Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2 Achievements

Hoard the Horde

Survive all 50 waves of Horde (any difficulty, any map)  

This can be done on Casual and should be if you're just looking to get the achievement. You can also do it with up to five people over Xbox Live which is also suggested. You have to finish every wave at some point, though they can be done in any order and at any time. You do not have to do all 50 in one sitting as you can start at the highest wave you completed previously.

If for some reason you were invited to multiple games and your achievement tracker shows xx/50 waves and you don't know which you missed, hosting a game and looking at the "wave start" section should help you find which one you're missing. The list will only show waves that you have completed.

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Comment #1 by ManeatingMartin
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 11:14:08 PM

Looking fr people to help with this achievement

Comment #2 by Jord509
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 06:58:26 PM

Add Me Ill help GTag Jord509

Comment #3 by Muscledkenneth
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 02:37:12 AM

I need help with horde please ^^

gamertag - Muscledkenneth

Comment #4 by LeedsPro
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 03:03:39 PM

anyone that needs to do this i'll join too send me a message on xbox :D

Comment #5 by burke 09
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 01:02:53 AM

hart broken I finally got to level 49 then pow a power cut.really need this achievement add me and lets get it together gamertag burke 09

Comment #6 by burke 09
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 01:11:33 AM

to b honest could do with a hand on all hoard achievements please just add me burke 09 cheers fellow achievement hunters

Comment #7 by iTz RaiiN
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 09:41:56 AM

need help message me

Comment #8 by metabolicbatman
Sunday, May 08, 2011 @ 03:22:01 PM

add me i'm game for it when i'm playing it

Comment #9 by Konner94
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 10:21:13 PM

hey im getting the game again in July and seriously have no achievements for this game and i need all the multiplayer ones if anyone want to play please help im always up to playing a game with someone and will gladly help them with achievements i am also getting the first game and need help with that one so please message and send friend request me and tell me your up for gears in a little while im also up to helping with co-op achievements my gamer-tag is "Konner94".

Comment #10 by Handgun:MILLA
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 06:32:44 PM

Is this achievement even possible on 1 player offline?? I use the old boom shield trick to stop the bloodmounts getting in my safe zone but just keep dieing on wave 30. Trouble is, once i've set up the shields on the bloodmount waves (10,20,30... etc) i'm stuck there, as if i try to venture out, i'm dead in an instant. And because they get stronger every 10th wave, i don't seem to have enough ammo to get me through, despite it been full prior to wave 30.

I think the developers should have handicapped the difficulty so it's possible with 1 player and maybe increased the difficulty depending on how many active players are in a game.

Comment #11 by wedix
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 02:41:18 AM

I Need help on this plz add me GT: Wedix

Comment #12 by IKing Sativa
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 10:50:12 PM

I need help with this too. GT:IKing Sativa

Comment #13 by Annihilation
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 10:46:00 PM

Me and a friend are trying for a bunch of the reach wave 20-50 achievements. I'm always down for some horde so if you guys want you can add me. Just let me know its for gears 2.

Comment #14 by The Dukenator
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 08:52:05 PM

@10 Yes it is possible, but recommended to be done with others.
You can do them out of order though, just have to make sure you completed every wave at least once. Doesn't matter what maps though.

Comment #15 by DBO1300
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 07:40:03 PM

Message Me ill help ya + I still need too get some... Horde wave 10 20 30 40 50 is actually easy just gets bloodmounts killed then theres only like 10 people left.

Comment #16 by Annihilation
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 10:08:16 PM

Looking to do horde mode 1-50 and Icy dead people achievements sometime this week, go probably monday-wednesday but myself and my friend need some more people to make it go quicker. If you would like to join, send a message to me on xbox live and I'll be sure to get back to you.

Comment #17 by Sniper G3
Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 02:38:38 PM

If anyone needs another person for this and other horde mode ach let me know. I am always happy to help out.

Comment #18 by JMoneyWarrior91
Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 03:59:21 PM

anybody tryna team up wit me, i need dis joint...

Comment #19 by Clubby85
Saturday, June 11, 2011 @ 11:00:33 AM


Message me if you also need this achievement...


Comment #20 by savvylad82
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 05:51:25 AM

yeah, need help with this too, link me up if ya think ya can help!!

Comment #21 by xRenegade86
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 07:24:58 PM

If anyone would like to help me with this achievement, I would be greatful.

Comment #22 by oO.Leo.Oo
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 01:14:00 PM

im looking for a player to to this together.

Comment #23 by Semite Hammer
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 09:18:25 PM

Looking for some poeple to help with the multiplayer horde achievements. Gamer tag is Semite Hammer. Will help with acbievements if you need it. Add me, Just say in the friend request GOW2 Horde Boosting. Would also like help with the original game and 3rd game when it drops. thanks.

Comment #24 by DeLTa Celtic
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 01:50:11 PM

add me and message me "I'm here to help you with hoard the horde" or something like that and we will arrange a date. Possibly August 2011

Comment #25 by ThaWeedKing
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 @ 01:18:26 AM

Need help with this i will help u too GT xXThaWeedKingXx

Comment #26 by S34NYBPRO
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 03:29:15 PM

Looking for help with co-op and multiplayer achievements on this game, just add my GT peeps! No time wasters..

Comment #27 by LimitingSleet3
Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 04:34:22 AM

I'm looking forward to do this achievement and the Co-op cheevos so if you're interested add me GT:LimitingSleet3

Comment #28 by JoEjEcKeL85
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 09:22:10 PM

guys if u need any gears 1 or 2 achievements hit me up im a long time gears vet since 2006 legit rank 100 since june of 2010 if u guys need any help ill be more then glade to help GOTHCLOWN666 is my gamertag

Comment #29 by LeedsPro
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 04:48:28 AM

I would like help with this :D 3-5 people should be enough, my highest round is 36/37, people keep leaving if i get any higher than that -.-. Also im going for Icy dead people with this tooo :D

Comment #30 by The Harlequin96
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 09:41:34 AM

can anyone help me with this one , add me if you can please :)

Comment #31 by BigzZ
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 07:20:25 PM

I need most of the hoard achievements if you want to get this and some others
msg me GT: v BigzZ

Comment #32 by unexpectedkid
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 07:51:27 PM

Need help with hoard achievements GT: unexpectedkid

Comment #33 by LimitingSleet3
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 01:34:12 PM

I've reached wave 46 by my self offline but it was a pain in the neck!!!!!!!!!! kantuses are so strong they can kill you with 2 shots and grinders are bitches. Any way I'll beat all the 50 waves BY MY SELF!!!!!!!!! isn't that cool?????? and If you are wondering on which map did I play, I played on pavilion using the safe area trick where the boom shield exists and used the lancer with the big dudes and shot them in the head. And for the Bloodmounts if u r using this trick DO NOT KILL THE BLOODMOUNT FIRST cuz if u killed the beast the rider will take over the shield and you'll die instantly so kill the rider first. And one last thing at the 20 last wave do not plant the grenades cuz this will be a big waste of your precious grenades that you can use against the Fat-ass dudes. And last last

Comment #34 by LimitingSleet3
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 01:42:55 PM

thing you have to be patient cuz if you don't have any patience this will just end with tears and broken controllers

Comment #35 by LimitingSleet3
Saturday, August 20, 2011 @ 10:43:33 AM

yesterday I completed all the 50 wave by my self :) isn't that great??????

Comment #36 by AvidLoki58
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 07:34:52 PM

Anyone up to try this? Looking to start around wave 25 if possible to save time. Already have one friend up for this as well...the more the people, the easier it should be for all of us!

GT: AvidLoki58

Comment #37 by True Achi
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 05:25:01 AM

Avid if you are still looking ill help. if not, then someone help me...
GT: True Achi

Comment #38 by LimitingSleet3
Thursday, August 25, 2011 @ 05:28:14 AM

True Achi I'll help but I started a new account so now i'm only on wave 36 so if u want we'll start at your highest wave GT: da Elite53

Comment #39 by MrBacon3000
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 01:05:15 PM

really need help with this achievement cause i suck at horde gt:mrbacon3000

Comment #40 by frosthalo12
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 01:28:50 PM

i need help on wave 23 its getting harder

Comment #41 by tank86er
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 04:08:19 PM

looking for a horde team for double xp weekend GT:TankerX 06

Comment #42 by mrkymrk01
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 07:54:14 PM

i also still need this, i am 40ish, i'm on mainly weekends and some evenings. GT: Johnson3175

Comment #43 by NiteChylde
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 11:23:38 AM

You can one-man this achievement during the current XP event without any problems. Horde mode only has tickers as enemy. If you want the cheevo with no effort, do the following:

Load a custom mp horde match on "Security". After the start of round one just run to the switch that opens the barriers towards the mulcher / mortar, hit the switch and run to the mulcher / mortar. Stay alive until the barriers go up again. Et voila, sit back and watch a movie or two while the tickers can't get to you and blow themselves up round after round.

You could also do this on insane difficulty, if you still need the Veteran Gears achievement. Every round of horde during the 25x XP event gives you over 6k XP. The amount of time needed for sitting out all 50 ticker only waves is the same on all difficu

Comment #44 by Quantum Binman
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:34:50 AM

@43.... that is brilliant! Such a simple idea!

Comment #45 by skro111
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 01:22:08 AM

@43 you're a genius, thanks.

Comment #46 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 12:54:15 PM

@ 43

You sir, are the man.

Comment #47 by Hanse21
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 09:37:35 AM

I'm looking for someone who wanna do this, currently on wave 36. also interested
in a co-op game on any of the gow games, preferably on hardcore and insane
difficuties =) except gow2, only need the insane one there :p add me (Hanse21) if ur interested :D

Comment #48 by HuGh3Sy 92
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 04:52:17 PM

I need help on this one, my mate was helping me but he's recently gone to Afghan. Anyone wanna help me when im back online? GT HuGh3Sy 92

Comment #49 by II Ronnie12 II
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 03:06:31 PM

Does anyone know if or when there will be another event like the one @43 talks about?

Comment #50 by wobblybob
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 06:36:30 PM

all i need is wave 50 and thats it but its an absolute bitch

Comment #51 by alklein35
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 09:43:48 PM

@49 Unlikely there will be another. Maybe a permanent XP boost bigger than the permanent x2 we have now, but since Gears of War 3 is out I doubt there will be any special events like Tickers again.

Comment #52 by alex36000
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 04:20:57 PM

I need this achievement pls add me gt : alex36000
thx :)

Comment #53 by shady4sig
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 07:39:17 AM

I'm looking to get this cheevo along with several other cheevos for gears 2.
Message me :)
GT: shady4sig

Comment #54 by shady4sig
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 07:40:30 AM

I'm looking to get this cheevo along with several other cheevos for gears 2.
Message me :)
GT: shady4sig

Comment #55 by gipito1
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 02:33:25 PM

for some reason i did this one witout having to kill i wnet to horde security insane and the enmies ware all tickers and coudnt dsarm the laser i just stud there wilhe they kill themselves but doesnt work anymore i think but you should try

Comment #56 by i like conker
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 02:09:40 PM

if anyone wants to do horde i still need this GT buy me Doritos

Comment #57 by jwoodall1986
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 01:57:19 AM

I'm looking for people to help in getting this achievement and other multiplayer achievements on Gears 2. Gamertag is JWoodall1986.

Comment #58 by demonikking
Monday, January 30, 2012 @ 01:12:50 AM

looking for ppl to do this with send me a msg on live and add me demonikking666

Comment #59 by GamerScoreJunkie
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 03:47:47 AM

Add me. I'll help if you help!

Comment #60 by NeG Psycho
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 10:06:30 PM

I am looking for people to help me with this.I need help with this and all of the other horde achievement.GT: I ROLL T1DE I

Comment #61 by PitchBlackPuma
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 11:28:07 AM

very fun acheivement

Comment #62 by JonSharpe1986
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 11:29:44 AM

Anyone still wanting to pair up for this send me a message. GT is the same as this username.

Comment #63 by Darm71
Saturday, May 05, 2012 @ 05:35:19 PM

Looking for people to make this achievement. Gamertag: Cap Dan 007

Comment #64 by skin2121
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 08:34:13 PM

Looking for 4 others to do this with also need all the horde achievements so looking to do them as well.

Comment #65 by C2DWELL
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 10:29:02 PM

Looking to do this with some other players

Comment #66 by shady4sig
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 09:15:41 PM

Looking to get cheevos on this game. Hit me up. GT: shady4sig

Comment #67 by samturner1990
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @ 11:46:10 AM

im after this achievement aswell so add me and send me a message. Gamertag -> ZombieSlayers09

Comment #68 by chernid
Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 02:40:22 PM

I'm after this achievement. In the next few days I'll be receiving the GOTY edition with all the DLC, so if you can help with those Achievements and this achievement it would be most appreciated. Thanks.

GT: DrWhooves10

Comment #69 by JonSharpe1986
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 11:37:24 AM

I'm also after the online achievements for this game, send me a message if you wanna work through any of them together. Same GT as username.

Comment #70 by Zandai
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 04:25:21 PM

i need help here a team that wont just rage quit mid game
add me GT: Zandai

Comment #71 by Paulski
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 10:36:23 AM

Hey Guys,

Looking for a team, to assist me with getting this achievement, can be done on Casual difficulty, any map, if you're interested send me a message on here or to my GamerTag: PaulGKB123.


Comment #72 by HUNTER xX14Xx
Sunday, October 14, 2012 @ 08:44:05 AM

Hey guys, if anyone wants to get this achievement, or any other online achievements, feel free to send me a message on xbox live. My gamertag is the same as my username.

Comment #73 by MAJDI70
Monday, October 29, 2012 @ 09:28:48 AM

Hi Hunter,

I am looking for this achievement, gt:majdi70

Comment #74 by HASHBURGER
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 12:25:15 AM

For any online ach. send me a friend request, gt. HASHBURGER

Comment #75 by shazza124
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 07:41:46 PM

this is fucking harrrrdd, i only got to level 9, and I've done campaign on Insane with 13 deaths in the whole of the campaign!

Comment #76 by PsychicPsycho 0
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:26:28 AM

I was able to do this solo, on Day One. I camped out on the ledge with the mortar/hammer, both for cover and for easy access to those weapons. Using a boomshield (dropped by one of those giant locust, not the one that spawns in the arcade) to help seal the place up was very important, especially against bloodmounts.

I started on normal difficulty, but changed it at wave 30. I kept dying, and got sick of repeating round 29 (so I could have a shield at the start of 30). I'm hoping to redeem myself during Icy Dead People, and do all waves on at least normal.

Comment #77 by TheCommander
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 07:06:14 PM

If you need this message/add me. I Have done most of the other horde ones solo and know what I am doing. I also have a mic.

Gamertag is iixCommanderxii

Comment #78 by Leoboy21
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 12:46:17 AM

ne1 tryn to help me out with this? gt: LeoBoy21

Comment #79 by mceggy13
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 05:30:21 AM

any wanna do this with me or help me massage me on here or gt is mceggy86

Comment #80 by Adeodattus
Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 11:57:31 AM

Add me and together lets get online achievements, adeodattus

Comment #81 by xXxTanmayxXx
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 06:27:15 AM

Need help with online achievements, any1 interested?
GT - MagnusDarkBlade

Comment #82 by El tincheo
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 03:31:34 PM

Hey I need some online achievements including horde the horde,msg me El tincheo

Comment #83 by TattedDad3
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 04:38:21 AM

Looking for people to do these online achievements. Schedule is open for just about any time... Let me know will return the favor of course... GT TattedDad3

Comment #84 by GreatPretender9
Sunday, September 08, 2013 @ 05:58:09 AM

Feel free to add me. Need help on a few achievements including this one. Will help back. Gamertag is GreatPretender9

Comment #85 by Royal Hyena
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 06:10:10 AM

Been trying to get this achievement for YEEEEARS! Add me; Royal Hyena.

Comment #86 by scyler55
Monday, July 28, 2014 @ 06:16:13 PM

Add me if you would like to boost. My gt is scyler55

Comment #87 by GebornZuSterben
Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 03:38:49 AM

I'm looking for people to Horde it up with. Send me the message "gow2" with friend request GebornZuSterben. I'm also looking for someone to play campaign co-op any difficulty.

Comment #88 by UrineBubbles
Sunday, August 16, 2015 @ 01:51:11 AM

Gamertag LovelyPup67286 been trying to take this one on but havent been able to find anyone to help out

Comment #89 by Lathkill
Monday, December 07, 2015 @ 10:46:51 AM

Looking for help with this achievement.

GT: Lathkill

Comment #90 by Bigdogg5486
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 @ 04:01:29 PM

I need a group of people that will finish all 50 waves of Horde with me.
Public matches always start at wave 1. Custom matches with friends can be restarted anywhere.
GT: Bigdogg5486

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US November 07, 2008
Europe November 07, 2008

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