Master Escape Artist achievement in Gears 5

Master Escape Artist

Reach Character Level 15 with Tactician, Anchor and Blademaster Class

Master Escape Artist-0.3
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How to unlock the Master Escape Artist achievement

  • BigPoppaHoyleBigPoppaHoyle359,151
    05 Oct 2019 16 Sep 2019 08 Oct 2019
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    Note: You do not receive experience for player-built escape maps. This will need to be achieved on Featured or Past Hives.

    This is pretty straight forward. Play a game of escape and you’ll be rewarded class experience. A quick game of Escape on The Hive on beginner difficulty rewards about 500 class experience and takes about 10-12 minutes (with loading screens).

    Playing on a higher difficulty rewards more experience. Finishing The Hive on Insane will reward you with about 2k class experience and (if you and you’re colleagues are experienced enough) will take about the same amount of time.

    Here’s the kicker. You do not need to finish the escape to be rewarded experience. You will be rewarded for your time and efforts even if you fail repeatedly and then quit in frustration. USE THIS TO SPEED LEVEL YOUR CLASSES. This is the most efficient way to gain experience as you don’t have to deal with constant loading screens. I’ve done some testing on a few different maps with a 15 minute timer, running as far as I can on Inconceivable, making sure to die without finishing the map, and restarting the act. Doing this method on the Surge net me 7,500 exp (with the Hunters bringing in 6,000 exp).

    You will need to unlock the higher difficulties to host maps on Inconceivable by yourself. There’s two ways to do this. You can either finish the map on Inconceivable with a group OR you can finish the map by yourself, completing each individual modifier. This only loads the map on Intermediate difficulty, and isn’t too hard to complete once you learn enemy spawns etc.

    Class experience for levels is as follows:
    Level 1 - 100 exp
    Level 2 - 500 exp
    Level 3 - 1,000 exp
    Level 4 - 1,500 exp
    Level 5 - 2,000 exp
    Level 6 - 2,500 exp
    Level 7 - 3,000 exp
    Level 8 - 3,500 exp
    Level 9 - 4,000 exp
    Level 10 - 6,000 exp
    Level 11 - 8,000 exp
    Level 12 - 10,000 exp
    Level 13 - 12,000 exp
    Level 14 - 15,000 exp

    You can continue levelling up after this point.
    Level 15 - 20,000 exp
    Level 16 - 40,000 exp
    Level 17 - 60,000 exp
    Max level is Level 18

    That’s a total of 69,100 experience to get to level 15. That’s 139 runs of The Hive on beginner, which at 12 mins a run will take about 28 hours per class. Based on that, I would highly recommend using the method above, which can get you to level 15 in a matter of hours :)

    Good luck, Hivebusters.

    Edit: Added experience requirement for max level and updated calculation. Added speed levelling method.

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    Smudgenat0rYou have to level the class that was previously associated to the character.
    Posted by Smudgenat0r on 17 Nov 20 at 18:05
    KiNG Coope cLReally wish they wouldn’t change achievement descriptions once an achievement is an achievement it should not be changed it’s really stupid
    Posted by KiNG Coope cL on 23 Dec 20 at 17:10
    AradorSo you would rather the Achievement become unobtainable? That's stupid dude. The Achievement is still the same they just had to reword it to fit the changes in game they made
    Posted by Arador on 26 Dec 20 at 03:24
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    Go to Escape>Custom>Host Private>Select "The Surge" as your Hive and enable the following mutators:

    - More Filler Enemies
    - More Health
    - More Drones
    - More Pouncers
    - Ironman

    If you don't have the following mutators unlocked you can simply start up the hive with ONE mutator to unlock the mutator to the right of it.

    Example: Assume you only have the "Starter Modifiers" unlocked which are:

    - More Filler Enemies
    - More Lethal
    - More Health

    Only select More Health. Beat the hive with this mutator active and you will unlock the first Advance Modifier "More Scions" do this until you unlock Ironman.

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