Developer Blog 7: Achievements and Gear Packs

Gears 4 Launch Trailer

The atmosphere at the studio is electric this week.

At the time of the release of this blog, we are just under 3 weeks away from the release of Gears of War 4 (or under that if you’ve secured your Early Access via the Ultimate Edition version!). We celebrated going Gold this week with a brand new Launch Trailer, and press from around the globe shared their thoughts on all three of our modes after an extensive 6+ hour preview with the game. Thanks for all the messages you shared with us on Monday - Gears family is the best family.

The reality of release is setting in, and we’re counting down the days where we can watch, read and listen to your thoughts on Gears of War 4. We cannot wait. Between here and then, we have a few more Developer Blogs to share with you – including new Versus gameplay footage and some details on the future of Gears of War 4.

Today’s blog is all about giving you the details on a couple of items we know you've been asking for. Today's blog has the reveal our full achievement list in store for you, plus more specifics on our launch Gear Packs available when you play this October. Let’s get to it. Welcome to the not-so-surprisingly named Developer Blog 7: Achievements and Gear Packs!

The Gears of War 4 Achievement List

Since we revealed Seriously 4.0, we’ve had a lot of questions asking “What about the rest of the achievements?”. We’ve got you. Check out Gears of War 4’s achievement list below.

NOTE: Some of our achievements are secret as standard, but we have added additional spoiler protection to the achievement list posted here for our fans.

We've hidden the names of all the story progression related achievements and added some protection to a couple of others. We advise fans concerned with spoilers avoid any other postings of achievement lists on other websites, as the full list may contain additional minor spoilers or story hints that you'd prefer to avoid.


Zen and the Art of Reloading - Perform 25 perfect active reloads [5G]

Drop the Beat…down - Get 3 Dropshot headshots [5G]

Now That's a Knife! - Kill 10 enemies with combat knife after yanking or kicking [5G]

Triple Play - Kill 3 enemies with a single Buzzkill shot [5G]

Whoomp, There It Is! - Knife execute an enemy that was yanked over cover by another player [5G]

I Live. I Die. I Live Again! - Rescue someone from inside a Snatcher [5G]

Pounsus Interruptus - Kill a Pouncer mid-pounce with Shotgun or Chainsaw [5G]

Stop Hitting Yourself - Kill a Guardian with a Guardian weapon [5G]


16 Story Progression Achievements [80G]

Ready for More - Complete all campaign Acts (any difficulty) [10G]

Learned the Hard Way - Complete all campaign Acts on Hardcore or Insane Difficulty [20G]

The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors - Complete all campaign Acts on Insane Difficulty [30G]

Come And Knock on My Door - Complete one Act in Co-op Campaign (any difficulty) [5G]

Brothers Till The End - Complete all Campaign Acts in Co-op (any difficulty) [20G]

The Sound Of Silence - Complete the Campaign without dropping your inheritance [25G]

Collector - Recover 5 Campaign collectibles [5G]

Pack Rat - Recover 10 Campaign collectibles [10G]

Completist - Recover all Campaign collectibles [15G]

Remember the Fallen - Recover all COG Tags during the Campaign [15G]

But You Can't Pick Your Family - Find 5 weapons in snot bubbles [5G]

Look out! Uh… Never Mind - Kill 25 enemies by dropping pods on them [5G]

--Spoiler Protected-- Kills [5G]

Gone With The Windflare - Kill 15 enemies using the environment during a windflare [5G]


Big Ol Hero -Get the "Big Ol Hero" Ribbon ten times [5G]

Bounty Hunter - Complete 20 Bounties [10G]

Chest Candy - Earn one of each launch Ribbon [10G]

Custom Made - Win a match using a non-Starter Character and non-default Weapon Skin [5G]

Ranked and Filed - Achieve a rank in all launch Core and Competitive game modes [5G]

Rollin' With the Homies - Earn the maximum Consecutive Match Bonus in Versus [5G]

Say Hello to My Little Friend - Get the final winning kill in Arms Race [5G]

How's it Going to Work? Teamwork! - Win a Casual Co-op Versus match [5G]

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work! - Win a Normal Co-op Versus match [5G]

Talent Gets Kills, Teamwork Wins Games! - Win a Hardcore Co-op Versus match [5G]

To Go Fast, Go Alone. To Go Far, Go Together - Win an Insane Co-op Versus match [5G]


At First I Was Afraid, I Was Petrified - Survive the first 10 consecutive waves of Horde in a squad (any difficulty, any map) [10G]

Bilford Bogin! - Complete 50 consecutive waves of Horde in a squad (any difficulty, any map) [25G]

I've Killed Things, Seen Places  - Complete 50 consecutive waves of Horde in a squad on every Launch Series map (any difficulty) [50G]

I Have Approximate Knowledge of Many Things - Complete 50 consecutive waves of Horde as Scout on Insane in a squad (any map) [20G]

Job's Done - Complete 50 consecutive waves of Horde as Engineer on Insane in a squad (any map) [20G]

Oh What a Day! What a Lovely Day! - Complete 50 consecutive waves of Horde as Soldier on Insane in a squad [20G]

I Choose Violence - Complete 50 consecutive waves of Horde as Heavy on Insane in a squad (any map) [20G]

Give a Name. Any Name. - Complete 50 consecutive waves of Horde as Sniper on Insane in a squad (any map) [20G]

I Have a Very Particular Set of Skills - Upgrade a Skill card to maximum level [5G]

Skills That Make Me a Nightmare - Upgrade 5 Launch Series Skill cards to maximum level [10G]

Classy Move - Reach level 10 in one Horde Class [5G]

Stay Classy - Reach level 10 in every Launch Horde Class [10G]

Gold Digger - Spend 100000 Power in the Fabricator (across all sessions) [10G]

Sugar Daddy - Deposit 1,000,000 power in the Fabricator lifetime [10G]

Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. - Upgrade Fabricator to maximum level (in one session) [5G]

Call a Dr. If Lasting More than 4 Teammates - Resurrect 4 teammates using the Fabricator in a single session (any difficulty) [5G]


Level 10 - Reach level 10 [10G]

Level 50 - Reach level 50 [25G]

It's a Start - Earn 1000 Credits lifetime [5G]

Moving on up! - Earn 10000 Credits lifetime [10G]

I'm Drumpf - Earn 100000 Credits lifetime [20G]

Craftsman - Craft a card [5G]

Master Craftsman - Craft a Legendary card [10G]

Thank You, Sir. May I Have Another? - Re-up once [10G]

Please Sir, Can I Have Some More? - Re-up ten times [100G]

Seriously 4.0 - Complete Insane Campaign, ribbons, rank placements, Horde maps, re-ups, classes and five skills [200G]

Launch Gear Packs

As we promised way back in Developer Blog 1, it’s time to talk Gear Pack specifics!

Gear Packs are the new way to unlock customization content and more in Gears of War 4. Gear Packs are acquired via Credits, the new in-game currency for Gears of War 4. As you play online Versus or Horde, everything you do is earning you Credits - you just have to play! 

Credits can then be used to acquire new Gear Packs, with different Credit values based on the kind of Cards they contain. If you’re short on time or simply want to accelerate the growth of your Card collection, Gear Packs can also be purchased with real world currency.

There's a ton of content for fans to discover - from Characters to Weapon Skins, Horde Skills to Bounties and more! At launch, Gear Packs will come in a variety of flavors with a specific focus for each offering to help you acquire the types of Cards you want. Find out more about Gear Packs, Cards, and the Card Creation system here.

(Note: Real world currency prices will vary by region – all prices below reflect USD pricing)


Versus Booster Pack
Cost: 400 Credits or 99c
Contents: 5 Versus Bounties

The Versus Booster pack is ideal for players who want to challenge themselves with Bounties, and speed up their progression through the ranks.

Versus Booster packs contain 5 Versus Bounties – challenges that can be equipped before a match that, if successfully completed, offer XP or Credit rewards. As a reminder, Versus Bounties are only consumed once successfully completed.


Horde Booster Pack
Cost: 400 Credits or 99c
Contents: 4 Horde Skills, 1 Horde Bounty

The Horde Booster pack is all about acquiring or levelling up existing Horde Skills.

While players can purchase these packs to hasten progression, players are still limited on how many Skills they can equip at one time (up to 5) by their Class Level.  You’ll still need to play Horde 3.0 to gain the experience needed to level up. As with Versus Bounties, Horde Bounties are only consumed once successfully completed.


Operations Pack
Cost: 1000 Credits or $1.99
Contents: 1 Guaranteed Customization Item, 4 Random Cards

This pack is great for players looking to acquire all kinds of Cards.

One card in each pack is guaranteed to be a Character, Weapon Skin or Emblem. The other 4 Cards can be any type, including Customization Items, Horde Skills and Bounties, which makes this a great variety pack for players not focusing on acquiring specific types of cards.

Elite Pack
Cost: 4000 Credits or $4.99
Contents: 5 Customization Items, 1 Guaranteed to be Rare or higher

The best pack for rapidly building your collection of Characters, Weapon Skins and more!

One of the five cards in this pack is guaranteed to be Rare or higher. Every card in this pack will either be a Character, Weapon Skin or Emblem, Horde Skills and Versus Bounties do not appear in this pack.


Gears eSports Supporter Pack
The eSports Supporter Pack is packed full of unique customization items that you can use online to showcase your support for Gears eSports! We'll be revealing more details after launch, just in time for the first major Gears eSports activities of the season. For now, we'll leave you with this sneak peek image of the Crate for this special eSports pack. Speculate away. 

Everyone who plays Gears of War 4 will receive one of each Gear Pack to kick start your collection. There will be additional special Gear Packs throughout the coming year and beyond that will offer additional ways to get the kind of content you want.

If you’re picking up the Ultimate Edition or Season Pass, you’ll get 17 additional Packs (or 85 Cards!) in the form of a Starter Airdrop to kick start your collection. The Starter Airdrop contains 5 Horde Boosters, 5 Versus Boosters, 5 Operations Packs and 2 Elite Packs.

In case you missed it, any of the cards found in any of these packs can be destroyed to generate Scrap, allowing you to create the cards you’ve always wanted when you’ve got enough Scrap. Any duplicates earned can also be used to build your Scrap funds. Apart from a few exceptions tied to promotions, every Card in the game at launch can be created with Scrap.

That's it for our latest Developer Blog installment! Stay tuned for more on the road to launch. We're getting oh so close to Gears of War 4's release, and we can't wait.

TC out.