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Gears of War 3


Unlockable COG Characters

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Receive the Big Money Onyx Medal or “Like” the Gears of War 3 Facebook page to get an unlock code.Aaron Griffin
Preorder code with purchase of the Gears of War 3 Limited or Epic Edition.Adam Fenix
Reach Level 75.Anthony Carmine
Reach Level 34.Benjamin Carmine
Receive the silver Allfathers medal.Chairman Prescott
Reach Level 45.Civilian Anya
Reach Level 30.Classic Baird
Reach Level 23.Classic Cole
Reach Level 17.Classic Dom
Receive the silver Veteran medal.Classic Marcus
Reach Level 14.Clayton Carmine
Reach Level 2.COG Gear
Play the multiplayer beta.Cole Train
Reach Level 50.Colonel Hoffman
Preorder code from GameStop.Commando Dom
Reach Level 7.Dizzy Wallin
Receive the bronze War Supporter medal.Golden Gear
Reach Level 10.Jace Stratton
Preorder code from Best Buy.Mechanic Baird
Reach Level 4.Samantha Byrne
Receive the gold MVP medal.Superstar Cole
Finish the campaign on any difficulty level.Unarmored Marcus

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Unlockable Locust Multiplayer Characters

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Reach Level 5.Beast Rider
Reach Level 26.Flame Grenadier
Receive the gold Master-at-Arms medal.Golden Hunter
Receive the gold Rifleman medal.Golden Miner
Reach Level 39.Grenadier
Reach Level 8.Hunter
Reach Level 60.Hunter Elite
Receive the gold Medic medal.Kantus
Reach Level 3.Miner
Preorder code from Walmart.Savage Grenadier Elite
Preorder code from Amazon.com.Savage Kantus
Complete Beast Mode without failing, on all difficulties.Savage Theron Guard
Receive the bronze Headshot medal.Sniper
Reach Level 20.Spotter
Reach Level 12.Theron Guard
Play Gears of War 3 the week before and during the SuperbowlThrashball Drone

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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
In any mode, unlock the Hail Mary ribbon 100 times.Big Explosions
In Horde Mode, unlock the Gold Horder medal.Big Head
In Versus Mode, unlock the Gold Shock Trooper medal.Comet
In Arcade Mode, unlock the Silver Afficianado medal.Enemy Regeneration
In Arcade Mode, unlock the Silver King of Cog medal.Flower Blood
In Co-op Campaign, complete the co-op campaign with four players.Friendly Fire
In Horde Mode, unlock the Combat Engineer ribbon 100 times.Infinite Ammo
In Beast Mode, play as a Wretch and score 200 kills.Instagib Melee
Unlock the Bronze Tour of Duty, For the Horde, I’m a Beast, and Warmonger medals.Laugh Track
Unlock the Silver Active Reloader medal.Must Active Reload
In Beast Mode, unlock the Gold Investor medal.Pinata
In Versus Mode, unlock the Bronze Master at Arms medal.Super Reload
In Versus Mode, unlock the Executioner ribbon 100 times.Vampire

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Unlockable Xbox Live Avatar Rewards

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Get the "Welcome to Horde mode" achievement for beating Horde mode.Horde Shirt
Get the "Welcome to Beast Mode" achievement for beating Beast mode.Locust Drone Mask
Beat the campaign on any difficulty.Marcus' Doo-rag

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Weapon Skin Unlockables

These skins can be unlocked by earning achievements or ribbons

UnlockableHow to Unlock
Complete the campaign in all three gamesChrome Gnasher
Earn the "Dirty, Dirty Horde" achievement in Gears of War 2.Chrome Hammerburst
Earn the "Don't Hate The Player" achievement in "Gears of War."Chrome Lancer
Earn the "Domination" achievement in Gears of WarChrome Retro Lancer
Have at least 1 achievement unlocked from the PC version of Gears of WarChrome Sawed-Off
Unlock the "Welcome to Versus" achievementCrimson Omen Gnasher
Unlock the "Welcome to Beast Mode" achievementCrimson Omen Hammerburst
12+2 X-Box LIVE gold subscription promotion OR Microsoft Expertzone promotion OR purchase from the X-Box LIVE marketplaceCrimson Omen Lancer
Unlock the "Welcome to Horde Mode" achievementCrimson Omen Retro Lancer
Unlock the "Welcome to Arcade Mode" achievementCrimson Omen Sawed-Off
Win a match in every Forces of Nature map while playing GuardianFL4K Skin Set
Unlocked by playing (and completing) 1 match during the Gears 3 Beta from 5/9/11 to 5/15/11Flame Gnasher
Unlocked by playing (and completing) 1 match during the Gears 3 Beta from 4/18/11 to 4/24/11Flame Hammerburst
Unlocked by playing (and completing) 1 match during the Gears 3 Beta from 4/25/11 to 5/1/11Flame Lancer
Unlocked by playing (and completing) 1 match during the Gears 3 Beta from 5/2/11 to 5/8/11Flame Sawed-Off
Unlock the Veteran Gear achievement in "Gears of War 2."Gold Gnasher
Have the Gold Hammerburst from "Gears of War 2" or play a multiplayer match of "Gears of War 3" in the first week.Gold Hammerburst
.Have the Gold Lancer from "Gears of War 2" or play a multiplayer match of "Gears of War 3" in the first week.Gold Lancer
Reach level 100 in "Gears of War 3."Gold Omen Weapon Set
Unlocked in "Gears of War 3" beta for getting 100 kills with the Gold Retro Lancer.Gold Retro Lancer
Unlock the Commando achievement in "Gears of War."Gold Sawed-Off
Jack-in-the-Box fast food promotion OR purchase from the X-Box LIVE marketplace starting January 2012Green Liquid Metal Set
Complete the campaign on InsaneImpossible Skin Set
Included with the Limited Edition Gears of War 3 controller, limited Edition Gears of War 3 console, or the Epic Edition of Gears of War 3Infected Omen Set
While 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)Ivory Skin Set
Included with the purchase of the Season Pass on the X-Box LIVE marketplaceLiquid Metal Set
Earn the Onyx medal of each starting weapons respectivelyOnyx Weapon Set
Once you level to 100 go in to your stats & awards; then press X to re-upRe-Up Skin Set 1
Once you level to 100 the second time and re-up'd once go in to your stats & awards; then press X to re-upRe-Up Skin Set 2
Once you level to 100 the third time and re-up'd twice go in to your stats & awards; then press X to re-upRe-Up Skin Set 3
Earn the Gold "Veteran" medalTeam Insignia Hammerburst
Earn the Silver "Veteran" medalTeam Insignia Lancer
Earn the Bronze "Veteran" medalTeam Insignia Retro Lancer
Earn the Onyx "Veteran" medalTeam Insignia Shotgun Set

Contributed By: Knightrunner369, DAMIDDLEFINGER, son_of_broly, and Brokaliv.

Easter Eggs


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!

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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.

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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.

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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.