Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 Achievements

Wreaking Locust Vengence

Get a kill with every Locust monster in Beast mode (any difficulty).  

See "Welcome to Beast Mode" for a description of this game mode and a gameplay video. Here is a complete list of all the playable Locust that you will need a kill with to unlock this achievement.

  • Wild Ticker ($75)
  • Ticker ($75)
  • Wretch ($225)
  • Butcher ($300)
  • Savage Drone ($450)
  • Bloodmount ($750)
  • Savage Corpser ($900)
  • Kantus ($975)
  • Savage Grenadier ($1050)
  • Mauler ($1350)
  • Giant Serapede ($1350)
  • Boomer ($1500)
  • Savage Boomer ($1650)
  • Armored Kantus ($3375)
  • Berserker ($5625)

People seem to have difficulty getting a Wild Ticker kill. There are two ways to do this: you can either eat a grenade a blow up like a normal ticker, or use your weak melee attack on a downed enemy (have a friend help you or use two controllers).

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User Comments
Comment #1 by InfiniteRefrain
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 10:38:34 AM

Anyone know if this is in one game of Beast Mode, or across every time playing?

Comment #2 by Super_Shot_Sammy
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 11:13:47 AM

over all games

Comment #3 by uberman45
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 11:21:07 AM

Over all games, i think i remeber they said that you had to unlock all the playable locust over time/played games

Comment #4 by Darkhound64
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 09:18:14 PM

So anyone know all the locust?

Centipede thingy

I'm assuming Savages count also? So, Savage ticker will be a seperate kill?

Comment #5 by Revoltation
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 06:46:43 AM

Here are all the playable locust:

Armored Kantus
Savage Boomer
Savage Drone
Savage Grenadier
Wild Ticker
Savage Corpser
Giant Serapede

Comment #6 by mahuallica
Friday, September 09, 2011 @ 08:35:33 PM

Only 11 more days!

Comment #7 by RHPSAUCE
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 03:36:33 PM

how do we kill someone with the wild ticker.... they destroy traps and stuff, i'm guessing it will take forever to nibble away at a cog until he dies

Comment #8 by Darkhound64
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 @ 10:58:38 PM

@7: They can eat grenades and become like a normal ticker.

Comment #9 by shappers
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 10:47:02 AM

Where can u get grenades to eat can't found any thanks for help.

Comment #10 by Delete
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 11:00:16 AM

Best way for the ticker is to set the game to casual...and try and take out all
but one person. Then simply use the ticker, takes about 5 or 6 hits to down
someone. (if you have friends simply get them to down someone for you and
you kill them).

Also you could just play as a Savage Drone or a wretch and down someone
then get yourslef killed, switch over to ticker and claim your kill.

Comment #11 by Lightweight
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 05:23:37 PM

another thing they added to Gears 3 is that you can check your stats and awards look at this achievement and it will check off the ones you have done so if you forget you can always look it up

Comment #12 by HughDawg03
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 08:09:28 AM

Anyone know if there's a glitch with this achievement? I have kills with all of the "beasts," but for some reason it won't register the regular ticker for me (the one with the bomb strapped to it's back). I know I've gotten kills with it because there were two downed enemies and when I exploded near them I got the "Two quick kills" ribbon. Just a little frustrating because I have kills with all of the other beasts. Anyone have any idea why it may not be registering?

Comment #13 by romans58snrsvd
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 06:10:50 PM

@12 Same thing happened to me. Just keep getting kills eventually it should show up. At least it did for me.

Comment #14 by Kyrantho
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 06:28:33 AM

It counts overall not just in 1 game, you can restart from current wave as many times as you like to get this, they're all fairly easy to get a kill with. The 1 exception being the Wild Ticker, you'll need another player to down an enemy on their own, then run in and melee them to death with the Wild Ticker, otherwise you'll just get stamped on.

Comment #15 by Blood Poison
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 03:00:15 PM

This was easy

Comment #16 by CONRADICAL 9999
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 10:29:33 PM

wtf i got the achievement, transfered my account, and now its permanently locked even though i have ebery single kill. ??????

Comment #17 by LeeJ2512
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 01:49:21 PM

really hard to get a kill with the bombless ticker :(

Comment #18 by drkwatch
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 07:29:10 AM

im missing the savage boomer kill and the armoured kantus 12 rounds is:(

Comment #19 by drkwatch
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 07:30:37 AM

@17 just look for a downed enemy and claw at it

Comment #20 by sgt rupert
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 11:46:52 AM

only one i cant get is wild ticker :-(

Comment #21 by Pablo Coss
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 01:27:51 PM

@4 wild ticker counts as a different one. I think it's the most difficult one due to the fact that it's the only creature without any special trick. What worked for me was taking care of every stranded/CGO member in the room with a higher rank locust. Then, when there's just one left, let it kill you. Then, attack without being notice. Can be done.

Comment #22 by Fraked
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 10:46:23 AM

For anyone, like me, who had trouble with getting a regular (non-wild) ticker kill, the ticker explodes with EITHER B or right trigger. When I used the B button attack, the achievement popped.

Comment #23 by Battletick
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 12:42:57 PM

The wild ticker can down people, but it takes like 3 or 4 hits. Best to try it on wave 1, or just do an execution on a downed enemy.

Comment #24 by BatThanatos
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 11:06:33 PM

Wild Tickers are a pain to get a kill with but, if you are lucky someone else
will down the target and you take the kill

Comment #25 by ObscureFormula
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 04:49:36 PM

If you are a wild ticker...let your friend down someone and you can perform an execution by eating the guy...coooooooool

Comment #26 by parkwah
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 09:08:42 AM

Split screen on casual worked for me for the wild ticker.

Comment #27 by Darke Ryder
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 03:54:32 PM

I got the wild ticker on the first level on Solo - I used a wretch (started out trying to earn the instagib but got bored straight away) and killed all the people and downed the last one - then I sat my wretch on a set of ground spikes and let myself die, then respawned as the wild ticker and finished the job. I just got all the kills today in one sitting on solo.

Comment #28 by NorthernZoot
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 03:14:07 PM

I got the wild ticker by slowly gnawing away at a COG while they were occupied operating a turret. lol

Comment #29 by NorthernZoot
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 03:15:47 PM

I got the wild ticker by slowly gnawing away at a COG while they were occupied operating a turret. lol

Comment #30 by THE 1 2 P
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 12:03:52 AM

The wild ticker one was a bitch to get. You basically have to wait for someone to down and oppenent and then hope that you can attack them before someone else kills them first. I kept telling my team mates to help me out but none of those idiots would listen so I finally just had to steal one of their kills when I attacked an opponent they downed.

I only need one more kill and thats with Savage Kantus. Unfortunately everytime I unlock his tier I never have enough money to spend on him. No wonder I don't really like Beast mode that much.

Comment #31 by Darth Craigus
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 04:01:21 PM

I've just had the same problem getting the ticker kill to register. I was always using RT to blow up, with no joy getting the acheivement (even though I had the ribbon for blowing up 3 people with the ticker!). I started again and used the B button and it unlocked straight away. So if anybody is having trouble try that.

Comment #32 by alrocks1978
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 10:28:46 AM

Still can't manage to unlock the Berserker or Savage Boomer, never mind get a kill with either of them! Looks like I'd better get practising!

Comment #33 by cHRiSCOe
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 09:22:26 PM

I can't unlock the last couple beasts. We always finish the game before I do

Comment #34 by evildeceptacon
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 10:57:35 PM

i hate you wild ticker

Comment #35 by evildeceptacon
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 11:02:44 PM

32 just play solo on casual, i was just messing around with it and got all the kills except the fuckin wild ticker!

Comment #36 by evildeceptacon
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 11:41:52 PM

got it, ate him alive! real cool

Comment #37 by alrocks1978
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 06:02:30 PM

Thanks for the advice, #35 .... was a lot easier than I thought it would be on solo!

Comment #38 by Falloutsider
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 07:51:01 PM

luckily i got tagged with a grenade while i was a wild ticker and killed him, cheevo unlocked

if you having problems getting the berserker just play by yourself until
u get enough money dont matter if u run of time the money carries over,
so you can play wave 1 over and over till u get enough money
as long as u dont reset the game

Comment #39 by Truesecurity
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 10:42:03 AM

Played it myself until with the savage drone until my cash unlocked the other characters so I could play them and get the achievement no 12 rounds to worry about since I was playing in private against everyone;and it doesn't matter how many times yo die just keep playing until you unlock them all.

Comment #40 by JdotP93
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 01:56:31 PM

Loved this achievement, especially playing as a beserker

Comment #41 by boricua8319
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 07:51:35 AM

The achievement would not unlock for me if I killed a stranded with the wild ticker. It unlocked when I killed a hero. So I think that in order for your kill to be counted you have to kill a hero with each locust unit.

Comment #42 by TariKing
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:33:16 PM

actually... to get the kill with the wild ticker it doesn´t need to be a hero... at least for me a stranded kill did the job...

just go into a particular beast mode alone, put it on casual and you don´t have much trouble geting the kill...

Comment #43 by TariKing
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 10:36:56 PM

oh... i almost forgot: the wild ticker REALLY sucks... they should have swaped it with the shrieker... or some lambent...

maybe on the next dlc´s... =P

Comment #44 by woodster 86
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 04:00:31 PM

add me if you want to do this this on insane GT woodster 86

Comment #45 by Pabo Byungshin
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 12:52:26 PM

Okay, so I tried playing solo... and it doesn't work. Every time I run out of time on Wave 1, I keep any money I earned, but it resets the progress made towards the second-level Locust back to 0%. So I'll never unlock the final-tier Locust that I need to get this achievement. I've finished Beast Mode tons of times playing with others, but I've never unlocked the final tier of Locust because apparently I suck at getting in there for the quick kills.

Comment #46 by Pabo Byungshin
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 12:56:39 PM

Actually, correction, I don't keep the money I earned either.

Comment #47 by MeteoricMabus
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 11:33:04 AM

I did it on 4 player, it's a breeze on any difficulty

Comment #48 by small12345
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 06:13:16 PM


Comment #49 by donchuckyyy
Friday, January 20, 2012 @ 09:52:33 AM

Add me the don chuckyy

Comment #50 by mayhem0911
Sunday, February 12, 2012 @ 03:54:59 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 #51 by flyingmiky
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:57:15 AM

berserker is the is the BADASS ofv the locust kills everiything

Comment #52 by ecu1982
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 02:42:01 PM

Got this achievement today playing solo. It took forever to get the kill with the wild ticker. Finally after about 10min of trying with just the wild ticker, I killed a stranded and got the cheevo. Still trying to get the welcome to beast mode achievement. Been trying to get it solo, but only made it to wave 6.

Comment #53 by Myztikkilla
Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 04:31:19 PM

For the wild ticker kill, I had to have a friend down the last enemy and I just ran up to them and clawed them to death lol.

Comment #54 by d248
Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 11:34:18 PM

I just did this one split screen casual. Worked pretty well

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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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