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Annex: Now With Execution Rules achievement in Gears of War 2

Annex: Now With Execution Rules

Win an Annex match on each Flashback and Combustible Map Pack map (not Custom)

Annex: Now With Execution Rules+0.3
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How to unlock the Annex: Now With Execution Rules achievement

  • DJDVSnzDJDVSnz202,172
    27 May 2010 10 Jan 2012
    196 33 58
    With the latest Gears of War update (update 6), you can get this achievement easily by using "Social Xbox Live". You do not have to do it in a ranked match and with Social Xbox Live, the game will automatically start with Bots if it does not match you to enough or any players. Social Annex takes away the hassle of finding other players who actually play Annex.

    Simply select this option in the drop down in Multiplayer and choose Annex in the Game Type drop down. From here start your matchmaking and with any luck you will get Bot players or only 1 or 2 human players. Once the game starts, capture the ring location (area on map you have to defend). This ring will have a certain score amount which will deplete then a new ring will appear elsewhere on the map; 3 rings on each map. Get your teams score up to 180 to win the round. Win two rounds and your team will win the match.

    Do this on all 8 maps from the map packs to win the achievement. Unfortunately you don't get to choose the map but you will eventually cover them all since this game mode also includes the map packs in the playlist.

    Bots are difficult in Social Annex but might be easier then doing it with expert human players.

    MAPS NEEDED:
    Canals
    Gridlock
    Mansion
    Subway
    Tyro Station

    Flood
    Gold Rush
    Fuel Station

    NOTE: If playing with other players you will get the full experience that you would in Ranked. If playing only against bots you will only get a certain amount for winning. You ALSO REQUIRE ALL MAP PACKS to play this mode.

    EDIT (credit to guycarb): Rotation has changed yet again, the new list is as follows (will pick a random start point on creation):
    01 Grind Yard
    02 Security
    03 Memorial
    04 Sanctuary
    05 Jacinto
    06 Ruins
    07 * Gold Rush
    08 Under Hill
    09 Way Station
    10 Pavilion
    11 * Canals
    12 Blood Drive
    13 Day One
    14 Avalanche
    15 * Flood
    16 * Mansion
    17 War Machine
    18 * Gridlock
    19 Fuel Depot
    20 * Fuel Station
    21 River
    22 Courtyard
    23 Allfathers Garden
    24 Highway
    25 * Subway
    26 Nowhere
    27 Stasis
    28 Hail
    29 * Tyro Station

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    MrKoolxDoodwhat?
    Posted by MrKoolxDood on 11 May 20 at 16:43
    BIG UP BIIIIG TThis list is now alphabetical
    Posted by BIG UP BIIIIG T on 05 Aug 20 at 02:55
    Scenic Route 16The logic in this is sound except Canals on your own with bots is just impossible.
    Posted by Scenic Route 16 on 01 Jan at 04:03
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  • MaathyasMaathyas173,835
    05 Jan 2011 06 Jan 2011 17 Sep 2011
    75 9 24
    As of 17 Sept 2011, this list incorrect. Confirmed by FMA Wrath 2069. Note the map cycle may change during the next weekend event.

    Thanks also to all who have contributed to previous lists.
    If there are further updates, please let me know. Thanks again for all who help & contribute.

    Current map cycle as of (10-Sept-2011)
    Fuel Depot
    Highway
    Nowhere
    Under Hill
    Security
    Hail
    Grind Yard
    Jacinto
    *Tyro Station*
    Way Station
    Memorial
    Ruins
    Pavillion
    *Gold Rush*
    Avalanche
    Day One
    *Canals*
    Blood Drive
    *Mansion*
    War Machine
    *Fuel Station*
    River
    *Gridlock*
    Courtyard
    Allfathers Garden
    Stasis
    Santuary
    *Subway*
    *Flood*
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    Oriole2682Still valid as of 11/21/2011
    Posted by Oriole2682 on 22 Nov 11 at 03:19
    Bardan JusikThis list is valid as of 12/15/2011.
    Posted by Bardan Jusik on 15 Dec 11 at 10:02
    MAJIN BOOSHThis list is no longer valid. Go off of the top solution
    Posted by MAJIN BOOSH on 28 Oct 19 at 01:20
  • neeker75neeker751,164,062
    06 Jan 2011 06 Jan 2011 13 Jan 2011
    58 5 12
    The method I'm posting is a boosting method, and will allow you to get this achievement while you sleep and go to work/ school. My friend Maathyas came out with this idea and it had worked perfectly.

    Please do not leave a negative comment if you're not into boosting. I'm just trying to help people who want to get this fast.

    You'd need:
    - 4 people (including yourself), each with second controllers
    - to leave your xbox 360 on while you're away

    Play:
    - Social Xbox Live
    - Annex

    Decide on who'd get the achievement first. Out of the three persons who're not, two should login with their second controllers as guests at the main menu. The person without a guest should start a lobby and invite the two of them to make it a team of five punching bags. Start the game and inform all in the party of the loaded map.

    Now, the person who's getting the achievement should form a team of five, which should include four bots. Nine out of ten times, he/ she should be able to join the friendly game. If the map isn't correct, simply quit and re-search.

    When all are in the same game, leave your xbox on, turn off your TV, and all can now go do their own things. With a team of five dummies vs a team of one dummy plus four insane bots, it's pretty obvious who'd win the rounds.

    After each match/ map, the parties involved will automatically rematch as long as neither party leaves the lobby. This makes it impossible for any randoms to disrupt the boosting.

    Based on my experience, the team with four bots takes on average 10-15 minutes to win a map. Meaning it'd take about five to seven hours for the bots to win on all the maps for the person who's getting the achievement.

    (Some maps take longer because the bots seem to have trouble finding their way to the nodes, especially when it's located on the upper floor.)

    As such, do so at about 10:00pm at night, and then go to bed. Wake up the next morning, check that you've gotten the achievement, and redo the process for the next person while you go to school/ work. Depending on how fast you get it and switch the teams around, you should be getting the achievement in about two days of "dedicated not-playing".

    As it is, I did this method with three of my friends last night, and two of us have gotten it, and one is two maps short of doing so as we checked this morning.

    With this, you won't need to worry about maps cycle. Just leave the box on for some time and the achievement will unlock without you having to fire a single shot.

    PS: See comments for alternative boosting method involving similar setup.
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    DeviSlatorI'll answer my own question, it does
    Posted by DeviSlator on 12 Dec 13 at 07:35
    StoissAs of juli 2014 the second controller thing does not work atm. When you sign in an extra controller it wont connect to a game for some reason.

    Tested several times with several people. Wont work atm.
    Posted by Stoiss on 18 Oct 14 at 11:05
    Darkness727420Agreed with stoiss, I boosted beat the meatflag last night. When ever we searched with our guest accounts signed in it never found a match.
    Posted by Darkness727420 on 20 Apr 16 at 21:25
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