Gears of War 3 Unlockable Executions Achievement Guide

Gears of War 3 brings even more ways to kill by including unique weapon executions. Never get bored with splattering your enemies in new and horrible ways. If you’re getting splattered yourself, check out our complete text and video walkthrough for Gears of War 3, or for even more tips and tricks browse into our cheats page. Below you’ll find two lists; the first is a list of every available execution in Gears of War 3, followed by a list of kill requirements to unlock every weapon execution.

Execution Achievement Guide

Judge, Jury, and Executioner (10G): To unlock this achievement, you’ll need to unlock every special weapon execution. To do so, scroll down to find out how many kills per weapon you’ll need. Directly below you’ll see a list of every type of execution to perform to unlock this achievement.

    Lancer: Hold Y

    Hammerburst: Hold Y

    Retro Lancer: Hold Y

    Gnasher Shotgun: Hold Y

    Sawed-Off Shotgun: Hold Y

    Gorgon Pistol: Hold Y

    Boltok Pistol: Hold Y

    Boomshot: Hold Y

    Digger Launcher: Hold Y

    Hammer of Dawn: Hold Y

    Mulcher: Hold Y

    Mortar: Hold Y

    One-Shot: Hold Y

    Scorcher: Hold Y

    Torque Bow: Hold Y

    Longshot: Hold Y

    Cleaver: Hold Y

    Shield Bash: Hold Y

    Face Punch: COG + Snub Pistol

    Arm Rip: Locust + Snub Pistol

    Curb Stomp: Tap Y

    Neck Snap: Tap X to make Meatshield + X

    Chainsaw: Hold B with the Lancer equipped

    Bayonet Charge: Hold B with the Retro Lancer equipped

Unlockable Executions

Note: These kills can be done offline or in singleplayer. Complete the required number of kills to unlock the corresponding weapon execution.

  • Lancer: 200 kills
  • Hammerburst: 200 kills
  • Retro Lancer: 200 kills
  • Gnasher: 200 kills
  • Sawed-Off: 200 kills
  • Gorgon: 40 kills
  • Digger: 40 kills
  • Hammer of Dawn: 40 kills
  • Mulcher: 40 kills
  • Mortar: 40 kills
  • Oneshot: 40 kills
  • Scorcher: 40 kills
  • Torque Bow: 40 kills
  • Longshot: 40 kills
  • Cleaver: 40 kills

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22 Comments on Gears of War 3 Unlockable Executions Achievement Guide


On September 23, 2011 at 11:23 am

Just play a private TDM fill bots, casual, with all the weapons set as the one you want to kill with and keep doing it until you unlock the executions ! Easy :)


On September 23, 2011 at 11:23 am

Just play a private TDM fill bots, casual, with all the weapons set as the one you want to kill with and keep doing it until you unlock the executions ! Easy :)

Kevin Thielenhaus

On September 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Everyone needs to listen to this man. He knows what’s up.


On September 23, 2011 at 10:37 pm

You can do it in campaign mode casual and just use the weapons u need to execute.


On September 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm

An easier and faster way would be king of the hill with the highest cap time available, it is infinite respawns and you can easily stack up over 100 kills per round.


On September 26, 2011 at 1:29 pm

it works


On September 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm

i preordered it, so ya


On October 4, 2011 at 2:28 am

where do i get the cleaver in multiplayer i need to know now because it the only execution i need to get the achivement


On October 4, 2011 at 6:01 am

thx Adam for telling me that plan i will defintiely use bots on casual and get easy kills


On October 4, 2011 at 6:02 am

kris can you seriously get 100 kills in one round damn


On October 5, 2011 at 5:25 pm

do kills count when in campain


On October 6, 2011 at 5:16 pm

For the cleaver, you’ll have to take it off a Butcher in Horde mode. You’ll have to keep picking up new ones, though, since you only get 12 strikes with it before it’s done.


On October 6, 2011 at 5:24 pm

You can get the cleaver kills as a butcher in Beast mode also.


On October 8, 2011 at 11:24 am

can anybody tell me where do i go to check with which weapons i’ve executed somebody. I’ve completed 23/24 executions and i can’t seem to figure out which 1 i haven’t done…it’s frustating…


On October 8, 2011 at 7:52 pm

meelan , go to the “Stats achievements” options in the menu, there u can see the progress for the achievement


On October 12, 2011 at 8:06 am

do you know you can get an execution with fire extinguisher in checkout?set off fire alarm,shoot a box sitting just behind door and you find soon as you down an opponent,bash them with the fire extinguisher.

Victor e rivero jr

On October 12, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Gears of war 3 is a really great game but I hope u guys put gurdian back because ctl is good but not as good as gurdian and most of the gamer will agree to this come on epic put gurdian

billy bob

On October 19, 2011 at 12:12 am

@meelan check in stats and awards, there’s a list in there with green ticks next to all the ones you’ve done.


On November 4, 2011 at 9:58 am

thanks guys, really good tips!

love the pain, play the game!!

bakers rule

On November 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

first off you can use the clever after it runs outta hits just use hit the melee button and honestly if your gonna do the weapon kills in private its better to do it in king of the hill not tdm


On December 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm

i like the new executions but i really dont see the point in having to unlock the executions. I think that’s where Epic messed up. In Gears 2 you didn’t have to unlock them. GEARS 2 – 1 / GEARS 3 – 0


On January 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

hey i was just wondering why i can only do the arm rip for executions. I’ve unlocked a lot of em but can’t do them. any ideas?