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The Perfect Run achievement in Gears of War 4

The Perfect Run

Complete a 25 or 50 wave variant of Private Horde on Insane with zero team deaths

The Perfect Run+0.6
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How to unlock the The Perfect Run achievement

  • rafa1000houserafa1000house502,670
    13 Jun 2018 14 Jun 2018 13 Feb 2019
    52 6 17
    There is an easier way: Everybody can die!

    Edit: I changed the solution a little bit to clarify that there is no need to lose internet connection if the host didn't die during the match. Guest players can just quit to main menu and return with different class.

    The trick is: if the host dies, he can disconnect the internet cable before wave 49 ends and the game will choose another player to be the host. Note that it won't work by closing the game or quitting to main menu. Host needs to lose internet connection!

    Then he can come back to the match with another class. If other players (not the host) died during the speedrun, they can just quit to main menu and come back with another class.

    EDIT 1:
    - All players need to die (wipe) to make the trick work. Credits to D3LTA, Davis 888 and count023.
    - Other comment suggests that if only the host dies during the process, it's ok to disconnect only him. He needs to remember to change his class while he is returning to the match! Credits to cooorpse.
    - The team can quit during the final wave (50 or 25 if it is a horde variant). Credits to Davis 888 and Bastian Reader.

    Example - when everybody died:
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


    Note: if Snatcher catchs someone, don't use Team Revive as it will count as one death! Just shoot/kill the Snatcher until he releases the player.


    This is how my friends discovery the trick:
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


    Credits to:
    Yarto Plagacho
    "Do You Even Lift?" solution who inspired my friends to try to stack both achievements

    BigErnM
    "The Perfect Run" original solution which has helped many others players

    I made these two pictures to explain how Lift Speedrun works. You can use it for all three new Horde achievements to avoid more than one spawn area; of course, for "You're the support, son" achievement you will need to use your own weapons because you can't buy anything from the Fabricator.

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    BushidoBrown305Thanks for the guide. Thumbs up
    Posted by BushidoBrown305 on 13 Feb 19 at 15:10
    Anima PuraI was trying to get it on Blood Drive on Horde Lite. Last time some friends suggested we tried a "speed run" on War Machine instead. Since it was on Insane instead of Inconceivable, we got so far ahead power-wise that on the final wave, once we came back (I had died too as a host so I had to lose connection and rejoin) and restarted the wave, we kept spamming Sniper and Mortar Strikes, while one Sniper marked the boss. It was faster than playing normally and the setup for the final wave is absolutely rock solid with all those sentries already placed and with full ammo. Regardless, the quit and rejoin method works every time.
    Posted by Anima Pura on 20 Jun 19 at 08:01
    BROADBANNEDWe just did this now, so this works as of 10 AUG 2019.
    We used Lift Apex speed run, did normal speed run by bulding sentries, fences, grenade tagging spawn and spawn blocking till wave 47 and left 1 enemy alive.
    By this time all of us including me (the host) had died once each.
    So I paused the game, the other 4 left, changed classes and came back as a new class and i waited till they all confirmed they could see the map.
    I then pulled my network cable out and got kicked out my own game.
    One of the other guys became host.
    I joined back and changed to sniper (was previously a soldier) and when the new host unpaused, it said Wave Failed!
    New host restarted wave 47 and when u press select, you can see 0 points, 0 deaths, etc and scores were blank again.
    Sniper striked the last 3 waves and all 5 of us got the Perfect Run achievement. The other guys got school of 08 too (as we didnt build anything last 3 waves) and a few other achievements. Hopefully this
    Posted by BROADBANNED on 10 Aug 19 at 00:03
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  • thepack1221thepack1221584,189
    08 Jun 2018 08 Jun 2018
    24 2 19
    Hi there, I’m going to start this guide with my team’s actual setup and I’ll explain the strategy at the end.
    Map: War Machine
    Base: spawn
    I prefer the side that you actually spawn in, but either is fine

    Class setup:
    2 engineers, 1 soldier, 1 sniper, 1 scout
    Engineer 1: flow, turret cost, sentry cost, sentry speed, repair boost
    Engineer 2: decoy cost, flow, repair boost, barrier health, decoy health
    Soldier: Resupply, grenade damage
    Sniper: called shot, sniper strike
    Scout: pickup distance, and obviously deposit bonus

    Base setup: (assuming you choose the spawn you spawn in. If you choose the other spawn, flip the directions)

    -3 sentries for the top of the stairs
    1 on the left, 2 on the right(leave a space between these)
    -3 decoys at the bottom of the stairs
    1 on the left, 1 in the middle, 1 on the right
    -2 turrets. 1 on the left, and 1 on the right, far enough back where you can’t be shot at, but far enough forward to be able to shoot at the doorway.
    -2 barriers at the doorway(keep these level 2)
    -fill the back of the room with sentries with any extra money

    Okay now the strategy. Keep in mind this does take a little longer than you may like: about 80 minutes for 25 waves of horde frenzy.
    You’ll want your sniper spotting the enemies coming in, and your soldier lobbing shock grenades at the entrance periodically. The engineers need to be refilling the sentries mid-wave. The far right sentry is difficult to get to. You could try and position the fabricator close enough to this sentry so you have cover for refilling. When there’s one guy left the scout just needs to run to the bottom of the stairs and his pickup distance will do all of the work for him. No need to leave the last guy alive because of this. The only enemies that gave us a little scare were guardians. Sometimes they sneak they’re way up the stairs but if you’re ready for them, it’s no problem. Sniper strike whenever you feel is right.
    Bosses weren’t much of a threat.
    Kestrel: they don’t spawn on War Machine
    Swarmak: they can’t fit near spawn. Leave them as the last guy.
    Snatcher: They blitz the spawn. Have the sniper spot him and focus all fire on him. You’ll probably get two so just keep those sentries filled!
    Carriers: same as snatcher, but takes much longer to kill.

    That’s about it. Some waves take like 3 minutes for all of the enemies to make it to the spawn, but it’s not super long. I hope this helps guys! Good luck!
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    thepack1221Maybe sometimes it takes a couple days to pop? I know some of my multiplayer progress didn’t go up until 2 days later.
    Posted by thepack1221 on 15 Jun 18 at 10:47
    NLA ChaosZxroThe same problem , we are complete using this method and achievement didn't pop.
    Posted by NLA ChaosZxro on 21 Jun 18 at 06:22
    CrazeeCoyoteSame issue - Using this set up we did two perfect runs with no achievement, first on Monster Mash, then tried Frenzy. We also tried immediately doing another run up to the first boss (5th wave) without any luck.

    In the end we played 1-50 Inconceivable on Iron Man, (we had a Heavy instead of a Soldier) & the achievement finally unlocked for us.
    Posted by CrazeeCoyote on 20 Jul 18 at 00:47
  • Davis 888Davis 888683,240
    16 Jun 2018 17 Jun 2018 17 Jun 2018
    17 1 5
    Map suggestion: Blood Drive
    Game variant suggestion: Monster Mash (25 Waves)
    Difficulty: Insane

    There are already a few good guides out there for how to go about this but 25 seems to work best. I will clarify what other people have figured out so you will hopefully know exactly how to do it confidently.

    Basically everyone can start the match as any class, I personally went with an engineer a scout a sniper and soldiers but anything will work. Try to avoid being heavy as you will probably want to re-join after quitting as heavy for best chance.

    My guide is focused on how to make sure you get the achievement on Wave 25, this will be a step by step on how to do it successfully every time.

    1. Play normally and once you hit wave 25 and your base is all set up with sentries the way you want you will want the host to pause the game (Let the match timer run down so the wave officially starts, but don't let it go on to long so you save up your sentries and base).

    2. Everyone but the host will leave the match and re-join the game as a different class (For us it was re-joining as all heavy's with marked damage boost card).

    3. Now once everyone else is loaded in game and they can see the overhead map, the host of the match will want to disconnect from the match by pulling his Ethernet cord from his Xbox until he is kicked from the match. If you are on Wi-Fi, then it is best you pull the power from your router.

    4. Once the host can see that he has been kicked from the game he can re-connect his internet. The rest of the group will still be in the pause menu and a new host of the match will be selected. Keep an eye out as it should tell the person who is the new host they have been selected.

    5. Let the last guy re-join the game and once he is loaded in and everyone looking at top down map then the new host will press the pause button and select the option to resume. It should restart the match and fail the wave, allowing the host to resume from current wave.

    From this point just don't die and you will have yourself the achievement. If you feel up to it you can stack this with "You Are The Support Son!" for not spending any power at the fabricator.

    If for any reason you die you can just re do the steps above again until you get it. Just make sure you pause the game if anyone dies so that you have time to go through the steps again
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    Blood DMHey, very clear guide.
    Could you just clarify point 2 for me? When you say leave the game do you mean just Start-Quit or do you need to dashboard and quit the game?
    Posted by Blood DM on 23 Aug 18 at 11:15
    Davis 888We were just using the in game menu to quit but dashboard quitting would most likely also work.
    Posted by Davis 888 on 23 Aug 18 at 18:21
    Anima PuraMuch clearer solution than the top one currently, but the typical assholes vote without using their brains. Hopefully I'll be able to get this sometime now that I've actually understood how the quitting works.
    Posted by Anima Pura on 12 Apr 19 at 09:07
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