24 Aug 19

Power Trip achievement in Gears POP!

Power Trip

Spend 100,000 Power in any multiplayer mode

Power Trip-2.3
Locked - 3 guidesOnline Game Mode - These achievements require a connection to live services, such as Xbox Live, for playing an online game mode, for sharing content, accessing leaderboards, or validating data with a server.Versus - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players in a face off gamemode who have met the achievement requirements.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.Time Consuming - These achievements require at least 20 hours of play time to obtain.

How to unlock the Power Trip achievement

  • SuperPed13SuperPed13430,674
    05 Sep 2019
    9 0 0
    A standard round will give you a max of 90 if you manage to use it all.

    Based on this it takes roughly 1100 games of using max energy, however this will vary depending on the way the match goes.

    Best way to farm this is to select cheap defensive units so you can protect your base and prolong the match until time runs out. Going into extra time will give even more energy
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  • theonlydragonsitheonlydragonsi478,822
    26 Aug 2019
    11 5 0
    When you are playing Gears POP! you have a blue bar at the bottom, this is your power, you use this by deploying troops.

    So far I have played 27 waves of horde and 73 versus matches and so far the power that I have spent is 5134.

    So on average I use 51.34 power (per wave or versus) based on this it will take 1948 games to reach 100,000 power spent.

    I would recommend going for this achievements after you have unlocked all the other achievements as you will spend while you go for them.

    Dont forget you can have some really quick games of versus and some that go into extra time and this will have an effect on how much power you spend in total.

    Good luck to you all only 1848 for me to go laugh laugh laugh
  • RavnakRavnak260,463
    13 Nov 2019 13 Nov 2019 26 Feb 2020
    2 0 0
    This will be one of the last achievements you'll unlock, or probably the last one if you are not paying for crystals (like me).

    As a non-paying player, to unlock the achievement took me:
    - 2 months
    - 1 hour / day average playtime
    - 2.200 matches (versus + horde) approximately
    - 46 average power spent each match

    Since the P2W mechanic does not offer any kind of boost or advantage in terms of power spent, the above math can be applied to both paying and not-paying players.

    Lose-to-grind strategy
    If you want, for any reason, to grind for the achievement, you should use a defense/area control setup. You main goal is not to win the match, but to spend as much time as possible spamming pins: your ideal outcome is a tie, since if you spam pins for the total match + sudden death time, your power spent will be an average of 120 per match!

    I found the most effective setup for defense/area control to be a grenade based one.

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    *** EDIT February 2020 ***
    Hammer of dawn pin has been replaced by Power generator.

    Your setup should include:
    - Emergence hole
    - Ink grenade
    - Frag grenade
    - Shock grenade
    - Stun grenade
    - Power generator
    - Sam Byrne (until nerf)
    The 2 remaining slots are up to you; I personally went for Drop Pod, and Nemacysts, but probably some ranged pins will do the trick aswell.

    How to use this setup
    You are aiming to block the opponent.
    - Sam Byrne is an extra stun grenade (plus area damage), so use it whenever possible to keep control of the first cover line.
    - Hammer of dawn is very effective when your opponent plays a high-health pin.
    - Frag grenades are good against ranged pins.
    - Stun, shock and ink have to be used in combination to take care of large groups of pins.
    - Emergence hole counters your opponent's Emergence hole or Seeder.

    You can therefore integrate the strategy with your custom pins.

    Should you match against a de-ranking player, just keep spamming grenades in the middle of the area: remember, you are going for a tie!

    The effectiveness of the setup obviously depends on your pins level, but I found it quite viable in arena 6 and bronze league with pins in the above screenshot.

    So spam power with the grenade setup, switch to your main setup to get chests and win streaks, then back to grenades setup. Rinse, repeat and enjoy!
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