, and both of them can be done on Casual to make it easier.

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As RAAM, ripped 50 Gears to shreds with your Kryll.

You take control of RAAM early in Chapter 2. To use his Kyrll, simply pull http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...es/misc/lt.png+http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...es/misc/rt.png as if you were shooting down sights with a gun. You can hold down http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...es/misc/rt.png to prolong the attack and kill multiple enemies before you need to recharge. You'll use RAAM twice during the campaign, but will likely get this done the first time.

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Used the Mauler shield to kill 10 Gears that had the temerity to fire upon you and your General.

To use the Mauler, you will need to be either Player 3 or Player 4 in a co-op game. You can boost this with one other person if they sign in a second account and you join them to become Player 3.

During Chapter 2 you can easily get all of these kills done; use the reticule while shielding yourself to "aim" the reflected bullets at the COG.



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Showed 50 Locusts the meaning of sky-fire with HOD Command Center.

You will have the opportunity to use the HODCC two times during the campaign, once in Chapter 1 and again in Chapter 4. You'll likely only get around 25 kills from both, so you'll have to boost a few of these with the Chapter 4 section being the better of the two. Make sure if you're going to reload a checkpoint that you exit the overhead view for the kills to register first.

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Ignored all Loader safety guidelines and killed 10 Locusts.

After eliminating the Seeders at City Hall in Chapter 4, head to the construction site to grab the Loader. Use http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ges/misc/b.png to punch and you should be able to kill a handful of enemies in the area. You can also leave the last one alive (so you don't create a new checkpoint) and reload your checkpoint to knock out all ten kills quickly before moving on so you don't have to come back for this.


Note:
This can also be unlocked using the Silverback. Also, make sure you do not have the Instagib Melee mutator on or the kills will not register.


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Honored the memory of Zeta Squad in 10 matches of Versus.

Using any of the four new COG characters from this DLC pack (listed below), play any ten matches in normal online matchmaking. This does not have to be done consecutively or in any specific gametype, though it can not be done in private matches.
  • Lt. Minh Young Kim
  • Tai Kaliso
  • Michael Barrick
  • Alicia Valera
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As RAAM, made sure Minh never forgets that day outside the House of Sovereigns.

Set your Locust character as RAAM so you can try to work on this whenever you find someone else playing as Kim (and if you're feeling generous, be Kim while COG to help others get it). Note that it requires an execution; go for a chainsaw if the other player is unaware of your presence, or use the lancer to gun someone down and move in close for an easy ground execution. This can not be done in private matches, so it is slightly up to luck that you get the proper character across from you to attempt this in normal matchmaking. You will need ten executions of Kim as RAAM in total.

There is one small trick that might work out to try and boost this with only one friend. Have your friend join a match and wait until his side is full of human players but the other side has at least one bot. Use your Guide Menu to "Join Session in Progress" and you should be put on the other team. From there, find a place to meet on the map to do the business.


Otherwise, you can get a group of five and join a match, but have the host of the party leave once the game loads up. The remaining four people will no longer be in a party and may be matched on different sides. Keep playing this way until everyone gets their kills. Be sure to help out your host after!

The final option to try this alone is to flood your internet with downloads or streaming video so that you will be placed into a match with all bots. You'll have to get lucky to be placed on Locust and have a Kim bot across from you, but after a few attempts it should work out.

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Defeated the first 10 waves of Horde with every member of Zeta in your party.

This can be done on any map or difficulty, so choose a map you're comfortable with and do Casual to make it easier. You will need at least three people for this (two people can use guest accounts), though finding two more to avoid that shouldn't be too hard using the Achievement Trading Thread. Each person will need to select a different character so you have all five of the below represented.
  • Lt. Minh Young Kim
  • Tai Kaliso
  • Michael Barrick
  • Alicia Valera
  • Jace Stratton

The Pants Party 09-19-2011 01:59 PM

Fenix Rising

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Complete all 12 waves of Beast on all Fenix Rising maps.

You can do this alone or with a group and on any difficulty, a full group on Casual obviously being the easiest. You will need to complete a full match (12 consecutive waves) on each of the following five maps:
  • Academy
  • Anvil
  • Depths
  • Escalation
  • The Slab

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Complete all 50 waves of Horde on any of the Fenix Rising maps.

This does not have to be done in one sitting, though every wave will need to be completed at some point. You can do it on Casual to knock it out more easily, and find some friends to help if you want (though you can do it solo if need be). You only need to do one of the five available maps, not all of them like the Beast achievement. See "Now They Begin to Understand" for a list of the Fenix Rising maps.

Most people seem to find Escalation to be easiest solo. Others have suggested The Slab. Take a tour of each and see if you can find a comfortable spot to defend if you can't find (or don't feel like finding) a group to do this with.

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Win a Versus multiplayer match as a team of five Recruit Claytons (any mode).

Find a group of four other people (or you can get a minimum of two others if they both use second profiles) and make sure everyone has their online COG character set to Recruit Clayton, and their Locust character set to Savage Marauder. Simply join your favorite Versus game mode and play until you've won a match from both sides with everyone having their proper skins loaded. Note that this CAN be done in Private matches and does not have to be the normal public Versus.

To find a group for this, use this thread.


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Win a Versus multiplayer match as a team of five Savage Marauders (any mode).

See "Come to Poppa!" for more information.

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Achieve level 100 and choose to re-up for another tour of duty.

Level 100 requires 3,851,750 experience to unlock. The easiest way to boost your experience will come from earning (and re-earning) Onyx medals - see this thread for a full list and guide for those. There are many medals that can be quickly boosted by yourself (some require two controllers), though you'll get a ton of experience working on the other achievements in the game and the other DLC as well. Different methods work for different people, and some just like to earn experience as they play the Versus mode normally. Do what feels right for you and try to make it something you'll enjoy so this isn't a complete annoyance.

To physically "re-up" once you have hit level 100, go to the "Stats and Awards" screen and press http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...ges/misc/x.png.

Note: If you have already reached Level 100 prior to this DLC being released, NONE of the experience you earned after that will carry over to your second tour of duty when you choose to re-up. You will start back at Level 1 with nothing.

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Achieve level 100 a second time and choose to re-up for another tour.

Remember what we did for "Time to Re-Up!" just a second ago? Do it again. That's right, another 3,851,750 experience and another option to "re-up" your profile, at what will essentially be level 200. But hey, at least that's the last time you'll need to do this for an achievement... right, Epic?

Note: Re-upping will remove the completed requirement of reaching level 100 for Seriously 3.0 - if you are close to earning all your Onyx medals, you may want to wait to re-up this second time... unless you plan to get to level 300!

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Earn at least one of each of the original 132 combat ribbons.

Many of the ribbons in the game will come naturally while playing online or working toward the other achievements. However, some may take a large amount of skill and/or luck, so coordination with others will make them quite a bit easier. For a complete list and guide for all 132 ribbons, see this thread.

To find others wanting to work on ribbons, use this thread.

Bringin SXC bak 09-21-2011 04:46 AM

1 million hours! Hahaha nice. Looking great so far Pants. Love your work

mickspawn 09-21-2011 04:51 AM

finally a good guide :) i see you edited the comments on the other :p good stuff Pants

mcnichoj 09-21-2011 04:57 AM

Pretty good guide.

However only 24 executions exist, here's the in-game list:
  • Curb Stomp
  • Face Punch
  • Arm Rip
  • Shield Bash
  • Captive
  • Lancer
  • Lancer Chainsaw
  • Hammerburst
  • Retro Lancer
  • Retro Bayonet
  • Gnasher Shotgun
  • Sawed-off Shotgun
  • Boltok Pistol
  • Gorgon Pistol
  • Torque Bow
  • Longshot
  • Boomshot
  • Digger
  • Scorcher
  • Hammer of Dawn
  • OneShot
  • Mortar
  • Mulcher
  • Cleaver
I suggest everyone get these done in the campaign (minus the Locust arm rip) so you don't have to unlock them in multiplayer.
Edit: Just noticed you had 24 but had the stomp instead of the shield.

The Pants Party 09-21-2011 05:00 AM

So replace the Silverback Stomp with the Shield Bash? I think the rest of my list is the same.

mcnichoj 09-21-2011 05:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Pants Party (Post 4514948)
So replace the Silverback Stomp with the Shield Bash? I think the rest of my list is the same.

Correct sir.

Prowutski 09-21-2011 05:09 AM

I believe it was glitched during the pre launch for Socialite. I got it before the game came out, and all my friends have 1/30. So I'm assuming its 30 unique events you must participate in.

DarkJediRPM 09-21-2011 06:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Pants Party (Post 4514948)
Bayonet Charge (Hold :abut: with Retro Lancer equipped)

I believe you hold down the B button to do the execution. Holding A just does the roadie run.

ll Mr Bubbles ll 09-21-2011 06:28 AM

Also for the executions its 200 kills with the main 5 and 40 kills with the other weapons to unlock the weapons special execution.
These can be acheived in private .


Lancer Rifle - 200 Kills
Hammerburst - 200 Kills
Retro Lancer - 200 Kills
Gnasher Shotgun - 200 Kills
Sawed-off Shotgun - 200 Kills
Gorgon Pistol - 40 Kills
Boltok Pistol - 40 Kills
Boomshot - 40 Kills
Digger - 40 Kills
Hammer of Dawn - 40 Kills
Mulcher - 40 Kills
Mortar - 40 Kills
Oneshot - 40 Kills
Scorcher - 40 Kills
Torque Bow - 40 Kills
Longshot - 40 Kills
Cleaver- 40 Kills

KingBroly 09-21-2011 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prowutski (Post 4514960)
I believe it was glitched during the pre launch for Socialite. I got it before the game came out, and all my friends have 1/30. So I'm assuming its 30 unique events you must participate in.

So...just for the sake of asking, would it be possible to get the achievement offline and set your Xbox's clock back a week or two?

Also, some of the Medals require in the thousands to get an Onyx Medal of.

JUPOCK 09-21-2011 07:10 AM

Guide is good but the controls for the neck snap and bayonet charge executions are wrong.
Here are the correct controls.

some Irish guys 09-21-2011 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Pants Party (Post 4509794)
One you have completed both requirements, the achievement will unlock. It does not matter which order you complete them in.


Simple enough. Cane be done local or online - if you have any hope of getting Seriously 3.0, this will obviously come along the way!

Change one to once, and cane to can. Just 2 random grammar errors that caught my eye, this is a great guide :)

Suiken 09-21-2011 07:15 AM

For the execution achievement, I have them all except the Cleaver. I have played almost 100 rounds of Horde and only had the Cleaver appear on two of those levels. Are there any other ways to do this or do I just have to keep playing Horde and hope that I get lucky?

mcnichoj 09-21-2011 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Suiken (Post 4515112)
For the execution achievement, I have them all except the Cleaver. I have played almost 100 rounds of Horde and only had the Cleaver appear on two of those levels. Are there any other ways to do this or do I just have to keep playing Horde and hope that I get lucky?

You get a few of them during the campaign.

BLA5HYRKH 09-21-2011 09:32 AM

Great guide!!

I’d like to add something to:
Enriched and Fortified 10
Complete all 50 waves of Horde mode (any difficulty, any map).
As we managed to do it last night and have a great tip.

It would be a good idea to save up as much money as possible for the final boss wave, because when you die you can buy back in, and it costs $7500 on the final wave.
Also, you can give your friends money by aiming at them and pressing Y (I think).
Finally, in my opinion for the final few boss waves (30.40.50) it’s not really needed to buy spikes, turrets, decoys because usually whatever it is just ploughs through them in a second :)


Cheers.

Predni 09-21-2011 09:38 AM

Here is my Collectibles Guide, ist 10min shorter and little directly then the linked Guide and you see every Time the collectibles Stand in bottem of the Video


regards

Audio Radar 09-21-2011 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Pants Party (Post 4509727)
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Complete all campaign Acts on Insane Difficulty (Standard or Arcade).

Insane difficulty is unlocked by first completing the game on any other difficulty. I would suggest saving your Insane playthrough to couple with the 4-player "We Few, We Happy Few..." achievement, as that will make it quite a bit easier.

I've not started the campaign yet, sorry if it's a stupid question, but are you sure that 4 players are better than 2 for the Insane playtrough?

Is there any point in the game where the four players get separated and each one could die instantly?

I'm worried that even 1 less skilled player could mean a lot of checkpoint restart...

KingBroly 09-21-2011 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Audio Radar (Post 4515352)
I've not started the campaign yet, sorry if it's a stupid question, but are you sure that 4 players is better than 2 for the Insane playtrough?

Is there any point in the game where the four players get separated and each one could die instantly?

I'm worried that even 1 less skilled player could mean a lot of checkpoint restart...

It's not like when you're playing by yourself though. You'll still have to pickup your partner, although you'll have to be quick about it.

I'm under the impression that 4-players in campaign does break the game as it seems it was built for 2 players, but decided to have 4-player co-op anyway.

Supaaafly 09-21-2011 10:01 AM

Just to let you know. WELCOME TO THE BIG LEAGUES appears to either be incorrct or glitched. I've played both Gears 1&2 and reached level 13 in casual versus...no unlock?

Lord Yamikage 09-21-2011 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Audio Radar (Post 4515352)
I've not started the campaign yet, sorry if it's a stupid question, but are you sure that 4 players are better than 2 for the Insane playtrough?

Is there any point in the game where the four players get separated and each one could die instantly?

I'm worried that even 1 less skilled player could mean a lot of checkpoint restart...

4 players can be more difficult because now you have twice the chance - if you were playing with two players - that someone in your team will die, and result to restart from checkpoint. On the other hand, you got two more body to come and save you. With that said, if two players stick together, this picking down ally shouldn't be too much trouble.

Depending on players style and skill, 2, 3, or 4.... it doesn't matter. I believe it is more personal reference.

P.S. One million hour.... if my cal is not mistaken....

~41,666 days.
Or ~801 weeks
Or ~66 years.

Maaaaaannnn.... this is the longest game to achieve 100% :p :) :drunk

That correct? It's almost 3:30 AM here, and my head is falling asleep.

Note: doing the cal for fun, not to be taken seriously.

MA91CMAN 09-21-2011 10:37 AM

Loving the guide bro. Props!

GDMFS0AB 09-21-2011 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Suiken (Post 4515112)
For the execution achievement, I have them all except the Cleaver. I have played almost 100 rounds of Horde and only had the Cleaver appear on two of those levels. Are there any other ways to do this or do I just have to keep playing Horde and hope that I get lucky?


You can only get certain excecutions in horde anyway. Not sure if the cleaver is one of them.

I suggest loading up chapter 2 - House of sand. There was a few cleaver dudes there.

Does anyone know which chapter the one shot is in. It's the last ones i need.

Midnight Malice 09-21-2011 11:10 AM

"Welcome to the big leagues" description is not quite accurate. (as a few have stated they are also having issues)

I played Gears 1 mostly campaign "some multiplayer" none of gears 2 on this profile, and no beta. I had and still have access to Casual. I jumped right into standard, but went back and played a few matches in casual (thinking you actually needed to play casual, as per achievement description) and did not receive the achievement. However I did recieve my rewards for having some of the gears 1 achievements, so I know the game recognizes I have played previously. I read somewhere that casual is no longer available to those that were able to access it at level 18. I am at 17 and about to play a few matches, so I will update if the cheevo pops, and if my casual access disappears.

I don't know what happens to those that have access to casual but surpass the point where it is no longer available without playing it. Could this possibly turn into an unachievable after that point? Similar to C&C "skipping the tutorials" missables for 0G. We will see, and as stated, I will break 18 probably in casual matches, and see what happens.


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