Major achievement in Gears POP!

Major

Reach Max Player Level 20

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How to unlock the Major achievement

  • BLOWFISH666BLOWFISH666363,364
    29 Nov 2019 05 Oct 2019 03 Mar 2020
    108 2 41
    *Updated as of the 4th December 2019*

    The Major achievement in Gears Pop! is quite possibly one of the hardest achievements of all time & currently as it stands only a handful of people have unlocked it. It requires you to reach the maximum player level of 20 & to do so you have to upgrade every single Pin in the game to a very high level which will take a SERIOUS amount of time or money.

    Below are the xp requirements to upgrade each player level:
    2 - 20
    3 - 30
    4 - 50
    5 - 80
    6 - 120
    7 - 180
    8 - 300
    9 - 450
    10 - 700
    11 - 1,100
    12 - 1,700
    13 - 2,600
    14 - 4,100
    15 - 6,400
    16 - 10,000
    17 - 16,000
    18 - 25,000
    19 - 38,000
    20 - 60,000

    And here is the full list of pin upgrade costs in the game, the first column is level, the second is duplicate pin total, the third is coin cost & the final column is xp gained per level:

    Common Pins:
    2 - 10 / 50 / 4
    3 - 15 / 120 / 5
    4 - 23 / 220 / 7
    5 - 36 / 350 / 9
    6 - 57 / 500 / 12
    7 - 90 / 850 / 16
    8 - 140 / 1,400 / 22
    9 - 230 / 2,400 / 30
    10 - 360 / 4,000 / 42
    11 - 560 / 7,000 / 58
    12 - 890 / 12,000 / 81
    13 - 1400 / 20,000 / 110
    14 - 2200 / 34,000 / 150
    15 - 3600 / 58,000 / 220
    16 - 5600 / 99,000 / 300
    17 - 8900 / 170,000 / 430
    18 - 14100 / 290,000 / 600
    19 - 22400 / 490,000 / 840
    20 - 35500 / 830,000 / 1180

    Rare Pins:
    2 - 6 / 500 / 6
    3 - 10 / 850 / 8
    4 - 18 / 1,400 / 11
    5 - 30 / 2,400 / 16
    6 - 51 / 4,000 / 23
    7 - 87 / 7,000 / 34
    8 - 150 / 12,000 / 50
    9 - 250 / 20,000 / 74
    10 - 430 / 34,000 / 110
    11 - 740 / 58,000 / 160
    12 - 1300 / 99,000 / 240
    13 - 2200 / 170,000 / 360
    14 - 3700 / 290,000 / 550
    15 - 6300 / 490,000 / 820
    16 - 10800 / 830,000 / 1230

    Epic Pins:
    2 - 4 / 4,000 / 25
    3 - 7 / 7,000 / 37
    4 - 13 / 12,000 / 54
    5 - 24 / 20,000 / 80
    6 - 44 / 34,000 / 110
    7 - 81 / 58,000 / 170
    8 - 150 / 99,000 / 250
    9 - 280 / 170,000 / 380
    10 - 520 / 290,000 / 560
    11 - 960 / 490,000 / 830
    12 - 1800 / 830,000 / 1230

    Legendary Pins:
    2 - 2 / 50,000 / 250
    3 - 4 / 80,000 / 300
    4 - 10 / 130,000 / 360
    5 - 20 / 210,000 / 430
    6 - 40 / 330,000 / 510
    7 - 90 / 520,000 / 620
    8 - 190 / 830,000 / 740

    (The max level for Common Pins is 20, Rare is 16, Epic is 12 & Legendary is 8).

    The total amount of xp it takes to reach player level 20 is 166,830 xp, if you were to upgrade every pin in the game then you would gain 197,178 xp so there is some wiggle room on things you don’t have to upgrade. The most efficient way to do this is as a free to play player is to upgrade the following:

    17 x common pins upgraded to level 20 = 1,633,887 pins, 34,338,130 coins, 70,822 xp
    8 x rare pins upgraded to level 16 = 208,576 pins, 16,153,200 coins, 29,536 xp
    5 x rare pins upgraded to level 15 = 76,360 pins, 5,945,750 coins, 12,310 xp
    15 x epic pins upgraded to level 11 = 31,245 pins, 17,760,000 coins, 37,440 xp
    7 x legendary pins upgraded to level 6 = 532 pins, 5,600,000 coins, 17,290 xp

    total = 1,950,600 pins, 79,797,080 coins, 167,398 xp

    The best way to level up is to get to Arena 7. It’s the earliest level you can get the best chests from winning & it will also be the easiest place for most people to get 5 game win streaks at the same time. Once you have your win streak just lose a couple of games on purpose so that you stay at the same COG level otherwise you’ll rank up too high making it harder to get win streaks & most importantly you’ll also run out of people to play because the higher you go the less people there are (last season i beat everybody & got to over 4300 COG’s & then couldn’t find a game for over 2 weeks!).

    Although you'll get 15 wins per day you won't have enough room to store all your win chests so you'll probably end up getting about 12. That'll give you roughly 7,485 coins, 620 common pins, 76 rare pins, 5 epic pins & 0.2165 legendary pins.

    You should also get 150 coins from completing your daily rewards & 300 coins from your weekly crew bounties. All crystals that you win should be saved & used to buy coins, as a free to play player coins will be your biggest bottleneck & using them to buy the Coin Fortune bundle in the store is best way to use them.

    Getting win streak chests is also important because they contain horde tokens which allow you to gain more pins, coins & crystals. Being in an active clan is very helpful for playing horde games because it significantly increases the chances of finding somebody to play with & they will also be using their own horde tokens to start games as well, i’d recommend trying to play about 6 games of horde everyday.

    At the end of every season which lasts roughly a month you get a reward depending on what league you finish in, with a few days to go it’s best to win all your games & get to the gold league where you’ll get a free mini Legendary Box.

    The last thing to mention is once you’ve maxed out a Pin any time you get more of the same Pin you will be given coins instead, here are the coin totals you will get when this happens:
    1 x duplicate legendary pin = 20,000 coins
    1 x duplicate maxed Epic Pin = 1000 coins
    1 x duplicate maxed Rare Pin = 1 coin
    1 x duplicate maxed Common Pin = 0.1 coins

    Taking everything above into account if you did all of that every day for a year you would roughly earn:
    5,882,055 coins
    432,555 common pins
    63,526 rare pins
    7,880 epic pins
    103.0225 legendary pins

    Once you factor in the maxed out Pins being turned into to coins, as a free to play player it would take you roughly 7 YEARS AND 7 MONTHS of playing every day before you unlocked this achievement. Hahaha excuse me while i hold my sides laughing at how ridiculous this is.

    The only other option is to spend real world money to get the achievement. A Legendary Box (which costs 2250 crystals) contains on average = 78,657 Coins, 5014 Common Pins, 1038 Rare Pins, 173 Epic Pins, 4.6148 Legendary Pins.

    Due to an increase in the amount of Legendary pins you get in a Legendary Box the most efficient way to reach level 20 is to upgrade the following:

    9 x common pins upgraded to level 20 = 864,999 pins, 18,179,010 coins, 37,494 xp
    8 x common pins upgraded to level 19 = 484,888 pins, 9,519,120 coins, 23,888 xp
    7 x rare pins upgraded to level 16 = 182,504 pins, 14,134,050 coins, 25,844 xp
    6 x rare pins upgraded to level 16 = 91,632 pins, 7,134,900 coins, 14,772 xp
    9 x epic pins upgraded to level 12 = 34,947 pins, 18,126,000 coins, 33,534 xp
    7 x epic pin upgraded to level 11 = 12,498 pins, 7,104,000 coins, 14,976 xp
    7 x legendary pins upgraded to level 7 = 1162 pins, 9,240,000 coins, 12,950 xp


    total = 1,672,630 pins, 83,437,080 coins, 167,798 xp

    It would take roughly 275 Legendary Boxes, 49 Coin Fortune bundles, 1 Coin Stack & 2 coin Piles from the store to achieve this for a total of 841,750 Crystals which means buying 56 Crystal Mountains, 1 Crystal Cluster & 1 Crystal Nugget for a total of £5614.42/$5614.42.

    So yeah it’s either play the game every day for two & a half hours for over seven years or spend just under six thousand dollars instead. I know it’s not good news but i would ask people not to down vote this solution & to voice your displeasure to the developers of this game instead. As new pins & chests come out i will be updating this guide. If anybody finds any typos in this solution then please let me know, thanks.

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    See Jay ReadIt's a great breakdown on how many coins, pins etc you'll need to level up, but it's worth noting that this only explains the versus solution. You can also play Horde if you have thumpers in your inventory. I like to play and win my 4 matches to get my supply drops (as they are timed and locked behind a crystal paywall 🙄), then jump onto some Horde
    While you're not exactly making ridiculous amounts in Horde, it's something to do on the side while waiting for your packs to become available, and earn a little bit extra
    Posted by See Jay Read on 04 Mar at 00:31
    qDirtyBryanpI’d recommend staying in arena 8 and not progressing to bronze, silver, or gold until they fix the gear packs in those 3 tanks you get more total pins in arena 8 and the chests have more possible coins in them
    Posted by qDirtyBryanp on 06 May at 06:50
    vSullyJust curious for my own amusement- what would you say is the least money someone could have spent to get this achievement assuming they also played a bunch daily since launch?
    Posted by vSully on 30 Jun at 19:25
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  • SavenalSavenal915,926
    02 Mar 2020 07 Oct 2020
    21 2 17
    Update 1: 03.04 Scion added
    Update 2: 01.05 Gabe Diaz added
    Update 3: 01.06 Tai Kaliso added
    Update 4: 06.07 Sid Redburn added
    Update 5: 04.08 Shock Sentry added
    Update 6: 02.09 Alex Brand added
    Update 7: 07.10 Bruce added

    I have made a spreadsheet, so you can fill in your current pins and estimate how much progress you have done till lvl 20 (you must save the file if you want to edit it).
    In the spreadsheet you could see (don't be upset, it's just a math...):
    1)your max available lvl for each pin
    2)how much money you need to invest to upgrade it to your current max lvl
    3)how much experience you will gain, when you upgrade it
    4)pin's percent till max lvl
    5)your max lvl and it's percent till 20 lvl

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3oXpuDUI_mY-94Bh69x...

    All credits for the info goes to BLOWFISH666 and his brilliant solution.

    Any feedback appreciated
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    CakauI'm trying to edit the spreadsheet, but it says that only the owner has permittion to do so... =\
    Posted by Cakau on 25 Sep at 01:24
    SavenalCakau, it should be saved as copy to be edited.
    Posted by Savenal on 25 Sep at 12:24
    CakauThanks Savenal. Great job! Really nice spreadsheet!
    Posted by Cakau today at 13:06
  • Piyi PiyiPiyi Piyi259,303
    09 May 2020 09 May 2020
    4 2 1
    Since May 2020 now you can play Casual, so I find that you can "boost" a little to obtain boxes.

    What do you need to boost? (I'm level 15, so I'll explain from my point of view, you can escalate to your level and cog tags)

    2 accounts (I have my husband's account and my account, he is lvl 14)
    2 mobiles phones or 2 PCs or 1 mobile and 1 PC
    The same level and cogs tags (that's the perfect setup, most important is the same or +100 or -100 cog tags)

    Now that the game had 2 modes for searching matches, I'm not finding matches like the past seasons, I wait more that 10 minutes for finding a match, and I found the same players (with pins 2 or 3 levels higher than me) that I can't beat.

    So I found this method a fast way to earn 4 boxes (and if you paid crystals to open up boxes, you can get more boxes obviously). You need to know at what time there will be less players playing, so you can find the 2nd account easily. Just play matches against the 2nd account and win. I recommend that the 2nd account puts pins in the match just in case.

    The problem is that the 2nd account had the same cog tags and level than you. Or you can just do a gaming session here and search for a player with the same lvl and cog tags. Now that you can lose on casual without losing cog tags, I can see that this method will work for everybody.

    Also, playing horde helps a lot. I have now a very active crew and I won almost 50 golden pins only playing horde, and I still have more than 150 horde thumpers (I have another 150 horde thumpers, but for coin fortune).

    Good luck with this achievement if you are a F2P like me
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    BrutalPandaXWhy do devs and pubs do this kind of stuff? It only makes people like me not want to play the game.
    Posted by BrutalPandaX on 30 Jun at 19:22
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