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Battle-Hardened Gear achievement in Gears of War 2

Battle-Hardened Gear

Reach level 50 and play a match on each of the 4 Snowblind Map Pack maps (not Custom)

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How to unlock the Battle-Hardened Gear achievement

  • iiM SO N1NJAiiM SO N1NJA113,517
    25 Apr 2009 11 Apr 2009 27 Nov 2009
    76 4 20
    Level 50 is confirmed to take 625,387 experience points.

    Note: Double xp has now permanently been added. This obviously cuts the xp needed in half and makes this achievement a walk in the park.

    Edit: Guardian has been reduced from 91% to 83% over the Memorial Day weekend. Annex has also been reduced down to 23%.
    Edit #3: Submission has now been reduced to 47% and Wingman has been increased to 110%.
    Edit #4: TU5 made a lot of changes to the conversion ratios. The new ones are located below. It also added a permanent 250 point win bonus to the mix.

    The up-to-date point ratios for each gametype are as follows:
    Wingman: 1.18
    Warzone: 1.0
    Execution: 0.98
    Guardian: 0.70
    Submission: 0.38
    KOTH: 0.25
    Annex: 0.23

    If you want to get this achievement as fast as possible, use the method found here

    If you don't want to boost though, your best bet is Guardian or Wingman if you're good enough at it. Whatever you choose, stick with it and do your best to enjoy yourself.

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    iiM SO N1NJA@payday, i believe you actually need to finish the match, which on horde is only accomplished by completing levels 1- 50. try playing private matches on each of the four maps with these exact settings:

    Bot difficulty - casual
    Number of bots - 1
    Number of rounds - 1

    once all 4 maps have been completed this way you will no doubt earn the weather outside is lethal achievement and quite probably this one too.
    Posted by iiM SO N1NJA on 18 Aug 11 at 20:30
    Solario32Thank you for the gametype ratios.
    Posted by Solario32 on 18 Sep 11 at 05:20
    Charlie LimaGood info. Thanks!
    Posted by Charlie Lima on 22 Jul 18 at 12:34
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  • DureraDurera615,826
    24 Oct 2010 24 Oct 2010 16 Dec 2010
    41 3 5
    It's worth noting that (once you are level 50) you do not have to play a match on each of the maps in public games as stated in the achievement description.

    I just unlocked the achievement playing local matches against a second controller signed in as guest, which was an unexpected bonus in my attempt to unlock Frigid Body Dynamics.
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    Jack Trauma xxIt works thanks alot
    Posted by Jack Trauma xx on 21 Dec 12 at 06:07
    OverChunk143877Great tip... played local against a bot on all 4 maps and got it.
    Posted by OverChunk143877 on 29 Aug 15 at 20:50
    Dan B 697List maps?
    Posted by Dan B 697 on 06 Oct 15 at 19:53
  • GauderioGauderio181,635
    24 Jul 2010 25 Jul 2010
    27 8 3
    Playing horde online on each of the snowblind maps is sufficient to earn this achievement as I earned this without ever playing any other type of public match.
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    mik29When it says Public match, which match type is that "Social" or "Ranked"?, and how select snowblind maps because it just drops me in any map?. thanks
    Posted by mik29 on 26 Jul 10 at 09:16
    GauderioRanked Horde - Map Packs is your best bet.
    Posted by Gauderio on 27 Jul 10 at 06:15
    Duweni'd played all the snowblind maps on horde prior to reaching level 50 - i was playing a KotH match on one of the snowblind maps when i hit level 50 and the cheev popped... suprised me as i thought i'd need to play all 4 of the maps AFTER hitting level 50
    presumably the same thing will happen for the VETERAN GEAR cheev when i hit level 100 :)
    Posted by Duwen on 07 Sep 10 at 00:02
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