Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 Achievements

It's Hammer Time!

Achieve Level 4 in Horde Command Center fortifications.  

You'll first have to upgrade your Turrets to Level 8 by spending $360,000 on them to unlock the Command Center itself, then spend another $40,000 on the Command Center to reach Level 4 and unlock the Hammer of Dawn. See "What Does This Button Do?" for information on upgrading fortifications. Unfortunately the Command Center can not be damaged with Friendly Fire, so it is best to buy it and then die and restart from the beginning of Horde to keep purchasing it. If you play on Thrashball with a second controller (give its money to your main profile) you can buy two Command Centers per round.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Darkforce412
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 02:39:17 PM

is it level 4 in all of them or ust one?

Comment #2 by pikeyjustnickit
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 04:47:37 PM

It say fortifications so I'm guessing its all of them

Comment #3 by V4R14N7
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 05:03:29 PM

Command Center is the new one they're adding, so level 4 in just that

Comment #4 by BluffDarqfox
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 05:57:57 PM

Command Center:
- Its a panic button fortification if your in a bit of trouble.
- Click on it, it evaporates away and it helps out.
- Depending on what level it is, it will have different weapons to help out.
- Lvl 1 - Sniper Teams.
Lvl 2 - Mortar Teams (If Outside Map), Vulcan/Mulcher Teams (If Inside Map)
Lvl 3 - Hammer of Dawn Teams.
Lvl 4 - Reduced Price????
- You will see them fire above high grounds.

Comment #5 by KillingSaa
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 08:47:34 AM

This is gonna be awsome and a good help for the last achievement

Comment #6 by Milosuperspesh
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 12:05:48 PM

level four in this fort only..

a level 4 should be the hammer

repair/ cost reduction/ accuracy boost would be good

Comment #7 by Headless Snip3r
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 07:43:55 PM

This actually really sounds cool, and helpful.

Comment #8 by Falloutkid22
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 05:32:32 PM

You need to invest 40,000 into the command post to unlock the achievement. Go to War Journal > Achievements, go to the bottom and it's the second on the right.

Comment #9 by RemkoX360
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 10:41:14 PM

only 40k?!
should be done rather quick then.
its even less then the silverback lvl1 hehe

Comment #10 by the action frampton
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 03:01:38 AM

Yeah I noticed it was only 40k. At least it won't be a grind plus sounds useful as all hell!

Comment #11 by chris rocks yo
Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 04:07:31 PM

This sounds extremely helpful and easy to get, but since Epic are having troubles with the freezing glitch I can not play gears at all and I bought the season pass for this DLC. Sad face Epic, sad face.

Comment #12 by Limper328
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 10:50:08 PM

Anyone going for DLC achievements please add me. Cheers.

Comment #13 by Pay4NameChange
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 02:17:33 AM

Dammit! I just played a ton of Horde to get the weapon executions! I hope DLC3 is Vs. Mode oriented specifically.

Comment #14 by evildeceptacon
Friday, October 28, 2011 @ 04:31:11 PM

i love this game

Comment #15 by IPearson 94
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 04:42:34 PM

hammer of dawn teams sound amazing

Comment #16 by xandyboi7x
Saturday, October 29, 2011 @ 09:56:34 PM

lol sounds great but then you kill your entire team by mistake.

Comment #17 by Justin11
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 05:21:53 PM

what do i need to unlock the command center

Comment #18 by xM4ttSw4nsonx
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 05:30:04 PM

May be easy to upgrade.. but you gotta spend 360k on turrets before you even unlock this bbadboy

Comment #19 by UTKilla
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 07:49:57 PM

@4 Its obvious that the 4th Level will be the hammer of dawn since the Achievement is "It's Hammer Time"

Comment #20 by sizzzle88
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 09:59:01 PM

i love reading the early posts and everyone thinking it would be easy like me then i found out you need a level at normal turret and thats all i work on now

Comment #21 by chemicalali490
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 04:18:12 AM

what do you need to unlock the command center lvl 1? before i downloaded the DLC i had decoys, barriers, sentries and silverback on maximum level... on turrets i had lvl 6

Comment #22 by IdleUser
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 12:36:46 PM

How is this achievement not the 100 point one?

Comment #23 by Mongooli P5
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 02:08:38 PM

#21 you need to spend 360,000 on turrets to unlock it

Comment #24 by youtube MaRkahfy
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 04:49:49 AM

Doing all the DLC achievements!
First:The Host with the Most
second:Places to See, People to Destroy
tthen we will start up hoard on normal on blooddrive and just keep working our way towards the other achievements for 500 silverback rocket kills(50g), Reach lvl 4 in hoardede fortifications (50g)
MY gamertag is :: IMarkah, starting at 2;00 gmt/ist or if your american or any other nationality 4 yhours and 15 minutes from this post!

Comment #25 by chemicalali490
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 09:13:23 AM

that means horde on at least normal with friendly fire and some other hard mutators that really dont make the game hard :3 And i shall get this in no time!

Comment #26 by kSlice
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 09:36:20 PM

only took me till wave 20 on hardcore... only 40k was so easy to do it was cheaper to max this out then one lv of decoy. :)

Comment #27 by sickboy1
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 03:43:28 AM

add me GT: BigWolff123

Comment #28 by X DarkNi9ht X
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 04:07:46 PM

does the turret level have to go to level 8 in order to get the command center fortification

Comment #29 by Hearn709
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 03:12:10 PM

just spend 360k on turrets and you will find out :)

Comment #30 by methajones
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 04:32:04 PM

yeah the command center achievement was a bit confusing at first but just crank money into those turrents.

Comment #31 by X DarkNi9ht X
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 02:40:47 AM

yeh i need help on this achievement 2 so if u wanna get this am free 2mrw we'll play horde and then just put 360k into the turret:)

Comment #32 by Coletrainbaby
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 08:07:20 PM

im up for this whenever i hav insta gib GT: Insane Visiion

Comment #33 by FRO57Y
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 11:49:59 PM

I might be an idiot and you can tell me if I am. But I just spent like 3 hours playing horde and I only got like 40k into the 360k turret grind. There's hardly any turrets to make this level fast. Am i doing something wrong? Because this will take me a week of grinding hours a night at the rate I'm doing, I am playing with 1 other person private. Thanks.

Comment #34 by Vigilante97
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 12:18:15 AM

What lvl is your turret when you get 360K on it

Comment #35 by kieren
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 08:23:56 AM

@33. My money grind method:

I found mutator and the level you play on seem to affect how much of the cash you spend actually gets credited. In some variations I found for every 1000 you spent your investment total only went up as little as 250. So try this:

Overpass on normal with no mutators on your own so you earn all the money.. Build the base at the top of the stairs. Start at lvl one but don't spend your starting 1000 till you can afford the turret at the top of the stairs. Use the turret to finish the waves all the way up to lvl 8 repairing and upgrading the turret when you need to. Any spare cash can now be spent on whatever your leveling. Play level 9 but at about 3 enemies left let them kill you. You'll have about 5000 to 7000 when u restart lvl 9. Any cash you

Comment #36 by grantandsherri
Monday, November 07, 2011 @ 12:08:52 PM

Still working this one. Have turrets to lvl6. Saving all my money i get for turrets and a silverback. Love Horde and Beast modes. Anyone like to play add me grantandsherri.

Comment #37 by Milosuperspesh
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 04:39:31 PM

it's 360k total spending on turrets

it's sniper, boom shot, mortar, hammer i think

need some nice people help me level my silverback :P about half way to 4

Comment #38 by Oversig
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 04:01:03 PM

Comment #39 by j0inville
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 06:48:25 AM

Just set up a private horde game (friendly fire enabled) with your friend and make him give you all the money he earns - with that cash build/upgrade/fix turrets, and if you have already made all of the modifications just shoot the turret, it will take damage, and then fix it again. Took me 1,5 hour with my friend to grind 360k.

Comment #40 by SxBH Commander
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 04:48:04 PM

Do this for the fastest way getting it: Start horde on insane with a 1.30 multiplicator in mutations. Build a command post and central right after. Now die and start from beginning again. Only takes 30 times when you start at 0 and you got it. Same with turret. Just hang on a 2nd controller or play with a friend. (PS: playing with a mutation multiplicator of 1.30 is much better)

Comment #41 by C milk 223
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 12:22:00 PM

Getting to level 4 isn't to difficult, I did it when me and my friends were playing Horde.

Comment #42 by bluetop20
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 01:55:22 AM

i got to level 4 in less then a hour. just build the command center then use it
then die and then build it agian.very easy and remember you need to have your
turrets at level 8 or you wont be able to make the command center

Comment #43 by Hypocritez
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 05:41:48 AM

anyways to get this acheivement faster ???

Comment #44 by DEADHEAD60K
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 05:28:07 PM

i have tried the 2 controller method above and still stuck on zero wtf!
what an i doing wrong! and yes i do have 360k on turrets.

Comment #45 by seifershepard
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 07:43:31 AM

just follow this guide:

i leveled up my turret from lv 2 to 8 in like 2 hours, just by follwing this guide;D

Comment #46 by Talon3214
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 03:08:02 AM

#45...thanks for the info on the YouTube guide ever and very easy and quick. Right on the money with 2 hours.

Comment #47 by Mi5ter Ander5on
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 @ 09:07:17 PM

whats the easiest way to get level 4??

Comment #48 by Talon3214
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @ 04:26:24 AM

It didn't take long to get level 4...I followed above YouTube video except I focused on using the command center every levels up "quick".

Comment #49 by mlach26
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 08:30:57 PM

what is the command center?? i've seen it when other people use it but idk how to upgrade it if i havent unlocked it yet.. anyone any suggestions?

Comment #50 by LimeFly
Sunday, December 25, 2011 @ 08:00:22 PM

The Command Center is unlocked after you have gotten your turrets to MAX level, which is level 8. After that, you need to invest 40,000 cash into the Command Center to get it to level 4, which is its max level.

A good way to do this is to go private Horde on Overpass. You should play on insane with 3 hard mutators on. This way, you get a lot more experience per point of cash invested into the fortification. The multipliers are:

Casual - 60%
Normal - 80%
Hardcore - 100%
Insane - 120%

These stack with the multipliers from the mutators. So if you play on INSANE with VAMPIRE (+10%), ENEMY REGENERATION (+10%) and NO AMMO PICKUPS (+10%), an investment of 1000 cash would result in a (1000)x(1,2)x(1,3)=1560 cash gain to your fortification.

While playing you will be grinding wave 9,

Comment #51 by oBSCo Collins
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 02:14:14 AM

i need sum help please.... friend of mine has everything maxed out but the silverback but the command center will not unlock he has well over 360K invested in the turrents any suggestions

Comment #52 by LPHeadstrong
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 03:42:44 PM

@oBSCo Collins Does he have the Horde Command Pack DLC? If he does then it's either glitched or hasn't reached 360k yet!

Comment #53 by TheReaperofChaos
Thursday, March 01, 2012 @ 04:32:19 PM

Looking for others willing to play this with us. On often, day or night, add GT: BloodReaperX420

Comment #54 by DeadDude1987
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 02:17:21 AM

i need help with this if anyone is up for it
GT: Smil3r1987

Comment #55 by Fazza
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:06:05 PM

I'm getting all the 'Horde Map pack' achievements! Message me if you are down to do this! Thanks :)

My Gamertag: Aux Fazza

Comment #56 by A BAD SNIP3R
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 @ 09:53:39 PM

Looking to get this still Gt A BAD SNIP3R

Comment #57 by MRKR4ZY
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 11:55:42 AM

need to do this one add me gt is /.... M1sta KR4ZY

Comment #58 by Dewy626
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 @ 12:58:31 AM

Do you need the Horde Command Pack DLC to get 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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