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Ironed Out achievement in Gears 5

Ironed Out

Complete all chapters in Ironman Mode on Experienced difficulty or above

Ironed Out-3.6
1 guideOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeDifficulty Specific

How to unlock the Ironed Out achievement

  • TrombonafideTrombonafide1,059,153
    23 Nov 2020 23 Nov 2020 17 Aug 2021
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    1. Set Up

    Make you start in New Game+ and select “Yes” for Jack’s Progression. Having Jack Maxed out makes this much easier. For mutators, here are the ones that help

    -Reload: Fills Clip
    -Ammo: Double
    -Head Explosion: Grenade
    -Big Head: On
    -Jack Recharge: Fast

    You can also select the character skins, weapon skins, and Batista if you still need those achievements.

    2. Dying

    The excellent method that was previously useful has been patched as of the Dec 15 Title Update. The method is detailed below, for those interested.

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    The Gears 4 save/backup method should still work after the other method was patched:

    -To force sync a checkpoint, close the game or switch profiles
    -When you die, do not quit or load. Stay at the death menu
    -Hit the guide, highlight Gears 5, hit “Manage Game and Add-ons”
    -Select your save data, hit “delete” and select “from this console”
    -When you boot up the game, it will sync your forced cloud sync checkpoint.

    For the PC crowd, this link has a comprehensive guide for locating your save files. It should still work like the Xbox method if you keep the game running while doing this.

    Be Aware, this method may be unreliable on the Xbox Series X|S. Unclear as to why, but it may pertain to the Series X|S Quick Resume and Cloud Save improvements. Some users have had issues, and some have not.

    Some users have reported the addition of a guest account will prevent progress tracking. It appears using another live profile will alleviate the problem. Since the method to catch a single chapter has been patched, I would recommend you either play through the whole game with two Live profiles or play single player.

    3. Playing

    With double ammo and refill active reloads, your selected weapons functionally have infinite ammo. This coupled with the Fast Jack Recharge on Stim, Cloak, and Flash Freeze make the game fairly trivial.

    Stim can you you out of a pinch, revive you if you are down, or pad your health if you are about to get blown up by a popper or Dropshot/Boomshot.

    Cloak will allow you to execute most ground troops quickly and safely. I mainly used this in the Paduk section of 4-1, since there are several Hunters and Grenadiers, but is useful throughout to avoid direct combat.

    Flash Freeze will outright kill Juvies and Poppers, as well as disable the shields from Bastions. It will also freeze nearly every boss type enemy (Stump, Snatcher, Carrier, Matriarch, Warden). It will stun the Swarmak, but not fully freeze. It does not affect the Kraken in either fight, but can pop a tongue if timed right. I would avoid using it on the Kraken and focus on shooting/explosives. A well-placed Boomshot can knock out all three tongues in one shot.

    However, the game still has a few sections where instant death can happen pretty easily. Watch for Hunters with Torque Bows in 2-1, 3-3, and 4-1 in particular. Both Kraken fights can end your game if an NPC dies.

    Any additional info will be added. If I can improve this, let me know how!
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    PGR eXistenZHi Trombonafide

    I'm about to begin this achievement. Before starting, a few questions, just to be sure :

    - Is it possible to dot it solo that way : my main account as Jack on Experienced difficulty and a second controller connected with a Live account on Beginner , I plan to play the whole campaign with the 2nd live account and do the Jack-dedicated phases when needed.

    - When you say : "When you die, do not quit or load. Stay at the death menu
    -Hit the guide, highlight Gears 5, hit “Manage Game and Add-ons”
    -Select your save data, hit “delete” and select “from this console”

    Ok, I want to do that, but what save data are you talking about, I'm not sure about deleting the good one, risking to erase all my online datas and everything I've accomplished since Oct. 2019. Xbox One console.

    Thank you in advance for these clarifications.
    Posted by PGR eXistenZ on 23 Aug at 18:57
    Trombonafide-Yes, it is. However, this makes using Jack’s abilities harder because you’d be swapping controller’s. Solo with Jack’s abilities is easier, imho.
    -There is only one bit of save data to delete. This is why I specify “from this console only”. Everything is synced with cloud saves, so you are only deleting what has been done since the last sync. If you choose “delete all”, it erases everything. Don’t do that. Select “from this console only”. The game will close, and when it reopens it will sync with the cloud to your last synced checkpoint. You can force the game to sync by returning to the menu and force quitting the game.
    Posted by Trombonafide on 23 Aug at 19:27
    PGR eXistenZOk I’ll only go with Jack then.
    Understood for the cloud saving part.

    Thanks for your help !
    Posted by PGR eXistenZ on 23 Aug at 20:55
    xNotStopEvilStills work?
    Posted by xNotStopEvil on 17 Sep at 08:59
    Master IrishmanxNotStopEvil- yes i use this method today in my xbox series X. it still works!
    Posted by Master Irishman on 17 Sep at 09:31
    xNotStopEvilThanks you so much for you reply, master toast
    Posted by xNotStopEvil on 18 Sep at 16:50
    xNotStopEvilI am in act 2 - 3 chapter and me % don't up, i can repeat the chapter? For connect one guess..i am stupid
    Posted by xNotStopEvil on 12 Oct at 12:02
    Darth Hawk CZIt's easiest to do on PC. Save location: C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.HalifaxBaseGame_8wekyb3d8bbwe\SystemAppData

    Same as with Gears Tactics - copy the WGS folder somewhere else - that's your backup. In case you die and lose ironman, delete the original WGS folder and copy the backup there. I always make multiple backups, each in its own folder, just in case. There were some issues in Tactics when handling just certain files and not the entire folder, so always copy and delete the entire folder.
    Posted by Darth Hawk CZ on 13 Oct at 20:26
    TrombonafideThanks Darth Hawk. I’ll add this!
    Posted by Trombonafide on 13 Oct at 20:59
    xNotStopEvilOh man, why sam fisher make cheats? :/
    Posted by xNotStopEvil on 16 Oct at 22:09
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