The COG Tags are a familiar collectible for any Gears of War veteran, and there are a total of 48 of them scattered throughout the main story mission of Gears of War: Judgment.
Gears of War: Judgment COG Tags Locations
Cog Tags are always found near small black Gears of War logos spray-painted on walls, so if you see one of these COG Tag logos, you’ll know there is a Tag nearby. Locating 10 tags awards you the ‘Never Forgotten’ Achievement, 25 gets you ‘Veteran Remembrance’, and getting all 48 nets you ‘Respect for the Fallen’.
For more help on Gears of War: Judgment, read our Declassified Missions Locations Guide.
Chapter 1 – COG Tags Locations
COG Tag #1 – Chapter 1: Museum of Military Glory (Old Town)
Location. Soon after the scene where you find out that your convoy’s been destroyed, you head to a waypoint. Before meeting up with the rest of the team, check the courtyard across the street (across your team’s current position). On the building’s wall is a Gears of War logo, which indicates that is a COG Tag nearby. It’s sitting next to the dumpster.
COG Tag #2 – Chapter 1: Museum of Military Glory (Riverwalk District)
Location. In this location you will come to a marketplace with a turret. While facing the turret (from the lower level), turn left to see an alley where you can see the small GOW logo that signifies the presence of a COG Tag. The Tag is at the end of the alley, around the right corner.
COG Tag #3 – Chapter 1: Museum of Military Glory (Museum Gardens)
Location. After breaking the second door, and as soon as you’re outside, look for the Gears of War COG Tag logo on your right side. Walk along that alley until you find the Tag.
COG Tag #4 – Chapter 1: Museum of Military Glory (Great Hall)
Location. You face many waves of enemies in this location. When you’re done with the onslaught (or before the first wave), go to the fountain downstairs (the logo is on the statue), and then jump in the water to find the COG Tag.
COG Tag #5 – Chapter 1: Museum of Military Glory (Kashkur Wing)
Location. In the large hall, after you kill all Locust, go look around nearby the stairs to spot the COG Tag Logo. The Tag itself is below the turret’s position.
COG Tag #6 – Chapter 1: Museum of Military Glory (East Wing)
Location. More waves of enemies appear in onslaught style gameplay. After the battle regroup with your team and check the room that’s on the right side of the exit (there is a COG Tag logo outside the room on a pillar). The tag itself is inside.
COG Tag #7 – Chapter 1: Museum of Military Glory (Archives)
Location. After the segment with the eggs, break the lock and go left. Soon you pass a platform with a Mulcher, you’ll see the COG Tag logo on a wall with the sign to the East Wing on it. The COG Tag is behind the shelves on your right, as you’re facing at the logo.
COG Tag #8 – Chapter 1: Museum of Military Glory (Vaults)
Location. In the final portion of the Chapter you fight your way to the exit. On the right side of the room is a giant hole.
When you reach the stairs (that are also on the right side), you turn right and you walk until you see the COG Tag logo (assuming you activated the declassified mission, it will be hard to see it if you’re too far). At the edge of the hole is the Tag.
Chapter 2 – COG Tags Locations
COG Tag #9 – Chapter 2: Halvo Bay Military Academy (Enfield Bridge)
Location. While crossing the bridge you’ll learn that it’s broken, so you have to go around the gap using the stairs on the right side. On the stairs, if you look slightly to your left you can see the COG Tag logo painted on the bridge. Go across the logo, near the gap, to find the Tag.
COG Tag #10 – Chapter 2: Halvo Bay Military Academy (Courtyard)
Location. You clear the first batch of enemies in the courtyard, and then a new enemy will break the door. Take him out, and go inside. Look for a small room on the left side (The COG Tag logo is on the right side). Inside the room is the Tag behind a desk.
COG Tag #11 – Chapter 2: Halvo Bay Military Academy (R&D Labs)
Location. In the next area, there are Locust enemies that are coming outside of a smaller room that you need to go inside. As soon as you enter, turn right to see the COG Tag on the other side of the chamber, behind the electronic devices.
COG Tag #12 – Chapter 2: Halvo Bay Military Academy (Monroe Commons)
Location. When you enter the large hall, walk straight into the room in front of you (the logo is inside). Go through the hole that’s in the burning wall. Hug the right wall, and you will find this COG Tag across the room, behind the desks.
COG Tag #13 – Chapter 2: Halvo Bay Military Academy (Atrium)
Location. After the section where you defend the bot, you’ll pass the statue that’s in the center and then you go inside the room on the right side. The COG Tag is behind the door.
COG Tag #14 – Chapter 2: Halvo Bay Military Academy (Crash Site)
Location. Before the waves begin, turn around and check the wide staircase behind the bot. On the right side (the bot is behind you) is the COG Tag.
Chapter 3 – COG Tags Locations
COG Tag #15 – Chapter 3: Seahorse Hills (Amador Park)
Location. After breaking the door in, kill the Corpser and the Kantuses, then go left on the stairs. Climb the stairs, and look right to see the COG Tag logo. The COG Tag is behind the stairs you just climbed on the right.
COG Tag #16 – Chapter 3: Seahorse Hills (Magadha Villa)
Location. Before proceeding on towards the next section, go to the end of the street. COG Tag is behind the last electricity post.
COG Tag #17 – Chapter 3: Seahorse Hills (Soleno Villa)
Location. Just like before, take out the enemies and head outside on the streets. At the intersection there are four cars. Check between the ones that are closest to the tunnel to find a COG Tag.
COG Tag #18 – Chapter 3: Seahorse Hills (Windward Way)
Location. After the Bloodmounts crash the gates, there will be a blue container on the left side of the area with a white COG logo on it. The Tag is on the right side of the container, as you’re facing it.
COG Tag #19 – Chapter 3: Seahorse Hills (Risea Estate)
Location. After you’ve taken care of the mortar units head left near the exit. The mansion has a garage in this area (there is a fire inside), and the COG Tag is inside, next to the shelves on the left side.
COG Tag #20 – Chapter 3: Seahorse Hills (Guest Bungalows)
Location. There is a room under the balcony with the last mortar crew. Go through the broken wall and turn right to see the COG Tag on top of a drawer.
COG Tag #21 – Chapter 3: Seahorse Hills (Elliott’s Mansion)
Location. Soon after you show up here, the mansion will be attacked. Clear a path downstairs and you’ll see the COG Tag logo on the left side of the hall, next to the stairs. Go up, above the sign, and collect the COG Tag.
Chapter 4 – COG Tags Locations
COG Tag #22 – Chapter 4: Onyx Point (Fortress)
Location. After you successfully eliminate the Locust in the beginning, you reach the top level. Before going to the second section, search for the COG Tag logo on the building next to the exit point. On the right side of the logo, you can see another chamber nearby (not the one closest to your team). Go inside to find the Tag.
COG Tag #23 – Chapter 4: Onyx Point (Container Terminal)
Location. After taking command of the Silverback and sweeping the area, use the stairs that are on the right side. The COG Tag is at the end of the balcony, in a corner.
COG Tag #24 – Chapter 4: Onyx Point (Motor Pool)
Location. Go outside, and keep an eye on the left side of the road to see the COG Tag logo. The Tag is behind the ledge with the logo.
COG Tag #25 – Chapter 4: Onyx Point (The Cliffs)
Location. As soon as you exit the motor pool, go up the stairs to the left to find the COG Tag.
COG Tag #26 – Chapter 4: Onyx Point (Central Base)
Location. On the way to the waypoint, you’ll go through a building. As soon as you go downstairs, look left, next to the stairs, to see the COG Tag.
COG Tag #27 – Chapter 4: Onyx Point (Central Control)
Location. After accessing the silo, go past the blast doors in front of you, up the stairs, and then turn right. Follow the handrail until you find the COG Tag next to the barrels.
COG Tag #28 – Chapter 4: Onyx Point (Beach)
Location. In the final area, go around the crates and inside the devastated room. There on the opposite corner from the Declassified Mission logo is the COG Tag.
Chapter 5 – COG Tags Locations
COG Tag #29 – Chapter 5: Downtown Halvo Bay (Wharf District)
Location. Head on up the stairs, through the terrace, then turn left to see the COG Tag logo. The Tag itself is under the missing people bulletin board on the left.
COG Tag #30 – Chapter 5: Downtown Halvo Bay (Parade Grounds)
Location. After going outside, there will be a parade vehicle to the left. There is a COG Tag logo on the building to the right. Take the stairs and go to the area above the public payphone to find the Tag.
COG Tag #31 – Chapter 5: Downtown Halvo Bay (Upper State Street)
Location. Eventually you access the rooftops through a damaged building. As you’re heading to the ruins, look left to see the logo on a chunk of wall. Behind that wall is another wall that has a red arrow painted on it. Behind it is the COG Tag in the rubble.
COG Tag #32 – Chapter 5: Downtown Halvo Bay (State Street Rooftops)
Location. On the rooftops, at some point, you fight a new kind of flying enemies. When you’re done with the last of them, you’ll find yourself in the area with the COG Tag logo. Go up the ramp over the logo’s position, and check behind the ventilation duct for the COG Tag.
COG Tag #33 – Chapter 5: Downtown Halvo Bay (First Avenue Rooftops)
Location. Right in the beginning, look left to spot the COG Tag logo. Go around the corner to find the COG Tag next to the scaffolding.
COG Tag #34 – Chapter 5: Downtown Halvo Bay (Museum Square Rooftops)
Location. While running on the rooftops, keep left and then turn left at the turret. Walk down the stairs and look left. The COG Tag is behind some sacks.
COG Tag #35 – Chapter 5: Downtown Halvo Bay (Overlook)
Location. This is another onslaught defense. After the first wave, head straight down the stairs that are to the right most side of the building you are trying to defend and turn right.
You should see a newly opened door (the enemies are spawned from this room). Get inside and go left to find the COG Tag.
Chapter 6 – COG Tags Locations
COG Tag #36 – Chapter 6: The Courthouse (Grand Courtroom)
Location. Here there are some places a bit higher up that you can get to using the stairs. Kill the Reaver, then look straight ahead. You should see the elevated positions that don’t have a fallen column between them. At the top of the one with the logo you can find the COG Tag.
COG Tag #37 – Chapter 6: The Courthouse (Halls of Judgment)
Location. In the room past the Declassified mission marker, access the balcony on the left side of the area through the door that’s nearest to the starting point. The COG Tag is behind the bench to your left.
COG Tag #38 – Chapter 6: The Courthouse (Terrace)
Location. The COG Tag logo is next to the exit point, on the same wall with the door (look left). Turn right, and you should see another lamp post. The COG Tag is there on the ground.
COG Tag #39 – Chapter 6: The Courthouse (North Entrance)
Location. Across the room when you enter, you’ll be able to see the COG Tag logo next to the staircase. Head to the other balcony, where the mounted gun is, and look near the cardboard boxes for the Tag.
COG Tag #40 – Chapter 6: The Courthouse (Main Entrance)
Location. After entering the large lobby, clear the way and go downstairs near the barricades. Look right to see the COG Tag logo next to the entrance of a smaller room. You’ll find the COG Tag behind the entrance (right side).
COG Tag #41 – Chapter 6: The Courthouse (Main Entrance)
Location. After killing all of the Locust, head for the exit point. With the exit point to your right, go straight, past the logo on the left wall, and turn left. Next to the barricade with barbwire is the COG Tag.
COG Tag #42 – Chapter 6: The Courthouse (Plaza for the Tyran)
Location. Cross the plaza in the heat of the battle with Karn. At the base of the soldier memorial is the COG Tag logo, and the Tag itself is lying on the ground.
Chapter 7 – COG Tags Locations
COG Tag #43 – Chapter 7: Aftermath (Reunion)
Location. In the beginning, you’ll meet back up with Paduk. Proceed as normal until you reach the shopping center (where the turret is). When you head outside, you’ll be pinned down by enemy mortars. Go downstairs after clearing the area. Turn around so you can face the central staircase and You’ll see the logo on the right side. The COG Tag is behind the columns next to the stairs.
COG Tag #44 – Chapter 7: Aftermath (Anybody Home)
Location. After reaching this section, go left around the cars, and walk until you find a garage on the left side of the area. You should see the COG Tag logo on the other side of the garage, behind some cars. The COG Tag is next to the bodies that are under the said logo.
COG Tag #45 – Chapter 7: Aftermath (Dead End)
Location. In this section, you will eventually enter a room filled with Imulsion vapors and you have to get gasmasks from a locker. After getting the masks, find the fire escape, and proceed as normal until you take off the mask.
Now instead of going through the large door, kick the small round door that’s on the left side, and get inside the room on your right. The COG Tag can be found in the opposite corner from the entrance.
COG Tag #46 – Chapter 7: Aftermath (One Step Closer)
Location. After you grab the explosives from the police station and you get outside, it won’t take long until you reach a long path that has Longshot snipers at the other end. In order to escape the snipers, you have to go left through a building and then into the next one.
As soon as you exit the latter, you are once again in the snipers’ way, so you have to go inside the building that’s in front of you (right side of the main street). look carefully and you should see the COG Tag logo across the room. It points to some stairs that lead to the basement, so head downstairs and grab the COG Tag located around the corner, next to the washing machines.
COG Tag #47 – Chapter 7: Aftermath (Straight to the Top)
Location. Here, you have to reach the rooftop because the previous plan fails. After the Stranded with the OneShot is taken out, deal with the snipers and locate the hole on the other side of the floor.
Drop down one floor and enter the office with two animal heads behind the desk. Go through the windows on the right side of the office, and turn left to see the COG Tag next to the rubble.
COG Tag #48 – Chapter 7: Aftermath (Straight to the Top)
Location. In the Restaurant area, you’ll need to get to the kitchen. Just as you go through the door, turn left and walk so you can find a fridge with the COG Tag logo on it. Next to it is a storage room, and inside is the COG Tag, near a body.