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Better Than Bacon achievement in Gears of War 4

Better Than Bacon

Collect 5 Midnight Omen Weapon Skins from Horde Special Events

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How to unlock the Better Than Bacon achievement

  • Slayer ReigningSlayer Reigning1,713,830
    06 Feb 2018 09 Dec 2017 13 Nov 2020
    151 8 233
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    As of November 9th 2020, all event skins are craftable using scrap!

    FYI these skins can only be crafted in the Versus Swarm customisation. In case you were looking.

    If the achievement doesn't unlock, quit the game and boot it back up. Several users have experienced this.

    I'll leave all the old information up just for the sake of people knowing how it was obtained originally.

    FINAL UPDATE!: There will be no more events. The skins will be craftable in January 2020.

    As of February 15th the update to make them craftable is still pending from The Coalition. The below quote is from TC Octus on Reddit.

    We've postponed the Gears 4 sunsetting stuff until Summer so the team can keep focusing on improving 5 above all else. We're locking down plans now to communicate well ahead of time what we plan to do, but it won't be for quite a while.






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    The Coalition started Horde special events similar to the Versus special events in December 2017.


    WARNING!!!: DO NOT SCRAP THE SKIN REWARDS UNTIL YOU UNLOCK YOUR ACHIEVEMENT. YOU NEED 5 AT ONE TIME.
    Above information credit to AceMcCloud. Thanks for confirming!

    5/10/18 EDIT: The Horde events still reward weapon skins at the completion of a match. They are not following suit of the Versus event challenges. They are random drops and you may encounter duplicates.

    During these timed events you need to register through the main menu on Gears 4 that will redirect you to GearsofWar.com. You'll then hit register on-site. Each event will have criteria that must be met to be eligible for the Flaming skins. You'll need to manually track progress during these events as there is no in-game tracker.

    I will post any upcoming events as they are announced and edit this solution and make a comment to it as well.

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    12/10/17 EDIT: I created a leaderboard for both of the weapon skin achievements in Gears 4. I will send a mass PM to all users that have joined the leaderboard each time a new event is announced. I will also stick to my word an make edits to the solution and post comment updates in addition to the leaderboard PMs.


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    List of Events

    Event 1 - Dec. 15th - Jan. 2nd: Jingle Juvies
    - https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/community/gears4-gearsmas-2017
    -- Awards Midnight Omen Retro Lancer and Midnight Omen Lancer
    -- Awarded Feb. 6th (https://twitter.com/GearsofWar/status/960936053493264385)
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    Event 2 - Jan. 26th - Feb. 2nd: Horde Frenzy
    - https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/community/whatsup-jan25-2018
    -- Awards Midnight Omen Dropshot, Midnight Omen Embar, and Midnight Omen Overkill
    -- Weapons are a guaranteed drop at end of 25 wave match
    -- You will receive 1 of 3 weapon skins
    -- These are RNG drops so you may encounter duplicates before obtaining all 3 unique skins
    -- Duplicates do not count for extra progress
    -- I personally received all 3 in 3 matches (very lucky), but have several friends that have played many more matches and still are missing 1 skin
    -- You may have to close and relaunch the game in order to see achievement progress update
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    Event 3 - Feb. 16th - Feb. 22nd: Year of the Dog
    - https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/community/whatsup-feb15-2018
    -- Awards Midnight Omen Enforcer or Midnight Omen Boomshot
    -- Weapons are a guaranteed drop at end of 25 wave match (Normal or Insane)
    -- You will receive 1 of 2 weapon skins
    -- These are RNG drops so you may encounter duplicates before obtaining both unique skins
    -- Duplicates do not count for extra progress
    -- You may have to close and relaunch the game in order to see achievement progress update
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    Event 4 - Mar. 29th - Apr. 7th: Juvie Madness
    - https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/community/whatsup-mar22-2018
    -- Awards Midnight Omen Gnasher or Midnight Omen Boltok
    -- Weapons are a guaranteed drop at end of 25 wave match (Normal or Insane)
    -- You will receive 1 of 2 weapon skins
    -- These are RNG drops so you may encounter duplicates before obtaining both unique skins
    -- Duplicates do not count for extra progress
    -- You may have to close and relaunch the game in order to see achievement progress update
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    Event 5 - May 11th - May 22nd: Horde Mania
    - https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/community/whatsup-may10-2018
    -- Awards Midnight Omen Markza or Midnight Omen Hammerburst
    -- Weapons are a guaranteed drop at end of 25 wave match (Normal or Insane)
    -- You will receive 1 of 2 weapon skins
    -- These are RNG drops so you may encounter duplicates before obtaining both unique skins
    -- Duplicates do not count for extra progress
    -- You may have to close and relaunch the game in order to see achievement progress update
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    Event 6 - July 23rd - Aug. 13th: Horde Mania
    - https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/community/whatsup-july19-2018
    -- Awards Midnight Omen Snub, Longshot, Torque Bow, and Retro Lancer
    -- Weapons are a guaranteed drop at boss waves 20 and 25 (Normal or Insane)
    -- You will receive 1 of 4 weapon skins
    -- These are RNG drops so you may encounter duplicates before obtaining all unique skins
    -- Duplicates do not count for extra progress
    -- You may have to close and relaunch the game in order to see achievement progress update
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    Event 7 - Sept. 10th - Oct. 1st: Juvie Madness
    - https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/community/whatsup-sept6-2018
    -- Awards Midnight Omen Lancer, Gnasher, and Boltok
    -- Weapons are a guaranteed drop at boss waves 20 and 25 (Normal or Insane)
    -- You will receive 1 of 3 weapon skins
    -- These are RNG drops so you may encounter duplicates before obtaining all unique skins
    -- Duplicates do not count for extra progress
    -- You may have to close and relaunch the game in order to see achievement progress update
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    Event 8 - Oct. 23rd - Nov. 5th: Monster Mash
    - https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/community/whatsup-oct18-2018
    -- Every Midnight Omen skin is up for grabs during this event!
    -- Weapons are a guaranteed drop at boss wave 25 (Normal or Insane)
    -- You will receive 1 of 16 weapon skins
    -- These are RNG drops so you may encounter duplicates before obtaining all unique skins
    -- Duplicates do not count for extra progress
    -- You may have to close and relaunch the game in order to see achievement progress update
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    Event 9 - Feb. 22nd - Mar. 8th: OSOK Horde
    - https://gearsofwar.com/en-us/community/whatsup-feb21-2019
    -- Tied to 2 challenges during the event that both reward 5 random Midnight Omen Skins
    Gears of War 4OSOK Horde: Can't Stop This!The OSOK Horde: Can't Stop This! challenge in Gears of War 4Complete 3 matches of OSOK Horde between 02/22/19 – 10am PST on 03/08/19 - 10am PST

    Gears of War 4OSOK Horde: Lobotomized!The OSOK Horde: Lobotomized! challenge in Gears of War 4Get 250 headshots in OSOK Horde between 02/22/19 – 10am PST on 03/08/19

    -- Duplicates do not count for extra progress
    -- You may have to close and relaunch the game in order to see achievement progress update
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    Feel free to ask any further questions and I'll respond when I am able to.

    ~Slayer

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    Mr INsANuFYI 4 ALL RETURNING TO THIS ACHIEVEMENT AFTER UPDATE 11/10/20. IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE FINDING THE MIDNIGHT OMEN SKIN, PLEASE SWITCH TO YOUR SWARM TAB IN THE CUSTOMIZATION SETTING OR EVEN BETTER YET YOUR HORDE TAB. YOU WILL NOT FIND THE MIDNIGHT OMEN SKIN IF YOU OPEN YOUR COG TAB IN THE CUSTOMIZATION SETTING. IT IS NOT A GLITCH. IT'S JUST HOW THEY SET IT UP VIA EVENTS LONG TIME AGO. COGS GET THE FLAMING SKIN, SWARM GET THE CRIMSON OMEN. HOWEVER BOTH CAN BE USED IN HORDE AS THESE SKINS WERE BONUS SWAG FOR THAT MODE. HAPPY GAMING :)
    Posted by Mr INsANu on 16 Nov 20 at 01:28
    Nit0rinGot it! Needed to reboot the game tho.
    Posted by Nit0rin on 20 Nov 20 at 19:44
    Addicted2RPGsWorked perfectly! Thank you very much
    Posted by Addicted2RPGs on 01 Jan at 20:40
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  • Santa 2512Santa 2512127,790
    23 Dec 2018 24 Dec 2018
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    2018 - Update

    Jingle Juvies is back, and rewards 3 Elite bonus packs upon completion - 25 waves

    This is a great way to level up if your going for Re up-10 /11

    However after doing this several times

    Instead of the 3 Elite bonus packs - it was one single pack -

    The reward was the complete Midnight Omen Skin pack !

    It may be map related, if so the map it came with was - Raven Down


    HTH Santa
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    IndiscriminatorI completed six matches of Jingle Juvies and never got the pack. I wonder what went wrong.
    Posted by Indiscriminator on 06 Feb 19 at 23:55
    MADGAME07i need those skins badly
    Posted by MADGAME07 on 25 Jun 19 at 18:51
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