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THIS! IS! ANNEX! in Gears of War

THIS! IS! ANNEX!197 (40)

Complete 100 multiplayer matches of 3+ rounds in Annex and capture 3 objectives in each match

  • Unlocked by 11,706 tracked gamers (44% - TA Ratio = 4.92) 26,593  

Achievement Guide for THIS! IS! ANNEX!

Shadow Enz
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Posted on 12 November 09 at 15:31, Edited on 08 May 13 at 02:13
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*Update* It's reported that the achievement is now buggy, and may not unlock when it's supposed to, but shortly after. Check the comments. Many people (lately) have been reporting to unlock it around 112 - 115 matches.

The actual requirement is that you are the player getting the cap in a game that is at least 3 rounds, and you have at least 3 caps. Each round nets 2 caps, thus, 120 is plenty (60 seconds per cap).

Best way to do this is in a local game, 3 rounds, time set to 120, with 2 controllers/profiles (it's ok for the 2nd profile to be silver). The FASTEST way to do this is on Raven Down, which is part of one of the free map packs. It's the smallest map of the game and it only has 1 weapon with 2 spawn locations -- frag grenades. Their spawn locations will be the annex locations. They're located on the bed of pickup trucks right in front of both team spawn locations. So if the annex isn't at your spawn, it's at the opposite spawn.

At 120 each round caps take 2 minutes, and with all the extra loading time, round countdowns, etc, each win takes about 7.5 minutes. Multiply that by 100 and you've got the length of time it will take to get this achievement. The 2nd player does not have to have an XBox Live account, as "local game" is not done over XBox Live.

Personally, I did most of the other DLC map achievements (20 round wins on each dlc map) while going for annex, but I haven't done the math yet if it's in fact faster to just do warzone for those and leave the annex's to Raven Down.

You figure if it takes 30 seconds to reach the enemy spawn in all DLC maps (maybe longer for bullet marsh, maybe shorter for most others), then in fact it would be saving you time to just do local warzones for those map specific achievements and focus on Raven Down for the annex achievement.

Do a little bit at a time, since 750 minutes is a long time, so spread it out. Be patient and this achievement will unlock. Since you're the only person making the caps, all the caps go to you, and at 120 seconds, you get 6 caps (2 per round) by the end of the match.

So yeah, happy grinding!
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