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Pin-nacle 4 achievement in Gears POP!

Pin-nacle 4

Upgrade a Pin to max level

Pin-nacle 4-87.9
19 January 2021 - 3 guidesOnline Game ModeSingle PlayerLevelShopTime Consuming

How to unlock the Pin-nacle 4 achievement

  • BLOWFISH666BLOWFISH666376,902
    15 Sep 2019 05 Oct 2019 04 Dec 2019
    110 11 40
    *Updated as of the 4th December 2019*

    To get the Pin-nacle 4 achievement you’re either going to have to spend A LOT of time or A LOT of money to unlock it.

    After getting the achievement myself i can tell you that mathematically it is most likely you will get it by maxing out a Rare Pin due to the fact that there are fewer of them than Common or Epic Pins & the combined total is cheaper than the Legendary Pins.

    Below is a full list of every pin upgrade cost 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

    As you can see the max level for Common Pins is 20, Rare is 16, Epic is 12 & Legendary is 8.

    To upgrade every Rare Pin would require 338,936 Rare Pins & 26,248,950 coins, however you only need to upgrade one to the maximum level so there will be a degree of RNG for everybody as to the exact total needed due to getting pins randomly given to you by the chests you win or buy. If you hypothetically get 6 Rare Pins to level 15, another 6 Rare Pins to level 15 & a half & 1 Rare Pin to level 16 then that would take a total of 241,736 Rare Pins & 16,288,950 coins.

    If you are a free to play player then 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 & then couldn’t find a game for over 2 weeks!).

    Taking an average of 15 wins per day with rewards of, 3 gold win streak chests, 1 giant gold chest, 1 large gold chest, 3 large silver chests, 5 silver chests & 5 small silver chests that would give you approximately 9036 coins & 89 rare pins.

    You should also get 150 coins from completing your daily rewards, 300 coins from your weekly crew bounties & you would have to use some of the crystals you get from them as well to unlock some of the chests you earn everyday otherwise there will be times you win & won’t have any free slots left to receive your winning chest.

    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.

    The last thing to mention about rewards is 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.

    Taking everything above into account if you did all of that every day it would take about… wait for it… 3 years & 10 months to max out a pin. (hahahaha yeah i know, it’s a joke).

    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.

    It would take roughly 233 Legendary Boxes to achieve this for a total of 524,250 Crystals which means buying 35 Crystal Mountains from the store for £3499.65/$3499.65.

    So yeah it’s either play the game every day for two & a half hours for over three years or spend just under three & a half 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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    noose01LeiChat, you need to buy the upgrade. Just having enough pins and coins isn't enough.
    Posted by noose01 on 17 Jan at 23:42
    noose01I was just answering to your question there. To get the cheevo you actually need to level up the pin to it's maximum. It didn't open for me before I spent the coins for upgrade. Now I have 3 leveled to max and I have 3 which I have maxed pin count. All of these are common rarity pins. Rare and others are not even close to be maxed.

    And after the recent update they did half the coin cost for all upgrades and doubled the xp gained. So it's much cheaper now to max a pin but still need a huge amount of pins.
    Posted by noose01 on 15 Feb at 20:38
    LeiChatCumulative number of pins and coins required for each level of a Common pin:

    level 2 - 10 pin dupes - 50 coins
    level 3 - 25 pin dupes - 170 coins
    level 4 - 48 pin dupes - 390 coins
    level 5 - 84 pin dupes - 740 coins
    level 6 - 141 pin dupes - 1240 coins
    level 7 - 231 pin dupes - 2090 coins
    level 8 - 371 pin dupes - 3490 coins
    level 9 - 601 pin dupes - 5890 coins
    level 10 - 961 pin dupes - 9890 coins
    level 11 - 1521 pin dupes - 16890 coins
    level 12 - 2411 pin dupes - 28890 coins
    level 13 - 3811 pin dupes - 48890 coins
    level 14 - 6011 pin dupes - 82890 coins
    level 15 - 9611 pin dupes - 140890 coins
    level 16 - 15211 pin dupes - 239890 coins
    level 17 - 24111 pin dupes - 409890 coins
    level 18 - 38211 pin dupes - 699890 coins
    level 19 - 60611 pin dupes - 1189890 coins
    level 20 - 96111 pin dupes - 2019890 coins

    When your Common pin is level 19 you know you are past halfway there. roll shock
    Posted by LeiChat on 23 Feb at 12:39
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  • Hect0rloHect0rlo297,368
    04 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019
    24 8 21
    Note: Don't even attempt this unless you're ready and willing to spend a MAJOR amount of cash for this game.

    Unfortunately there's no real guide or optimal way to achieve this without paying and no suggestions to avoid doing it that way, the only thing i can do is share the information about the leveling requirements i know so far so you can see the reality of how things are for this achievement.

    Requirements will be displayed in this format:
    Level - The requirements needed to upgrade to said level.
    Pins - Number of duplicated needed to upgrade (they're removed after each upgrade and you'll need to get more for the next level).
    Coins - Number of silver coins required to upgrade.
    XP - The experience points you're given after leveling up (these level up your rank/player level).

    COMMON PINS
    1 - N/A - N/A - N/A
    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 - 840 - 12,000 - 81
    13 - 1,400 - 20,000 - 110
    14 - 2,200 - 34,000 - 150
    15 - 3,600 - 58,000 - 220
    16 - 5,600 - 99,000 - 300
    17 - 8,900 - 170,000 - 430
    18 - 14,100 - 290,000 - 600
    19 - 22,400 - 490,000 - 840
    20 - 35,500 - ? - ?

    I guess aiming for a Common pin would the ideal thing to do but keep in mind it isn't that simple since you have to completely rely on crates giving you tons of duplicate pins for that one pin you're trying to level up.
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    Lambent LailLevel 18 Common takes 14,100 dupes, costs 290,000 coins and gains 600 xp

    Level 19 requires 22,400 dupes.
    Posted by Lambent Lail on 24 Sep 19 at 11:05
    Lambent LailLevel 19 Common takes 22,400 dupes, costs 490,000 coins and gains 840 xp

    Level 20 requires 35,500 dupes.
    Posted by Lambent Lail on 25 Sep 19 at 10:46
    F TANKLol...how the **** are you supposed to realistically supposed to get that many duplicates, even if you pay and especially if there's no guarentee you will get what you need?

    They are going to kill their own userbase
    Posted by F TANK on 05 Oct 19 at 04:25
  • Piyi PiyiPiyi Piyi264,605
    03 Feb 2021 09 May 2020 09 May 2020
    4 5 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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    sorininfRidiculous...

    Great guide though! Thanks for the heads-up and calculations. And thanks to the game for... nothing!
    Posted by sorininf on 12 Jun 20 at 13:10
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