If you wish to gain three stars in every mission on the battlefields of Gears of War: Judgment, then one set of special missions you’ll really want to play are the ‘Declassifiedified Missions’.
This is a brand new addition in the series – a collection of optional missions in every chapter that not only give you a small idea of what’s up (or at least was) on the battlefield, but also aid in obtaining three stars for every mission.
In fact, if you skip a Declassified mission, you won’t get three stars. Three stars are essential for players looking to unlock various characters and skin in the game. For more help on Gears of War: Judgment, read our COG Tags Locations Guide.
Gears of War: Judgment Declassified Missions
Gears of War Judgment Declassified Missions are generally available at the start of every mission, and will ask you to do certain things and/or amp up the difficulty. Let’s start with Chapter 1’s Declassified Missions:
Chapter #1 – The Museum of Military Glory
“Kilo Squad claimed to encounter unknown Locust variant.
Dark Wretches Replace Normal Wretches”
The first Declassified mission is located in Old Town. You should arrive in a market with a burning tree. Once you pass the market, you should spot the Gears of War stamp logo on the wall to the right. Go to the logo to accept the mission, and continue to the marked area.
This is something you’ll have to do in every classified mission, so let’s keep it simple and indicate the position of each.
“Lt. Baird claimed unauthorized Hammer of Dawn strikes took place in Old Town.
Finish Them Before hammer of Dawn Strike in 5:00 – Failure Will Result in Death!”
This is located next to a dead soldier with a sniper rifle.
“Kilo Squad utilized prohibited Locust weapon and claimed it was effective.
Use Hammerbursts, Sawed-Off Shotguns and One-Shots Only”
Found in the corridor after breaking the door.
“Kilo Squad alleged that Onyx Guard units had improperly set up defenses and that Nemacysts infiltrated the Museum.
Nemacyst Will Join The Ground Attack”
Behind the statue in the Great Hall. Start this mission before the first wave of enemies, otherwise it will disappear.
“Kilo Squad observed Locust equipped with the new COG Mk 2 Lancer Assault Rifle.
Lancer Wielding Cyclops Drones in the Area”
Check the wall on your left immediately after entering the Kashkur Wing area.
“Lt. Baird claimed Kilo Squad defended Nassar Embry’s armor with no additional Onyx support.
Stop Locus From Destroying Nassar Embry’s Armor”
The logo is right in front of view when you enter. Make sure to activate before the first wave of enemies, or it will disappear.
“Kilo Squad claimed to have found and destroyed Locust eggs of unknown origin.
Serapede Eggs Left Intact Will Hatch, Spawning More Serapedes To Fight.”
When going down the stairs of the archives, you should be able to spot the mission. Do note that the egg positions are mostly random.
“Kilo Squad alleged that dust in Archives reduced its combat efficacy.
Heavy Dust Will Reduce Visibility.”
Check the wall to the right after entering the final section of the mission.
Chapter #2 – Halvo Bay Military Academy
“Kilo Squad claimed to take Enfield Bridge, and defeat several Reavers, without additional support and despite lack of supplies.
Reduced Ammo, No Longshots and Additional Reavers To Fight”
When you are going down the stairs, there is an archway at the end. Inside the archway is the GoW logo for the Declassifiedified mission.
“Cadet Hendrick alleged that Academy’s proximal defense system was activated during Locust attack.
Finish Before Poison Gas Deploys 5:20 – Failure Will Result in Death!”
When you go inside the building, check the corners of the second room to find the GoW logo.
“Kilo Squad claimed that poorly maintained fire suppression equipment resulted in its disorientation.
Toxic Fumes Affect Vision”
Immediately after entering the lab, check the right side for the logo.
“Cadet Hendrick alleged that Kilo’s support bot was attacked repeatedly by Nemacysts.
Nemacysts Attack Beacon”
After freeing the bot, you will go up a set of stairs. Look to the right after getting to the top.
“Kilo Squad claimed to have successfully defended support bot using only pistols.
Fight With Pistols Only”
Located right in front of you when you enter the Atrium.
“Kilo Squad claimed it fought off unusual, tougher Locust at Raven crash site.
Serapedes And Corpsers Added To The Attack”
There is a pillar next to some wreckage. Check it to find the logo.
Chapter #3 – Seahorse Hills
“Pvt. Paduk claimed that Kilo Squad subdued armored enemies using only shotguns.
Use Gnasher and Sawed-off Shotguns Only”
Located behind the fountain just across the courtyard
“Kilo Squad reported unlikely tactical use of smoke grenades by Locust forces.
Locust Use Smoke Grenades To Reduce Visibility”
On the crates in the alleyway
“Pvt. Paduk alleged that military-grade explosives had somehow been made to wealthy civilians.
Finish Before Explosives Detonate in 5:35 – Failure Will Result in Death!”
Located to the left after entering the Soleno Village.
“Kilo Squad’s testimony on enemy behavior contradicts COG estimates concerning the Locust ability to flank, think strategically.
Extra Locust Will Attack From Behind”
Located on the lower side of a car on the right
“Kilo Squad claimed to witness sophisticated defense tactics, despite COG intel to the contrary.
Locust Use Oneshots To Protect Mortars”
Check the right side of the room with the broken wall.
“Kilo Squad alleged that COG hardware was being used by residents of Seahorse Hills area for personal defense.
Sentry Guns and Laser Fences Guarding The Area”
In the cutscene, a new weapon will be shown. The crates next to is will have the mission.
Elliot’s Mansion – “Kilo Squad claimed to have overcome powerful Locust siege using only scavenged flame weapons.
Locust Use One-Shots”
You can find the mission inside Elliot’s Office inside the mansion.
Chapter #4 – Onyx Point
“Pvt. Cole claimed to have witnessed advanced Locust tactics that run counter to established COG intel.
Frag Grenades Planted Around The Beach Landing With Reduces Access To The Locust Defenses”
Located right in front of you; has to be activated as quickly as possible.
“Kilo Squad alleged they were fired upon by off-shore COG artillery.
Finish Before Artillery Strike in 5:10 – Failure Will Result in Death!”
After passing under the bridge, the rocks on the left have the mission.
“Kilo Squad made use of Locust shields, disobeying direct orders to avoid enemy equipment.
Use BoomShields And Lancers Only”
Located immediately forward.
“Kilo Squad admitted to using Theron Guard weaponry, despite explicit battlefield orders not to.
Use Torque Bows and Breechshots Only”
Go down the road and you’ll find a storeroom to the left. The logo is located on the wall inside the room.
“Pvt. Cole claimed that adverse weather conditions affected Kilo Squad’s combat efficiency.
Strong Wind Affects Movement”
In the center of the area, on a wall near the corner
“Pvt. Cole claimed Kilo Squad fought in darkness while alleged chemical spill adversely affected squad ability to recuperate from injury.
Slower Health Regeneration Resulting in Death, And Lights Are Out”
After the cutscene with the Lightmass Missile, turn to the left to see the logo.
“Private Cole claimed to have defended Onyx Point beach against OneShot wielding Locust
Locust Use Oneshots”
Go around the crates into the destroyed room. Check the wall to your right to find the logo.
Chapter #5 – Downtown Halvo Bay
“Kilo Squad claimed to overcome a number of coordinated Locust defensive positions.
Extra Locust Resistance in the Area”
After leaving the harbor, look at the building to the left to find the mission.
“Kilo Squad claimed to have encountered more powerful Locust in Parade Grounds area.
More Powerful Locust Resistance”
The mission is located in the lobby of the hotel.
Upper State Street
“Kilo Squad claimed to have fought additional units of exceptional ferocity.
Heavy Locust and Rager Offensive”
Located right at the entrance of the ruined building
State Street Rooftops
“Lt. Baird claimed to have led Kilo Squad to victory despite lacking adequate supplies and weapons.
Use Boltoks and Longshots Only”
Go upstairs, and before kicking the door to the rooftops, you should spot the mission.
Fire Avenue Rooftops
“Kilo Squad claimed to have crossed downtown rooftops carrying virtually no ammunition.
Start With No Ammunition For Boltoks and Longshots”
Look to the right as soon as you enter the area.
Museum Square Rooftops
“Kilo Squad claimed to have seen and avoided Reaver forces using tactics internal COG intel does not support.
Finish Before Reaver Barrage in 3:30 – Failure Will Result in Death!”
Located on the right wall.
“Lt. Baird claimed that Kilo Squad was able to overcome severe operational disadvantages in aftermath of Museum destruction.
Greatly Reduced Visibility”
Go upstairs after killing the Locusts, and look to the right side. The mission needs to be activated before the first wave.
Chapter #6 – The Courthouse
“Col. Loomis’s report contradicted eyewitness accounts of Kilo Squad having employed Locust melee weapons.
Use Cleavers Only”
There is a couple of elevated areas without a fallen column between them. After killing the Reaver, your team will wait for you to jump over a barricade of sacks. Turn around and circle the room to find the mission.
Halls of Judgment
“Col. Loomis’s report made no mention of Locust smoke-grenade traps.
Locust Smoke-Grenade Traps Reduce Visibility”
At one point you will have to break a certain door. Immediately after going through it, you should spot the mission logo.
“Col. Loomis’s report made no mention of Kilo Squad’s reduced recuperative abilities.
Health Doesn’t Regenerate”
There is a blocked door to the right after entering the place – it should have the logo on it.
“Col. Loomis’s report contained nothing about Kilo Squad’s impaired vision due to exertion and injuries.
Taking Damage Impairs Sight”
Look to the right side from the balcony to see the mission.
“Col. Loomis’s report stressed that no Locust weapons were employed by COG forces.
Use BoomShields and Sawed-Offs Only”
There are a set of bodies before a left turn. The mission should be near them.
“Col. Loomis’s report stated clearly that all COG ammunition was stored safely and securely.
Finish Before Ammo Dump Explodes in 6:00 – Failure Will Result in Death!”
At the base of the statue (when you have to reach the Raven) is the mission.
Judgment Plaza for the Tyrant Dead
“Col. Loomis’s report denied arrival of additional elite forces during battle with supposed Locust tactician known as Karn.
Elite Locus Defend Karn”
After the cinematic with Karn, you will have a very short time to activate the mission on an ornamental rock to the left before Karn attacks. If he attacks, the mission will disappear.