Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2 Achievements

Takes a Licking

Melee 30 Tickers (any mode)   

Tickers are the small scampering creatures that run up to you, shake, then explode. They stand still in front of you for a second or two before exploding, so just let them run to you and whack them by hitting B (not with your lancer though, this will chainsaw). There are plenty of these in Act 1, Chapter 5. Reload the same checkpoint until you get the achievement if need be.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by bentbarbie
Monday, December 13, 2010 @ 08:35:29 AM

how on earth do you Melee a ticker? they blow up in your face.

Comment #2 by ElementalKitten
Friday, December 17, 2010 @ 07:38:37 PM

if you melee them before they explode then you will send them flying.if you are too late then they will explode in your face. so find them before they find you.

Comment #3 by smashingrascal
Wednesday, March 02, 2011 @ 11:19:05 AM

It actually help that the come running toward you just keep an eye out and catch them before the explode. preferable in campaign (tunnel and town)

Comment #4 by GeoRyu
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 06:53:10 PM

Best Farmed in Act 1 Chapter 5: Roadblocks.

At the start of the chapter, simply equip your Shotgun or Handgun.
Then Proceed to bash in the door and continue until you first Ticker fight.
Run out into the open and start melee-ing them. DO NOT ROLL, it gives them
time to explode. Your team-mates will generally hesitate from firing due to you
being so close to them. Which will work out to your benefit.

Once you cleared the area (When the fence blows and one last ticker awaits.).
Simply pause and Load Checkpoint.

You'll restart back inside the building, skipping cut-scene
and introduction. Rinse and repeat until you get your achievement.

Comment #5 by GeoRyu
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 06:54:25 PM

The challenge indicator shows every 5 you successfully melee.

NOTE: Once they melee, they will lay down and get back up.
The ones that get back up will explode on contact. Be-careful.

Comment #6 by PitchBlackPuma
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 11:25:39 AM

my favorite acheivement in this game

Comment #7 by Antimanele104
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 07:32:46 AM

I've done this ONLY in Horde mode.In the campaign,I was too busy killing other enemies and exploring the grounds for collectibles than kicking tickers.

Comment #8 by PsychicPsycho 0
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 04:31:11 AM

I exploded a few times doing this, mostly because I didn't realize you couldn't use the lancer at first.

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Game Info
Epic Games


US November 07, 2008
Europe November 07, 2008

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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