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It's Hammer Time! in Gears of War 3

It's Hammer Time!96 (50)

Achieve Level 4 in Horde Command Center fortifications.

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Achievement Guide for It's Hammer Time!

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Iam918
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Achievement won on 02 Nov 11
TA Score for this game: 1,838
Posted on 02 November 11 at 03:19, Edited on 03 November 11 at 15:48
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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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