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Tactical Necessity in Gears of War 4

Tactical Necessity118 (20)

Complete 50 consecutive waves of Horde as Soldier on Ironman (Hardcore or higher) in a squad

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Circa Darkrage
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Circa Darkrage
Achievement won on 04 Jul 17
TA Score for this game: 8,547
Posted on 19 June 17 at 12:28
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This should be easy for a 5 man group. I strongly suggest you communicate and put a lfg post or search for a session here. Just to note, any ironman playlist is nearly extinct, so if you go in with randoms, expect a long search time, and potentially teammates who don't know what they are doing.

You can do this achievement on Hardcore, Insane and Inconceivable difficulties. For anyone who doesn't know, Ironman is a mode where you have to go through waves 1-50 without your entire team dying. When teammates die their cog tags cannot be picked up, and can only be revived by a Team Revive. You gain a 5% XP boost for all XP collected in this mode.

I would suggest doing this mode on Hardcore just to get the achievement, but I have completed a run on inconceivable ironman as a Scout, so with the right strategy, it shouldn't really be a problem.

This is just like playing Hardcore horde, just if you fail you have to start again from wave 1, and you cannot start from the wave you failed on like usual.

General tips:

1. If you have Team Revive, put it in as a card, just in case it royally hits the fan.

2. Try and get a decent map to do this on. War Machine, Clocktower and Blood Drive are easy and quick ones to do, I would stay away from maps like Checkout and Lift, but you can do it on any map you like, the achievement will still pop.

3. General tips for Horde apply here, try to level up your class to at least level 7 before attempting, and your skill cards as well, so at least you have the general note of what to do in that class. All runs should contain at least 1 scout and an engineer, and the other 3 people can cycle towards the other classes.

Class tips:

1. If you have a Hammer Of Dawn card, and you are on a map that can handle the HoD, then use it. Maps like The Slab, Checkout, and certain elements of War Machine cannot handle a HoD strike. Therefore I wouldn't use it and I would swap it out for something else on those maps.

2. Active Reload boost card is a brilliant card you can use on any weapon you can Active reload, so that is every weapon apart from the Mulcher, Turret, RL4 Salvo, Trishot and of course grenades.

3. AR damage is useful early on, but then becomes pretty weak later on into the game.

4. The grenade cards are really useful for killing infantry, and if you have the resupply card, I would use it if you are running a Grenade heavy Soldier, with your extra damage, tags and capacity of grenades as well, as you only get 1 grenade from ammo boxes.

5. I wouldn't recommend using the extra capacity for AR or in magazine size, as you can always pick up from enemies with the Enforcer from waves 1-4, Lancer from waves 5-7, and the Hammer burst for 6-10 waves. If you are struggling, use a weapon locker, or pick up a ammo box.

And, Good luck!
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