Road to Gears 5: Gilded JD achievement in Gears of War 4

Road to Gears 5: Gilded JD

Get 2500 kills in Horde between 6/10/19 - 9/2/19 10am PST.

10 Jun 2019 until 02 Sep 2019

Road to Gears 5: Gilded JD
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How to unlock the Road to Gears 5: Gilded JD challenge

  • Circa DarkrageCirca Darkrage215,622
    11 Jun 2019 11 Jun 2019 13 Apr 2020
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    NOTE: This challenge has now expired, there is no way to complete this now. There is no other way to earn Gilded JD in Gears 5 or Gears 4 as at 13/04/20.

    I'll leave this solution up on the incredibly low chance TC run this challenge again.

    How I did this quickly:

    In a private lobby:
    Juvie Madness (on the start button and scroll over to Juvie Madness on the enemy list section),
    Raven Down,
    Scout, using the following cards:
    Lvl 6 Health, Lvl 6 Health Regen, Lvl 6 Brawler, Lvl 6 Shotgun Damage, and Lvl 5 Shotgun Capacity.

    At Wave 1, I put the Fabricator back at statue and then used the Gnasher and melee to kill Juvies and Trackers. Energy you collect can be put into decoys, barriers, sentries etc., to get the Fabricator to level 2 to get the Overkill from the Fabricator.

    Don't worry if you dont have the SP, it can be done on any map, going back into spawn or running around if you so wish.

    Thought this was a little more engaging rather than doing a straight up speedrun. Things can get chaotic, but if you have decent level cards, it shouldn't really be a problem unless you get multiple Dropshot Scions on Boss waves. I did this in around 2-ish hours.

    EDIT: You can check your progress here:

    Thanks to @plesniaczek in the comments for pointing this out.
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    SICKENED 88Does completing the challenges unlock any of the flaming weapons or the midnight omen skins? Does anyone know how to get them now?
    Posted by SICKENED 88 on 12 Jun 19 at 16:58
    SICKENED 88Does completing the challenges unlock any of the flaming weapons or the midnight omen skins? Does anyone know how to get them now?
    Posted by SICKENED 88 on 12 Jun 19 at 17:23
    rafa1000houseSniper strike, wave 49 or 48 when there are too many Guardians may be more effective for those who still needs XP for reups;

    @SICKENED 88
    As far as I know, they released all of flaming weapons and midnight omen skins few months ago in a very easy challenge. Now I think there is no way to get them. Did you try to craft one of them? Maybe they're craftable now...
    Posted by rafa1000house on 12 Jun 19 at 20:15
    Ron Jeremy R6Forget what I said about sniper strike, the Juvie Madness is way faster.
    1400 kills in 19 waves..
    Posted by Ron Jeremy R6 on 13 Jun 19 at 08:21
    Wrenis PinkelJuvie madness is way faster than sniper strike. I did it on blood drive with the same cards and let them corner me where the sniper and torque bow spawn in the middle of the map. Just waited for a tracker to come near me and I blew it up killing everything near by. I had 1500 kills in just over a half hour. They dont do enough damage so you can just sit there and wait for a tracker ball to show up and blow them all to hell. Getting the overkill is extremely helpful
    Posted by Wrenis Pinkel on 13 Jun 19 at 10:55
    MR MITT3NSThis method took me 1 hour and 45 minutes to get the 2500. If I had to do it over again, I would start on Wave 16 and go until I died and start back on Wave 16 again, more enemies, faster...
    Posted by MR MITT3NS on 17 Jun 19 at 05:00
    plesniaczekIf you want to check your progress log in on You can find exact numbers on each challenge.
    Posted by plesniaczek on 09 Jul 19 at 11:32
    Circa DarkrageThank you @plesniaczek. I've updated the solution to include this.
    Posted by Circa Darkrage on 13 Jul 19 at 11:40
    WeisGuy9Just play any horde and play as Engineer. You'll be done before you know it. Once you have a half ass decent base you'll be getting 20-25 kills per wave.
    Posted by WeisGuy9 on 18 Jul 19 at 13:51
    ciegProps for @Circa Darkrage for giving props to @plesniaczek! And this guide is also good. Also muskrats are awesome. MUSKRATS!
    Posted by cieg on 01 Sep 19 at 17:16
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