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Old 09-27-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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List of requirements for horde fortifications

Hope this helps. I take no credit for this, I just copied and pasted it here.

All Information is from these sites :

http://www.ign.com/wikis/gears-of-war-3/Fortifications

http://gearsofwar.wikia.com/wiki/Horde_2.0


Uses of the Fortifications

Barrier: This is used to slow down or prevent enemies from getting to certain places. They will cause small amounts of damage to the enemies as they try to cross them. Enemies cannot cross electric or laser barriers.

Decoy: This fortification will draw the fire of enemies, giving you valuable time to maneuver and attack. Higher upgrades even allow them to cause your enemies damage

Sentry: This fortification does not do much damage, but it will stun the locust (once upgraded enough) and will help you defend key areas on the map. It will fire itself when an enemy is near but don't expect it to take down the enemies for you.

Turret: Heavy hitting static defence ment to tear apart the enemy forces. This must be controlled by a character. You'll be required to pay for reloads as well as the repairs.

Silverback: This is a heavy mech ment to soak up damage as well as deal it. Unlike the Campaign mode, Silverbacks don't have a rocket fire option. They are also capable of melee strikes and running. The machine gun has unlimited ammo so fire away. Repairs will cost a lot of money so avoid enemy fire whenever possible.

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Fortification Costs

Barrier:

Upgrade 1 - Small: 500 - Large: 1,000 (Small spikes)
Upgrade 2 - Small: 1,500 - Large: 2,500 (Razor wire)
Upgrade 3 - Small: 2,000 - Large: 4,000 (Electric fence)
Upgrade 4 - Small: 3,000 - Large: 5,000 (Laser fence)

Decoy:

Upgrade 1 - 500 (Cardboard cut-out)
Upgrade 2 - 1,000 (Simple dummy)
Upgrade 3 - 1,500 (Red painted target dummy)
Upgrade 4 - 2,000 (Dummy with explosives strapped to chest - explosives are powerful and can even take out full health grinders when it blows up)

Sentry:

Upgrade 1 - 1,000 (Basic sentry)
Upgrade 2 - 1,500 (Slightly more powerful sentry with more HP)
Upgrade 3 - 3,000 (Slightly more powerful sentry with electric attack that stuns weaker enemies)

Man-able Turret:

Upgrade 1 - 1,500 (4x mounted retro lancer)
Upgrade 2 - 2,500 (4x mounted lancer)
Upgrade 3 - 4,000 (Troika)
Upgrade 4 - 5,000 (Armored Troika)

Silverback:

Upgrade 1 - 12,500 (Silverback without rockets)

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Progression to Next Fortification Level

Barrier:

Level 1 - Already Unlocked
Level 2 - To Unlock: Spend 2,000 on barriers.
Level 3 - To Unlock: Spend 8,000 on barriers.
Level 4 - To Unlock: Spend 20,000 on barriers.
Level 5 - To Unlock: Spend 45,000 on barriers.
Level 6 - To Unlock: Spend 75,000 on barriers.
Level 7 - To Unlock: Spend 120,000 on barriers.
Level 8 - To Unlock: Spend 170,000 on barriers.

Decoy:

Level 1 - To Unlock: Spend 2,000 on barriers.
Level 2 - To Unlock: Spend 5,000 on decoys.
Level 3 - To Unlock: Spend 20,000 on decoys.
Level 4 - To Unlock: Spend 35,000 on decoys.
Level 5 - To Unlock: Spend 75,000 on decoys.
Level 6 - To Unlock: Spend 110,000 on decoys.
Level 7 - To Unlock: Spend 170,000 on decoys.

Sentry:

Level 1 - To Unlock: Spend 35,000 on decoys.
Level 2 - To Unlock: Spend 10,000 on sentries.
Level 3 - To Unlock: Spend 30,000 on sentries.
Level 4 - To Unlock: Spend 90,000 on sentries.
Level 5 - To Unlock: Spend 105,000 on sentries.
Level 6 - To Unlock: Spend 135,000 on sentries.

Man-able Turret:

Level 1 - To Unlock: Spend 20,000 on barriers.
Level 2 - To Unlock: Spend 15,000 on turrets.
Level 3 - To Unlock: Spend 50,000 on turrets.
Level 4 - To Unlock: Spend 90,000 on turrets.
Level 5 - To Unlock: Spend 140,000 on turrets.
Level 6 - To Unlock: Spend 200,000 on turrets.
Level 7 - To Unlock: Spend 270,000 on turrets.
Level 8 - To Unlock: Spend 360,000 on turrets.

Silverback:

Level 1 - To Unlock: Spend 170,000 on barriers.
Level 2 - To Unlock: Spend 200,000 on silverbacks.

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Fortification Level Unlocks

Barrier:

Level 2 - Spike Barrier Repair Cost 8% Less - Level 1 Decoy Unlocked
Level 3 - Razor Wire Barrier Unlocked
Level 4 - Razor Wire Repair Cost 8% Less - Level 1 Turret Unlocked.
Level 5 - Electrified Barrier Unlocked
Level 6 - Electrified Barrier Repair Cost 8% Less
Level 7 - Laser Barrier Unlocked - Silverback Unlocked
Level 8 - Laser Barrier Repair Cost 8% Less

Decoy:

Level 2 - Light Decoy Expert[/B]-Dummy Decoy Unlocked.
Level 3 - Repair Cost Reduced
Level 4 - Dummy Decoy with Red Paint Unlocked
Level 5 - Repair Cost Reduced
Level 6 - Dummy with boombox and explosives Unlocked
Level 7 - Repair Cost Reduced

Man-able Turret:

Level 2 - Increased Acuracy
Level 3 - Lancer Turret Unlocked
Level 4 - Repair cost Reduced
Level 5 - Troika Turret Unlocked
Level 6 - Repair Cost Reduced
Level 7 - Armored Troika Turret Unlocked
Level 8 - Repair Cost Reduced

Sentry:

Level 2 - Light Sentry Repair Cost 11% Less.
Level 3 - Heavy Sentry Mechanic - Heavy Sentry Guns Unlocked
Level 4 - Heavy Sentry Repair Cost 11% Less
Level 5 - Static Sentry Mechanic - Static Sentry Guns Unlocked
Level 6 - Static Sentry Repair Cost 11% Less

Silverback:

Level 2 - Silverback Repair Cost 33% Less.

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Old 09-27-2011, 02:17 PM   #3
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good post been looking everywhere for this info!
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:26 PM   #4
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I will update this with more info as it becomes available. This should be stickied or added to the guide. I take no credit for this, just thought it was useful.
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They should have made the upgrades for reduced prices to buy, not to repair. It's dumb to have to shell out so much money on barriers when they just get demolished by everything later in horde, namely Berserkers.
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Now this makes sense. Appreciate your time on this. Was wondering what to focus on to get the silverback.
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This should get a sticky, I know yesterday I was looking for a guide like this and found a few broken up treads but nothing this good.
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Good guide but I have two questions :

Is a level 8 barrier stronger than a level 7?

For example, level 5 barrier is 45000 to unlock and level 6 75000, so from level 5 do I have to spend 30000 more or all 75000?
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Good guide but I have two questions :

Is a level 8 barrier stronger than a level 7?

For example, level 5 barrier is 45000 to unlock and level 6 75000, so from level 5 do I have to spend 30000 more or all 75000?
imo good question. I would also like to know this
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Good guide but I have two questions :

Is a level 8 barrier stronger than a level 7?

For example, level 5 barrier is 45000 to unlock and level 6 75000, so from level 5 do I have to spend 30000 more or all 75000?
For question 1 the levels do not work that way. Look at the upgrades. Upgrade level 4 is stronger than upgrade level 3 and is more likely to take down the enemies.
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Good guide but I have two questions :

Is a level 8 barrier stronger than a level 7?

For example, level 5 barrier is 45000 to unlock and level 6 75000, so from level 5 do I have to spend 30000 more or all 75000?
You just need to spend the additional 30000.
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You just need to spend the additional 30000.
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Level 8 manned turret requires 360,000
level 2 sentry requires 10,000
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They should have made the upgrades for reduced prices to buy, not to repair. It's dumb to have to shell out so much money on barriers when they just get demolished by everything later in horde, namely Berserkers.
I know right, I see no point of berserkers being able to go through a lv 7/8 barrier like a lv1 barrier without taking an ounce of damage and immediately destroying it. And we are expected to pay 10000+ for it?
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What's the most efficient way to level up your fortifications? Just keep playing? I want to unlock the Silverback. =P
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Is there a level 3 silverback??? I have level 2 right now and the progression bar is gone it just shows 4 stars. I would like to even know if the silverback with rockets is even available in horde mode.
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Is there a level 3 silverback??? I have level 2 right now and the progression bar is gone it just shows 4 stars. I would like to even know if the silverback with rockets is even available in horde mode.
The stars mean it's maxed out.
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What's the most efficient way to level up your fortifications? Just keep playing? I want to unlock the Silverback. =P
Just keep playing and get a lot of kills
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Is there any way to boost Decoys so I can unlock the sentry. Thanks
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How does the leveling up for fortifications work? I was 1681 units away from leveling up my turret (I checked before the game), and after buying the turret for 1500 at the beginning of the game, it had only moved to 1544 or so. Doesn't make any sense at all. I assumed that all money spent went towards its progress, but apparently not.
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Is there a level 3 silverback??? I have level 2 right now and the progression bar is gone it just shows 4 stars. I would like to even know if the silverback with rockets is even available in horde mode.

rockets are coming with the new dlc in November
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How does the leveling up for fortifications work? I was 1681 units away from leveling up my turret (I checked before the game), and after buying the turret for 1500 at the beginning of the game, it had only moved to 1544 or so. Doesn't make any sense at all. I assumed that all money spent went towards its progress, but apparently not.

I'm having the same problems, needed 130k for silverback lvl 2 and after an hour of grinding at wave 10 I spend 140k on the silverback to repair it. Guess what IM NOT EVEN HALF WAY THERE! What gives?
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I'm having the same problems, needed 130k for silverback lvl 2 and after an hour of grinding at wave 10 I spend 140k on the silverback to repair it. Guess what IM NOT EVEN HALF WAY THERE! What gives?
I noticed that in public games, there was much more progress when I purchased something. I guess private games, which was all I played, also affects the progress of the fortifications.
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good guide. I would also like more info on how the fortifications work. I've spent a shit ton on barriers...and it wont go past razor wire...?
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Thanks for posting this, kept meaning to look it up then kept forgetting

Didn't realise I had made such good progress towards maxing everything out.
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