Horde Command Pack Title Update

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Horde Command Pack Title Update

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It's Hammer Time!

Achieve Level 4 in Horde Command Center fortifications.

It's Hammer Time!+0.4
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How to unlock the It's Hammer Time! achievement

  • Iam918Iam91882,410
    02 Nov 2011 02 Nov 2011 03 Nov 2011
    147 8 36
    Takes $40000 to get Horde Command Center (HCC) to lvl 4.
    HCC costs $1000 to purchase.


    **Even Faster - should be 2x as fast**
    Thanks to FrogInTheStreet for this!

    This method will take you roughly 15 waves @ 30 purchases of HCC's @ an average of 40s per wave (15ish min total)

    Requirement:Horde
    Difficulty:Insane (120%)
    Start wave:1
    Map:Thrashball
    Mutators:Enemy Regeneration, Friendly Fire, No Ammo Pickups (25%)
    2 Controller

    Put on Local party for game. 2nd controller can be guest.

    There are 2 HCC's opened up with the Command Post (CP) just outside the Blue Locker Room. There's one at the blue pillar/sandbags and one in grenade spawn.

    Start the game, have guest give Main profile its cash. W/ Main go purchase CP just outside the Blue Locker Room. There will then be 2 HCC's you can purchase @ $1000 each, buying one will not raise the price of the other.

    Head back to your 2nd profile and kill each other w/ smoke grenade tag.

    Restart the wave from the Beginning.


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    **Original**
    This method will take you roughly 30 waves @ 30 purchases of HCC's @ an average of 40s per (30ish min total)

    Credit for this goes to AMoDo94 over @ x360a
    http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=33...

    It is assumed you have Turret @ level 8 and a minimum of Friendly Fire for mutators. This goes faster w/ FF and 2 other Hard mutators.

    Requirement:Horde
    Difficulty:Insane (120%)
    Start wave:1
    Map:Checkout
    Mutators:Enemy Regeneration, Friendly Fire, No Ammo Pickups (25%)
    2 Controller

    Put on Local party for game. 2nd controller can be guest.

    The only Command Center on Checkout is at the Checkout just across from the Command Post.

    Start the game go purchase CP @ checkout and then purchase HCC.
    Head back to your 2nd profile and kill each other w/ smoke grenade tag.

    Restart the wave from the Beginning.

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    Quick leveling guide for your turrets:
    Credit goes to Int3rnalF3ar
    http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=33...

    Same concept as leveling the HCC, you will need to give the $ from guest to yourself as purchasing a turret costs $1500.

    Two controllers.
    Map: I chose Blood Drive but any map would work (recommend small maps)
    Difficulty: Insane
    Mutators: Friendly Fire (required) + any two other hard mutators
    Wave: 1
    I used guest to give $ to Main, equip'd smoke (make sure to do this after giving $) and then station him near the CP. Then I'd purchase CP and Turret w/ main, would use extra $500 on decoy if one was close, and then smoke tagged each other to end wave.

    Following this method I was averaging 45 - 50s per wave. That's from start of wave to the end of point tally after death. I went from about half through lvl 4 to lvl 8 turrets in about 90min.

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    *And checkout Tarzakul's Solution! He adds some great info & examples on why difficulties matter*

    *added faster way to get this - Thanks FrogInTheStreet - 11/2/11*
    *updated cost for lvl 4 - Thanks Tarzakul - 11/02/11*
    *Added some info on leveling turrets - 11/03/11*

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    ReaboGreat guide. For people who prefer to see the guide also, i made a video to accompany the text

    http://youtu.be/XYl1TFBRFgU

    Feel free to include it in the guide :)
    Posted by Reabo on 24 Jun 13 at 09:57
    Darkness727420So im cofused. Do i just keep buying the command center and then suiciding every time I respawn?
    Posted by Darkness727420 on 29 Mar 17 at 22:43
    PHANTOM JJIf you still need points, kills, ect... just wait for the round to start and hit the two Command Centers. Easy kills, easy points, easy medals. Just make sure if you pass wave 1 whenever you die, RESTART FROM BEGINNING.
    Posted by PHANTOM JJ on 02 Mar 18 at 01:47
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  • Tho RadiaTho Radia177,713
    02 Nov 2011 01 Nov 2011 09 Nov 2011
    68 6 17
    I wont bother saying 'You need to kill (or assist a kill) a Locust/lambent for cash and then spend it, that's fairly obvious.

    To unlock Command Center you need to spend $360,000 (level 8) on manual turrets.

    To reach level 4, you need to spend $40'000 on the CC.


    What i will say is that Difficulty and Mutators matter, putting it on Causal with x3 -25% exp Mutators on will mean the cash you spend (Not earn, what you earn is always constant) is worth less.

    For example in the above situation (Casual, x3 -25% exp Mutators) your 1'000 you spend on an Autoturret (or any other structure) isn't actually worth 1'000 exp towards its level, its worth much much less.

    If you reverse this, (Insane, x3 +10% exp Mutators) then the cash you Earn is worth more when you spend it.

    The exact numbers for the difficulty Cash mulitpliers are:

    Casual = 50%, normal = 80%, hardcore = 100%, and insane = 120%

    So spend 1'000 while playing in Casual (With no Mutators active) you will only get 500 towards that Fortification (And only 1'200 towards it on Insane)

    This can be useful for getting the 'What does this button do?' Achievement as the Silverback needs a lot of exp to level up.
    Gears of War 3What Does This Button Do?The What Does This Button Do? achievement in Gears of War 3 worth 198 pointsGet 500 Silverback rocket kills in Horde (any map, any difficulty).

    You can check how much you need to 'Spend' by selecting 'Stats and Awards' on the main menu, then instead of scrolling across, scroll down to 'Horde' (Second one down, it should default to 'Verses').

    This will show you your current Horde levels, your fortification exp (up to the point you max it out, then you no longer gain exp) and how much you need to rank it up to the next level.

    To conclude, if you can handle it, you will level the Command Center (and others) up much faster if you ramp up the Difficulty and add a Hard mutator or two.

    Edit: Thanks to Iam918 (again...) for the info on exp needed to unlock the Command Center.
    Edit: Thanks to AHs Chaozz for the info on exp needed for level 4.
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    See u in helllall right thanks
    Posted by See u in helll on 03 Nov 11 at 18:52
    HolyHalfDeadYou don't even need the DLC to get this achievement.
    Posted by HolyHalfDead on 18 Sep 12 at 11:36
    Tho RadiaReally? i thought you couldn't activate them without it, Are you sure?
    Posted by Tho Radia on 23 Sep 12 at 08:48
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