Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 Achievements

Judge, Jury and Executioner

Get a kill with every possible execution finishing move (any mode).   

Executions can be done from the start in Standard Campaign mode, so work on that first. Otherwise, you'll need to get 200 kills with the five main weapons (first five listed below) or 40 kills with the other weapons to unlock their execution moves for any Versus game modes. This can be easily done in local matches against bots. Use every weapon on a map, then switch. Once you down an enemy, stand next to them and hold to use your equipped weapon's execution move (unless otherwise noted). You will need to use all of the below executions:

  • Lancer
  • Hammerburst
  • Retro Lancer
  • Gnasher Shotgun
  • Sawed-Off Shotgun
  • Gorgon Pistol
  • Boltok Pistol
  • Boomshot
  • Digger Launcher
  • Hammer of Dawn
  • Mulcher
  • Mortar
  • One-Shot
  • Scorcher
  • Torque Bow
  • Longshot
  • Cleaver
  • Shield Bash
  • Face Punch (COG + Snub Pistol)
  • Arm Rip (Locust + Snub Pistol)
  • Curb Stomp (tap instead of hold)
  • Neck Snap ( to make Meatshield + )
  • Chainsaw (Hold with Lancer equipped)
  • Bayonet Charge (Hold with Retro Lancer equipped)

People seem to be having the most trouble finding a Cleaver and the One-Shot. Cleavers can be found easily in Act 2, Chapter 2 (also, this execution needs to be done from the side of the enemy). The One-Shot can be found in Act 2, Chapter 3.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 7 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Dlark17
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 03:22:33 PM

I hope you don't have to unlock them all in campaign like you did in the Beta.
Or at least if you do, that it counts your kills collectively over modes!

Comment #2 by m-iichel
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 03:33:53 PM


it says ...(any mode) so yeah doesnt matter where u get it it counts ;P

Comment #3 by uberman45
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 03:38:50 PM

most likly all these and the Machete weapon you get in horde.

Comment #4 by Xx Krofton xX
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 05:28:33 PM

all me new i suppose but how are the achievments online? Does that mean we're goinig to have a top 1000 leadboard full of try hards before the games an hr old?

Comment #5 by Denzel 515
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 03:47:56 AM

Judge Dredd reference FTW.

Comment #6 by Revoltation
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 04:37:04 AM

I was never able to do the execution with the one shot and other heavy weapons in the beta, so hopefully they'll be easier in campaign.

Comment #7 by MPx50
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 08:42:07 PM

i was pro with the executions only1 i didnt see was hammer of dawn but really the heavy stuff like morter mulcher and one shot you jus drop it on there heads nothin special

Comment #8 by V Shinoda V
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 03:35:29 PM

or you just set up a bot match or fight a second controller to get it lol

Comment #9 by Blood Poison
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 12:18:22 PM

Yep, this one should be really easy

Comment #10 by ii Evo v
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 04:48:59 PM

Balls. Have to use the nooby Sawed-Off.

Comment #11 by Paildra91
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 02:19:18 PM

Is the Silverback's curb stomp gonna count towards this?

Comment #12 by brkensilens
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 08:11:34 PM

best part is, in the achievements menu, has a dropdown of which one's you have performed or not, excellent little tracker!

Comment #13 by xXNINJEDIXx
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 09:31:48 PM

Ok here is the complete list just in case anyone is wondering

Curb Stomp
Face Punch
Arm Rip
Shield Bash
Captive (meatsheild)
Lancer chainsaw
retrolancer bayonet
boltok pistol
gorgon pistol
torque bow
long shot
boom shot
hammer of dawn

Comment #14 by Delete
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 10:54:10 AM

Keep in mind you dont have to unlock the executions in single player, so that
would be the best way to get all of these...especially the more harder ones
like mortar and one shot.

Comment #15 by Wolfman506
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 02:33:02 PM

I have them all except the sawed off.I can't find an area where it spawns and can be used on a locust. Since I only find them at the beginning and you can't execute a lambent.

Comment #16 by Jack Flak
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 02:48:25 PM

I can't find a shield in any mode anywhere. Help somebody?

Comment #17 by Wolfman506
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 02:49:40 PM

I just used one of a mauler that I killed during act 5

Comment #18 by Kivo
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 06:31:42 PM

i cant do the one shot :( it wont work

Comment #19 by Kivo
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 06:38:51 PM

anyone know what i have to do to get one shot exectuion? every time i try with bots i punch them in face.
if you know message me at: Kivo rL

Comment #20 by Jack Flak
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 09:05:50 PM

@Kivo, try act 2 chapter 3, "forced entry".

If you're trying to get it in horde or multi, you have to get a set amount of
killz with it to unlock the execution, which i think is 40 for the one shot.
Make sure you are HOLDING Y.

Comment #21 by TheGreyMan
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 03:15:33 AM

The new system is great. Go into your stats and it lists what you still have to do for each achievement. No more running around for hours picking up weapons because you can't remember whether or not you used it before…

Comment #22 by WaspyPeach
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 04:35:32 AM

every time i try to execute them i just put away my gun and punch them.... it works like once in a while but i've only done like 10 of them

Comment #23 by WaspyPeach
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 05:52:23 AM

ohh nevermind. i figured out you have to unlock the executions. even in arcade campaign

Comment #24 by thecheeseblewup
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 06:18:20 AM

hey you need the fire extinguisher on checkout too

Comment #25 by Delete
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 07:55:52 AM

Not sure bout arcade campaign but like I said earlier, regular campaign all the
executions are already available to ya from the start.

Comment #26 by Tincan1099
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 08:38:18 AM

So in order to be able to do the executions with the weapons above, you have to have a certain amount of kills with that weapon first? Did I read that right?

Comment #27 by sixfortyone
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 12:04:15 PM

In any mode but Standard (Cinematic) Campaign, you'll have to unlock the executions. It's easiest on co-op, where one person focuses on downing locust while the other gets close enough to execute before the retard bots steal your executions. It also helps to be able to trade each other weapons that you don't have the executions for yet.

Comment #28 by Lightweight
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 05:37:38 PM

I Like that drop down list in the stats and awards

Comment #29 by BraveSamurai15
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 06:35:31 PM

I hate that you have to unlock them before being able to use them.

Comment #30 by Jeduah
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 07:55:22 PM

Just in case anyone doesn't know, the game keeps track of everyone weapon you've done an execution with. It in stats and awards. Go to achievements tab and voila

Comment #31 by MARSHIAL LAW
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 08:48:54 PM

Does anyone know if the retro bayonet is only accessible if you ordered the beta or is it in the game because its the only execution I have left and I need the kills to unlock it first but I can't seem to find the weapon itself? :-P

Comment #32 by DiSSeNHa
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 08:46:36 AM

@31 You just need equip retro lancer, press B and char will start run. IF you hit a enemy you will get this execution.

Just to know, where you did one shot execution?

Comment #33 by Siddy
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 09:15:33 AM

Got this from game front

Execution Achievement Guide

Judge, Jury, and Executioner (10G): To unlock this achievement, you’ll need to unlock every special weapon execution. To do so, scroll down to find out how many kills per weapon you’ll need. Directly below you’ll see a list of every type of execution to perform to unlock this achievement.

Lancer: Hold Y

Hammerburst: Hold Y

Retro Lancer: Hold Y

Gnasher Shotgun: Hold Y

Sawed-Off Shotgun: Hold Y

Gorgon Pistol: Hold Y

Boltok Pistol: Hold Y

Boomshot: Hold Y

Digger Launcher: Hold Y

Hammer of Dawn: Hold Y

Mulcher: Hold Y

Mortar: Hold Y

One-Shot: Hold Y

Scorcher: Hold Y

Torque Bow: Hold Y

Longshot: Hold Y

Cleaver: Hold Y

Comment #34 by Siddy
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 09:16:49 AM

Shield Bash: Hold Y

Face Punch: COG + Snub Pistol

Arm Rip: Locust + Snub Pistol

Curb Stomp: Tap Y

Neck Snap: Tap X to make Meatshield + X

Chainsaw: Hold B with the Lancer equipped

Bayonet Charge: Hold B with the Retro Lancer equipped

Unlockable Executions

Note: These kills can be done offline or in singleplayer. Complete the required number of kills to unlock the corresponding weapon execution.

Lancer: 200 kills
Hammerburst: 200 kills
Retro Lancer: 200 kills
Gnasher: 200 kills
Sawed-Off: 200 kills
Gorgon: 40 kills
Digger: 40 kills
Hammer of Dawn: 40 kills
Mulcher: 40 kills
Mortar: 40 kills
Oneshot: 40 kills
Scorcher: 40 kills
Torque Bow: 40 kills
Longshot: 40 kills

Comment #35 by Falloutsider
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 12:20:05 PM

i think this is loads better than the gow 2 ach you actually have to earn the right to do the execution moves i just think they should have made the kills more

Comment #36 by Valter
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 02:13:12 PM


Get Out.

Comment #37 by Alien Strain
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 02:56:00 PM


You made my day XD

Comment #38 by xiraljoshua94
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 11:04:40 AM

my executions are not addin up on campain :@ i cant find a cleaver any were else :@ i have tried hored and the cleaver never popes up can enyone help ?? send me a message or add me on xbox live ty :D

Comment #39 by Xv PR3D4TORZ vX
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 02:25:05 PM

#33 and #34 thankyou! made it so clear, plus I had no idea how to do the arm
rip one

Comment #40 by thecheeseblewup
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 05:26:18 PM

@38 act 1 chapter 4 or 5

Comment #41 by Surouji
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 06:32:58 AM

Does anyone know where I can snatch a flamethrower at the start of the chapter?

Comment #42 by justG0Twicked
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 07:35:00 AM

where can i get a sawed off so i can finish off this cheevo? its all i need!! i don't want to play thru the entire game again right now just to remember where i had picked it up before.............please help a brotha out!!!!!!!!!

Comment #43 by Surouji
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 10:28:55 AM

@42 Load up a random chapter and trade with one of your AI team mates who have the gun.

I'm quite sure Anya, Dom or Baird have one.

Comment #44 by xuxa29
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 11:01:35 AM

Anyone remembers where in the campain i can find a scorcher?

Comment #45 by Insane Joker 21
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 06:10:29 PM

@44 the scorcher comes out around the final act

Comment #46 by DENAz666
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 10:18:10 PM

@44 did that in horde, there will either be one on the map, or a flamer will bring one out for you :) just remember you need 40 kills with it to unlock the execution for it

@42 just equip one and do it in horde

Finished most of mine of in the story, then just cleaned up in horde and one in beast mode :) too easy!

Comment #47 by SupraVegie
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 06:17:41 AM

almost there ;P

Comment #48 by dh4645
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 09:02:54 AM

why dont the kills from SP carry over/count towards unlocking executions in MP?
everything else seems to carryover...ribbons & medals & such.

if they are supposed to, then my game is glitched.

Comment #49 by Valkyr1e1945
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 08:01:14 PM

You don't need a Meatshield (captive) execution to count towards this, just all the weapons the other guy had posted above. The easiest place i've found to use the heavy weapon executions are on the final level before the final boss (I won't go into details if there are too many people reading this that are yet to complete the game) although the Motar is proving difficult getting within range to perform the execution without a teammate beating you to it, as for the Saw Off wait until you reach the deadlands chapter

Comment #50 by mgray84
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 09:08:03 PM

Can you not get these in private matches anymore? I know in 2 you could set the map with the weapons you needed. Not sure about this one.

Comment #51 by TheGreyMan
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 05:23:02 PM

Cannot get the Mulcher execution to work. Every time the character drops the weapon and does some other move. It's driving me nuts. I only need that and the Cleaver now…

Comment #52 by Akinokaze
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 08:32:32 AM

From playing campaign [solo and co-op] it looks like kills there don't count towards unlocking executions, however kills in private matches or in hoard do count and there you can choose which of the main 5 weapons you will spawn with making it easier to get the kills needed.

Comment #53 by TheGreyMan
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 09:39:38 AM

Oh, I'm such an idiot… Of course, haven't unlocked it in multiplayer. Although that doesn't explain what happened in campaign…? Anyway…

Comment #54 by Anger
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 03:37:56 AM

to get this:private match king of the hill round score limit 240,rounds to win 1 or 2 if you re having trouble getting all the kills in one round,number of bots fill,bot difficulty casual,bleed out time 60,friendly fire off,weapon respawn after pickup,map selection host chooses on thrashball and in weapon pick ups choose the same weapon for all weapon respawns.

you will get everyweapon apart from cleaver which you have to do on horde first 10 waves on casual

hope that helped

Comment #55 by Anger
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 03:41:17 AM

sorry forgot to mention that for the retro you have to do both execution AND retro bayonet charge to get the achievement.

did it on thrashball cause its a tight map and the enemies move in packs so its easier to kill em with heavy weapons like the mortar.also good for sawed off shotgun

Comment #56 by Pablo Coss
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 01:14:40 PM

As far as I know, executions can be done only in Campaign. The cleaver execution can be done during Act II, chapter 2, after the locust sounds the horn. The Hammer of Dawn execution can be done either during Act IV, chapter 5 (when preparing the fuel for the submarine) or at the very end. The Mortar execution can be done near the end of Act I, chapter 6 or in the aforementioned Act IV, chapter 5. That worked for me.

Comment #57 by Anger
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 03:22:19 PM

not true.executions are fast and easy on private versus.the only weapon with which you cant get an execution is the cleaver cause its not available for respawn.

not to mention that if you do the executions on private versus,all kills count towards medals and ribbons.

I suggest everyone does them on private versus if they are interested in getting the achievement fast

Comment #58 by comm4nd3r ch31f
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 02:52:20 AM

can some one please tell me what act/chapter i can find the boomshield,just need that last one to finish the weapon executions :-)))

Comment #59 by GeNN1z
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 07:38:07 AM

#58 i did get that executions on horde

Comment #60 by Jack Flak
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 12:05:23 PM

For anyone looking for the cleaver, try act 1 chapter 6 Hanging By a Thread.

The part you want is at 5:45

Comment #61 by MrIDropBodiiies
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 01:43:58 PM

go into horde on casual and on round 5-10 there should be butchers or theron guards with the cleaver i did it on gridlock with a buddy and when realy fast.

For boom shield set up a private match with casual bots and go to map overpass boom shield is on the middle of the stairs use your tac/com LB to see it on map.

Comment #62 by alklein35
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 02:17:06 PM

@58 For boomshield, go to Act 5 Chapter 5. When you're going down the hallway outside *someone's* office, there's a Locust with the Boomshield. Then, just down someone and hold Y

Comment #63 by malakie1
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 03:44:04 PM

i created private match with custom weapon respawns it made the one shot mulcher and hammer really easy to get....

Comment #64 by XxDrUNkNsNipExX
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 06:48:54 PM

# 29 just do it in standard campaign and you wot haveto unlock them all

Comment #65 by Juxtoposeium
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 07:45:03 PM

I wish my executions would have stayed form the Beta, I had sooooo much done and almost right back to square one when I started.

Comment #66 by TheGreyMan
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 02:16:51 AM

A good place for the Mulcher or Mortar, outside of Campaign, is the Thrashball map. Head up into the stands and there is a spawn point that alternates between Mulcher and Mortar. Also from that vantage point not too hard to rack up enough kills to unlock the execution move.

Comment #67 by TheGreyMan
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 02:43:46 AM

Confirmed that the executions can be done in Versus. Just got the Cheev.

Comment #68 by anton_bp
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 04:25:59 PM

Got one left, the one with the Oneshot, ive tried on 2-3 but for some reason after Dizzy have opened the weapon storage no enemy goes down and crawl they all die instantly. Dont understand it, before he open everybody is downed but after that they all just die right away. Some other place? Please help!

Comment #69 by RemkoX360
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 07:22:34 AM

yeah man, create a private warzone match. change all weapons to OneShots.
smack a bot upside his head till he crawls, pickup the OneShot and execute him

Comment #70 by PsychoticMunkey
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 09:13:59 AM

@RemkoX360 #69

Thanks for the tip. I will have to try that.

Comment #71 by ObscureFormula
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 11:10:03 AM

Do you need to rip the guys arm off? I don't see it in the list provided.

Comment #72 by ObscureFormula
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 04:46:07 PM

Nevermind...I see it in the lit but it says that I already performed the Locust arm ripping 1...which is interesting because I only have 20 out 100 kills with the snub nose pistol in multiplayer and you cant be a locust in campaign...very interesting.

Comment #73 by Genesis11
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 05:02:53 PM

To clarify (since some people seem to be confused):

You don't have to unlock executions whilst playing through the campaign alone, privately. It is possible to get all of them this way, though it may require a couple play-throughs and/or specific chapter loads for some of the less common weapons (aka the One-Shot, Mortar, Cleaver). Though they don't emphasize it, I believe there is a way to trade weapons with the AI, and one of them always has a sawed-off (it's the only one I'm lacking, because mostly I play online co-op).

Which raises the second point: if you're playing online, you have to unlock the executions before you can use them. This includes co-op, I believe. The 200 or 40 kill parameter must be met for each weapon before you can use a given execution online.

Hope that he

Comment #74 by Jitalian
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 12:05:36 AM

wondering if anyone knows where to find the most "CLEAVERS" besides playing
Horde. It's my last execution b4 getting the cheevo. THANX.

Comment #75 by adamp2006
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 05:19:16 PM

I can't for the life of me get the mortar one, i've tried countless times and all that happens is i drop the mortar and beat the guy to death grrrrr... got all the others first time , any ideas ?

Comment #76 by Jitalian
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 11:49:02 PM

#75 have ya tried Horde on either Overpass or Trenches?? also just got the cheevo on Overpass for the cleaver finally. did 'em all thru horde though & not campaign.
oh well...

Comment #77 by tommyboy82312
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 01:28:08 AM

i have done hundreds of clever kills and yet im still stuck on 14/40 kills with it.
i play act 2 chap 2 to use it but it will not register my kills. any suggestions??

Comment #78 by PsychoticMunkey
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 @ 04:19:54 PM

Stupid peice of sh!t One Shot. I can only get a few kills with it before it runs out of ammo. Then it takes forever to get it again.

Comment #79 by ultimateshaw
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 07:00:16 AM

#77 I have done loads of cleaver kills too, but it still says 0/40. Anybody have any idea how to get these? Thanks.

Comment #80 by jorge09
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 06:37:09 AM

Guys, do it on regular campaign, NOT arcade. You don't even have to unlock it. Just grab whatever weapon you need and perform the execution.

Comment #81 by Bodhisattva 83
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 04:53:36 PM

hows this done then?

Comment #82 by evildeceptacon
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 09:53:14 PM

77 & 79 kills dont count on campagin. i did the same thing! they only rack up online or horde so do all executations on campaign

Comment #83 by evildeceptacon
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 09:55:13 PM

executions! wtf was i spelling

Comment #84 by evildeceptacon
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 09:57:16 PM

81 just play on campaign theres no unlocking executions, only online you have to regester 200 kills or 40 kills per weapon

Comment #85 by tlpip24
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 06:58:18 PM

#80 thanks. i kept trying on arcade but obviously it never worked. first try on regular campaign i got it and the achievement.

Comment #86 by dmarche88
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 09:48:14 PM

Where can you perform the Hammer of Dawn execution? The only places I know to get one is Act 2-Chapter 3(?? I think... Airborne), but all the enemies there just die (don't get downed) and the last Chapter (but there's no enemies besides the final boss)

Comment #87 by Isaacthegamer
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 12:39:42 PM

If you want to know how many kills you need to unlock an execution in multiplayer, go to Stats & Awards and check the Challenges tab. Under Executions, it lists how many kills you have done so far. If you have a hard time using certain guns in versus, you can set up a private match with one bot on Casual. You’ll be able to farm out the kills pretty quickly with any weapon.

Comment #88 by ItsGUnit
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 05:43:20 PM

sucks that u have to unlock them in vs mode

Comment #89 by B ROCKN187
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 05:37:03 AM

For all those who can't find certain weapons, do this:

Set up a private versus match with all bots on casual. Play King of the Hill and set the time to win to 240 and the # of rounds as high as you like. Once you get to where you can pick the map, if you look at the bottom of the screen and you will see that you can hit the Back button to alter the default weapons for the map. Make sure you have picked a map you are pretty familiar with (i.e. what weapons naturally spawn in that map) and set those weapons all to the one or ones that you need to unlock the executions for.

Start the match and let the bloodletting begin! I found Mercy an easy map to do this on because its nice and wide open, meaning you can get to the Locust bots quickly and easily = lots of kills. as long as no o

Comment #90 by B ROCKN187
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 05:39:25 AM

as i was saying, as long as no one gets the time to 240, you can just keep on killing.

Comment #91 by FakedAlloy
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 08:02:58 PM

The thing I find funny is it mentions that I have 17/40 on the challengers for the cleaver execution but I have done what people have advise,do act 1 chpt 6 where the dude comes out with the clever,I did the chapter at least 5 times for numerous clever kills but it still mentions i have only 17 executions,any tips dudes

Comment #92 by E11I077H
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 03:34:35 PM

So could i do this achievement on Horde Mode or on the Campaign,
just a little confused

Comment #93 by FASTASSNEON
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 03:55:56 PM

ive done all 17 listed executions and every one that isnt listed such as the boomshield and have yet to recieve the achievement . . . what the hell????

Comment #94 by FASTASSNEON
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 04:14:45 PM

also for those still unsure as to how to get these, simply start a private team deathmatch.

Respawns: 35
Rounds: 1
# of Bots: "Fill"
Bot diff: casual
Bleed out time: whatever your preference
Friendly fire: obviously off
Weapon respawn: i see no difference in the two settings
Map selection: host shooses (best map for the smaller weapons is checkout)

At the map selction screen press the pause button and custom fit the map weapons to all be the same weapon so theres no worry of running short of ammo, continue this for each weapon and adjust the map as needed for the heavy weapons. Also you must finish each match and wait for the next one to start to be credited for the execution of the previous match. doing this will get you what you need very quickly, and makes it very easy to e

Comment #95 by Billie
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 05:03:48 PM

in campaing is only one execution per weapons OK

Comment #96 by Randolf
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 10:52:21 AM

If anyone is looking for the sawed off shotgun like i have been found it on act 4 level called crater.Found it just before the cut scene when the roof in the cave collapses on the campaign mode.

Comment #97 by FASTASSNEON
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 02:07:03 PM

you have to have so many kills with each weapon before the execution is available.

Comment #98 by trunks prince
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 08:37:52 PM

Can't get the cleaver execution... I've tried horde, execution, arcade, and campaign... I haven't got it... Any help would be great

Comment #99 by Obi-Brown
Saturday, December 03, 2011 @ 03:31:55 PM

cleaver was screwy for me. i had 28 kills with it, did a few in arcade, no change, tried in regular campaign, still 28. eventually got it on horde, started one at wave 4 and just my luck the fist locust to come at me had a cleaver. got the execution unlocked shortly after that.

Comment #100 by Nieless1
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 09:47:56 AM

Here is a list where you can find all the weapons quickly in campaign. If you've already passed the campaign, just skip to these chapters. I avoided as much spoilers as possible, I hope it helps! (Note: Some executions will not work on arcade if not yet unlocked, I recommend to start the chapter in Standard Mode. Also, use a Normal difficulty minimum.)

Hammerburst: Act I, Chapter 2: House Of Sand. Trade for Dom's primary weapon.

Retro Lancer: Act I, Chapter 6: Hanging By A Thread. Locust Drones to the left of the initial snipers

Lancer: Any Chapter, Starting Weapon.

Gnasher Shotgun: Any Chapter, Starting Weapon.

Sawed-Off Shotgun: Act V, Chapter 2: Blackout or Chapter 3: Shattered Paradise. Trade for Anya's or Baird's secondary weapon.

Gorgon Pistol: Act V, Chapter 5: Asc

Comment #101 by Nieless1
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 09:51:28 AM

Gorgon Pistol: Act V, Chapter 5: Ascension. Marcus Initial Handgun

Boltok Pistol: Act I, Chapter 6: Hanging By A Thread. Cole's Initial Hangun.

Boomshot: Act I, Chapter 6: Hanging By A Thread. After killing initial snipers, 2 boomers will emerge from the door.

Digger: Act II, Chapter 2: House Of Sand. After killing the Savage Corpser, there is a Savage Boomer to the left on the raised land. Kill him and it's yours.

Hammer of Dawn: Act II, Chapter 6: Airborne. After killing everything in the first area, move to the next area and kill the first reaver. After the cutscene, the HOD is in the middle of the far back of the room. If you haven't done the other executions yet, here is also a good place to get the Boomshot, Longshot, OneShot, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, and Torque Bow. I

Comment #102 by Nieless1
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 09:54:20 AM

Mulcher: Act V, Chapter 3: Shattered Paradise. After going up the stairs, you'll encounter a grinder.

Mortar: Act II, Chapter 3: Forced Entry. After first 3 guards, the mortar is right behind the initial middle cover to that new area. Let the guards sound the alarm so you have someone to execute.

OneShot: Act II, Chapter 3: Forced Entry. After first guard, 2 One Shots are next the "L" shaped cover on the left. (Get it before the tickers eat 'em!) Let the guards sound the alarm so you have someone to execute.

Scorcher: Act V, Chapter 2: Blackout. After going up the elevator, Kill any locust with it.

Torque Bow: Act I, Chapter 6: Hanging By A Thread. Trade for Carmine's primary weapon.

Comment #103 by Nieless1
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 09:56:18 AM

Longshot: Act II, Chapter 5: Hijack. As the stage begins, the Longshot is right in front of you, behind the initial cover on the right.

Cleaver: Act I, Chapter 6: Hanging By A Thread. After killing initial snipers, a Butcher will emerge from the door.

Boomshield: Act V, Chapter 3: Shattered Paradise (Hardcore or higher). This is the weapon in which you will have to work the most. When you reach the first Siege Beast, there will a Mauler with them. Kill him and the shield is yours. Also, on the way to the Mauler, you will encounter a Butcher. This is a good chance to get the cleaver if you haven't yet.


Comment #104 by Nieless1
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 12:31:22 PM

If you're having problems with getting the Hammer of Dawn execution on Airborne, you can also do it on Act IV, Chapter 5: Bon Voyage. Hit the right trigger to get fuel first and fight your way until you reach the ship. once you kill the first spawn of enemies on the ship, you will find a Hammer of Dawn behind the crane lever in the shack. The Theron Guards here are more likely to go DBNO than the Savage Guards from Airborne.

Comment #105 by Nieless1
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 01:01:36 PM

For those who were asking how to get the achievement, you only need to do the executions once each on Campaign Standard. If you would like to do the executions in multiplayer, you must unlock them first by getting a certain amount of kills with that weapon.

Comment #106 by Figgy Pudding
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 08:03:19 AM

i cant do the mortar or the 1 shot.i just drop them when i press the button to execute them

Comment #107 by LimeFly
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 08:24:33 PM

Executions with all weapons must be unlocked to be used in HORDE, ARCADE or MULTIPLAYER (online/private). However, if you select CAMPAIGN mode, you can use ALL executions, regardless of them being unlocked or not.

Comment #108 by lmao666
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 08:44:21 PM

some people forget that you need to do one as a locust

Comment #109 by Tyrant of games
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 04:51:41 PM

hi everyone, pleeese tell me were i kill 40 with cleaver :S i just have this achivment but on the executions om my calendar i need kill 40 with cleaver, on campain i kill but not count.. in multiplayer not find 1 . :S hellp

Comment #110 by carlosc1975
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 05:58:55 PM

cant seem to get the cleaver exceution.
been doing act2 chapter 2 and killing everyone after the horn and still dosent add, stuck on 21.

Comment #111 by carlosc1975
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 06:04:06 PM

any help would be appreciated :-)

Comment #112 by carlosc1975
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 06:13:27 PM

I think this has to be done while playing horde :-(

Comment #113 by Ififallx
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 02:33:20 PM

Lol @103 thanks for mulcher location, although the cleaver is in the same spot right after the grinder...

Comment #114 by Ififallx
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 02:36:10 PM

And @112 nope... I just went through and did all of them. I dont get how people are So confused about this easy ass achievement... IT MUST BE DONE ON "STANDARD" CAMPAIGN!!!!!!! STANDARD STANDARD STANDARD. If u try to do it in ANY OTHER MODE YOU WILL HAVE TO GET 200 KILLS FOR ALL STARTER WEAPONS TO UNLOCK THEIR EXECUTIONS! As for all other weapons it is 40 kills then u unlock theirs. this does not need to be done in horde. It can be. But not just that. Go standard campaign u get em all right away with no trouble. Not hard. There done ranting

Comment #115 by mayhem0911
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 03:56:03 PM

the best and easiest way to get this achievement i find is by setting up a private team deathmatch with 2 bot enemies on casual and then setting ALL of the weapons to the particular weapon you want to use and unlock the execution for. However, i am having major problems unlocking the cleaver execution. ggrrrr

Comment #116 by i got squeezed
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 @ 12:28:26 PM

@114 No, doing campaign for me doesn't add to the kills at all. It only counts if I do VS/Horde

Comment #117 by Savage13
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 08:05:12 PM

Thanks @114! Got most in standard and couldn't figure out why I missed the mulcher and digger in other modes. Very helpful!

Comment #118 by Antimanele104
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 07:51:59 AM

well,at least now I know I have to play more of the campaign in order to make all those executions,than rushing forward to Horde 2.0.BTW,the Sawed-Off and the Torque Bow are my fav executions. :>

Comment #119 by Gameman54
Sunday, May 20, 2012 @ 09:11:21 AM

I think my last execution is the Locust + snub pistol one. How can I get it? I tried a versus match but that didn't work.

Comment #120 by twilightanthony
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @ 03:22:04 PM

could anyone tell me where to find a cleaver? You cant set it as a weapon for verses its not on any map.

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Game Info
Epic Games


US September 20, 2011
Europe September 20, 2011
Japan September 22, 2011

Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
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