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Posted by IceColdGamer

Hey guys, just thought I'd make a quick post about the "Seriously 3.0" Achievement in Gears of War 3. If you haven't heard about this enormous achievement then you're missing out on some hardcore achievement news.

Essentially the Seriously 3.0 achievement requires you to obtain all the Onyx Medals and reach Level 100 in Gears 3. This is a monumental task and can easily take many months to complete (although I've already seen many people with the achievement). People should know that this achievement will require hundreds, if not thousands of hours in Multiplayer and the Campaign to finally unlock this Beast.

That's not to say that you can't shave some time of this achievement by using some tips and tricks that I've found all over the web. I thought I'd share a few for those who are gonna attempt to go after this one...

#1 - You can unlock Ribbons and Medals in Private Bot Matches. Medals like the Weapon Kill Medals, The MVP Medals, and Field Service Medals can all be obtained through Versus with Bots. It may feel like cheesing now, but I'm sure a year down the road it'll be nice to be able to scratch away at Multiplayer achievements when the population of the servers dwindles down.

#2 - Kills in Horde 2.0 Mode do NOT count towards your Weapon Medals, but they DO count towards unlocking the weapon executions that come with the kill requirements for that weapon. Example: You can get 200 Kills with you Lancer in the Horde Mode, and will unlock the Lancer Execution for Multiplayer, but you will not unlock the Lancer Specialist Medal until you obtain the kills required in Multiplayer (Bots or Ranked/Unranked).

#3 - Currently the hardest medal to obtain is the 6th Medal on the 1st Row labelled "Vengeful". It requires you to Execute 75 Nemeses in Multiplayer to obtain just the Bronze version. To obtain a Vengeful ribbon (counting towards the 75 required) you must be killed 5 times by the same enemy in a match, and then execute that enemy. I find this medal frustrating as hell as I'm a lowly 27, with about 100 matches under my belt and I have 0/75 because I simply don't get killed by the same enemy 5 times in a match. Here's hoping they decide to tweak that one a bit.

#4 - Executions, Active Reloads, Target Designation, do not count towards their assigned medals when actions are done in Horde Mode. They DO however count when playing against Bots in Versus Mode.

Anyways, good hunting. Just wanted to throw some information out there since a lot of people are still confused by the way the Medal and Ribbon systems work.

Anyone wanting to crank out any multiplayer, horde or even beast mode are welcome to throw me a message on the 360 and I'll be sure to gang up on some Locust scum with them!

Happy Gaming =)

Posted by zombie2011

@IceColdGamer said:

#3 - Currently the hardest medal to obtain is the 6th Medal on the 1st Row labelled "Vengeful". It requires you to Execute 75 Nemeses in Multiplayer to obtain just the Bronze version. To obtain a Vengeful ribbon (counting towards the 75 required) you must be killed 5 times by the same enemy in a match, and then execute that enemy.

There is payback pin in Bad Company 2 that is pretty much the same, and after playing that game for 80+ hours i only got that pin 27 times. And that was for just killing the guy, you could get that from shooting across a map Gears 3 makes you execute the guy.

Posted by MideonNViscera

If they ever patch it so you can't earn this stuff from bots this achievement will be way harder.

I'm quite certain I'll end up with every achievement in Gears 3 except this one. I can't imagine I'll be motivated to go after it right away with all the games coming out soon. Maybe eventually though. It's definitely an achievement that is actually an achievement.

Posted by laserbolts

How do people already have the achievement when it requires you to play in a bunch of gears events that haven't even happened yet?

Posted by clubsandwich

agreed on the Vengeful medal, have played over a 100 matches and I have had only 2 nemeses, which I didn't execute, already gave up on that one, it's impossible to complete, even with bots seems pretty crazy.

Posted by MideonNViscera

Yeah, the Nemesis one with bots would probably take as long as most would online.

Posted by Mike76x

I've played around boosting some of the medals with bots and with my son, and I don't think it would be as difficult as most people think.

I'm not saying it wont take a long time, just not as long as you might think at first.

Posted by IceColdGamer

@laserbolts said:

How do people already have the achievement when it requires you to play in a bunch of gears events that haven't even happened yet?

Obviously cheating in some way shape or form. I've seen one guy online who was 100 with 1000/1000 on a Ranked match so I dunno.

Posted by DougQuaid

I think if you managed to get the game before release, every match you played counted as an "event".

Edited by DeanoXD

those people are clearly cheating, because i have all but three of the achievements one i can't get until epic runs all its events and the 3.0 achievement (which i will most likely never get), the third is a stupid 10 point one i keep flubbing up on. and i have done this by playing the shit out of Gears 3 since midnight of the launch, and i have only unlocked 5 Onyx medals.

FYI, you can farm the Vengeful medal by using a second controller with a signed in guest in a private match or with a friend in a private match.

Posted by IceColdGamer

@DeanoXD:

I know how to cheese the medal but it is such a time-consuming medal that it's ridiculous. Congrats on your 5 Onyx medals dude. That's wicked.

@DougQuaid:

That would make sense I guess. Sucks for the rest of us :)

Posted by DeanoXD

@IceColdGamer: i know and its why i haven't even tried, and i am not good enough or have the time to play all the online matches needed. thnx

Edited by Fravius

Vengeful ribbon: Get 2 controlles, Multiplayer, no Bots, 1 player in each team, kill with one, execute with other. Just saying it isn't THAT hard, but will take an enormous amount of time. :P

Posted by IceColdGamer

Updated.

Posted by IceColdGamer

How is everyone doing on their way towards Seriously 3.0? I've been sidelined by Battlefield 3, Arkham City, and Uncharted 3!