Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2 Achievements


Submit a spectator photo 

In any multplayer match (or the training exercises), when you die you will be in photo mode. Press at any time to take a picture. Then go back to the main menu and into your War Journal. Select "photos" and press on any of them to upload.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Konner94
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 10:16:12 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 #2 by jamesdempster
Sunday, June 05, 2011 @ 02:04:14 PM

yea ill do this with you if you can message me when your on and ill come and play

Comment #3 by rastrast
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 06:45:53 PM

what i need to do to get this

Comment #4 by DemonicMRX11
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 10:18:44 AM

Do you need Gold in order to get this achievement?

Comment #5 by DemonicMRX11
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 @ 11:23:59 AM

Just got this, don't need Gold for it. Just hit B when you're in the spectator cam after being killed in multiplayer, then go to Photos in the War Journal, pick one and hit Y to upload.

Comment #6 by CHR15SH1
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 02:04:37 PM

lol easiest achiev ever

Comment #7 by kpwhatitbe
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 01:49:54 PM

this was so easy

Comment #8 by Kaos lethal
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 11:57:54 PM

this is one of the easiest achievments in the game all you have to do is press b during spectator then go to war jornaol and then upload and you are done

Comment #9 by Corporate Clone
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 09:18:53 AM

My buddy needs this achievement, but the option to take a photo in never available.
He doesn't have gold, so he can't go on-line with it and when we play 2 player local its not available. When I got it, we were system linked with a third player. Do you have to be system linked for this option to be available? Or was it because we had more than two players? Anyone know?

Comment #10 by MajorMelons42
Sunday, May 27, 2012 @ 09:13:39 PM

I am the same problem. Would really like to know. It says my storage device is full but it isn't.

Comment #11 by LesCascadesDB
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 08:26:45 PM

@9/10: Not sure about the system link stuff, but if you go into the training grounds and are killed before your teammates, it opens the "spectator" view and you will be able to take a pic. Then, war journal to upload and it should pop

Comment #12 by StrikeA
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 @ 06:12:46 PM

It can't be done on split screen so if you haven't got Gold and can't play online you'll need to do play with just bots (no second controller).

Comment #13 by dybecki
Sunday, January 13, 2013 @ 08:50:32 AM

the hell.. I cant get this achievement.. took a photo when I died, and when im trying to upload it from the jourlan by Y button it says "you couldn't uplad a photo".. got inthernet connection along with the XBL Gold and still can't :/

Comment #14 by burntpork
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 12:34:01 PM

@#13 same for me just tried again today and it still says couldnt upload photo. Maybe thier end doenst accept photos anymore

Comment #15 by gr8asianman
Sunday, January 20, 2013 @ 05:51:50 AM

Same as #13 and #14...

Comment #16 by k3p666
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 @ 09:37:35 AM

Me too ! cant upload a pic as #13 #14 & #15 x'[

Comment #17 by PsychicPsycho 0
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:40:38 AM

Kind of took up doing this when I die. I'm trying to get things like when the hammer of dawn connects, when a mortar blows up a dude, etc. I'm hoping to get one of a locust getting nailed by the tyro station train.

To 13-16: I haven't had any trouble uploading pictures recently. When did you take your pictures? I recently tried to upload one I took in May (didn't have XBL then), but it said no. Afterward, I played some multiplayer against bots and took some new photos and those have uploaded fine.

I'm not sure it there's a scoring threshold- like if you just take a picture of the ground, I don't know if that will work.

Comment #18 by YouNeedToChill
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 @ 09:45:30 PM

think this achievement is now unobtainable.

Comment #19 by crazypath yetti
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 06:15:40 AM

Yeah, no dice. Sucks because I was never into the multiplayer/horde modes back in the day and decided to try and get some of those achievements now. Oh well, only 10G.

Comment #20 by Phillychessedawg21
Thursday, March 26, 2015 @ 04:05:22 AM

Gosh dang. This is one of the last few achievements I need and it says the same thing as 13-16. I was hoping to get a perfect on this game!

Comment #21 by Himani
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 @ 09:06:21 AM

Hey guys! Sign the petition! It is 112/200 supporters already!

Comment #22 by Raptop Lob
Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 10:39:48 PM

Gosh dang indeed. Signed the potential, but wont hold my breath...

Comment #23 by Crispycjc666
Friday, July 10, 2015 @ 12:43:31 PM

This is obtainable again as of July 10th, 2015. Get it while you can!

Comment #24 by The Wandering Pikachu
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 @ 03:53:38 AM

Well, I tried it twice today with a photo I took of an execution, during completing the 5 Training Grounds rounds for obtaining the Back to Basic achievement, but it wouldn't upload! I'm guessing it's either down again for the moment or not working anymore. Ai...

Comment #25 by The Wandering Pikachu
Saturday, February 20, 2016 @ 07:12:46 PM

^ Sorry, meant to update this A WEEK AND A HALF ago, but it kept slipping my mind somehow... anyway, seems it was a temporary issue on my end (I believe, despite my network being a good connection) for some reason. I got it the same day, though AFTER midnight, when I was sharing the achievement for getting Back to Basic... AFTER I goofed doing them all.

As I thought if I let the timer reach the end after doing each one, it'd make me do another one or switch to Live multiplayer, as I left each one BEFORE the timer reached zero after completion and didn't notice that it didn't show an update in progress for the achievement, or a check mark signifying completion. Oh well... so, no worries newcomers (with Gears 2 being the Games with Gold offer on 360 right now)!

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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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