Capital Punishment achievement in Gears of War

Capital Punishment

Kill 100 enemies in ranked matches with an execution

Capital Punishment+0.1
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How to unlock the Capital Punishment achievement

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

    An execution kill is when you kill an enemy at close range when they are downed. Approach the enemy, and standing close, shoot their body (or head). You will know if you have performed a successful execution if the icon in the corner of your screen indicates a similar image to that of the achievement picture (seen in the upper left-hand corner of this page.

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    NickMon68So Chainsaws, dont count towards this ?
    Posted by NickMon68 on 12 Jun 12 at 16:27
    GTAmissions1No. If person A gets downed and you chainsaw him, it is a chainsaw kill and not an execution. It is just the same with the Curb Stomp. If you kill a downed person and you use the curb stomp, the kill will count as a curb stomp, but not an execution. Just to be safe for execution kills, I would use the pistol and melee with the the gun. If you shoot a downed guy and you are too close, it is a weapon kill.
    Posted by GTAmissions1 on 28 Jul 12 at 21:52
    LordSmorcI've been seeing boosting sessions for this lately where players are aiming for the downed person's head. You don't need to do this, just shoot them whilst they're down. As long as you get the execution symbol in the kill feed it will count. You can even do executions whilst suicide boosting for the seriously achievement!
    Posted by LordSmorc on 06 Feb at 02:50
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  • CHRI5T0PH5RCHRI5T0PH5R199,740
    21 Oct 2009 18 Nov 2010
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    This achievement is fairly easy to get and just requires you to down an enemy, then either melee hit them or shoot them so get a melee kill. The icon for an execution kill is similar to the achievement image. The achievement can easily be unlocked if you are boosting and if you intend on getting an execution kill everytime then simply shoot an enemy in the legs using the lancer or pistol to down them then shoot them or melee them however but be quick if your not in a boosting session as someone may try and take your kill.
    Also, watch out if your playing a match with a quick bleedout time as ifyour enemy bleeds out before you reach them then you cant get a kill or if your on Execution then they may get up again so be quick to finish them off while they're down.
  • Capricious KiwiCapricious Kiwi187,402
    22 Apr 2012 10 Jul 2012
    21 2 1
    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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    Good advice, I will definitely try this out, it's certainly worth a try. You may have finally cracked the code to properly unlocking Seriously and the weapon kills on time.
    Posted on 17 Jul 12 at 03:52
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