Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3 Achievements

Time to Re-up!

Achieve level 100 and choose to re-up for another tour of duty.  

Level 100 requires 3,851,750 experience to unlock. The easiest way to boost your experience will come from earning (and re-earning) Onyx medals - see "Seriously 3.0" for a full list and guide for those. There are many medals that can be quickly boosted by yourself (some require two controllers), though you'll get a ton of experience working on the other achievements in the game and the other DLC as well. Different methods work for different people, and some just like to earn experience as they play the Versus mode normally. Do what feels right for you and try to make it something you'll enjoy so this isn't a complete annoyance.

To physically "re-up" once you have hit level 100, go to the "Stats and Awards" screen and press .

Note: If you have already reached Level 100 prior to owning this DLC, NONE of the experience you earned after that will carry over to your second tour of duty when you choose to re-up. You will start back at Level 1 with nothing.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 3 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by Toombs2008
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 05:51:21 AM

Oh, it's like Prestige mode in Call of Duty.

Comment #2 by uberman45
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 04:25:10 PM

FYI if you've already hit 100 your extra XP will be discarded and youll start on zero points

Comment #3 by wookybro
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 09:40:57 PM


Comment #4 by StormedKestrel
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 03:39:28 AM

kinda glad i'm only at rank 89 a few friends who are gonna be pissed at that lol

Comment #5 by CraKeL
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 08:52:40 AM

I can see a thew of you going crazy at this, I dont c y. i dont Gears much any more but i have reached 100 and made over 2million xp more. i found a really good trick to rank up in the hard ranks (70+) on Act 2 Chapt2, If you put it on insane arcade with x3 hard mutautors, finish the level with out going down, when you get to the finish it will show a cut scene saying Act 2 chapt 3 at this point u restart checkpoint then run up some stairs and repeat, around 400K per hour.

Comment #6 by I ThEnD I
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 01:23:37 PM

#5 nice!

Comment #7 by MDKWALES
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 06:19:39 PM

will ribbons be rest to 0 too ????

Comment #8 by Jaxson 66
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 09:51:44 PM

The only thing being reset will be the rank.

Comment #9 by Ghost of Naples
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @ 09:15:28 AM

Does anyone know if this will affect the seriously 3.0 achievement? Im close to 100 but i dont have all the medals at Onyx. By the time the DLC comes out i should be at 100. Right know im kinda planning on saving the re-up till i get all the onyx medals.

Comment #10 by StormedKestrel
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 03:21:33 AM

as long as my rank is the only thing that gets reset i dont care, i can get to rank 100 again no problem but getting all my medals back would take fucking ages and i can't be assed to do all that again lol

Comment #11 by Jokersfury
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 02:15:37 AM

They keeping the xp to get to 100 the same or are they lowering it?

Comment #12 by OGamer1220
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 08:56:22 PM


Comment #13 by Shadow Reaper
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 08:55:09 AM

@5 you can do the same on act III chapter I, put on super reload, and 2 hard mutators, you get 700K-1M in one run then you can reload the check point.

Comment #14 by E vee dub
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 01:02:27 AM

I lost 1.1 million extra experience points.
I could be level 70 already with that much XP waiting.

You don't reset ribbons or medals.

Boloney !!! All that XP was wasted. It should have carried over.

Comment #15 by Pina0126
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 11:23:54 AM

Hey is anybody else getting negative rank when u check ur field service medal. And it does affect seriously 3.0

Comment #16 by DeadMac
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 06:11:42 PM

do it fast with :o)boosting lol

Comment #17 by SoulSurvivor43
Friday, March 09, 2012 @ 02:21:05 PM

Does re-uping reset progress on all the medals?

Comment #18 by kSlice
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 10:17:18 PM


Comment #19 by Billie
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 12:21:33 PM

Do i need the fenix rising DLC for the re up?

Comment #20 by kSlice
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 01:10:15 PM

I'm like 99% sure you do

Comment #21 by kSlice
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 07:11:04 PM

Finally got this one today, only 3 left.

Comment #22 by clubsoda
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 09:09:28 AM

@13 --- which checkpoint do you reload? Or do you mean replay the entire ACT 3, chapter 1?

Comment #23 by clubsoda
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 09:10:56 AM

@13 --- and do you mean you get 700,000 to 1 million XP per *HOUR* ......... or per *RELOADED CHECKPOINT*?

Comment #24 by scp1980
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 03:56:06 PM

Horde mode for like 2 hours a night helped me.

Comment #25 by Mike3hrmantraut
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 @ 11:50:14 PM

Lv. 85... Still a bit to go...

Comment #26 by UltimateLifeForm95
Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 07:45:43 PM

At least you dont have to worry about reseting medals.

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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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