Gears of War 3 Pro Tips: 50 Waves of Horde

Posted: October 12, 2011
Gears of War 3 Pro Tips: 50 Waves of Horde
50 Waves of Horde was hard enough in Gears of War 2, but in Gears of War 3, there are pairs of Berzerkers running around. Epic Games' Rod Fergusson has the tips you need to survive.

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  • Keerplop

    Horde is about the best online experience you can have.

    Posted: October 27, 2011 12:14 AM
  • StreetNinjaPuff

    Just do Beast on checkout and your good to go on insane

    Posted: October 24, 2011 7:10 PM
  • dailymail1234

    horde is piss easy with mutators such as;
    instagib melee
    super reload
    or infinite ammo

    Posted: October 13, 2011 3:28 PM
  • FranBlog

    Thx for thee gears of war 3 pro tips. Now Im better then before.

    Posted: October 13, 2011 8:46 AM
  • Cathartic Denoument

    @Rod Fergusson:

    I disagree; like ddyer1989, I believe that the regular Berserkers are much tougher to take down.
    With the Lambent Zerker, at least you have some sort of visible progress bar with her chest cavity opening up & her flipping out, the closer she gets to her death.
    With the normal Berserker, you just have to light her on fire & pump her with a lot of bullets, and HOPE you're THAT much closer to killing her.
    @Adam Rosenberg:

    Sooo...I went & tested things out in campaign, and as it turns out, one CAN frag-tag a Gunker.
    You just need to get your teammates (whether AI or not) to AGGRO the Gunker, so you can flank it unnoticed. I was glad when I found out 'cause it meant I didn't have to waste any of my ammo, and I could just use the grenades I barely needed to use for anything else.
    It may be important to note, but I went in solo, and had AI teammates do all the aggro-ing.
    Also, I tried it out on Casual first; I've yet to go back & see if it can still be pulled off on higher difficulties.
    Once I go back & test things out on Normal, Hardcore, & Insane, I'll come back here & post on a Gears-related article, or a most recently posted article by you.

    Oh and..It sucks that the Gunker doesn't drop his Butcher Cleaver once he explodes. =/
    I LOVED using the Cleaver every time I came across it in campaign. =D
    Horde Pro-Tips? Uhmmm..
    1.] Conserve Rifle/Shotgun ammo at the beginning of every Wave & use the pistol you deployed with first.
    2.] Don't forget to plant your frags/inks/incendiaries in front of the fortifications of where you're bunkering down; and at the very back, in case they break through your fortifications & corner you.
    (I say "very back" because I first played on Mercy & bunkered down in the church [Digger/Boomshot spawn].)
    3.] Even with Fortifications, do NOT forget about the Boomshields; they're still VERY vital to giving you enough time to withdraw once you feel you're about to be cornered. [I played solo, so this was helpful.]
    Plant them behind your base fortifications.
    4.] Bonus Weapon Boxes that you earn, stick around even after a Wave ends, IF you do NOT open them. You can perform lots of bonus waves & save them for later use; they'll just sit there, but once you open a box, the contents will only remain for THAT Wave. Open/Use them prudently.
    5.] Conserve money by focusing on building/repairing Fortifications that the Locust/Lambent focus on attacking the most. You'll waste money by building Fortifications that they don't even bother going to; just plant a Smoke Grenade & Boomshield there instead. The smoke grenade will let you know someone actually decided to go over there; and you can just replant the boomshield after dealing with the attacker.
    6.] Conserve money on Fortifications, and start building them AFTER the 5th Wave.
    If you solo like I did, you'll only have enough money to focus on 2 Fortifications.
    If you go in as a FULL team, then each team member should focus on 1 Fortification.
    If you go in anywhere in-between solo & full, have everyone focus on 2 Fortifications, or share your money with the one who needs it more urgently.

    Thats all I have for now.
    *Most of these tips may only apply if you go in solo, like I did.

    Posted: October 13, 2011 6:54 AM
  • ddyer1989

    I actually hate the regular berserkers more.

    Posted: October 12, 2011 11:57 PM
  • Goddhand

    Epic? Why would I want tips from Epic? I sawed-off those bads in Warzone last week. Twice.

    Posted: October 12, 2011 9:47 PM
  • knight5000

    Horde is easy, how about some tips for versus?

    Posted: October 12, 2011 7:16 PM
  • RaphyL

    I have seen so many players die to the lambent berserker's explosion. It seems like some people don't get that when it dies you need to run away from the body.

    Posted: October 12, 2011 4:55 PM