COG Tag & Declassified Mission Locations (Text/Video)
Gears of War: Judgment has a total of
They are spread within all 7 chapters of the main story and upon collecting all of them you will unlock 6 achievements worth 105:gsicon:, as follows:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...79/23-2379.jpg Never Forgotten - 10 :gsicon:
Recovered 10 COG Tags during the Campaign
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...79/24-2379.jpg Veteran Remembrance - 10 :gsicon:
Recovered 25 COG Tags during the Campaign
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...79/25-2379.jpg Respect for the Fallen - 20 :gsicon:
Recovered all 48 COG Tags during the Campaign
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...79/14-2379.jpg Challenge Accepted - 5 :gsicon:
Completed your first Declassified mission
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...79/15-2379.jpg Never Give Up - 10 :gsicon:
Completed at least 20 Declassified missions
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/i...79/16-2379.jpg Quality Soldiering - 50 :gsicon:
Completed all Declassified missions
COG Tag – Red
Declassified Mission – Purple
Achievement - Green
Timelinks - Blue
Chapter 1: The Museum of Military Glory
COG Tags: 8
Declassified Missions: 8
[0:06] - Old Town Declassified Mission
Shortly into the chapter, you will come to a market where you will see a tree set on fire. Right after you pass the market, you will see the Gears of War logo on your right, where you can start the mission.
[0:36] - Old Town COG Tag
In the next area, you will find out that your convoy is destroyed and you will be attacked. Kill all the enemies and continue to your objective. Check the small courtyard across the street from your teammates for the COG tag. It will be next to the small house.
Achievement – Challenge Accepted
This achievement can be attained by completing the first declassified mission which can be found in the Old Town during the first chapter. Complete the mission to unlock this achievement.
[0:55] - Riverwalk District Declassified Mission
Upon jumping over the barrels, you should find a dead soldier alongside a sniper rifle. Here you can activate this declassified mission.
[1:17] - Riverwalk District COG Tag
Shortly after the declassified mission, you will come to a market with a turret. While facing the turret (looking up from the lower level), turn to your left to see an alley with a COG tag at the end of it to your right hand side.
[1:36] - Museum Gardens Declassified Mission
After breaking the door, you’ll easily find this declassified mission in the same hallway.
[1:49] - Museum Gardens COG Tag
Right after, you’ll break another door, you’ll make your way outside of the building. Keep to the alley on the right hand side. There will be a COG tag at the end of it.
[2:04] - Great Hall Declassified Mission
After entering the Great Hall, look behind the statue that will be right in front of you. Here you can start the declassified mission. Make sure to start it before the enemies attack you, or else it will disappear.
[2:04] - Great Hall COG Tag
Before or after killing all the enemies in the Great Hall, you’ll want to go to the fountain downstairs, and then jump into the water to find the COG tag.
[2:27] - Kashkur Wing Declassified Mission
At the start of this section, you can access this declassified mission, using the wall on your left.
[2:41] - Kashkur COG Tag
Once you get into the large hall, you will see a large mounted turret. After killing all the enemies, you can find the COG tag directly in front of the turret, on the lower level, on the ground.
[2:59] - East Wing Declassified Mission
As soon as you enter this section, right in front of you. Must be activated before the enemy waves spawn. You will have to successfully defend Nassar Embry’s Armor to complete this declassified mission.
[3:10] - East Wind COG Tag
Kill all the enemies and regroup with your teammates. After this, check the room that is on the right hand side of the exit door, and inside of it will be the COG tag.
[3:24] - Archives Declassified Mission
This can be found in the middle of the staircase, as you go downstairs at the very beginning of this section. You will to kill all 10 serapede eggs to complete the mission.
[3:34] - Archives COG Tag
After the eggs, you break the lock and go to your left. Follow the wall, and pass the platform with the mulcher. Behind the shelves, you should see the Gears of War logo, and the COG tag is located just to the right of it, behind some shelves.
[4:01] - Vaults Declassified Mission
As you enter this section, you will be able to access this declassified mission on the wall to your right hand side.
[4:10] - Vaults COG Tag
During this section, you will come to a section with a large crater in the ground. Follow the outside of the crater until you see a the Gears of War logo, finding the COG tag nearby.
Achievement – They Called Him Karn
This achievement is attained at the end of the level for completing Chapter 1.
Chapter 2: Halvo Bay Military Academy
COG Tags: 6
Declassified Missions: 6
[0:06] - Enfield Bridge Declassified Mission
You will continue through the beginning of the level, and walk down a large set of stairs. At the bottom of the stairs, before entering the battle area, you will see the declassified mission.
[0:21] - Enfield Bridge COG Tag
In the next section, clear out all the enemies, and head to the end of the bridge where you will noticed that it is damaged, and there is a large gap. Near the gap, you’ll find the COG Tag.
[0:40] - Courtyard Declassified Mission
You go into the second room, and then turn right at the corner to find this declassified mission.
[0:56] - Courtyard COG Tag
Your time will be limited because of the declassified mission, so be quick. Eliminate the first wave of enemies, and then another wave will appear through a new door. After defeating the enemy, go inside the building and find the small room on the left hand side. There is a COG Tag inside this room.
Achievement – Never Forgotten
This achievement is attained when you recover 10 COG Tags during the campaign.
Achievement – Proud Wearer
If you have been able to complete the first 10 sections of the game without restarting any checkpoints, you've unlocked a medal. Otherwise, you may have unlocked a medal by completing 10 executions or reaching level 10. If you have, go to the main menu, and select “Stats & Awards”. Now go to the 5th tab using :rbbut:, to display your medals. Equip any medal to unlock this achievement.
[1:15] - R&D Labs Declassified Mission
Upon starting this section, view the declassified mission on the right hand side wall.
[1:23] - R&D Labs COG Tag
After the toxic fumes clear, head inside the room where the enemies were coming from. Once you enter the room, turn right and head to the corner of the room to find the COG Tag.
[1:44] - Monroe Commons Declassified Mission
At the start of this section, head up the stairs, to find the declassified mission to your right.
[1:52] - Monroe Commons COG Tag
Once you reach the big hall, walk into the room with “24” above the doors. Once you walk through the doors, walk straight to the end of this room to find the COG Tag behind the desk.
[2:11] - Atrium Declassified Mission
At the beginning of this section, the declassified mission will be directly in front of you. Make sure to continue to use your pistol to complete this mission.
[2:11] - Atrium COG Tag
As you defend the bot, you will see a statue in the center of the hallway. To the right of this statue, there is a room where you can find a COG Tag located behind the door.
[2:37] - Crash Site Declassified Mission
At the start of this section, you will be next to your bot. Look slightly to right, and it will be located on a pillar next to the raven crash site.
[2:37] - Crash Site COG Tag
From the declassified mission, turn around, look at the top of the stairs, behind the bot to find COG Tag on the ground.
Achievement – Open Arms
This achievement is attained at the end of the level for completing Chapter 2.
Achievement – The Aftermath
Assuming that you have attained all possible stars up to this point, you will unlock Aftermath. If you haven’t it’s ok, as you can unlock it later.
Chapter 3: Seahorse Hills
COG Tags: 7
Declassified Missions: 7
[0:06] - Amador Park Declassified Mission
From the beginning, you’ll notice the declassified mission on the wall, on the other side of this area, behind the fountain.
[0:22] - Amador Park COG Tag
After breaking a large gate and defeating some corpsers and kantuses, you end up going up some stairs and then you will turn left to face a few more enemies. Clear them out. As you climb these small steps after defeating these enemies, BEFORE regrouping with your teammates, you will notice the COG Tag on the ground near the steps.
[0:39] - Magadha Villa Declassified Mission
From the start of the section, go up the stairs and see the mission to your left hand side.
[0:52] - Magadha Villa COG Tag
You’ll progress, and clear a house full of enemies, coming to a section on a street. Before entering the next section, make sure to head up the street, keeping to your left hand side. You should see the COG Tag behind some construction warnings.
[1:11] - Soleno Villa Declassified Mission
When entering this area, you will see the declassified mission directly in front of you.
[1:16] - Soleno Villa COG Tag
You will kill the locust, and then head out to a street. At the T-intersection with 4 cars, you will find the COG Tag located in between the ones nearest the gate.
Achievement - Rising Star
If you have been able to get all stars on all levels up to this point, you will unlock this achievement. You can always go back and complete mission, so don't worry if you haven't.
[1:33] - Windward Way Declassified Mission
From the beginning, continue around the first corner to spot the declassified mission on the bottom of the overturned car.
[1:43] - Windward Way COG Tag
Upon progression, you will be attacked by bloodmounts that crash through a gate. On the other side of this gate, you will see a freight container marked with a white COG symbol. Go through the greight container, and there is a COG Tag just lying on the ground just outside the container.
[2:00] - Risea Estate Declassified Mission
Upon starting the next section, you will see the declassified mission on the wall to your right hand side.
[2:07] - Risea Estate COG Tag
After killing the mortar units, head left near the exit to the mansion’s garage. Inside, next to some shelves is a COG Tag.
[2:24] - Guest Bungalows Declassified Mission
During the cutscene, you will be shown a new weapon. Next to it is the declassified mission.
[2:36] - Guest Bungalows COG Tag
Under the balcony with the last mortar crew, you will find a room containing the COG Tag on the right side. This can done before or after eliminating the mortar squad.
Achievement – Never Give Up
Assuming that you have been following along and completed all declassified missions up to this point, you will unlock this achievement.
[2:52] - Elliott’s Mansion Declassified Mission
One of the few missions that are not located at the very beginning of the section. Play until you find the secret entrance, and reach Elliott’s office which is where you can find this declassified mission directly in front of you after using the elevator.
[3:01] - Elliott’s Mansion COG Tag
Once you arrive, the mansion is attacked. Make sure to head for this COG Tag during the battle, as it the section will end once you defeat all the enemies. Head to the main mansion area, staying upstairs, and you will see a large burning flag. While looking at the flag from the middle of the mansion, you can find this COG Tag to the left of the flag.
Achievement – The Real Thing
This achievement is attained at the end of the level for completing Chapter 3.
Chapter 4: Onyx Point
COG Tags: 7
Declassified Missions: 7
[0:06] - Judgment Fortress Declassified Mission
Directly in front of you when starting this section. Be quick and activate it as fast as possible.
[0:13] - Judgment Fortress COG Tag
Kill all the locust, and make your way to the top level. Before continuing, and finishing the level, stand near the exit, and look for the Gears of War logo on one of the building walls. It will be next to a door, inside of which is the COG Tag.
[0:31] - Container Terminal Declassified Mission
You should be able to see this one from the start, under the bridge, on your left hand side.
[0:43] - Container Terminal COG Tag
You come to section with a silverback, which you'll want to use to kill all the enemies. After clearing them out, go up the stairs on your right hand side in the last open area, and you'll find the COG Tag at the end of the balcony.
[0:55] - Motor Pool Declassified Mission
As you enter, you will see it directly in front of you.
[1:02] - Motor Pool COG Tag
As you head outside, keep left, and you will see the Gears of War logo on the wall. Behind the ledge, you will find the COG Tag.
[1:20] - The Cliffs COG Tag
You'll be getting the COG Tag before the declassified mission this time around. As soon as you begin this area, use the stairs to your left hand side, finding the COG Tag at the top.
Achievement – Veteran Remembrance
This achievement is attained when you recover 25 COG Tags during the campaign.
[1:33] - The Cliffs Declassified Mission
Continue down the road, and on the left hand side you should the declassified mission on the wall of a building.
Achievement - Shooting Star
If you are playing on at least Normal difficulty, and have gotten all stars up to this point, you unlock this achievement.
[1:48] - Central Base Declassified Mission
Directly in front of you on the start of this section, on the wall on your left.
[1:57] - Central Base COG Tag
Continue forward until you go outside. Follow the path, and you descend down a small flight of stairs before entering the battlefield. You will find the COG Tag at the bottom of these steps.
[2:12] - Central Control COG Tag
Upon entering this section, go to the middle of the room, and follow the path to your right hand side, to find the COG Tag at the end of this hallway.
[2:34] - Central Control Declassified Mission
After lighting the missile, a cutscene will start. After the cutscene, turn to your left to spot this declassified mission.
[2:46] - Beach COG Tag
Once this section starts, follow the path. After going up the first set of stairs, turn left to find the COG Tag, sitting in a corner.
[2:46] - Beach Declassified Mission
Turn around from here to see the declassified mission on the wall to the right of the stairs.
Achievement – Take Back This City
This achievement is attained at the end of the level for completing Chapter 4.
Chapter 5: Downtown Halvo Bay
COG Tags: 7
Declassified Missions: 7
[0:06] - Wharf District Declassified Mission
From the start of this section, head up the stairs in front of you, and turn left to view this mission.
[0:19] - Wharf District COG Tag
Continuing on, and you'll go up some stairs and then kick open a door. Directly after you kick it down, go through the door and turn left. The COG Tag is at the end of this walkway.
[0:36] - Parade Ground Declassified Mission
From the start, go down the hallway, and see this on your left hand side.
[0:47] - Parade Ground COG Tag
Once outside, look down the street towards your objective. You'll notice stairs to your right hand side. You'll want to go up these stairs, and turn right at the top to find this COG Tag.
[1:10] - Upper State Street COG Tag
After ambushing the locust, you'll be asked to head towards a rooftop. As you come to a large damaged building, while looking at it, go to the left hand side, and you'll find the COG Tag in front of the building.
[1:10] - Upper State Street Declassified Mission
This can be found just inside of the damaged building described above. This is one of the harder declassified missions to complete in the game.
[1:46] - State Street Rooftop Declassified Mission
From the beginning, turn left and then head up the stairs, to find the mission in front of you.
[2:03] - State Street Rooftop COG Tag
Get to the rooftop and clear in the first two sections, before crossing over the small wooden plank. Just before the wooden plank, you can look left to spot the Gears of War logo. The COG Tag is right behind it, so just use the ramp to access that area and collect it.
[2:41] - First Avenue Rooftops Declassified Mission
From the very start, notice the declassified mission to your right.
[2:41] - First Avenue Rooftops COG Tag
From the declassified mission, turn around, and across this area you will find the COG Tag.
[3:03] - Museum Square Rooftops Declassified Mission
Directly in front of you at the start of this section.
[3:13] - Museum Square Rooftops COG Tag
Once on the rooftops, keep left and hug the left wall. If you follow the left wall, you'll come down some stair and find the COG Tag in a small area.
Achievement - Star Struck
If you have been playing on at least Hardcore difficulty, and have attained all possible stars up to this point, you will unlock this achievement.
[3:30] - Overlook Declassified Mission
At the beginning of this section, kill the locust to take over the base. Once you kill them, head up the stairs to find this mission.
[3:40] - Overlook COG Tag
For this area to become available, get through the first wave of enemies. From the location of the declassified mission location, while facing where the logo would be, you'll want to follow the walkway in that direction. Head down the stairs, and turn right. You should see a door that has opened, as enemies spawned from this room. Go inside, follow the hall and find the COG Tag.
Achievement – I Told You
This achievement is attained at the end of the level for completing Chapter 5.
Chapter 6: The Courthouse
COG Tags: 7
Declassified Missions: 7
[0:06] - Courtroom COG Tag
From the start, you'll want to clear out most of the enemies. Now, from your starting position, go to the middle of this section, and the COG Tag is located at the top of the left pillar. You will see the Gears of War logo on it.
[0:06] - Courtroom Declassified Mission
From the COG Tag location, walk back down the stairs, and then circle the room to find the declassified mission on the outside wall.
[0:40] - Halls of Judgment Declassified Mission
Play until you have to break through a door. You will see this declassified mission immediately after destroying the door.
[0:52] - Halls of Judgment COG Tag
Assuming you started the declassified mission, you will come to a smoked filled room. There is a balcony to the left of this area, with a door near the starting point of this area that will become available after clearing out some enemies. Access the balcony through the door nearest the entrance of this area, and you will find the COG Tag behind the bench.
[1:09] - Terrace Declassified Mission
As soon as you begin the section, you will see it on the door to your right.
[1:19] - Terrace COG Tag
Make your way through the level, to the very end. While facing the exit door, turn around and you will see the COG Tag on the ground next to the sandbags.
[1:40] - North Entrance Declassified Mission
At the start of this section, go forward and look right.
[1:51] - North Entrance COG Tag
Now clear out all the enemies, and you'll want to make your way across to the opposite side balcony from where you start. At the top of the steps, turn left to find the COG Tag at the end of the walkway.
[2:20] - Main Entrance Declassified Mission
From your initial position, go forward and it will be to your right.
[2:33] - Main Entrance COG Tag
Kill all the enemies, and get to the end of the level, but don't continue. In the large room, just before the exit, looking towards the exit, there is a small room off to the right hand side, containing the COG Tag.
[2:54] - Great Staircase Declassified Mission
As you start this section, it is directly in front of you.
[3:04] - Great Staircase COG Tag
Kill all the enemies, and head to the exit point. From the exit point, you should be able to see the Gears of War logo on one of the walls. Head up the stairs next to it, and the COG Tag will be on the ground.
[3:25] - Judgment Plaza Declassified Mission
After the cutscene, immediately activate the declassified mission which will be in front of you slightly to your left.
[3:25] - Judgment Plaza COG Tag
From the above mentioned mission, you'll want to roadie run on the outside of this area, all the way to the opposite side of where you started. There will be a COG Tag on the ground, on the outskirts of the map.
Achievement – This One’s Not Over
This achievement is attained at the end of the level for completing Chapter 6.
Achievement(s) – Determined, Steel Nerves, Iron Fist, Lion Heart, Blood Brothers
You will also unlock various achievements once you complete the game based on the difficulty and whether or not you played in co-op.
Achievement – Quality Soldiering & Seriously Judgmental
You will play the last declassified mission during Chapter 6. Assuming that you followed along and were able to complete all of them as you progressed, you will unlock an achievement for completing them all at this point. If you've played on Insane, you will unlock an additional achievement. View the notes at the beginning of this guide to see how you can find out what missions you have missed.
Chapter 7: Aftermath
COG Tags: 6
[0:11] - Reunion COG Tag
Play until you reach a large open area with fountains and enemy mortars. At this point, you'll want to clear out all the enemies. From where you began this section, continue down the staircases to the main level, and at the bottom, turn left. Follow the wall and spot the COG Tag on the close to the wall.
[0:42] - Anybody Home? COG Tag
From the beginning of this section, go forward, then turn left and proceed around the cars in front of you. Continue walking until you see a garage on your left hand side. Inside the garage, near the back, you will find a COG Tag.
[1:08] - Dead End COG Tag
You will grab a gasmask, and then proceed downstairs. After you take off the mask, and will need to open a big metal garage door to proceed. Instead, find the small door on the other side of the room, kick it open, and go to the room on the right hand side to find the COG Tag.
[1:33] - One Step Closer COG Tag
You will play through the level and will be attacked by snipers. After making it two the 2nd sniper ambush, you push your way up the street, by using a house to the left. Then you will have to cross the street into another building, and you will see a sewer on your left as you cross. When you enter the second building, you will see the Gears of War logo on the far wall in front of you. Go down the stairs, and into the basement to find the COG Tag.
[2:14] - Straight to the Top COG Tag
Shortly into the level, after dealing with the OneShot Snipers, you'll find a large hole in the ground on the inside of the building. This is an alternate route to break open the door. Drop down the into the hole, head straight into the office room, and then mount through the windows on the right hand side. After going through the windows, turn left to find the COG Tag.
[2:40] - A Few Complaints COG Tag
As you progress through this section, you'll find your way to the kitchen. As soon as you enter it, kill all the enemies, then turn left, head down the hall a little, and enter the small room to your left. Inside this room will be your final COG Tag.
Achievement – Respect for the Fallen
This achievement is attained when you recover all 48 COG Tags during the campaign.
Achievement – Friends
This achievement is attained at the end of the level for completing Chapter 7.
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Looks really good so far, was going to do something like this myself but its difficult on my phone.
It might be a good idea to put what each declassified missons is but under one of the spoiler click things. That way people can see what they are if they want to.
I always wait for your collectibles guides.. been subbed on YouTube for a while..
I'll be coming back to this after I complete campaign, I wanna enjoy it first before I go searching for collectibles lol..
Terrific Thread dude! thanks for this! :bow:
 - Elliott’s Mansion COG Tag
Once you arrive, the mansion is attacked. Head to the main mansion area and you will see a large burning flag. On the highest level, to the left of the flag you can find the COG Tag.
This is actually quite missable. After you get done defeating all of the enemies, the chapter ends. You have to get this while fighting.
I missed it : /
It's more descriptive and mentions to grab it before killing all the enemies. As far as I remember, the enemies come in waves though, and you can get it in between the waves?
Hey Maka, great guise dude. Just one problem, where you've listed Guest Bungalows and then "never give up" my total shows 19/20 cleared meaning the last one of this chapter is number 20, is this correct?
EDIT: Nevermind. I had 3 stars on the mission where the bomb counts down and you have the beserkers after you. The timer hit zero BUT I didn't get mission fail and I was nowhere near the end of the section
Chapter 2: 6
So for 20, we'd need 6 in Chapter 3.
The 6th section is guest bungalows, which means you must have missed on of them.
*Add Section names above instead if with collectibles.
*Possibly remove the Missions. I have to always sift through skipping them since they are so obvious. That or change the color so that the Tags are red and the easier ones to skim through.
*You can add pictures later when I am done getting them all.
Just thinking that might make it easier to read. Up to you!
I know the guide is still under construction and all. But good work thus far. I thelped out a lot.
Very helpful! I had two Declassified missions and I couldn't remember which ones. Good thing it's hidden deep in the Campaign stats!
I have all the pictures, but somehow missing one. No good! I labeled them Tag1, Tag2, etc. So I have to look through all my pictures and figure it out.
[1:33] - One Step Closer COG Tag
After using the truck to create a bridge and exiting the police station, you will be attacked by snipers. After making it two the 2nd sniper ambush, you push your way up the street, by using a house to the left. Then you will want to cross the street into another building, and you will see a sewer on your left as you cross. When you enter the second building, you will see the Gears of War logo on the far wall. Go down the stairs, and into the basement to find the COG Tag.
This could use some editing. There is a very big gap between the truck and the COG tag. I would focus more on talking about when going to the hotel and there are One Shot Snipers aiming at you. I missed the part in your paragraph about the police station, so i focused on running around there looking for it.
Just played through the campaign with a friend, he was host. He got the quality soldiering achievement, for completed all declassifield, I ended on 41/42. We both played through the game together, no lag outs etc... I can't see anywhere on the game or online to see which one I could have missed? Any ideas?
I think I will get this game. After Serioulsy 3.0, what else can they do?
I WONDER WHO THE ASSHOLE WAS THAT DOWNVOTED THIS THREAD!
I'll more than likely be leaving the missions, as even though like 90% of them are near the start, some people are missing them as they progress, and may want to use this thread as a quick reference when seeing what levels they may have missed along the way. Changing the colours seems like it might work though, so I'll play around with that tomorrow.
If you snap a picture that goes in between tag4 and tag5, just name it tag4.5, zip the folder, and I can figure it out.
And then I'll take a look into the location above tomorrow as well.
It's not a glitch, you might have just failed one of the objectives. Chances are that you meleed during a weapon challenge or picked up a different weapon, so it didn't count.
great piece of work here, big thanks :-)
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