Weapon Variants Unlocking Guide - IGN.COM

Weapons

There are six standard Weapons in Gears of War 3, and each weapon has unlockable variants. There are likely more weapons in the game than are listed here.

Weapon Variants Unlocking Guide

Many of the aforementioned weapon variants are unlocked by doing things outside of the main Gears of War 3 game. Some were unlockable only as part of the Multiplayer Beta, while others are unlocked by completing things in Gears of War and Gears of War 2.

Check the list below, which will be updated frequently. Items listed in gray text are no longer unlockable--the time window has passed. Items listed in red text are not yet unlockable but will be either 1) when the game comes out, or 2) within a particular, upcoming time frame.

Variant How to Unlock It
Chrome Lancer Gears of War: Earn the highest point score and complete a ranked match.
Flaming Lancer The Flaming Lancer was a reward available in the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta. Complete one match during the week of April 25 and unlock this weapon variant.
Gold Lancer The Gold Lancer was part of the Epic Edition of Gears of War 2, and all who had it in Gears of War 2 will have it in Gears of War 3. The second way to obtain the Gold Lancer is to get the "Veteran Gear" Achievement in Gears of War 2. Rod Fergusson, Director of Production for Epic Games, said in a recent Q&A session that the way to get the golden weapon skins was through the Veteran Gear Achievement and by having it Gears 2, and did not say you could get them through playing during the first week. It was only said that the golden Gnasher would be available by playing the first week.
Liquid Metal Lancer The Liquid Metal Lancer is a part of the Liquid Metal Weapon Set which is unlocked in tandem with the purchase of the DLC Season Pass.
Onyx Lancer Get 6,000 Lancer kills.
Chrome Retro Lancer Gears of War: Complete at least ten co-op chapters as Dom. Works on any difficulty.
Gold Retro Lancer The Gold Retro Lancer was a reward available in the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta. Show your ultimate "Gears of War" fandom by unlocking the Gold Retro Lancer. Complete 90 matches in any game type to unlock it for the beta, and score 100 kills with it once unlocked to carry the exclusive weapon skin over to your gamer profile in the final game. Also, you can get the Golden Retro Lancer by getting the "Veteran Gear" Achievement in Gears of War 2.
Liquid Metal Retro Lancer The Liquid Metal Lancer is a part of the Liquid Metal Weapon Set which is unlocked in tandem with the purchase of the DLC Season Pass.
Onyx Retro Lancer Get 6,000 Retro Lancer kills.
Chrome Hammerburst Gears of War 2: Complete at least ten waves of Horde Mode. Works on any difficulty.
Faming Hammerburst The Flaming Hammerburst was a reward available in the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta. Complete one match by Sunday, April 24 and unlock this weapon variant.
Gold Hammerburst The Golden Hammerburst was part of a midnight-madness event for Gears of War 2. Also, if you get the Veteran Gear achievement in Gears of War 2 it will unlock the golden skin for all five starter weapons. A third option is to play Gears of War 3 online during the first week after its release.
Liquid Metal Hammerburst The Liquid Metal Lancer is a part of the Liquid Metal Weapon Set which is unlocked in tandem with the purchase of the DLC Season Pass.
Onyx Hammerburst Get 6,000 Hammerburst kills.
Chrome Gnasher Complete the single-player campaigns for all three Gears of War games. Works on any difficulty.
Flaming Gnasher The Flaming Gnasher shotgun was a reward available in the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta. Complete one match during the week of May 9 to unlock this weapon variant.
Gold Gnasher Gears of War 2: Earn the "Veteran Gear" Achievement. To get "Veteran Gear," you need to reach level 100 in multiplayer and win a public match in each of the four maps in the Snowblind Map Pack in Gears of War 2. Also, you can get the Gold Gnasher by playing an online match during the first week after Gears of War 3's launch.
Liquid Metal Gnasher The Liquid Metal Lancer is a part of the Liquid Metal Weapon Set which is unlocked in tandem with the purchase of the DLC Season Pass.
Onyx Gnasher Get 6,000 Gnasher kills.
Chrome Sawed-Off Shotgun Gears of War: Have earned any one of the Achievements in the PC version of the original Gears of War.
Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun The Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun was a reward available in the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta. Complete one match during the week of May 2 to unlock this weapon variant.
Gold Sawed-Off Shotgun Gears of War: Beat Gears of War (the original) on Insane difficulty. Also, if you earn the Gears of War 2 Achievement "Veteran Gear" you will unlock all gold skins.
Liquid Metal Sawed-Off Shotgun The Liquid Metal Lancer is a part of the Liquid Metal Weapon Set which is unlocked in tandem with the purchase of the DLC Season Pass.
Onyx Sawed-Off Shotgun Get 6,000 Sawed-Off Shotgun kills.

 

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Nice.   Can you get the gold weapons at any time for getting Veteran Gear?  I don't have to be level 100 before GoW3 release?

There is not a time limit for getting the Veteran Gear achievement.  If you get it after Gears of War 3 releases, you should get the gold weapon set the next day.  It will check your Gears 1 and 2 achievement process once a day.

Thanks Lord, that was very helpfull!

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The Gold Gnasher is no longer the unlockable given for playing in the first week after release.  You will unlock both the Gold lancer and Gold Hammerburst for playing a multiplayer match the first week.

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Nice.   Can you get the gold weapons at any time for getting Veteran Gear?  I don't have to be level 100 before GoW3 release?

[/quote]You can obtain the VG achievement anytime after release to receive the Gold weapon set.  However, the game only checks for this once per day.  This means that if you play Gears of war 3 one day, then play Gears of war 2 the same day and unlock the VG, you will have to wait till the next day to recieve your unlocks.

Very informative as usual Dirt! Thank you sir!! [y]

In GoW2 if you have a normal Lancer and come across a gold one, you can't just take the ammo, you swap the whole weapon.  Is that fixed in GoW3?

Doubtful..... it is considered another weapon, even though it's just a skin.

In the Gears 3 beta, you would take the ammo of a weapon even if it had a different skin, so I'd think it'd be the same with the Golden guns, but I could be wrong.

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