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THIS! IS! ANNEX! achievement in Gears of War

THIS! IS! ANNEX!

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

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5 guidesOnline/Offline - These achievements can be obtained in either an online or offline game mode.Versus - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players in a face off gamemode who have met the achievement requirements.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.Buggy - - These achievements may unlock after the requirements have been met or not at all.

How to unlock the THIS! IS! ANNEX! achievement

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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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    Moiky OneUff, I finally did it, first I completed 20 in Purdy Mouth, then 20 in All That Juice, 20 in Mind the Gap and 20 in Green Thumb, in theory I only needed 20 to complete the 100 in Annex, but it was not like that, I played Annex 20 in Raven Down, they did not give me the achievement, I tried another 20 and also, after I spent days without entering the game, I played 1, 2 or 3 games all in 3 rounds-120, until finally I was given the achievement, I do not know if in the end I jump in 150 games, but I never lost faith headspin
    Posted by Moiky One on 03 Jun 19 at 09:09
    Dr MartyGot this after the 101st match.

    Played 42, 36, and finally 23 matches. always finished with a 1-rounder warzone match.
    Posted by Dr Marty on 12 Aug 19 at 00:56
    A Big RadroachCan confirm that you can earn this via Backwards Compatibility.
    Follow the guide as stated but just write down somewhere how many games you've completed and also a little note of how many sessions of grinding you've done to take away from the games completed
    Posted by A Big Radroach on 17 Aug 19 at 21:56
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  • HolyHalfDeadHolyHalfDead536,572
    07 Jun 2012 01 Jun 2012 16 Nov 2013
    126 6 24
    HIDDEN FRONTS AND TITLE UPDATE ACHIEVEMENT GUIDE

    This guide is for getting all the 'Hidden Fronts' Multiplayer Map Pack 2 for Gears of War and Title Update for Gears of War achievements in 14 - 16 hours.

    Requirements: One Xbox 360, two controllers, another profile (does not need to be Gold or Live), Multiplayer Map Pack 1 DLC (Free), Multiplayer Map Pack 2 DLC (Free) - Downloadable from Xbox Marketplace

    Rounds and matches completed against a powered off second controller do count (thanks ditogi) so it doesn't need to be a wired controller.

    Recommended: Pen and paper (or more modern equivalent)

    I recommend you keep track of you progress. Copy or print the following list and each time you complete one of the objectives, mark it down. This does not all need to be completed in one session or in the same order, just don't lose the piece of paper and you can pick up from where you left off.

    Inconceivable! [20 rounds]
    Nub Pwn3r [20 rounds]
    Mind the Gap [20 matches]
    All That Juice [20 matches]
    Green Thumb [20 matches]
    Purdy Mouth [20 matches]
    You Down With E.P.I.C? [6 matches] Raven Down, Subway, Process, Garden, Bullet Marsh, Old Bones
    THIS! IS! ANNEX! [100 matches]

    Sign second controller in with another profile and start Versus on Local, you as COG and the other profile as Locust.

    Create an Annex game, 120 to win, 3 rounds on Raven Down.

    Raven Down has only two objective capture points, both are for frag grenades in the back of a truck. First move Locust to the active objective, but do not enter the ring. Next move COG into the ring and once it has been captured move COG out and move Locust in (you must do this within 5 seconds). Now move COG to the other objective capture point and wait 4 minutes and COG will win the round. Put a mark against Inconceivable! Repeat for two more rounds to win the match and put a mark against THIS! IS! ANNEX! and cross out Raven Down. Keep going for 6 matches and 2 rounds and you will get:
    Gears of WarInconceivable!The Inconceivable! achievement in Gears of War worth 126 pointsWin 20 rounds of multiplayer matches in Annex by fewer than 5 points
    (90 minutes)

    For the 3rd round of the 7th match, instead start by moving COG into the objective ring. As soon as it is captured move COG to the other objective capture point and wait 2 minutes and COG will win the round and match. Put a mark next to Nub Pwn3r and THIS! IS! ANNEX! Keep repeating this for 3 rounds for 52 more matches (390 minutes). After 6 matches and 1 round you will get:
    Gears of WarNub Pwn3rThe Nub Pwn3r achievement in Gears of War worth 105 pointsWin 20 rounds of multiplayer matches in Annex by shutting out the opposing team
    (50 minutes)

    Once you have 59 marks against THIS! IS! ANNEX! return to the menu and create an Annex game, 120 to win, 3 rounds on Subway.

    Unlike Raven Down, Subway has several objective capture points. Move COG into the objective ring and when it is captured move to one of the other map weapons. After one minute you might get lucky and find the objective has moved to where you are, if not move COG into the new objective ring. Repeat for 3 rounds and then put a mark against Mind the Gap and cross out Subway. Keep going for 20 matches and you will get:
    Gears of WarMind the GapThe Mind the Gap achievement in Gears of War worth 63 pointsWin 20 multiplayer matches of 3+ rounds in any game type on the Subway multiplayer map
    (180 - 210 minutes)

    Return to the menu and create an Annex game, 120 to win, 3 rounds on Process.

    As with Subway, move COG into the objective ring and when it is captured move to one of the other map weapons and move COG into the new objective ring if necessary. Repeat for 3 rounds and then put a mark against All That Juice and cross out Process. Keep going for 20 matches you will get:
    Gears of WarAll That JuiceThe All That Juice achievement in Gears of War worth 64 pointsWin 20 multiplayer matches of 3+ rounds in any game type on the Process multiplayer map
    (180 - 210 minutes)

    Return to the menu and create a Warzone game, 3 rounds on Garden.

    Move Locust into the green house where they will die. Repeat for 3 rounds and then put a mark against Green Thumb and cross out Garden. After 20 matches (which will take less than 30 minutes compared with the hours it would take on Annex) you will get:
    Gears of WarGreen ThumbThe Green Thumb achievement in Gears of War worth 63 pointsWin 20 multiplayer matches of 3+ rounds in any game type on the Garden multiplayer map
    (30 minutes)

    Return to the menu and create a Warzone game, 5 seconds bleed out, 3 rounds on Bullet Marsh.

    Move Locust up the slope and round the corner into the dark area where they will be downed by krill and bleed out. Repeat for 3 rounds and then put a mark against Purdy Mouth and cross out Bullet Marsh. After 20 matches (which will take less than 40 minutes compared with the hours it would take on Annex) you will get:
    Gears of WarPurdy MouthThe Purdy Mouth achievement in Gears of War worth 66 pointsWin 20 multiplayer matches of 3+ rounds in any game type on the Bullet Marsh multiplayer map
    (40 minutes)

    Return to the menu and create an Annex game, 120 to win, 3 rounds on Old Bones.

    Repeat what you did on Subway and Process for 3 rounds then cross out Old Bones (10 minutes). After just 1 match you should get:
    Gears of WarYou Down With E.P.I.C?The You Down With E.P.I.C? achievement in Gears of War worth 53 pointsWin a multiplayer match of 3+ rounds in any game type on 6 different downloadable maps
    Gears of WarTHIS! IS! ANNEX!The THIS! IS! ANNEX! achievement in Gears of War worth 212 pointsComplete 100 multiplayer matches of 3+ rounds in Annex and capture 3 objectives in each match

    If you do not get THIS! IS! ANNEX!, return to the menu and create an Annex game, 3 rounds, 120 to win on Raven Down. Keep winning matches as you did for the Nub Pwn3r achievement and marking them down until you get the achievement. By my count I had to complete 104 Annex matches.
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    TrevisI'm playing on annex but if you look from my online profile it says assassination?
    Posted by Trevis on 25 Aug 14 at 13:56
    CRO5573YI've been playing these annex games for absolutely ages. Talk about thinking highly of your game EPIC. Great guide mate. Thumbs up!
    Posted by CRO5573Y on 30 Dec 14 at 22:29
    BoGcHiKaVery well written guide. I followed it to a T. Good work!
    Posted by BoGcHiKa on 02 Mar 15 at 11:00
  • yeahwhatever84yeahwhatever84394,544
    03 Sep 2010 31 Aug 2010 01 Aug 2011
    91 3 10
    This is more of a guide to speed up how long this takes. As the other guides seem to do a good job of explaining how to actually do it
    As per usual 120 points per round, Raven Down, 2nd controller signed in (which doesnt have to be signed to xbox live even if you are).
    Now trigger the first checkpoint then when it starts counting down move your character to the opposite side (both points are by the grenades at the back of the 2 trucks).
    The countdown will continue and as your character is at the next checkpoint already you wont need to do anythin for nearly 2 mins instead of having to move your character every min or so.
    Again this will only save you 10-20 secs each round but 3 rounds x 100 games x 10 secs all adds up

    Hope this little bit of info helps :)

    If you put negative please explain why. Thank you
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    yeahwhatever843 rounds is the minimum you need to do
    Posted by yeahwhatever84 on 07 Sep 11 at 22:33
    Almighty AllahVery nice addition. Anything that saves me an hour will get a thumbs up!
    Posted by Almighty Allah on 12 Sep 11 at 09:57
    ParadoxReal8It saves more then that. The fact that we just need to move for a few seconds at the begginning of each round thanks to that information allow us to do other thing. It is really helpful. Thanks!
    Posted by ParadoxReal8 on 16 Feb 17 at 04:29
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