________                            
 /  _____/  ____ _____ _______  ______
/   \  ____/ __ \\__  \\_  __ \/  ___/
\    \_\  \  ___/ / __ \|  | \/\___ \ 
 \______  /\___  >____  /__|  /____  >
        \/     \/     \/           \/ 
                                        _____ 
                                  _____/ ____\
                                 /  _ \   __\ 
                                (  <_> )  |   
                                 \____/|__|   
               
                                         __      __                ________  
                                        /  \    /  \_____ _______  \_____  \ 
                                        \   \/\/   /\__  \\_  __ \  /  ____/ 
                                         \        /  / __ \|  | \/ /       \ 
                                          \__/\  /  (____  /__|    \_______ \
                                               \/        \/                \/


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| errors regarding MS word, and added a site hosting list.                   | 
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| the guide, and added line breaks between each weapon section.              | 
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| coming to make this guide similar to my RE5 one. Stay Tuned!               | 
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                            +INTRO & COPYRIGHT+


Hello, Jerecaine here and welcome to my very first FAQ! This section won't be
that long since I'm new to all this, but hopefully this guide will be a fun
experience for the reader, as it was for me.

This guide is for the purpose to help newcomers become accustomed to each of  
the various weapons and their effectiveness towards the various enemies  
in-game. I've been playing G2 for a long time, and although I don't play it  
like I used to, it's still one of my top 360 games to date.

I'm sure you don't like to waste time, so let's get this started shall we?
 

With Permission, some of the layouts of little things (for example, the intro) 
are borrowed from Berserker's Resident Evil 5 Guide.
                                    - - -
            This document Copyright 2011 Jeremy Edwards (Jerecaine)
                Gears Of War 2 Copyright 2008 Epic Games Ltd.
                   Email: undergroundpencilstbh@live.com 








+Controls [CNT00]
====================== 
+Handguns 
       [HND01]---Snub 
       [HND02]---Boltok 
       [HND03]---Gorgon
======================
+Two Handed Weapons (Basic)
       [BAS01]---Gnasher 
       [BAS02]---Lancer 
       [BAS03]---Hammerburst 
======================
+Two Handed Weapons (Power) 
       [POW01]---Longshot
       [POW02]---Torque Bow
       [POW03]---Boomshot 
       [POW04]---Scorcher 
       [POW05]---Hammer of Dawn 
======================
+Two Handed Weapons (Heavy Duty) 
       [HEA01]---Mulcher 
       [HEA02]---Mortar 
======================
+Others       
       [OTH01]---Frag 
       [OTH02]---Ink 
       [OTH03]---Smoke
       [OTH04]---Boomsheild
======================
+FINAL WORDS [FINAL] 	

===============================================================================
        _________                __                .__                  [CNT00]
        \_   ___ \  ____   _____/  |________  ____ |  |   ______   
        /    \  \/ /  _ \ /    \   __\_  __ \/  _ \|  |  /  ___/
        \     \___(  <_> )   |  \  |  |  | \(  <_> )  |__\___ \ 
         \______  /\____/|___|  /__|  |__|   \____/|____/____  >
                \/            \/                             \/ 

(Y)-Point Of Interest/Special Execution: Used whenever the game wants you to
look at something important, or if you want to finish a downed enemy with a
special execution move
 
+++ 

(X)-Use/Curb Stomp: Used to kick open doors, pick up ammo, kick down/pick up
Boomsheilds, or if you want to show someone who's boss: stomp a face in with a
curb stomp.
 
+++ 

(A)-Run/Roll/Cover/Mantle: Your one-stop-shop for moving and dodging in G2. You
can't jump (if you consider rolling jumping in a way) so rolling, roadie
running, and taking cover on a wall is your best bet to avoid getting religious
in the game.
----------
*Hold (A) to roadie run/crouch & run 

*Tap (A) near a wall to take cover. Press the (LS) to crouch 

*To mantle, get to a low piece of cover that's no higher than your chest, and
hold the (LS) Forward + Tap A 

*Tap (A) while moving in either direction to roll
----------
 
+++ 

(B)-Melee/Lancer Chainsaw: Ah, the infamous B button =P. Anyway, you use this to
melee bad guys or to start your chainsaw. Keep in mind that if you get shot
while holding the B button for a chainsaw attack, you will get stunned for about
3-5 seconds and you won't be able to use it until then. This is also used to tag
grenades on an unlucky enemy or a wall, which is used for proximity mines.

+++

(LB)-TAC/COM: Used to find objectives and your teammates in single player or 
multiplayer.
 
+++ 

(RB)- Reload: Used to...well, reload. Can't have a good shooter without
reloading right?
----------
*See the little meter under the bottom of the weapon info box in the top right
of your screen? That's your active reload meter. Press (RB) again in the white
area to reload faster and get a damage boost. The grey area just means a faster
reload, and the black areas means a jammed gun and a longer reload which is
something you do not want, so practice is key. 
----------
 
+++ 

(LT) Aim: Used to aim down your gun sight and to make more accurate shots. Think
of Resident Evil 4 and this is pretty much an exact copy.
 
+++ 

(RT) Shoot/Throw grenade: Not much to say here. Obviously used to shoot things.
 
+++ 

(LS) Move: Move your character
 
+++ 

(RS) Move Camera/Move cursor in Aim mode: Used to actually look at something
 
+++ 

(D-PAD) Weapon select: Up means grenades, down means pistols and Left/Right are
your 2-handed weapons. Keep in mind you can only hold one grenade type, one
pistol type, and two of your 2-handed weapons


=============================================================================== 
                            |...WEAPON START...| 

                          |...H A N D G U N S....|
     *******************************~~~~~******************************** 
                         _________           ___.                 [HND01]
                        /   _____/ ____  __ _\_ |__  
                        \_____  \ /    \|  |  \ __ \ 
                        /        \   |  \  |  / \_\ \
                       /_______  /___|  /____/|___  /
                               \/     \/          \/ 
                                 Faction: COG 
.___________________________ 
| Ammo Capacity |__\__\__\__\ 
|---------------|________ 
| Melee Power   |__\__\__\ 
|---------------|___________ 
| Reload Speed  |__\__\__\__\ 
|---------------|________ 
| Accuracy      |__\__\__\ (2 with spamming) 
|---------------|________ 
| Range         |__\__\__\ 
|---------------|______________ 
| Speed         |__\__\__\__\__\ (Trigger pulling speed affects this) 
|---------------|_____ 
| Power         |__\__\ 
.---------------. 

The standard issue COG pistol. By default this is a single shot weapon, but if
you want to maximize the strength of this gun, rapidly tap RT to increase the
rate of fire. You start out with 72 bullets, but you can end up with a full
capacity of 132, which is always nice for kicking locust ass.

The way this weapon should be used is for getting that one last shot on someone 
close to death. Want to get that last little bit of damage done on that one 
annoying Grenadier Elite player that won't go down? Use this. 
 
As expected from a pistol like this one, it's the weakest weapon in the game.
Unless you're playing campaign or horde where you could pick up ammo boxes, a
lot of the time you won't get that much ammo for it online because other people
will hardly ever use it. If conservative, you won't ever need to use this gun 
since you have much better pressuring tools (lancer, hammerburst). Switch it  
out for either of the other 2 weapons if you want.

 
   

     *******************************~~~~~******************************** 
                  __________       .__   __          __           [HND02]
                  \______   \ ____ |  |_/  |_  ____ |  | __
                   |    |  _//  _ \|  |\   __\/  _ \|  |/ /
                   |    |   (  <_> )  |_|  | (  <_> )    < 
                   |______  /\____/|____/__|  \____/|__|_ \
                          \/                             \/ 
                               Faction: Locust 
._____________________ 
| Ammo Capacity |__\__\ 
|---------------|_____ 
| Melee Power   |__\__\ 
|---------------|________ 
| Reload Speed  |__\__\__\ 
|---------------|_____ 
| Accuracy      |__\__\ 
|---------------|________ 
| Range         |__\__\__\ 
|---------------|_____ 
| Speed         |__\__\ (3 with an active reload) 
|---------------|___________ 
| Power         |__\__\__\__\ 
.---------------. 

This thing could be really mean in the right hands. Stronger than the snub but 
weaker than the gorgon, it's the middle guy of the group. It only holds 6 shots 
per clip, but it could kill/down any drone or player with 2-3 shots. The active 
on this gun makes it more powerful AND it shoots faster

It does have faults though. 6 shots isn't a lot, and the accuracy isn't that
great because of recoil, so first time users will waste ammo a lot. It also
suffers from the same problems as all of the pistols: finding ammo online.
(Although it isn't as bad with the Boltok/Gorgon since they have weapon pickups)

     *******************************~~~~~******************************** 
                  ________                                        [HND03]
                 /  _____/  ___________  ____   ____   ____  
                /   \  ___ /  _ \_  __ \/ ___\ /  _ \ /    \ 
                \    \_\  (  <_> )  | \/ /_/  >  <_> )   |  \
                 \______  /\____/|__|  \___  / \____/|___|  /
                        \/            /_____/             \/ 
                               Faction: Locust
.__________________ 
| Ammo Capacity |__\ 
|---------------|_____ 
| Melee Power   |__\__\ 
|---------------|_____ 
| Reload Speed  |__\__\ 
|---------------|__ 
| Accuracy      |__\ 
|---------------|_____ 
| Range         |__\__\ 
|---------------|__ 
| Speed         |__\ 
|---------------|______________ 
| Power         |__\__\__\__\__\ 
.---------------. 
 
By far the strongest of the pistols. It can down an online player one shot!

.....that is if ALL of the bullets hit their head. 

The accuracy and speed on this gun is terrible, plus it only holds 4 shots
before you have to reload again. Don't even bother with it online unless you
have either 3-4 guys to back you up, or if you have a Boomsheild.

For horde and campaign, it's a totally different story. The sheer power of this
thing (for a handgun at least) can really be helpful for insane mode or any
horde wave 20 and up. I would actually prefer it over the other 2, as the  
spread could help keep away those annoying tickers.

=============================================================================== 
                          |...T H W - B A S I C...|
     *******************************~~~~~******************************** 
              ________                     .__                  
             /  _____/  ____ _____    _____|  |__   ___________ 
            /   \  ___ /    \\__  \  /  ___/  |  \_/ __ \_  __ \
            \    \_\  \   |  \/ __ \_\___ \|   Y  \  ___/|  | \/
             \______  /___|  (____  /____  >___|  /\___  >__|   
                    \/     \/     \/     \/     \/     \/      
                                 Faction: COG 
.________________________
| Ammo Capacity |__\__\__\ 
|---------------|_____ 
| Melee Power   |__\__\ 
|---------------|________
| Reload Speed  |__\__\__\
|---------------|__ 
| Accuracy      |__\
|---------------|__ 
| Range         |__\ 
|---------------|_____
| Speed         |__\__\ 
|---------------|___________ 
| Power         |__\__\__\__\ 
.---------------. 

People came for the chainsaw, but stayed for the shotgun. This is the most used
weapon online, and for good reason too. Its fun, pretty quick, has decent ammo
capacity, and (if you're REALLY lucky) can take out a whole team with one clip!
Expect to find a lot of ammo from dead players :D. For single player, it could
tear any locust drone to shreds (considering if you're on casual and normal).

Like any other shotgun from most games, the power of this thing is pretty much
shot if you're far away. If you're playing on insane in single player, getting
close is a very bad thing to do so definitely switch this out for something
else. Online it's VERY finicky. Sometimes you'll shoot someone point blank at it
wont kill them, even though they do the same to you but you die. This is all 
connection based, but even some of the best connections wont have a perfect 
shotgun.

     *******************************~~~~~******************************** 
                .____                                      
                |    |   _____    ____   ____  ___________ 
                |    |   \__  \  /    \_/ ___\/ __ \_  __ \
                |    |___ / __ \|   |  \  \__\  ___/|  | \/
                |_______ (____  /___|  /\___  >___  >__|   
                        \/    \/     \/     \/    \/        
                                 Faction: COG 
.______________________________
| Ammo Capacity |__\__\__\__\__\
|---------------|______________
| Melee Power   |__\__\__\__\__\
|---------------|________
| Reload Speed  |__\__\__\
|---------------|_____
| Accuracy      |__\__\
|---------------|________
| Range         |__\__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Speed         |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|________
| Power         |__\__\__\
.---------------. 

The overall main weapon of the series, the Lancer is an automatic assault rifle.
A lot of the time this will be your weapon of choice in most situations.
Surprisingly the accuracy isn't as bad as you would expect it to be, and its  
one of the best weapons to use against players online and any locust for 2 
reasons: Number Uno is the stopping power is great since you have bunch of 
bullets hitting at once, and number 2 is the melee. Hold B to rev your chainsaw 
and anything that isn't a Ticker or fatter than a Boomer enemy will instantly 
die.

Sadly, it's not perfect. The chainsaw, whenever you're shot while holding it,
will sputter and cause you to not use it for a good 3-5 seconds. This will put
you in a REALLY bad spot if your enemies are feeling aggressive. Other than that
I can't really say much else on the faults of this gun. If it does have more,
the chainsaw one overshadows all of them

----------
*If you rev your chainsaw facing the front of another player who's also holding
a lancer, you'll be put into what's called a Chainsaw Duel. Both of the
characters will slam their chainsaws against each other in order to overpower
the other. Tap B as fast as possible to win. Keep in mind that other enemies can
kill you while you're doing this though.
----------

     *******************************~~~~~******************************** 
                 ___ ___                                      
                /   |   \_____    _____   _____   ___________ 
               /    ~    \__  \  /     \ /     \_/ __ \_  __ \
               \    Y    // __ \|  Y Y  \  Y Y  \  ___/|  | \/
                \___|_  /(____  /__|_|  /__|_|  /\___  >__|   
                      \/      \/      \/      \/     \/       
                   __________                       __   
                   \______   \__ _________  _______/  |_ 
                    |    |  _/  |  \_  __ \/  ___/\   __\
                    |    |   \  |  /|  | \/\___ \  |  |  
                    |______  /____/ |__|  /____  > |__|  
                           \/                  \/ 
                               Faction: Locust 
.___________________________
| Ammo Capacity |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|_____
| Melee Power   |__\__\
|---------------|________
| Reload Speed  |__\__\__\
|---------------|________
| Accuracy      |__\__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Range         |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Speed         |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Power         |__\__\__\__\
.---------------. 
  
Not as fast as the Lancer, but definitely outdoes it in power and accuracy. Not
a weapon I would use much personally, but that's just me. The stopping power on
this gun is incredible and it has a scope for more accurate long distance  
shots. Like the snub, if you tap RT quickly you can dish out more locust-made 
pain at a higher rate.

Here's also where one of its main problems comes in (and one of the main reasons
I don't use it much): the recoil is terrible. Whenever you're constantly tapping
RT you have to constantly aim down if the aiming reticule gets too high. Plus,
it lacks the Lancer's biggest strength: melee power. Although it totally avoids 
the nasty stun you get for getting shot while trying to melee up close.

=============================================================================== 
                          |...T H W - P O W E R...| 
     *******************************~~~~~******************************** 
          .____                               .__            __   
          |    |    ____   ____    ____  _____|  |__   _____/  |_ 
          |    |   /  _ \ /    \  / ___\/  ___/  |  \ /  _ \   __\
          |    |__(  <_> )   |  \/ /_/  >___ \|   Y  (  <_> )  |  
          |_______ \____/|___|  /\___  /____  >___|  /\____/|__|  
                  \/          \//_____/     \/     \/ 
                                 Faction: COG 
.__________________
| Ammo Capacity |__\
|---------------|________
| Melee Power   |__\__\__\
|---------------|__
| Reload Speed  |__\
|---------------|______________
| Accuracy      |__\__\__\__\__\
|---------------|______________
| Range         |__\__\__\__\__\
|---------------|_____
| Speed         |__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Power         |__\__\__\__\
.---------------. 
 
The sniper of the game, this is a highly accurate gun. It has a longer zoom in 
than the handguns and is a lot more powerful. 2 body shots(active or not) to a 
player or one body shot to a locust drone on casual will kill it. For best 
results, aim for the head for instant high powered death.

Now for the bad news: The reload speed on this gun is horrendous. Having only
one shot in the chamber, missing an active reload in close range is very bad
news for you. Then again you shouldn't even be in close range with the gun. It's
strictly a long distance weapon only.

     *******************************~~~~~******************************** 
                 ___________                                
                 \__    ___/__________  ________ __   ____  
                   |    | /  _ \_  __ \/ ____/  |  \_/ __ \ 
                   |    |(  <_> )  | \< <_|  |  |  /\  ___/ 
                   |____| \____/|__|   \__   |____/  \___  >
                                          |__|           \/ 
                          __________               
                          \______   \ ______  _  __
                           |    |  _//  _ \ \/ \/ /
                           |    |   (  <_> )     / 
                           |______  /\____/ \/\_/  
                                  \/ 
                               Faction: Locust 
._____________________
| Ammo Capacity |__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Melee Power   |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|_____
| Reload Speed  |__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Accuracy      |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Range         |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|__
| Speed         |__\
|---------------|______________
| Power         |__\__\__\__\__\
.---------------. 

Used by Theron Guards, this is an explosive mid/long distance weapon. Lacking a
scope, it's replaced by a somewhat accurate aiming sight. This weapon will
instant-kill any player or drone, no matter where it hits them. It's also the
only weapon that can headshot a Boomer without any prior damage done to it,
being that its an active reload.

Being a bow, you have to hold RT to charge up your shot to full power before it
will penetrate an enemy. Although the wait isn't AS long as the Longshot
whenever you mess up a reload, it can still put you in a pickle if you mess up a
charged shot and you have to reload/charge again. Another thing to look out for
is don't be too close to cover when you aim. Even if the aiming reticule shows
you aiming past the wall, it's possible the bow can hit the wall beside you and
cause you to kill yourself from explosive damage.


     *******************************~~~~~********************************
        __________                             .__            __   
        \______   \ ____   ____   _____   _____|  |__   _____/  |_ 
         |    |  _//  _ \ /  _ \ /     \ /  ___/  |  \ /  _ \   __\
         |    |   (  <_> |  <_> )  Y Y  \\___ \|   Y  (  <_> )  |  
         |______  /\____/ \____/|__|_|  /____  >___|  /\____/|__|  
                \/                    \/     \/     \/ 
                               Faction: Locust 
._____________________
| Ammo Capacity |__\__\
|---------------|________
| Melee Power   |__\__\__\
|---------------|________
| Reload Speed  |__\__\__\
|---------------|_____
| Accuracy      |__\__\
|---------------|________
| Range         |__\__\__\
|---------------|_____
| Speed         |__\__\
|---------------|______________
| Power         |__\__\__\__\__\
.---------------. 

The main weapon of a Boomer. A Grenade Launcher at heart, this gun has a larger
splash damage area than the torque bow. A pretty much guaranteed kill :).

Keep in mind that the shot 'arcs', so you'll have to aim a little higher than
your target to actually hit them. This can be a little troubling sometimes.
Although it has extra splash damage, I personally don't see any difference in
this gun and the Torque Bow in terms of effectiveness. Either one will kill on
impact the same way.


     *******************************~~~~~********************************
           _________                          .__                  
          /   _____/ ____  ___________   ____ |  |__   ___________ 
          \_____  \_/ ___\/  _ \_  __ \_/ ___\|  |  \_/ __ \_  __ \
          /        \  \__(  <_> )  | \/\  \___|   Y  \  ___/|  | \/
         /_______  /\___  >____/|__|    \___  >___|  /\___  >__|   
                 \/     \/                  \/     \/     \/ 
                                 Faction: COG 
.________________________
| Ammo Capacity |__\__\__\
|---------------|________
| Melee Power   |__\__\__\
|---------------|________
| Reload Speed  |__\__\__\
|---------------|_____
| Accuracy      |__\__\
|---------------|________
| Range         |__\__\__\
|---------------|_____
| Speed         |__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Power         |__\__\__\__\
.---------------. 
 
Burn Sucka Burn! As it wasn't obvious enough, this is the weapon that shoots
fire. It's basically a Gnasher and a Lancer mixed since it's only really
effective at close/mid range, yet it fires continuously. It does incredible
damage to players (if you hit them head on), taking them out in at least 3-4
seconds. A popular strategy used online is to down a person, then lie in wait
until his teammate comes and revives him. 2 locusts with one stone baby!

The thing with this weapon is it's very hard to hit a mobile opponent since the
flames are extremely slow at going side to side. Plus, ammo can go quick (and in
horde you cant pick up ammo for it from an ammo drop), so you're going to have
to very selective on how you use it.


     *******************************~~~~~********************************
        ___ ___                                       ________   _____ 
       /   |   \_____    _____   _____   ___________  \_____  \_/ ____\
      /    ~    \__  \  /     \ /     \_/ __ \_  __ \  /   |   \   __\ 
      \    Y    // __ \|  Y Y  \  Y Y  \  ___/|  | \/ /    |    \  |   
       \___|_  /(____  /__|_|  /__|_|  /\___  >__|    \_______  /__|   
             \/      \/      \/      \/     \/                \/        
                       ________                       
                       \______ \ _____ __  _  ______  
                        |    |  \\__  \\ \/ \/ /    \ 
                        |    `   \/ __ \\     /   |  \
                       /_______  (____  /\/\_/|___|  /
                               \/     \/           \/ 
                                 Faction: COG 
._______________.
| Ammo Capacity | (Unlimited in Campaign, varies in multiplayer)
|---------------|_____
| Melee Power   |__\__\
|---------------|
| Reload Speed  |
|---------------|___________
| Accuracy      |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|______________
| Range         |__\__\__\__\__\
|---------------|__
| Speed         |__\
|---------------|______________
| Power         |__\__\__\__\__\+
.---------------. 

For those who've played Unreal Championship on Xbox will probably notice this
reverts back to the T.A.G Rifle/Ion Cannon. Sucks the splash damage is nowhere
near as devastating. Anyway, this marker is basically the "pointer" for the real
weapon, which is in the atmosphere above earth (you can see it in the opening
cutscene for a little). Another charge weapon, you have to hold RT over where
you want to shoot and wait until the laser forms and blows enemies to hell. If
you keep it held down, you can add even MORE damage to that stubborn Boomer or
Kantus that didn't go down the first hit.

Alas, there are a lot of faults with this weapon. One is the laser wont hit
anyone inside a building. That's right: Outside only my dear reader! The only
way to hit them in a building is if their standing right near a door and the
splash damage from outside gets them. Fault #2 is after the first blast, you
have to wait for about 5 seconds for the lasers to recharge. The whole 'not
being able to pick up ammo for it' thing isn't a problem since the damage more
than makes up for it. The last one really isn't a fault, more so a complaint:
You can only use it for 1 chapter in campaign, and its right before the final
chapter. There are a lot of times on insane where it really would be helpful. At
least it has unlimited ammo :].
 
=============================================================================== 
                     |...T H W - H E A V Y  D U T Y...| 
     *******************************~~~~~******************************** 
                 _____        .__         .__                  
                /     \  __ __|  |   ____ |  |__   ___________ 
               /  \ /  \|  |  \  | _/ ___\|  |  \_/ __ \_  __ \
              /    Y    \  |  /  |_\  \___|   Y  \  ___/|  | \/
              \____|__  /____/|____/\___  >___|  /\___  >__|   
                      \/                \/     \/     \/ 
                                 Faction: COG
._____________________
| Ammo Capacity |__\__\
|---------------|
| Melee Power   |
|---------------|
| Reload Speed  |
|---------------|__
| Accuracy      |__\
|---------------|________
| Range         |__\__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Speed         |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|______________
| Power         |__\__\__\__\__\
.---------------. 

this is the portable turret of the game. You can blindfire it, but it will 
overheat, so constantly tap that RB button to cool it down. The best way to use 
this monster is to go to low cover and hold LT. When you want to drop it 
quickly, just select any weapon you're currently holding using d-pad.

This fault goes with both heavy duty weapons: when you're holding them you walk
INCREDIBLY slowly. Unless you get surprised and have no choice, it's very dumb
to walk around the whole match while holding one of these and will get you
killed very quickly. It's worst to do it with the Mortar, and I'll explain why
in a bit. Another thing is you have to hold down RT for a second to give the
barrels time to wind up.


     *******************************~~~~~******************************** 
                    _____                 __                
                   /     \   ____________/  |______ _______ 
                  /  \ /  \ /  _ \_  __ \   __\__  \\_  __ \
                 /    Y    (  <_> )  | \/|  |  / __ \|  | \/
                 \____|__  /\____/|__|   |__| (____  /__|   
                         \/                        \/ 
                               Faction: Locust 
._____________________
| Ammo Capacity |__\__\
|---------------|
| Melee Power   |
|---------------|__
| Reload Speed  |__\
|---------------|________
| Accuracy      |__\__\__\
|---------------|______________
| Range         |__\__\__\__\__\
|---------------|__
| Speed         |__\
|---------------|______________
| Power         |__\__\__\__\__\
.---------------. 
Faction: COG

Hands down the strongest weapon in the game. You'd think a laser beam from the
sky would be stronger, but this big mama of a weapon will pretty much demolish
anything, even a Brumak in 2 shots! Whoever this thing hits, you won't have to
worry about him much at all anymore. How this gun works is you have to hold down
LT and RT, just like the torque bow. But unlike the torque bow you can let go
anytime and it would still hit at full force. Holding it down just measures how
far you want the shot to go out, at max 150m.

Like I mentioned above, don't be ridiculous and carry this around the whole
match. The blindfire on this gun is terrible, and after shooting off a load in
the sky (lol) while standing out in the open, you'll get stuck in the reload
animation and...well...goodbye to you. Oh, and like the Hammer of Dawn, this is
an outside only weapon.

=============================================================================== 
                             |...O T H E R S...| 
     *******************************~~~~~******************************** 
                      ___________                      
                      \_   _____/___________     ____  
                       |    __) \_  __ \__  \   / ___\ 
                       |     \   |  | \// __ \_/ /_/  >
                       \___  /   |__|  (____  /\___  / 
                           \/               \//_____/ 
                                 Faction: COG 
._____________________
| Ammo Capacity |__\__\
|---------------|______________
| Melee Power   |__\__\__\__\__\
|---------------|
| Reload Speed  |
|---------------|___________
| Accuracy      |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Range         |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|_____
| Speed         |__\__\
|---------------|______________
| Power         |__\__\__\__\__\
.---------------. 
Faction: COG
 
Your own personal handheld explosive device. Luckily, Epic Games was kind enough
to give you a aiming sight for accurate grenade throwing. Chuck that sucker 
behind an online camper, and laugh at his attempts to get away before he 
explodes. Laugh even more if you manage to melee him with it
 
...until he can follow you and catch you in the resulting explosion. It can be
very easy to kill yourself with this so watch yourself out there Gear!

     *******************************~~~~~********************************
                             .___        __    
                             |   | ____ |  | __
                             |   |/    \|  |/ /
                             |   |   |  \    < 
                             |___|___|  /__|_ \
                                      \/     \/ 
                               Faction: Locust 
.__________________
| Ammo Capacity |__\
|---------------|______________
| Melee Power   |__\__\__\__\__\
|---------------|
| Reload Speed  |
|---------------|___________
| Accuracy      |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Range         |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|_____
| Speed         |__\__\
|---------------|______________
| Power         |__\__\__\__\__\
.---------------. 
Faction: Locust
 
Think of this as 'Fire in a can', you have the basic idea of an ink grenade.
While not of the same element, the burning damage can add up to be really
powerful.

Not many things at all to say except that people obviously can escape it since
the "gas cloud" doesn't follow you (except if you get tagged with it).
     *******************************~~~~~********************************
                     _________               __           
                    /   _____/ _____   ____ |  | __ ____  
                    \_____  \ /     \ /  _ \|  |/ // __ \ 
                    /        \  Y Y  (  <_> )    <\  ___/ 
                   /_______  /__|_|  /\____/|__|_ \\___  >
                           \/      \/            \/    \/ 
.__________________
| Ammo Capacity |__\
|---------------|
| Melee Power   |
|---------------|
| Reload Speed  |
|---------------|___________
| Accuracy      |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|___________
| Range         |__\__\__\__\
|---------------|_____
| Speed         |__\__\
|---------------|
| Power         |
.---------------. 
 
This multiplayer only grenade is only a distraction, nothing else. All it does
is blind your opponent or provides a quick getaway.

----------
* Depending on if you're connected to XBL or not, the smoke grenade has
different effects. If you don't have a broadband connection at all, the smoke
grenade is also a stun grenade, and can knock anyone on their ass even though it
doesn't do damage.
----- -----

     *******************************~~~~~********************************
    __________                             .__    .__       .__       .___
    \______   \ ____   ____   _____   _____|  |__ |__| ____ |  |    __| _/
     |    |  _//  _ \ /  _ \ /     \ /  ___/  |  \|  |/ __ \|  |   / __ | 
     |    |   (  <_> |  <_> )  Y Y  \\___ \|   Y  \  \  ___/|  |__/ /_/ | 
     |______  /\____/ \____/|__|_|  /____  >___|  /__|\___  >____/\____ | 
            \/                    \/     \/     \/        \/           \/ 
                               Faction: Locust
._______________.
| Ammo Capacity |
|---------------|
| Melee Power   |
|---------------|
| Reload Speed  |
|---------------|
| Accuracy      |
|---------------|
| Range         |
|---------------|
| Speed         |
|---------------|
| Power         |
.---------------. 

Like the smoke grenade, this is only used to make your life easier and to not do
damage to enemies. For a piece of portable cover, it can take on any hit, even a
direct Boomshot...shot!

You can only use handguns with it though, but once you get this and a gorgon you
can be really hard to take down at times.

===============================================================================
                     ___________.__              .__                    [FINAL]
                     \_   _____/|__| ____ _____  |  |  
                      |    __)  |  |/    \\__  \ |  |  
                      |     \   |  |   |  \/ __ \|  |__
                      \___  /   |__|___|  (____  /____/
                          \/            \/     \/      
 
Well, we've reached the end of this little ride...

I hope the reader of this will find this helpful and somewhat informative. For 
best weapon, I would personally say *drum roll* the Lancer. 

Sure it has faults (what gun doesn't), but the Lancer is very versatile for any
situation Gears of War 2 throws at you. If you feel the Hammerburst is more
useful than the Lancer, then use it if you want. As long as you score high and
you can get by on insane :)

I'd like to give thanks to Gamefaqs for being the first to host this guide,
Gamefaqs member Berserker Kev for giving helpful advice, and any other site 
that uploads this FAQ.
 
 
I always want to apologize for the LONG wait on this update. Probably not what 
some expected huh? If I was in your spot, I would feel jipped too. But I will 
say this: My next FAQ will be a lot better!