Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 Achievements

Award Winning Tactics

Earn at least one Onyx medal.  

See "Seriously 3.0" for more information.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Bipolar Barney
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 10:04:17 PM

Easyy. Add Meh For The Release. -Bipolar Barney

Comment #2 by xOWNAGE117x
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 07:22:51 AM

I guess that this is like halo reach

Comment #3 by Darkforce412
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 12:20:56 PM

thats what everyones bin saying they copied reach and i think they just say onyx becuz onyx is one of the strongest stones.

Comment #4 by TheOriginal561
Monday, July 25, 2011 @ 07:45:36 PM

Dont we get a onyx medal for being 100 in gears 2?

Comment #5 by Revoltation
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 04:39:46 AM

Easy to get onyx active reloads and gnasher kills, I got them in the beta.

Comment #6 by vetteindreams
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @ 02:50:46 AM

@revolt - how many actions was that - i know they will probably up the ante, but some sort of figure would be awesome

Comment #7 by Mr G Carmine
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 09:37:00 PM

Rod says going through the campaign will get you a medal, depending what difficulty you're on.
Casual- Bronze
Normal- Silver
Hardcore- Gold
Insane- Onyx

Comment #8 by Blood Poison
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 12:26:47 PM

#4 is that true? :)

Comment #9 by Im Sooo Silent
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 04:04:01 AM

Last time i checked onyx was a pokemon.

Comment #10 by Crims0nPenguin
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 09:27:33 PM

@9 Last time I checked Onix wasn't made of Onyx...

Comment #11 by elitemilhouse83
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 06:35:38 AM

If any of you so called Gears fans have read any of the books you will know that the Onyx Guard was Prescotts private army body guards which was destroyed with the Hammer strikes! Only 2 are left who guard him hense their armour being slightly different, so its nowt to do with stones or copying Halo etc!

Comment #12 by ll Mr Bubbles ll
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 10:56:22 PM

@11 and they both die in the game xD

Comment #13 by weesplash
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 09:21:12 AM

Thanks a lot for the spoiler #12!!

Comment #14 by Kamtae
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 09:39:05 PM

wow 12 you are the biggest jerk..

Comment #15 by sparda500
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 06:21:55 AM

bigger spoiler dom dies

Comment #16 by cloud7str1fe
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 07:41:23 AM

Sparda is my hero haha

Comment #17 by Sean1234
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 06:07:12 PM

@15 To be honest, that doesn't bother me. I kinda guessed that when they released the first trailer. I like Dom, but he is certainly not my favorite character.

Comment #18 by Lupelrich
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 06:52:04 PM

how i get this achievement? playing events?

Comment #19 by AfterTheFire
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 02:06:56 PM

Onyx is a strong dark valuable stone. next would be diamonds

Comment #20 by mbe13
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 03:48:33 PM

Hi all. Small change of topic but when i start up game straight away it says i have a new ribbon but go through them and no new ones were there. any 1 having same problem?

Comment #21 by Saracin
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 05:23:47 PM

Yeah, for some odd reason there are times where it has the exclamation point for the ribbons and you really don't have anything new. Just ignore it lol

Comment #22 by drkwatch
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 04:05:46 AM

lol you wanna talk spoilers huh you keep it up and i will spol the ending dont be dicks and ruin it for others it sucks had some asshole ruin la noire like that

Comment #23 by Lupelrich
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 08:38:53 AM

please guys somewhere answer my question...this achievement i just win playing events? thanks for now!!!

Comment #24 by volder6
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 05:50:27 PM

@23 if you go onto the forums there are a couple of guides on the quickest way to get this and no it's not for playing events.

Comment #25 by ChuckPalahniuk
Saturday, September 24, 2011 @ 06:03:11 PM

@24 actually u can get one for playing events...

Comment #26 by lornesbored
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 04:12:44 PM

easiest way to get this cheevo is stand by the piano in act 1 chapter 1 after you get jace. just stand at the piano and press x 2000 times and ding, cheevo unlocked. took 1.5 hours of my turbo controller doing it for me :)

Comment #27 by mommas pwn tang
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 06:43:38 PM

@26 thanks for the advise. Worked like a charm

Comment #28 by DENAz666
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 10:06:18 PM

@26 what medal does that get you??

I got this one for doing Beast without failing on insane :) so much fun, couldn't even beleive we scored it lol

Comment #29 by TheGreyMan
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 03:10:14 AM

@20 I'm finding that whichever items you most recently unlocked will still show up as *new* until a further save/checkpoint or whatever overwrites them. So when you end a session and check your stats, the same save data exists the next time you load the game. It doesn't update when you access the stats menu. Only when the game creates save data. Make sense? Annoying though, isn't it?

@15 I hope you feel really proud now that you have spoiled the game for some people.

Comment #30 by GibbyGrass
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 05:12:39 AM

add me and ill help you farm this cheevo

Comment #31 by ACE 2PO1NTOH
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 05:21:14 AM

can this be done in a private game??Like boost with bots?

Comment #32 by Mr. Gore
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 02:54:07 PM

That is fucking pathetic sparda500. They really need to implement a report feature on here.

Comment #33 by Delete
Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 04:03:24 PM

A lot of dicks up here ruining the story, don't know how that makes you feel good. It's plain stupid. Grow some balls and stop being so childish. Also beating the game on insane is probably the easiest to obtain unless you want to go through reloading checkpoints or games to keep redoing something 1000 times. Campaign on insane is not even that hard either.

Comment #34 by Neilcon21
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 04:32:27 PM

I'm going for the Onyx medal tonight on Beast Mode (insane without dying, also get a character. if you're interested in joining, my gt is Neilcon21. I'm playing at 9pm cst. message me

Comment #35 by XxDrUNkNsNipExX
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 @ 11:47:26 PM

seriously sprada bit of a dick move

Comment #36 by aarondgr81
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 03:45:51 PM

@28 it gets you the doorman one. whenever you open a door, pull a lever or do any action pretty much

Comment #37 by Blood Poison
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 03:10:06 PM

easy achievement, but other Onyx medals can take forever!!!!

Comment #38 by duffield34
Friday, September 30, 2011 @ 08:07:31 AM

Who is up 4 beast mode 2night after 5 pm on insane. Message me GT duffield34

Comment #39 by Mike512
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 12:10:59 AM

An easy way to get this if you have two people...go in Horde mode and build a turret and have one player shoot the turret during the 30 seconds in between rounds and the other player tapping Y quickly. You do this 1000 times and you'll get the Onyx medal for fortification repairs. You can get about 100 clicks in per 30 seconds. If you have enough money (you should after wave 2 or 3) you can just go out and get killed if you don't feel like completing the wave. And remember...the host has to be the one clicking Y because the clicks don't go through as fast if you're not the host for some reason.

Comment #40 by Mike512
Sunday, October 02, 2011 @ 12:12:13 AM

^ And obviously, when clicking Y, I mean clicking Y on the turret to give it ammo.

Comment #41 by CDNGamma
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 11:54:48 AM

ound this on youtube.... very fast way for one onyx medal. I guess under an hour..

Comment #42 by Animosityy
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 09:47:16 PM

I made a guide to get this in under 10 minutes. Enjoy

Comment #43 by Skreamskril
Saturday, October 08, 2011 @ 09:26:28 PM

@26 my thumb really hurtssssss

Comment #44 by Jitalian
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 06:30:34 AM

@43 thats why you get your little bro or sis to do this as punishment!!! LOL

Comment #45 by Siddiqw
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 @ 05:21:43 AM

@39 Thats the way to do it, If you button mash y really fast you can get 300- 600 times. Need 1400 fortifications to get the acheivement. Easy. Takes about 10 min, keep restarting it though and make sure you have 2 players.

Comment #46 by take yp off
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 10:01:27 AM

just finish in insane

Comment #47 by nicoissora
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 11:11:42 PM

Beast on Insane? add me

Comment #48 by evildeceptacon
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 09:04:59 PM

dadadaa let the boys be boys, SLAM!!!!!!!!!!!! OH WAIT WRONG ONYX

Comment #49 by Terminater43
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 09:51:26 PM

Need help with this add me Terminater43

Comment #50 by weaponxster
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 @ 08:34:11 PM

I got this achievement after fortifying 1000 objects on horde mode.

Comment #51 by luksurface
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 07:13:08 AM

question about beta i didn't play beta just started with gears is it possible to get that medal - tests in beta?

Comment #52 by EtFirst
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 08:58:33 PM


Comment #53 by Clown Syndr0me
Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 08:14:31 AM

I got this as soon as I played. First time ever going on the game, logged into Mulitplayer and this popped with the level 5 and 10 achievement, and I was level 11... :S

Comment #54 by asylumspadez
Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 04:02:14 PM

Join horde mode with 2 controllers (private mind you). Beat wave 1 using one player only. Buy a turret with said player when the round is done and have another person shoot it while you stand next to it tapping Y to keep reloading it. Each one counts as a fortification. 20-30 mins later you should have the Onyx medal and this achievement.

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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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