The Money Shot achievement in Gears of War

The Money Shot

Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with a headshot

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How to unlock the The Money Shot achievement

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    This achievement speaks for itself - simply kill one hundred enemies with a headshot in ranked matches.

    Many weapons can perform a headshot, such as the Snub Pistol, the Longshot and the Gnasher Shotgun. The best, surefire way to get a headshot is with the Longshot, and simply picking off the head of an exposed enemy. However, random headshots can be performed with the Gnasher Shotgun, and with the Snub Pistol when aiming at the head.

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    Big Papa RezSnub Pistol is glitchy, So far I have 146 head shot (non executions) kills with it and still no Achievement for either one.
    Posted by Big Papa Rez on 15 Feb 11 at 05:39
    Solario32As original poster stated, easiest to get headshots with longshot. For closer combat, shotgun their head off :)
    Posted by Solario32 on 14 Sep 11 at 15:43
    SpaceWrekshitty achivement.. Have almost 300 hs now
    Posted by SpaceWrek on 05 Dec 14 at 06:55
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  • Capricious KiwiCapricious Kiwi197,741
    04 Mar 2012 10 Jul 2012
    13 0 3
    This isn't really a solution, more some advice for people trying to unlock the various kill related achievements as quickly as possible - at the end of every boosting session you should play a quick one round local match against a second controller before quitting to dashboard or turning off your xbox. I've done this and unlocked Seriously yesterday pretty much bang on 10000 kills. I've also unlocked all the weapon kill achievements after 100 kills.

    I think what's going on is that sometimes, for whatever reason, the progress you make in the last match of a session isn't added to the various achievement counters. I first noticed this when boosting the 'Win 20 matches on map X' achievements - if I won 20 matches in one session the achievement would pop, but if I spread them out across multiple sessions I'd have to play 21, 22, sometimes 23 matches depending on how many sessions it took.

    Of course, it's possible I've just been really, really lucky - there's no way I can prove this works. If people start trying this and it doesn't work out let me know and I'll take this solution down.
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    KungFuBrianYou're full of shit.
    Posted by KungFuBrian on 15 Dec 12 at 07:58
    Capricious KiwiThanks for the awesome constructive feedback dude.
    Posted by Capricious Kiwi on 15 Dec 12 at 08:32
    PsykoRainDancerI have started doing this as common practice, just in case. It seems to be the only logical answer as to why the kill counts are so off from the achievement requirements. Thanks for the info!
    Posted by PsykoRainDancer on 19 Jun 13 at 20:17
  • Titainium QBTitainium QB96,365
    04 Jul 2011 05 Jul 2011 05 Jul 2011
    11 0 0
    This achievement, like many other online weapons achievements for this game, is glitched. I personally unlocked it at around 140 but have seen some people go above 200 just to unlock it.

    You can get this achievement with most weapons such as the gnasher shotgun, longshot, snub pistol, lancer, etc. For some unkown reason some people cannot get this achievement with the longshot while others can't get it with the pistol. My suggestion would be to try and get it with the longshot achievement or with the pistol achievement as you should get it with one of them.

    If you only count the kills that you get that are not in games that either lagged out or had people leave then the final kill count might be closer to 100.
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