First Among Equals achievement in Gears of War 3

First Among Equals

Earn the Silver "Number 1" medal.

First Among Equals0
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How to unlock the First Among Equals achievement

  • Nikke84Nikke841,256,584
    19 Sep 2011 15 Sep 2011 12 Oct 2011
    529 9 68
    UPDATE: Solution completely remade, found a way to earn this achievement in about 30 minutes. See my attached video.
    In short, load up Act 2 Chapter 2 with 2 controllers plugged in, make sure you put one of the characters as far up the last hill, as close to the door as possible when the checkpoint at the very end of the chapter occurs. Finish the chapter, pause during the cutscene and reload checkpoint.
    Run up the hill and finish the chapter again and just keep repeating.

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    DemianNice man really good guide, upvoted :)
    Posted by Demian on 29 Sep 16 at 18:33
    HKTR2June 2019. This still works. Upvoting!
    Posted by HKTR2 on 14 Jun 19 at 14:20
    Sir LagselotJan 2020, still works. Upvoted 👌
    Posted by Sir Lagselot on 05 Jan 20 at 14:15
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  • EaglesFan520EaglesFan520194,933 194,933 GamerScore
    27 Sep 2011 27 Sep 2011 12 Aug 2013
    120 12 16
    This achievement requires you to finish in first place for 60 arcade chapters. One of the easiest ways to do this is to sign in a guest controller, and then play arcade on the prologue mission (Act 1, Chapter 1). This level is much shorter than chapter 7 in act 2, and in addition to that, you can't even die or take damage (as far as I know), so difficulty isn't that important (I did it on casual to be safe though).

    Just play that level and once it goes to the next chapter, back out to the main menu, then rinse and repeat for an easy achievement. Reloading the checkpoint is faster than backing out to the main menu.

    Also, just in case anyone is wondering, you MUST either have a guest signed in or someone playing with you to get the ribbon. Playing by yourself will not work.

    EDIT: I've added a video, it was made by Lucid Dreams84 (he also sent it to me). Thanks man!

    ***You can also use this method to farm points for the king of cog medal (where you have to earn points in arcade) by putting the game on insane and putting on any hard mutators (such as friendly fire and no ammo pickups). No ammo pickups is a good one to put on because you have unlimited ammo for this level. (It may also be a good idea to put on super reload, and then combine that with some hard mutators, just to speed up the process). This is also a good way to farm Aficionado (play a certain amount of chapters of arcade). Chapter 7 in act 2 is actually the best chapter for farming points, and you can get an easy 10X multiplier, but do the prologue if you are going for both king of the cog and Aficionado***
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    I got rid of this game a while ago, so I forget the specific requirements, but you should be able to see how to unlock them somewhere on the stats page. I think it's under unlocks, then just click on mutators. Again I'm not really sure because I don't have the game anymore, sorry.
    Posted by EaglesFan520 on 16 Nov 12 at 15:00
    OnzaDoes guest account need Gold or can this be done local split screen? Don't own the game, yet, but I'm thinking about it.
    Posted by Onza on 12 Apr 13 at 14:28
    Lord BaneJ@ Onza - Guest account do not need to have Gold. However you need to select 'public match' for it to count.
    Posted by Lord BaneJ on 24 May 15 at 18:25
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