RAAM's Shadow

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RAAM's Shadow

Death from Above achievement in Gears of War 3

Death from Above

Using the Hammer of Dawn Command Center, kill 50 Locust.

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How to unlock the Death from Above achievement

  • Panda360xPanda360x243,854
    11 Dec 2011 12 Dec 2011 14 Apr 2012
    187 24 30
    Very easy achievement. But, it only counts kills in the campaign portion of the DLC, not for Hammer kills in Horde. Wait until you get to chapter 4 where you use the Hammer of Dawn (for the second time in Raam's Shadow) and kill all of the running Theron. Keep the cursor just above the bottom seeder so you can kill 3-4.

    Once they've stopped spawning, kill the seeders, which forces you to leave the hammer of dawn screen then pause and reload the checkpoint to do it again.

    Shouldn't take longer than 5 minutes.

    EDIT: Some people are so quick to downvote lol.. The achievement tracker won't appear until you leave the hammer of dawn screen.

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    Solo P3T3R"then pause and reload the checkpoint to do it again" , your exact words.......the game does not let you do that...thumbs down until you remove this completely inaccurate statement
    Posted by Solo P3T3R on 04 May 12 at 03:02
    I Vitality lThanks for the solution...worked like a charm.
    Posted by I Vitality l on 01 Aug 12 at 17:08
    BrudworxHumans are stupid, i'm going over to the Locust Side, (after killing the seeders and letting the game boot me from the HOD console of course).
    Posted by Brudworx on 23 Mar 13 at 13:54
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  • ExtremePhobiaExtremePhobia145,319
    14 Dec 2011 14 Dec 2011
    68 3 2
    Start on RAAM's Shadow: Chapter 1. Play through until you get the "They are inside out perimeter" warning. Kill the grubs coming out of the hole to the left, then kill two (and only two reavers). After that, another grub hole will open to the far right, destroying the barrier between the base and the street. Kill the grubs here and once the E-Hole closes, head to the Hammer of Dawn Command Station. Kill all of the smaller grubs first and then the Reavers. Killing all the Reavers will end the segment, even if there are smaller grubs left.

    I find this method is slightly faster. You can get 8-10 kills per 3.5 minutes. The other option is toward the middle of Chapter 4. It's a long chapter and during my normal play through it took me about 25 minutes to get to the command post and use the hammer. You still have to rinse and repeat several times. However, if you need all 50 kills and you want to do them at once then that may be faster. I suspect most people will have even a few kills with the Hammer before they clean this up though.

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    FatalBrushI think this solution is faster than that one on chapter 4. Since reloading the last cheackpoint doesnt work on chapter 4, you have to play longer until you get to the Hammer...
    Posted by FatalBrush on 15 Jan 12 at 17:11
    Dan vasNormandyThumbs up from me.
    Posted by Dan vasNormandy on 18 Jun 14 at 03:54
  • T1M3T1M3115,867
    19 Dec 2011 19 Dec 2011 19 Dec 2011
    15 6 0
    The key to getting the achievement "death from above" is: while playing "Act 4: Under the Shadow" man the "mobile command center" and make sure to strike the multiple pairs of infantry that are sprinting from top to bottom. Once the infantry quits spawning, destroy the seeders. (repeat)

    - keep your target area just above the bottom seeder.
    - lead your targets because the hammer takes time to prime.
    * It will take about three campaign playthroughs to get the achievement naturally.
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