Unlockables

  • Unlockable COG Characters

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Aaron GriffinReceive the Big Money Onyx Medal or “Like” the Gears of War 3 Facebook page to get an unlock code.
    Adam FenixPreorder code with purchase of the Gears of War 3 Limited or Epic Edition.
    Anthony CarmineReach Level 75.
    Benjamin CarmineReach Level 34.
    Chairman PrescottReceive the silver Allfathers medal.
    Civilian AnyaReach Level 45.
    Classic BairdReach Level 30.
    Classic ColeReach Level 23.
    Classic DomReach Level 17.
    Classic MarcusReceive the silver Veteran medal.
    Clayton CarmineReach Level 14.
    COG GearReach Level 2.
    Cole TrainPlay the multiplayer beta.
    Colonel HoffmanReach Level 50.
    Commando DomPreorder code from GameStop.
    Dizzy WallinReach Level 7.
    Golden GearReceive the bronze War Supporter medal.
    Jace StrattonReach Level 10.
    Mechanic BairdPreorder code from Best Buy.
    Samantha ByrneReach Level 4.
    Superstar ColeReceive the gold MVP medal.
    Unarmored MarcusFinish the campaign on any difficulty level.

    Contributed By: joshuaptfan.

  • Unlockable Locust Multiplayer Characters

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Beast RiderReach Level 5.
    Flame GrenadierReach Level 26.
    Golden HunterReceive the gold Master-at-Arms medal.
    Golden MinerReceive the gold Rifleman medal.
    GrenadierReach Level 39.
    HunterReach Level 8.
    Hunter EliteReach Level 60.
    KantusReceive the gold Medic medal.
    MinerReach Level 3.
    Savage Grenadier ElitePreorder code from Walmart.
    Savage KantusPreorder code from Amazon.com.
    Savage Theron GuardComplete Beast Mode without failing, on all difficulties.
    SniperReceive the bronze Headshot medal.
    SpotterReach Level 20.
    Theron GuardReach Level 12.
    Thrashball DronePlay Gears of War 3 the week before and during the Superbowl
  • Unlockable Mutators

    Mutators are special option allowing certain changes to be made to the game as you play. To unlock these, just complete each task below to the corresponding Mutators

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Big ExplosionsIn any mode, unlock the Hail Mary ribbon 100 times.
    Big HeadIn Horde Mode, unlock the Gold Horder medal.
    CometIn Versus Mode, unlock the Gold Shock Trooper medal.
    Enemy RegenerationIn Arcade Mode, unlock the Silver Afficianado medal.
    Flower BloodIn Arcade Mode, unlock the Silver King of Cog medal.
    Friendly FireIn Co-op Campaign, complete the co-op campaign with four players.
    Infinite AmmoIn Horde Mode, unlock the Combat Engineer ribbon 100 times.
    Instagib MeleeIn Beast Mode, play as a Wretch and score 200 kills.
    Laugh TrackUnlock the Bronze Tour of Duty, For the Horde, I’m a Beast, and Warmonger medals.
    Must Active ReloadUnlock the Silver Active Reloader medal.
    PinataIn Beast Mode, unlock the Gold Investor medal.
    Super ReloadIn Versus Mode, unlock the Bronze Master at Arms medal.
    VampireIn Versus Mode, unlock the Executioner ribbon 100 times.

    Contributed By: AdamHart86.

  • Unlockable Xbox Live Avatar Rewards

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Horde ShirtGet the "Welcome to Horde mode" achievement for beating Horde mode.
    Locust Drone MaskGet the "Welcome to Beast Mode" achievement for beating Beast mode.
    Marcus' Doo-ragBeat the campaign on any difficulty.

    Contributed By: IKabobI.

  • Weapon Skin Unlockables

    These skins can be unlocked by earning achievements or ribbons

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Chrome GnasherComplete the campaign in all three games
    Chrome HammerburstEarn the "Dirty, Dirty Horde" achievement in Gears of War 2.
    Chrome LancerEarn the "Don't Hate The Player" achievement in "Gears of War."
    Chrome Retro LancerEarn the "Domination" achievement in Gears of War
    Chrome Sawed-OffHave at least 1 achievement unlocked from the PC version of Gears of War
    Crimson Omen GnasherUnlock the "Welcome to Versus" achievement
    Crimson Omen HammerburstUnlock the "Welcome to Beast Mode" achievement
    Crimson Omen Lancer12+2 X-Box LIVE gold subscription promotion OR Microsoft Expertzone promotion OR purchase from the X-Box LIVE marketplace
    Crimson Omen Retro LancerUnlock the "Welcome to Horde Mode" achievement
    Crimson Omen Sawed-OffUnlock the "Welcome to Arcade Mode" achievement
    FL4K Skin SetWin a match in every Forces of Nature map while playing Guardian
    Flame GnasherUnlocked by playing (and completing) 1 match during the Gears 3 Beta from 5/9/11 to 5/15/11
    Flame HammerburstUnlocked by playing (and completing) 1 match during the Gears 3 Beta from 4/18/11 to 4/24/11
    Flame LancerUnlocked by playing (and completing) 1 match during the Gears 3 Beta from 4/25/11 to 5/1/11
    Flame Sawed-OffUnlocked by playing (and completing) 1 match during the Gears 3 Beta from 5/2/11 to 5/8/11
    Gold GnasherUnlock the Veteran Gear achievement in "Gears of War 2."
    Gold HammerburstHave the Gold Hammerburst from "Gears of War 2" or play a multiplayer match of "Gears of War 3" in the first week.
    Gold Lancer.Have the Gold Lancer from "Gears of War 2" or play a multiplayer match of "Gears of War 3" in the first week.
    Gold Omen Weapon SetReach level 100 in "Gears of War 3."
    Gold Retro LancerUnlocked in "Gears of War 3" beta for getting 100 kills with the Gold Retro Lancer.
    Gold Sawed-OffUnlock the Commando achievement in "Gears of War."
    Green Liquid Metal SetJack-in-the-Box fast food promotion OR purchase from the X-Box LIVE marketplace starting January 2012
    Impossible Skin SetComplete the campaign on Insane
    Infected Omen SetIncluded with the Limited Edition Gears of War 3 controller, limited Edition Gears of War 3 console, or the Epic Edition of Gears of War 3
    Ivory Skin SetWhile playing as the Leader in Guardian on a Forces of Nature map kill 10 enemies. (Leave the other leader alone while focusing on the soldiers)
    Liquid Metal SetIncluded with the purchase of the Season Pass on the X-Box LIVE marketplace
    Onyx Weapon SetEarn the Onyx medal of each starting weapons respectively
    Re-Up Skin Set 1Once you level to 100 go in to your stats & awards; then press X to re-up
    Re-Up Skin Set 2Once you level to 100 the second time and re-up'd once go in to your stats & awards; then press X to re-up
    Re-Up Skin Set 3Once you level to 100 the third time and re-up'd twice go in to your stats & awards; then press X to re-up
    Team Insignia HammerburstEarn the Gold "Veteran" medal
    Team Insignia LancerEarn the Silver "Veteran" medal
    Team Insignia Retro LancerEarn the Bronze "Veteran" medal
    Team Insignia Shotgun SetEarn the Onyx "Veteran" medal

Easter Eggs

  • CluckShot

    A Boom shot that fires exploding Chickens . 1. To start off, you’re going to need to play through Act 4 Chapter 1 on Insane. So this means you either have to beat the game once already, or you’ll need to play coop with someone who has beaten the game once. 2. Go through Act 1 without touching any of the ash bodies. Doing so will get you the secret “Respect For the Dead” Achievement once you arrive at Griffin’s Hideout and enter his secret weapon stash. More importantly though, it will give you access to this little chicken to the right with a pirate hat. Press X to interact with the chicken to cause it to explode, as if to officially kick off our easter egg hunt. 3. Now, play through Act 4 Chapter 2 like normal. Just make sure that you find two special ammo boxes that fall off a cliff as you approach them. The first one can be found at the start of the act on top of a car. The second can be found at the end of a railroad track in the underground section where you’re attacked by Polyps. 4. Now continue playing as normal until you reach Act 4 Chapter 3. After you head past the lift and go through the barbed wire, you’ll come to a fight with a bunch of Formers. Make sure to take them all out and then look for a stack of objects with another ammo box on top. Kick the stack to cause the ammo box to fall. Wait for a second and you’ll spot your “air support.” One specially made Cluckshot for every member of your party!

    Contributed By: pyroghost76.

  • Dom's Beard For Everyone

    This Easter Egg will make every character in the game have Dom's beard, during gameplay and cut-scenes. Even NPC's will have it. To get it, you MUST be playing on Insane difficulty. Begin a new game on Insane and stick near Dom when the flashback starts, though you may need to walk away from him for a bit to get him to move at first. You'll know you're doing it right when he says "Yo" but you still need to stay near Dom for the whole flashback. It's okay to fight the Locust though, just be sure you're near Dom while you do it. When the flashback ends, if you did it right, everyone will have Dom's beard on them for the rest of the game.

    Contributed By: Optimus Magnus.

  • Giant Golden Chicken

    On "Chapter 1 - Act " you will reach four giant tubes just after raising the landing pad on top deck. After you eliminate all the enemies around the area, whatever player is playing as Marcus will need to step in front of one of the pipe openings. Stare down the opening until Marcus says "hello", then repeat the same thing for the last three tubes. After saying "hello" down all four tubes, a small, harmless chicken will pop out. If you deal some significant damage to the little chicken, the chicken will then become a giant, golden, enraged, fire-breathing chicken (a.k.a. Lambent Chicken). If you deal more significant damage to the Lambent Chicken, it will then blow up into confetti and ending with a funny quote by Marcus.

    Contributed By: i_b_Link.

  • Mad World played during Gridlock (multiplayer)

    To do this is simple, play a match with at least 2 round wins required to finish a match and go a whole round without destroying any of the "ash people" within the multiplayer map. (This includes everyone playing, not just you, noboby can destroy a ash person) The next round, a instumental piano version of "Mad World" will play for about 50 seconds at the beginning of the round. Enjoy the music!

    Contributed By: RoboJezeus.

Achievements

  • Achievements

    *There are 1 secret achievements. show

    VideoAchievementDescriptionValue
    Ain't My First RodeoComplete all campaign Acts on Hardcore Difficulty (Standard or Arcade).50
    All for One, One for AllEarn the Bronze "Force Multiplier" medal.10
    Anvil Gate's Last ResortStory Progression in Act 3 Chapter 1 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Award Winning TacticsEarn at least one Onyx medal.25
    Baird's Favorite Kind of ToyStory Progression in Act 4 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Brothers to the EndStory Progression in Act 3 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade).10
    CollectorRecover 5 Campaign Collectibles (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).5
    Enriched and FortifiedComplete all 50 waves of Horde mode (any difficulty, any map).10
    First Among EqualsEarn the Silver "Number 1" medal.25
    HoarderRecover all 42 Campaign Collectibles (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).15
    It's All About the Loot!Earn the Bronze "Loot Courtesan" medal.25
    Judge, Jury and ExecutionerGet a kill with every possible execution finishing move (any mode).10
    LambencyExecute an Epic employee, or someone who already has Lambency, in Versus multiplayer (any mode).50
    Level 10Reach level 10.10
    Level 15Reach level 15.15
    Level 25Reach level 25.25
    Level 5Reach level 5.5
    Level 50Reach level 50.50
    Look at That, Instant Summer.Story Progression in Act 5 Chapter 2 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Lost Your Good Driver DiscountStory Progression in Act 3 Chapter 3 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Marcus, It's Your FatherStory Progression in Prologue (Standard or Arcade).5
    My Fellow GearsComplete all Campaign Acts in Co-op (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).50
    My Turf! Cougars Territory!Story Progression in Act 1 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Oh Yeah, It's Pirate TimeStory Progression in Act 2 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Ok. Faith. Yeah. Got It.Story Progression in Act 5 Chapter 5 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Okay, Now We Find HoffmanStory Progression in Act 2 Chapter 1 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Pack RatRecover 20 Campaign Collectibles (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).10
    Putting it Scientifically…Story Progression in Act 1 Chapter 6 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Ready for MoreComplete all campaign Acts on Casual or Normal Difficulty (Standard or Arcade).50
    Remember the FallenRecover all 15 COG Tags during the Campaign (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).15
    Respect for the Dead (secret)Your respect for the dead earned you access to Griffin's special weapons stash.5
    Seriously 3.0Reach level 100 and earn every Onyx medal.100
    SocialiteEarn the Onyx "War Supporter" medal.70
    Swimmin' in Glowie GravyStory Progression in Act 1 Chapter 2 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Thanks For Flying GasBag AirwaysStory Progression in Act 2 Chapter 7 (Standard or Arcade).10
    That's Just CrazyComplete all campaign Acts on Insane Difficulty (Standard or Arcade).75
    The Versus Sampler PlatterComplete one match of all six Versus game modes (Standard or Casual).10
    Think You Can Handle That?Story Progression in Act 4 Chapter 3 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Wait, What Time is it?Earn the maximum Consecutive Match Bonus in Versus multiplayer (Standard or Casual).10
    Was it Good For You?Story Progression in Act 3 Chapter 2 (Standard or Arcade).10
    We Few, We Happy Few...Complete all Campaign Acts in 4 player Co-op (any difficulty, Standard or Arcade).50
    We Struck Gold, Son!Story Progression in Act 1 Chapter 3 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Welcome To -redacted-Story Progression in Act 4 Chapter 6 (Standard or Arcade).10
    Welcome to Arcade ModeComplete 5 Arcade Campaign chapters in co-op (any difficulty).10
    Welcome to Beast ModeSurvive all 12 waves of Beast mode (any difficulty, any map).10
    Welcome to Horde ModeSurvive the first 10 waves of Horde mode (any difficulty, any map).10
    Welcome to the Big LeaguesDemonstrate your skill in Casual Versus multiplayer.0
    Welcome to VersusKill 10 enemies in Team Deathmatch (Standard or Casual).10
    Wreaking Locust VengenceGet a kill with every Locust monster in Beast mode (any difficulty).10
    You're Dead! Now Stay Dead!Story Progression in Act 5 Chapter 6 (Standard or Arcade).10

    Contributed By: R351D3NT3V1L4 and Guard Master.

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