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Gears of War 3

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Enriched and Fortified in Gears of War 3

Enriched and Fortified18 (10)

Complete all 50 waves of Horde mode (any difficulty, any map).

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Achievement Guide for Enriched and Fortified

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Achievement won on 24 Sep 11
TA Score for this game: 4,859
Posted on 24 September 11 at 16:27, Edited on 28 November 11 at 08:57
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I just wanna confirm that you can use positive mutators and still get the achievement.

I've just done 50 waves of Horde in 1 sitting with the Super Reload mutator turned on and both of us got the achievement for completing 50 waves.

Another lad joined in (by invite) for the last 5 waves (which was all he needed) and he got the achievement as well. His waves 1 - 45 were done with other gamers and without mutators so mixing and matching makes no difference either.

For reference I never played this game before the patch was released.

EDIT - I've since been through all 50 waves on Insane with the Super Reload, Infinite Ammo and Instagib Melee mutators active. Everyone got their Ribbons, Medals and Achievements as expected so in my experience mutators don't affect any kind of progression in any way with the exception of the +\- XP% that's intrinsic to the mutators you use.

EDIT 2 - Mutators don't void ribbons, medals or achievements for playing the campaign on Insane. Did this yesterday and everything unlocked for everyone playing.

EDIT 3 - My advice for 50 waves on Insane - regular Lancers and Hammerbursts, play on Gridlock and have at the bare minimum the Super Reload mutator. If there're 5 players then no more than 2 should have a Hammerburst. I'll call the entrance near where you spawn the back entrance. Build a sentry gun and barbed wire to help the guy/guys in that room. I suggest razor wire for this as it'll last longer than laser fences when tickers come out and doesn't cost too much. Offset the players by having more defending on the side nearest the centre of the map. Keep focusing on the active reloads as Super Reload makes your Lancer more powerful than even a Mulcher or the Silverback's chaingun. Keep your head down (remember you are playing on Insane) and if you've also got Infinite Ammo don't be afraid to blind fire your way through the rest of the clip just to get a Super Reload in. Boss waves can be frustrating depending on what you have to fight. Lambent Berserkers are a pain no matter what. All I can say is kill everything else and then everyone get into the centre of the map. There's plenty of cover to block the berserkers charges but be aware I've seen it jump over the trashed cars and kill people. Savage Corpsers can be killed from inside your "base" as they often won't come up the stairs. If they do then run for your life and use the same tactics you'd use any other time you face them. Stay in the base for Brumaks keeping your head down and for the love of god don't take cover next to each other. 1 lucky missile can wipe everyone out. If you also have the Instagib Melee then regular Berserkers are a 1 hit kill. Reavers are simply Super Reload fodder but again, don't sit right next to each other in case of a lucky missile/Torque Bow shot
I've done 50 waves on Insane 3 times now and twice there were only 3 of us so the mutators I mentioned above really help a lot.
This is what worked for me but also bare in mind the comment on my solution from RaajTM. I've not used his method myself but I think it would work pretty well.

Suggested Mutators unlocking methods
Instagib Melee - You have to get 200 kills while playing as Wretches. Play on Checkout as most of the cover in the map can be hidden behind and jumped over by a Wretch. I found Wave 3 worked best for me as there're enough humans to get 5+ kills almost every time and the defenses aren't too difficult to deal with. Other than that just keep at it. This is one of the quickest Mutators to unlock in the game and the benefit it gives for Insane Horde/Campaign is fantastic.

Infinite Ammo - 100 Combat Engineer ribbons. There's a splitscreen turret reloading method that's well documented so I won't explain it again. The way I did it was playing Wave 9 on Casual and killing everyone except the last 2/3 enemies and then getting killed. Restart the same wave and repeat until you have every Command Post at your disposal. After that I was starting the wave, killing til I got about $4000 and then getting killed. That amount of money should ensure you can get a combat engineer ribbon regardless of what you have to spend money on. Rinse and repeat. I was able to cycle a wave in 2 minutes including the time it takes to die and the 30 second intro where you can build fortifications. I don't know which of the 2 methods would work out quicker as from what i read about it the turret reloading method requires you to quit back to the main menu and then reload Horde. Take your pick. Just to confirm the Combat Engineer ribbon is one that can be earned multiple times in 1 Horde session so restarting Horde isn't a requirement.

Super Reload - Bronze Master At Arms medal. This is given when you get a bronze medal (100 kills) with both shotguns, both Lancers and the Hammerburst (a total of 500 kills). The quickest way to to do this has got to be Team Deathmatch against Casual bots. You'll annihilate them easily and if you want you can set the game to 35 respawns per team (40 kills to win a round) so you shouldn't need more than 3 rounds with any weapon and you can get away with murder playing against casual AI. In TD you can simply shoot them when they're down for a kill. Chainsaw and Retro-charges count as kills for that weapon and also stack as executions.

If something needs explaining better then all you have to do is ask. If all you're gonna do is down vote this solution without asking/suggesting clarification then go right ahead and see if I care. The ratio of positive to negative votes tells me what I need to know.
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