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We Need the Old Plan achievement in Gears 5

We Need the Old Plan

Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign

We Need the Old Plan0
01 January 2021 - 4 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeMain Storyline

How to unlock the We Need the Old Plan achievement

  • TveilorTveilor284,472
    08 Sep 2019 08 Sep 2019 28 Oct 2019
    18 2 3
    I was stuck on this one for a long time, but I found this youtube video that helped me beat it.

    Credit goes to TheSeraphim17 on youtube for the video!

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    RiBoPUsed this video to beat the Matriarch as well: great tips in there!

    I started the normal way using the thin ice in combination with the Gnasher Shotgun. After the second blurred vision, using the back wall as cover is very helpful. I just waited for the Matriarch to come my way and did some damage with a frag grenade after freezing it with the Cryo Cannon.

    Tip: use both of the Cryo Cannons! I picked up the first one and sprinted all the way to the other way of the room while hugging the back wall. From that side I froze the Matriarch, put the frag grenade in (dropping the Cryo Cannon on that side of the room) and sprinted back to the part of the room where the other Cryo Cannon is still mounted.

    In this way, you can repeat the same trick a couple of times without being visible to the Matriarch and having shelter from the (many) spikes and jumps.
    Posted by RiBoP on 28 Oct 19 at 08:52
    Captain Chao5This is very helpful! I've been trying to shoot the ice then run around back and failing...to the point I lost interest and played other games. I will try this when I pick Gears back up. Thanks.
    Posted by Captain Chao5 on 22 Jan 20 at 08:49
    Runner eGirlExcellent strategy, got it first try on intermediate solo. I also carried a full cryo cannon with me from the previous sections, just to make sure I had an extra one in case I messed up
    Posted by Runner eGirl on 25 Dec 20 at 04:29
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  • Smudgenat0rSmudgenat0r739,403
    06 Sep 2019 06 Sep 2019
    19 3 5
    This is story related and not missable. Mild spoiler alert

    In order to obtain you must defeat the Matriarch, which is basically your classic berserker boss fight.

    Here’s some tips to make the fight easier:

    The trick to making this easy is to keep dropping the boss into the ice pools. Wait for it to be stood over the pool or about to charge over the pool and shoot out the ice. Once it’s dropped in and frozen go to town shooting it in the back. The best weapon I found for this was the Gnasher. You can do massive amounts of damage with some active rounds up close.

    There will be 3 occasions during the fight when Kait is transported into Swarm world. During these times just hang around the nearest ice pool and wait for the boss to approach you, as soon as they’re over the pool shoot out the ice.

    The boss will also throw spikes from time to time make sure to roll clear of these as they can damage you a lot and open you up to being charged and killed instantly.

    With these tips you shouldn’t have any trouble clearing this boss fight swiftly.
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    VGM 007This was a miserable garbage fight. I tried getting up close with the gnasher, half the time Kate would fall in the ice too. Had a few times where the boss was too close to a wall & I couldn't get around for a shot. Then during the third swarm vision, the boss can stealth jump and show up right behind you. Not to mention Del being a useless ass with a pipe who will stand in the way sometimes & get killed.

    The far left corner has two cryo cannons if anyone wants to use those, but I found it too cumbersome to freeze, drop the gun, roll behind and shoot. Jacks flash ability with freeze also works, but requires a lot of stalling for cooldowns.
    Posted by VGM 007 on 11 Sep 19 at 08:11
    FlabyoJack’s flash, if you got it fully upgraded in the open world section before this, will get you out of jams.

    Still took me more than an hour though, one hit instant deaths are dumb games design.
    Posted by Flabyo on 13 Sep 19 at 00:17
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  • guitaringforjc7guitaringforjc733,501
    27 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019
    5 0 0
    Good advice, one thing I would say is once the 2nd blurred vision occurs she unfreezes faster and jumps right at Kait. Move forward fast and turn around to shoot the ice below her or use a frag.
    It took me A LONG TIME to beat her but learned a lot of tricks along the way. Once I figured the Gnasher was the best weapon it made a difference. It took me 5 times once I did that, only got killed because she jumped half way across the screen while in blurred vision.

    Also switch between the Gnasher and Retro Lancer for more damage.
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