Achievement Preview Spotlight: Lost Relics DLC

By Jonathan Barnes, 5 years ago
After the debacle that was last week's Achievement Preview Spotlight (seriously, I was hogtied and just managed to get free), it's time for us to get back to some of our "regularly scheduled programming". While many players are already lancering their way through the new "Lost Relics" DLC for Gears of War: Judgment, it won't receive its wide release until next week. So, with that in mind, let's put it under the looking glass for a closer examination in this week's spotlight.


On the most basic front, the "Lost Relics" pack contains ten achievements worth a base score of 250g. Many of these new achievements currently boast super-high ratios, due to the fact that the pack just hit, but we're here to separate the wheat from the chaff and let you see what those golden kernels of frustration will be as you continue your march to completion.

The first achievement to garner my gaze is one that will require a good bit of teamwork and skill.

Getting it Done in Gears of War: Judgment
Destroy the generator in under 8 minutes on any DLC map

While this achievement can be gained through a bit of "casual" boosting or setting up a second controller. Getting it "legit" will be a much greater challenge, but I'm sure some of you are up for it.

The next achievement will have your running through quite a few boards and may cost your team if you get greedy about it.

Flag Runner in Gears of War: Judgment
Score a flag cap on Streets, Rig, Gondola, Library, Lost City, Museum, and Checkout

At its core, this seems like a relatively straightforward achievement; just capping flags on a handful of maps, right? This is another achievement that you can earn by setting up private matches with a second controller, but will be a real challenge if you're one of the purists going for it against live fire.

Let's go ahead listen to the broken record one more time, shall we?

Look What I Found in Gears of War: Judgment
Get a kill with each pickup weapon in FFA during a single game on the map Lost City

Yep, like the previous two, this is another achievement you can earn playing by yourself if you so choose. Getting it against live competition will be much more of a challenge, though, and will require some serious skill, strategy, and moves.

The next achievement departs from the first few in that you're definitely going to need some friends and skill to be able to pull it off.

Drop the Mic in Gears of War: Judgment
Drop the Mic147 (50)
Finish wave 10 of Survival at the first e-hole on Ward on at least Normal difficulty

Really not much needs to be said here. Just make sure you've got a solid squad of friends, some time, and some practice.

In true Epic fashion, the next achievement is going to require some coordination with some very talented friends.

Golden Artifacts in Gears of War: Judgment
Win public/ranked game of Execution on Museum with all players using Gold character and weapon skins

This is the grand poobah of the "Lost Relics" pack. You need to make sure that every member of your team (yes, all five of you) has a gold shotgun, a gold rifle, AND a gold character skin. This is not going to be a quickie. While the (currently massive) ratio should drop the longer the pack is out, it looks to remain high for quite some time.

Other achievements of note would be Pendulum Wars (Win a TDM, DOM, and BT match with your entire team wearing the UIR Armor skin) and Flag Dropped (Kill the flag carrier a total of 20 times).

While many of the achievements in "Lost Relics" seem to be easily poppable with a second controller and a little patience, the "Golden Artifacts" and "Pendulum Wars" achievements sound as if they will require a serious, coordinated effort with skilled and dedicated friends.

The "Lost Relics" DLC pack for Gears of War: Judgment is available now for VIP members and will be getting its wide release next week on June 25th.

If there's an upcoming game or DLC pack that you'd like to see featured in the Achievement Preview Spotlight, be sure to let us know in the comments!
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.