Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 Achievements

It's All About the Loot!

Earn the Bronze "Loot Courtesan" medal.  

This medal requires you to complete 10 Horde Challenges. The challenges only appear every fourth wave (4, 8, 12, etc). They are small side missions tasking you with getting kills in specific ways such as chainsaws, executions, headshots, etc. Best done while playing Casual, especially if it gives you the chainsaw challenge. Must be done in co-op (can just be an idle second controller though).

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Comment #1 by Darkhound64
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 07:30:32 PM

Does anyone know what this Medal is? Was it in the beta? Is it multiplayer or horde? etc etc.

Comment #2 by Crims0nPenguin
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 09:44:15 PM

Haven't seen it in the beta, I think you work toward the medal by looting ammo off of dead bodies

Comment #3 by l355th4n3
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 11:10:48 AM

agreed prob to do with picking up ammo off your fallen adversaries good times for winter are just round the corner :)

Comment #4 by Darkforce412
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 12:04:43 PM

picking up ammo is like the easiest thing u can do in this it should be easy

Comment #5 by Revoltation
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 04:38:46 AM

This defiantly wasn't in the beta, or at least not with that name. Well this should be easy because it's only bronze.

Comment #6 by smashingrascal
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 04:53:17 AM

i has to do with picking up weapons or ammo.
maybe kill someone with his own weapon?

Comment #7 by SnowSHOWERS
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 06:01:23 AM

My thoughts are that it may about total money earned in Horde 2.0 but it could be looting ammo

Comment #8 by LGeezy
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 11:31:40 PM

Being that the word courtesan is in there I think it has to deal with giving money to teammates in horde or something

Comment #9 by Gnasher Rips
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:51:01 PM


Comment #10 by adz5000
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 09:11:50 AM

Could be to do with the loot you get for completing mid-wave objectives in Horde 2.0.

Those objectives give you crates of ammo and weapons (loot).

Comment #11 by linkin10362
Saturday, September 10, 2011 @ 03:06:27 PM

You have to complete 10 Horde Challenges for this achievements.

Comment #12 by DENAz666
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 09:28:31 PM

Yup, you get the medal for completing objectives in horde.

Comment #13 by Flibbity Floid
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 09:12:11 AM

@ 8 - Courtesan more or less means Whore. I don't think so. It's either spending or earning a buttload of money.

Comment #14 by Blood Poison
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 02:12:47 PM

Yeah got this achievement

Comment #15 by jonnyfrew
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 09:13:34 PM

Can anybody help me its early days but iv done 4 of the challenges (10 needed) & on my stats & awards it says iv got none. but at the end of the wave I get the medal or ribbon. Do I carry on till I get 10 done or shud I stop coz its not working??

Comment #16 by jonnyfrew
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 03:41:35 PM

?I need help on this one... Iv done the challenges but no achievement & if I go to the 'Loot Courtesan' medal it say's 0/10 so I did it again & the same challenges keep popping up & it still says 0/10 y is that??? Any help or advise will be thankful

Comment #17 by Lupelrich
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 03:53:19 PM

why when i do the first and exit the game dont count?

Comment #18 by JD 700
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 05:36:28 PM

i got this achievement by constantly upgrading barriers and gates on horde if
thats any help ?

Comment #19 by Lupelrich
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 06:47:25 PM

jd 700, man you do the chalengers? for example execute 8 locusts, 10 headshots...understand?

Comment #20 by Rustroex
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 05:57:11 AM

Yeah, just like want @19 said.Another common one is Kill (certain amount) of locust with only chainsaws and bayonet charge. These challenges pop randomly after Waves so bring grab the chance to complete, 10 times.
And to be sure, after you complete the challenge, collect your Reward and die on that round just to make sure it counts.

Comment #21 by Lupelrich
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 08:23:57 AM

Rustroex..amn if i do the same chaleger count? i do the same and die...because i dont have a friend to do horde with me and i dont have live...i have to do alone..

Comment #22 by Rafiking007
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 11:30:14 AM

I mean ive been reloading and picking up ammo like it's my job, just curious why i haven't gotten this.. any ideas?

Comment #23 by Papayaparade
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 04:55:09 PM

According to the description of the Medal in the game "Complete 10 challenges in Horde."

Comment #24 by Lupelrich
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 01:40:59 PM

Come on man, nobody know answer my question? i need or no do this achievement online? i do the same chalenger or i need finish the horde mode?

Comment #25 by dh4645
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 06:55:07 AM

every so often there are challenges like execute 7 in a round or get 8 headshots or beat the horde in 1:30. complete 10 of them successfully.

Comment #26 by Lupelrich
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 02:53:56 PM

dh4445 man i want to if i need to do this online or can do off..because i dont have live..

Comment #27 by Lupelrich
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 03:47:29 PM

when i try i do 2 chalengers but when i exit before i die dont count..

Comment #28 by BonySOOKY
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 07:48:03 PM

Could someone who has actually done and got this achievement, please write a brief discription of how i go about getting this one, as i have know idea!.....

Thanks again..

Comment #29 by bluetop20
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 12:49:17 AM

at #28 i havent completed it but im at 8/10 and you have to play horde just start from in wave 1 and play. when u get a few rounds in you will get a challenge it will let you know what chanblenge it is. there random so there not always the same. one of the chalenges i got was to kill 10 enemies in 1 min. and for the other guy asking if
you can get this offline yes you can.

Comment #30 by chansharp
Saturday, October 01, 2011 @ 04:18:44 PM

why the fuck can't i find any horde or beast games

Comment #31 by JOELEE LAWLZ
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 09:47:01 PM

Is this for completing 10 challenges in one playthrough of Horde, or is it for all playthroughs put together?

Comment #32 by Prelude2disastr
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 10:55:43 AM

If anyone is still having issues with this, I've got the achievement and this is how:

For this, it is accumulative across all playthroughs. It IS the random challenges that appear (Kill 2 flame grenadiers by exploding their backpacks" etc.

You must complete the challenge and the wave. After that, you CAN NOT quit out unless all party members are killed. Quitting out or failing the wave seems to remove the loot.

Comment #33 by brandon1
Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 08:53:35 AM

10 horde challenges..may take a little while, but easy enough

Comment #34 by ehonda1
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 05:35:29 PM

Ive completed about 30 challenges and the Metal says 1/10. 300 rounds plus. Its not counting them for some reason. Playing offline some and online some. Anyone have an answer? I know its complete 10 challenges in horde. I have about 30 or so and nothing...

Comment #35 by dalerhcp
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 03:06:08 PM

This isn't working for me either. I'm on 5/10 but i've completed loads of challenges! I don't die and i collect the loot but when i check i'm still on 5/10. I've been doing it on private matches by myself. Do you think this is why? I might have gotten 5/10 when i was playing online with my mate. Also, it's not finding any horde or beast matches!!! Versus and campaign is fine but i've not been able to get onto horde or beast mode once! =[ bad times init!

Comment #36 by lotsanoisy69
Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ 10:02:56 PM

I would advise all not to use splitscreen cuz it has been reported as causing
crashing to profiles.

Comment #37 by xbox7
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 03:29:50 PM

Heard, the 'Loot Courtesan' medal is that you have to kill this same person who kill you 5x. So i had tried to do that with my second controller and I didnt get earn count of Loot Courtesan, man.. Maybe have to in session.

Comment #38 by xbox7
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 03:34:29 PM

oops My mistake not that Loot Courtsean. I mean its "Vengeful medal" Me duh. Sorry

Comment #39 by Celtics201209
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 11:40:48 PM

How many to get onyx?

Comment #40 by Celtics201209
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 11:53:33 PM

eventually got achievement though

Comment #41 by x86SubBonelessx
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 02:26:42 PM

Some of these people that are commenting on this need to go back to school and learn some gives me a headache just trying to read some of these comments

Comment #42 by Pablo Coss
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 09:41:50 AM

Figured it out, guys. I have been doing horde with an extra controller in private matches. Apparently, all you need to do is complete the challenge and this will unlock the ribbon "Phat Loot". This will register the challenges you have done. It's simple. Hope it works.

Comment #43 by x86SubBonelessx
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 02:19:55 PM

@#42 That does help a lot. Thanks. If you wanna play just add me GT x86SubBonelessx

Comment #44 by PitchBlackPuma
Saturday, February 25, 2012 @ 10:09:04 AM

very fun and easy

Comment #45 by DoobSicles
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 02:56:08 PM

anyone wanna help get this or wanna do it with me add me or message me

Korupted Kitteh

Comment #46 by ChiQUenaUde
Sunday, March 10, 2013 @ 04:09:19 AM

I was just told that a challenge is given after three consecutive ways where no teammates are killed. So if no one ever dies, you get one challenge every three waves. Or play the first three waves on casual, get a challenge, complete it, and restart at wave 1.

Comment #47 by asylumspadez
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 10:00:32 AM

You get a challenge by Wave 5 of Horde so once you get the challenge, complete it, then restart. A little grinding but it's the easiest way. Also play on casual.

Comment #48 by Jacek CK
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 09:52:38 PM

Hey. Ive got a problem with this achievement. I have done 283chalenges and i dont have this one. why? Today I play with friend in coop, waves 1-9 without die and restart game x14times and nothing. Anybody have any ideas? Help please. thanks a lot.

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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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