Gears Of War 3 Unlockables Guide – Characters, Weapon Skins, Executions and Mutators

By   /   Sep 19, 2011


What actually stimulates you to play the multiplayer of a game over and over again? The fun factor is there but these are the unlockable items that keep you engaged throughout your quest to get a locked item serving as a fruit for all your effort. Epic knows its importance and as a result, Gears of War 3 has plenty things to unlock.

The principle is simple; Kill as many as you can, fulfill the requirements and you will unlock the desired item. Some of these unlockables are also up for sale like some skins. Lets see what this concluding installment in the series has got locked for us.

Gears Of War 3 Unlockable Characters

All the characters in the series has same attributes. It’s just the appearance that differs. Following characters can be unlocked in Gears 3:

Locust Characters
Gears of War 3 – LOCUST MINER
You will unlock the miner when you get to level 3.

Gears of War 3 – BEAST RIDER
It will be unlocked at level 5.
Reach level 5 in “Gears of War 3”

Gears of War 3 – LOCUST HUNTER
As reach level 8, you will be able to unlock it.

Gears of War 3 – THERON GUARD
This one is lying at level 12.

Gears of War 3 – LOCUST SPOTTER
Reach level 20 to unlock the spotter.

Gears of War 3 – FLAME GRENADIER
You will unlock this character once you are at level 26.

Gears of War 3 – LOCUST GRENADIER
Level 39 is the price to unlock it.

Gears of War 3 – LOCUST HUNTER ELITE
This elite hunter will be unlocked at level 60.

Gears of War 3 – GOLDEN MINER
You will have to get the gold Rifleman medal (for kills with all three starting rifles) to secure it.

Gears of War 3 – LOCUST GOLDEN HUNTER
You first need to gold Master-at-Arms medal (for kills with all 5 starting weapons) for this appearance.

Gears of War 3 – LOCUST SNIPER
Get the bronze Headshot medal in for which you require to take 100 headshots.

Gears of War 3 – LOCUST KANTUS
Get the gold Medic medal (for reviving team members) to unlock it.

Gears of War 3 – SAVAGE THERON GUARD
For this one, you need to get the Onyx I’m a Beast medal (for completing Beast mode on Insane without failing).

COG Characters
Gears of War 3 – COG Gear
You will have it at level 2.

SGears of War 3 – AMANTHA BYRNE
You will unlock this character at level 4.

Gears of War 3 – DIZZY WALLIN
Get to level 7 for this one.

Gears of War 3 – JACE STRATTON
It will be unlocked at level 10.

Gears of War 3 – CLAYTON CARMINE
You can unlock this character once you reach level 14.

Gears of War 3 – CLASSIC DOM
Classic styled DOM sits at level 17.

Gears of War 3 – CLASSIC COLE
As you reach level 23, you will unlock this one.

Gears of War 3 – CLASSIC BAIRD
When you reach level 30.

Gears of War 3 – BENJAMIN CARMINE
You will have him at level 34.

Gears of War 3 – CIVILIAN ANYA
This Anya version can be unlocked at level 45.

Gears of War 3 – COLONEL HOFFMAN
You can unlock Hofman at level 50.

Gears of War 3 – ANTHONY CARMINE
Level 75 is the price for this Carmine.

Gears of War 3 – CLASSIC MARCUS
You will have it after you get silver Veteran medal (for total matches played)

Gears of War 3 Weapon Skins

Players can unlock different skins for the primary weapons in Gears of War 3. Some of these skins are free while some are paid.

Gears of War 3 – GOLD LANCER
You can have it from Gears 2 or if you play a multiplayer match in the first week after release.

Gears of War 3 – GOLD HAMMERBURST
You will unlock it along Gold Lance above.

Gears of War 3 – GOLD GNASHER
You need the Veteran Gear achievement in “Gears of War 2 to unlock this

Gears of War 3 – GOLD SAWED-OFF
Unlock the Commando achievement in “Gears of War.”

Gears of War 3 – GOLD RETRO LANCER
If you had 100 kills with Gold Retro Lancer in the beta, this skin will be yours.

Gears of War 3 – GOLD OMEN WEAPON SET
Reach level 100 in “Gears of War 3.”

Gears of War 3 – CHROME LANCER
You need to earn the “Don’t Hate The Player” achievement in “Gears of War.”

Gears of War 3 – CHROME HAMMERBURST
You need to earn the “Dirty, Dirty Horde” achievement in “Gears of War 2.”

Gears of War 3 – CHROME RETRO LANCER
You shoul havehe “Domination” achievement in “Gears of War.”

Gears of War 3 – CHROME GNASHER SHOTGUN
Complete the campaign in all three “Gears of War” games.

Gears of War 3 – CHROME SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN
That’s kinda funny. Anyways, you need to Earn 1 achievement in “Gears of War” on PC.

Gears of War 3 – FLAMING LANCER
Unlocked for playing in the second week of the beta.

Gears of War 3 – FLAMING HAMMERBURST
Unlocked for playing in the first week of the beta.

Gears of War 3 – FLAMING GNASHER
Unlocked for playing in the fourth week of the beta.

Gears of War 3 – FLAMING SAWED-OFF
Unlocked for playing in the third week of the beta.

Gears of War 3 – CRIMSON OMEN HAMMERBURST
You require the “Welcome to Beast Mode” achievement in Gears 3.

Gears of War 3 – CRIMSON OMEN RETRO LANCER
You should have the “Welcome to Horde Mode” achievement in Gears 3

Gears of War 3 – CRIMSON OMEN GNASHER
Unlock the “Welcome to Versus” achievement in Gears of War 3.

Gears of War 3 – CRIMSON OMEN SAWED-OFF
You need the “Welcome to Arcade Mode” achievement in Gears of War 3.

Gears of War 3 – TEAM INSIGNIA RETRO LANCER
You need bronze Veteran medal (Play 100 multiplayer matches) in Gears 3.

Gears of War 3 – TEAM INSIGNIA LANCER
Earn the silver Veteran medal (Play 250 multiplayer matches) in Gears of War 3.

Gears of War 3 – TEAM INSIGNIA HAMMERBURST
Earn the gold Veteran medal in Gears 3.

Gears of War 3 – TEAM INSIGNIA SHOTGUN SET
Earn the Onyx Veteran medal in Gears 3

Gears of War 3 – ONYX LANCER
Earn the Onyx Lancer medal in Gears 3

Gears of War 3 – ONYX HAMMERBURST
You need the Onyx Hammerburst medal in Gears 3

Gears of War 3 – ONYX RETRO LANCER
You need the Onyx Retro Lancer medal in Gears 3.

Gears of War 3 – ONYX GNASHER
You need to earn the Onyx Gnasher medal in Gears 3.

Gears of War 3 – ONYX SAWED-OFF
Have the Onyx Sawed-Off medal in Gears 3.

Paid DLC Skins
Garish (flower print)
Arctic Camo
Blood
Child’s Play
Deadly Cute (hot pink gradient)
Desert Camo
Desert Digital
Electric
Flower (pink)
Haze (smoke effect)
Imulsion (glowing radiation effect)
Jungle Digital Camo
Thunderstorm (animated)
Ocean (waves)
Oil Slick (dark waves)
Team Pulse (red/blue depending on team)
Rainbow
Team Distress (red/blue cracks, depending on team)
Team Metal (red/blue, depending on team)
Tiger Stripe
Tribal
Urban Digital

Gears of War 3 – Avatar Award Unlocks

You can unlock different avatars for your profile.

Gears of War 3 – MARCUS’S DOO-RAG
Complete the campaign on Casual or higher.

Gears of War 3 – LOCUST DRONE MASK
Earn the “Welcome to Beast Mode” achievement after beating 12 waves of Beast mode.

Gears of War 3 – HORDE SHIRT
Earn the “Welcome to Horde Mode” achievement for beating 10 waves of Horde mode.

Gears of War 3 – Executions Unlocks

In Gears 3, every weapon has a different execution. You can unlock them in the versus mode as below.

LANCER RIFLE = 200 Kills
HAMMERBURST = 200 Kills
RETRO LANCER = 200 Kills
GNASHER SHOTGUN = 200 Kills
SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN = 200 Kills
GORGON PISTOL = 40 Kills
BOLTOK PISTOL = 40 Kills
BOOMSHOT = 40 Kills
DIGGER = 40 Kills
HAMMER OF DAWN = 40 Kills
MULCHER = 40 Kills
MORTAR = 40 Kills
ONESHOT = 40 Kills
SCORCHER = 40 Kills
TORQUE BOW = 40 Kills
LONGSHOT = 40 Kills
CLEAVER = 40 Kills

Gears of War 3 Mutators Unlocks

These mutators will change the gameplay in Horde and Arcade modes. For example you can make it tougher which will also increase the points you earn and vice versa. Fun mutators don’t have any impact on points.

Easy Mutators
COMET
Earn the gold Shock Trooper medal (by earning a certain number of First Blood ribbons)
As you roadie run, you’ll build up energy which can be used against enemies.

INSTAGIB MELEE
200 Wretch kills
Melee attacks will explode enemies

SUPER RELOAD
Earn the bronze Master-At-Arms medal which require 100 kills with each of the starting 5 weapons.
More damage and increased clip size for an active reload.

INFINITE AMMO
Earn the Combat Engineer pin 100 times (by working on 5 fortifications in one deployment in Horde)
That’s tough but awesome i.e infinite ammo for all weapons.

BIG EXPLOSIONS
Earn the Hail Mary pin 100 times (Boomshot kill from over 200 yards away)
Explosives will have more damage radius

Hard Mutators
ENEMY REGEN
Earn the silver Aficionado medal for playing a certain number of chapters in Arcade mode.
Enemies will regain health over time if you don’t kill them.

VAMPIRE
Earn the Executioner pin 100 times (the most executions in a match)
Your health does not regenerate automatically, but you do earn health for dealing damage.

MUST ACTIVE RELOAD
Earn the silver Active Reloader medal (actively reload for a certain number of times)
The only way to reload is to perform an active reload.

FRIENDLY FIRE
Complete the campaign in 4-player co-op
Teammates can cause damage to each other.

Fun Mutators
BIG HEAD
Earn the gold Horder medal (for beating a certain number of waves in Horde)
Characters will have bigger heads.

PINATA
Earn the gold Investor medal (by repairing and upgrading a certain number of defenses in Horde)
Tokens drop from every kill. Picking them up earns you points.

FLOWER BLOOD
Earn the silver King of COG medal (by earning a certain number of total points in Arcade)
All blood effects are replaced by pretty flowers. How Romantic!!

HEADLESS CHICKEN
Unlocked from the start
Enemies attack each other for several seconds after they lose their heads. Zombies on the way!!

LAUGH TRACK
Earn the bronze medals for Tour of Duty (by finishing Campaign on Casual). For the Horde, finish Horde on Casual. For I’m A Beast, finish Beast on Casual and Warmonger, finish Arcade on Casual.
Adds an audible laugh track to the game.

Good enough to keep you busy for a long time atleast. You can also check our Walkthrough guide and Collectibles Guide for further assistance.

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