Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 Achievements

First Among Equals

Earn the Silver "Number 1" medal.  

This medal requires that you gain the most points in Campaign Arcade 60 times. You can simply load up Act 2, Chapter 7 with an idle second controller on Casual to boost this. See the video in "All for One, One for All" for a walkthrough.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by xXNINJEDIXx
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 05:51:11 AM

Easy.. just be #1 in arcade 20 times

Comment #2 by CellFrame
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 04:18:38 PM

Incorrect - it's 60 times.

Comment #3 by xXNINJEDIXx
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 05:25:58 AM

really? it says 20 right under the medal to unlock it

Comment #4 by Prelude2disastr
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 06:20:25 AM

@#3 Yeah but to get the silver you need to "unlock" the medal twice. The second level is 40 times.

Comment #5 by Lupelrich
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 06:39:11 PM

how i did this? i have to play the entire game 40 times in arcade?

Comment #6 by Expressbishop
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 11:12:54 PM

No, you have to be first in a chapter. Just load up Act 2 Chapter 7 and redo it as soon as you are finished, hook up a second controller so you will be 1, also a good place to get 10x multiplier.

Comment #7 by xXNINJEDIXx
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 05:20:15 AM

ya i miss read the description, my bad lol and thanks ^ been trying to find a good level to get the 10x multiplier

Comment #8 by Lupelrich
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 02:12:54 PM

thanks guys!!!

Comment #9 by Divine Warlord
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 11:22:57 AM

This is alot faster on Prologue chapter than on Act 2 Chapter 7.

Comment #10 by Jas0n
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 03:35:18 PM

@Divine Warlord Can you verify this?

Comment #11 by Aarongangster2
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 08:40:55 AM

really just play the game with someone retarded u will be top each time lol

Comment #12 by totallykyle101
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 12:17:42 PM

So to get this you only need to play two chapters, and they can be any chapter you want? And obviously come 1st in each.

Comment #13 by Blood Poison
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 01:36:34 PM


Comment #14 by UmiKit
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 02:57:13 PM

Play the first 2 chapters with a second controller and you as first player.
The first two are easy because you don't need coop help opening doors or
anything. And it's quick, easy and makes getting the medal twice as fast with
less game loading time.

Comment #15 by Rustroex
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 06:21:46 AM

SOOOOO.......Practically play chapters in story mode 40 times??!!

Comment #16 by Rustroex
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 06:25:43 AM

SOOOOO.......Practically play chapters in story mode 40 times??!!

Comment #17 by oIRoNiXStaRo
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 09:00:04 AM

I made this video intending it for the "all for one, one for all" achievement, but it will also progress you towards first among equals, just make sure to be doing it on co-op

Comment #18 by Arcade hero x
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 03:20:58 PM

Nobody really has said it yet, You have to actually finish 60 chapters in arcade mode.

So basically do the 1st chapter finish it then quit out and reload it and do it again and you will get the cheevo.

Comment #19 by Mike512
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 11:48:53 PM

Plug in a second controller and load up the prologue and do it over and over again. Just quit when the next chapter starts and do prologue again.

You can't take damage so I suggest doing it on insane and you have unlimited ammo so I suggest using the ammo pickup mutator. This way you can pretty much double the points you get from around 500 on casual with no mutators to 1000-1100 on insane and the one mutator. No matter the difficult, it still takes about two minutes to complete the prologue.

Comment #20 by ProShooter88
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 05:49:28 PM

That's a good way doin ov doin it, but I'd find that so boring. Repeatin the same chapter 60 times
I am up to 31 chapters with an extra controller.but I may finish the rest off following
#19 strategy.

Comment #21 by ProShooter88
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 05:54:31 PM

Stupid thing is the cheevo is called first among equals but that's the name of bronze medal not the silver which u are
Required to get

Comment #22 by IR i T C H i E
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 11:54:43 AM

@21 the names of all medals remain the same regardless of which level they are. the thing that changes is the name you can use as your title or whatever. and of course the color.

Comment #23 by O0mix0O
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 07:26:24 AM

@9 Thanks man, great tip!
@10 Takes about 1:50 to do the prologue and about 2:30 to do Act 2 Chap. 7

Comment #24 by ramfan81
Monday, October 03, 2011 @ 09:09:55 PM


Comment #25 by RemkoX360
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 01:52:39 AM

30/60 now.. will continue tomorrow :)
act 2, chapter 7 is a good one. its fast and ull get the x10 multiplier bonus

Comment #26 by dh4645
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 07:56:03 AM

i did act 2 chap 7 to get my 10x achievement and also got a bunch of #1's. playing thru on insane by myself and every once in a while some of my friends join in and i usually beat them for the chapter. hoping to get close to 60 that way without having to so the same chap over and over again...or having a 2nd controller on my insane playthrough, since that would probably make me fail almost ever chapter over & over. INSANE IS CRAZY!

Comment #27 by Gone4aDuck
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 03:30:22 PM

To boost this, the prologue is the fastest by far. Takes 1:50 ish. I just need 15 more. 2.7 is about double the time, but if your going for points too it seems to make scense to use this one. Adjusting to insane will make no difference to the x10 chievo btw, it only boosts the points at the end.

Comment #28 by BatThanatos
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 11:03:51 PM

Thanks for the help!

Comment #29 by kSlice
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 10:48:33 PM

Thanks for the help, finally got it today :)

Comment #30 by JT Gregory
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 03:44:07 PM

prologue is faster??

Comment #31 by LFC legend
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 06:46:55 PM

Prologue took me 2:02 and act 2 chapter 7 took me 2:50

Comment #32 by take yp off
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 10:00:09 AM

if you wanna do this easyly (but will take a while) do with two controllers on the last chapter on act 2

Comment #33 by tlpip24
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 07:29:57 PM

only have 16. gonna try doin the prologue over and over. boring but will hopefully get the job done.

Comment #34 by FakedAlloy
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 07:45:34 PM

how does anyone konw how many times they have completed this,I have done chapter 1
with 2nd controller idle,at least 20 or more,im going nuts doing the same chapter over and over

Comment #35 by smashingrascal
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 08:35:30 AM

I'll try to get as many No1 medals through the 4 player co-op campaign. then finish the remaining solo.

Comment #36 by gvolution
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 03:59:14 PM

Can you do this by yourself on the prologue? Tried once didn't register still stayed as number out of 40 as before.

Comment #37 by BGB CLUTCH IT1
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 05:01:01 PM

OMG you people are asking stupid fuckin questions omg the achievment is easy to understand

Comment #38 by seabasin
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 08:12:35 AM

just load the prologue up with an idle controller, takes 1-2 minutes each time

Comment #39 by jbluedue
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 04:15:47 PM

working on this one now, easy but time consuming, until i found out an easier
way thanks to u guys *.*

Comment #40 by emul8ter25
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 03:30:32 PM


i think i speak for everyone when i say.... FUCK YOU

Comment #41 by lotsanoisy69
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 06:37:36 PM

I don't see how the prologue is faster since you walk down the slow hallway and have to listen to the slow story at the end, but I haven't timed it, so is the prologue faster or 2-7?

Comment #42 by Billie
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 04:12:27 PM

good one emul8ter25 hey BGB CLUT-WHATEVER you suck losser

Comment #43 by Greendisease
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 11:29:30 AM

Doing this on 2-7 right now for the Silver #1 & 10x multiplier... works like a charm with 2 controllers on normal

Comment #44 by SxBH Commander
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 04:44:17 PM

You can get 1+ in every 5 seconds on Act 2 Chapter 2. There's a tutorial in youtube. Just type "GoW3 boost Number 1".

Comment #45 by C16
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 04:44:25 PM

Stupid people - Got Told
Stupid People - Bitch at Clutch

Predictable stupid people.

Comment #46 by Brommel
Monday, December 26, 2011 @ 10:42:41 AM

Thanks #44, works perfect :o)

Comment #47 by C16
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 07:28:14 PM

Prologue is STILL the fastest way to do it and you barely have to do anything.

Comment #48 by murph3286
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 12:23:36 PM

this is going to take forever

Comment #49 by Milosuperspesh
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 09:05:10 AM

the act 2 chap 2 has a short chapter of sorts after using the seige beast and clearing out that section i got it from that when walking up the hill the game will freeze and give the ribbons then a check point once the game resumes with a cut scene use load last checkpoint and rinse and repeat till you get them,

number 1, survivor, arcade afficianardo are possible

Comment #50 by ShawtyTheStokie
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 08:48:55 AM

dies this matter if it is in a private party? or does it have to be public?

Comment #51 by Madboy
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 10:04:44 PM

@#50 doesnt matter whether its private or public

Comment #52 by Grohlvana
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 02:43:57 PM

The absolute fastest way to do this is to plug in a second controller, either wired or connected with a play and charge wire (so that it doesn't shut off automatically), then play the Prologue in Arcade mode, run up, kill one guy, and then wait until the Corpser gets sucked up and the cut-scene starts, press select to skip it, get your score, the return to the main menu once the next cut-scene starts and repeat 60 times.

Comment #53 by rafa1000house
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 08:41:08 AM

#49 is right. fastest way to get 3 onyx medals:

Comment #54 by xLambentBoomerX
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 06:42:33 AM

This achievement is a pain to get..easy but takes alot of time

Comment #55 by asylumspadez
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 10:03:12 AM

Easiest way to get this is to play Arcade with another player. Play the prologue over and over again. Takes all but 5 mins to complete and is far faster then playing through the campaign.

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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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