Simple way to earn the Onyx Medal Achievement.

#1 Posted by JTB123 (1046 posts) -

Kind of stumbled upon this while playing this part on my insane run, you earn a crazy amount of points by playing through chapter 1 of Act 3. You'll need 7.5 mill for the onyx medal, or you could just complete the campaign on insane, but this is not only quicker, but also a ton more fun as playing solo insane is beyond frustrating.  I've put a couple of improvements to the video in the description as I found them out later, my best score for this section is 704,170 and it took about 20 minutes.  
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8vP0Nl112U 
 
Hope this helps out anyone that wants the achievement. 

#2 Edited by EuanDewar (4681 posts) -

Gears of War is, something I go fucking crazy for

*throws down pen*

#3 Posted by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -

Thanks, I already got an Onyx for interacting with objects by pressing X by the Thrashball machine 4000 times, but I'll do this too

#4 Posted by HistoryInRust (6267 posts) -

This is an excellent tip. Thanks, duder!

#5 Posted by JTB123 (1046 posts) -
@RandomHero666 said:
Thanks, I already got an Onyx for interacting with objects by pressing X by the Thrashball machine 4000 times, but I'll do this too
Holy crap, that is hardcore farming. 
#6 Posted by Scottish_Sin (221 posts) -

Thanks for this. Being using it to get that Force Multiplier achievement as well.

#7 Posted by OmegaPirate (5523 posts) -

Will be sure to try this, thanks

#8 Edited by GunstarRed (4992 posts) -

Or just play the game. Most of those medals come naturally with play of certain modes. I played a bunch of horde and I have nearly 3 onyx medals already for certain things. This hardly needs effort if youre playing semi regularly.
#9 Posted by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -
@JTB123 said:
@RandomHero666 said:
Thanks, I already got an Onyx for interacting with objects by pressing X by the Thrashball machine 4000 times, but I'll do this too
Holy crap, that is hardcore farming. 
The medal is for doing it 2000 times but I had to do it 4000 times for whatever reason, didn't take that long as I was watching a film while tapping X.
 
Also.. there is a "prestige" thing where if you meet the requirements for Onyx again after you get Onyx a number replaces the 4 stars.... anyone know if there's any benefit in doing that?

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