Reduce, Reuse, Recycle achievement in Gears 5

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

As Jack, convert one of each weapon to Power using the Forge in Horde

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle+0.3
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How to unlock the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle achievement

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    Set-up
    In Horde play as Jack, get 10K fabricator points then buy a forge from the fabricator.
    How to
    Hold cn_X to pick up a weapon while hovering over it.
    Then when hovering over the forge and hold cn_X to melt the weapon.

    Grenades and Pistols are not required and cannot be melted.
    This can be completed accross multiple Horde games.


    What you need to melt is:
    -Boomshot - - - - (J.D.)
    -Breaker Mace - - Only dropped by a Warden Boss.
    -Buzzkill - - - - - - Only dropped by Scions
    -Claw Light Machine Gun - - - Only dropped by Elite Drones
    -Cryo Cannon - - - - - -Only dropped by Ice Scions
    -Dropshot - - - - - - - - Only dropped by Scions
    -Embar - - - - - - - - - - (P-Fahz)
    -Enforcer - - - - - - - - -(Del)
    -Gnasher Shotgun - - - (Marcus, JD, Kait)
    -Hammerburst - - - - - -Dropped by Drones
    -Lancer with chainsaw - Only dropped by allies. (Marcus)
    -Lancer with Grenade Launcher - Only dropped by allies. (P-J.D.)
    -Retro Lancer - - Only dropped by allies. (Kait, P-Marcus)
    -Longshot - - - - (Fahz)
    -Markza MK1 - - (Fahz)
    -Mulcher - - - - -Only dropped by Scions
    -Overkill - - - - - (Del, P-Kait)
    -RL-4 Salvo - - - Dropped by Guardians and DR-1's
    -Torque Bow - - -Only dropped by Hunter Elites
    -Tri shot - - - - - -Dropped by a Stump mini-boss, Guardians and DR-1's

    Notes:
    "(Named Charater)" means they start with the weapon
    A name with "P-" before it means they can purchase the weapon from the Fabricator

    You cannot remove a weapon from a Guardian corpse as Jack so you would need your allies help if you were to go for their salvo/trishot.

    Mini-Bosses only spawn in at waves 5,15,25,35,45.
    Bosses only spawn in at waves 10,20,30,40,50.

    Only dropped by allies:
    The easiest way to get the Lancers done is to Play split screen or with a freind in a private game. Set the wave to 41 so you have enough scrap immediatly to make a forge before the wave starts and have your human drop a weapon, by holding his right or left D-Pad button for 7 seconds.

    Struggling to find:
    If you're struggling to find the boss you want, I recommend you start your own private game on wave 10 with in split screen or with a friend as a normal character and you as jack with the Ai turned off and keep getting killed until you get the boss you want then use the human player to slaughter the desired boss. (the same can be done on wave 5 if you want a miniboss weapon)

    Waves 6 -10 (16-20 etc) tend to either be DR1's Gaurdians snipers and all other bot enemies with very few swarm enemies if any at all or Scions, Hunter Elites and only swarm allies, it tends to stay static for that 10 wave set unless you lose a round. if you're struggling to find specific swarm do the above solutions set up but be on wave 9 (19,29 etc) for the best results for specific swarm/bot weapons. it is random wether it changes over or not so this may require multiple round losts.

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    HUNTING WARRI0Rdoes this have to be done in one game?
    Posted by HUNTING WARRI0R on 07 Feb 20 at 22:52
    Mitrandir89Damn I haven't noticed that you can buy all the weapons now I finished finally in 10 minutes after completely giving up on this achievement a few mounts ago

    2 controller split screen, wave 46, move both characters beside the fabricator drop it there then use Jack to build the forge and keep buying the missing weapons with your other character from the fabricator(need to press down in weapon screen and then its scrollable.
    Posted by Mitrandir89 on 29 Aug 20 at 10:56
    AutumnI'm missing 5 of these weapons that can be quickly completed with another person buying from the fabricator. Unfortunately splitscreen only works for campaign on PC, so I can't do it with an extra controller. If anyone can help me quickly get those last 5 weapons, please message me and I'll be happy to help you with any achievements too. Thanks!
    Posted by Autumn on 23 Oct 20 at 11:01
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  • MilkMan0096MilkMan0096127,843
    27 Aug 2020 14 Jul 2020 14 Jul 2020
    20 0 3
    This achievement is much easier as of the Operation 4 update on July 14th, 2020 as all characters are now able able to purchase all weapons and the heavy weapons that were previously only dropped by bosses can now also be purchased.
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    KashThePriestI wasted an hour trying to get the right enemies then saw this solution and got it in minutes. Thanks brother thumbs up from me
    Posted by KashThePriest on 27 Jul 20 at 17:50
    Fl0ydPinkert0nYep. I did this today. Used two controllers, set the game to wave 50. With the first controller (as Jack) I bought the Forge and a Weapons Locker (leveled it up to 2), and then I used the other to quickly buy two weapons and store them on the Locker. After that, I switch to the first controller again, and had Jack pick them up from the Locker, then dismantle them in the Forge. When we died, I just restarted the wave until I went through the list of weapons to figure out which ones I was missing.
    Posted by Fl0ydPinkert0n on 16 Aug 20 at 16:13
    macmaniganNo need for a weapons locker, you can drop weapons by holding dpad in that direction. Also just set up a couple turrets and set to start on a lower wave so you don't have bosses or accidentally finish.
    Posted by macmanigan on 28 Sep 20 at 17:17
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