Achievement Spotlight: Gears of War 2

Going to Nowhere, fast.


Blood on the SandBlood on the Sand – Reached level 50 and got Nowhere in Horde                      Gamerscore = 50   Acquired on 05/03/2011

Last night I was finally able to gather enough of a crew (3 of us) to complete the last three levels and earn the above achievement, Blood on the Sand.   Even playing on the Casual skill level, as you approach level 50, things can get pretty harry in Horde mode.  I had bee  literally waiting for months to knock off this achievement, one of the last I will earn in Gears 2.  I still hope to earn the Suicide Missionary achievement for completing the game on the Insane skill level, with that I also hope to earn the glitched-out Friends with Benefits achievement at the same time.  I still have half of a year to make it happen.


In the meantime I will likely be playing as much of the Gears of War 3 beta as possible.  All I need to do is pre-order the game from my local EB / Gamestop and I will be in one week after the Bulletstorm buyers get their early access on April 18,2011.  I recommend getting into the Beta as you will have the opportunity to earn the following:

  • Flaming Hammerburst
    Complete one match by Sunday, April 24 to permanently unlock.
  • Flaming Lancer
    Complete one match during the week of April 25 to permanently unlock.
  • Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun
    Complete one match during the week of May 2 to permanently unlock.
  • Flaming Gnasher Shotgun
    Complete one match during the week of May 9 to permanently unlock.
  • Beta Tester Medal — Wear it proudly, Gear.
    Complete one match in the Beta to permanently unlock.
  • Thrashball Cole — Unlock Thrashball Cole to play as Augustus Cole as he was before Emergence Day — a legendary Thrashball athlete known for his ferocious, flamboyant style.
    Complete 50 matches in any game type to unlock for the Beta period.
    To permanently unlock, complete 10 matches as Thrashball Cole during the Beta period.
  • Gold-Plated Retro Lancer — Before the chainsaw bayonet was deployed at the beginning of the Locust-Human War, the original Lancer assault rifle had a large fixed blade.
    Complete 90 matches in any game type to unlock for the Beta period.
    To permanently unlock, score 100 kills with the Gold-Plated Retro Lancer during the Beta period.

Not a bad haul if I do say so, though landing 100 kills for a Gears player like myself may present a challenge.  I will warm up my Chainsaw in the meantime!

Gears of War – Official Site




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