Gears of War 3 Unlockable Weapons

Multiplayer is the place to be this week as Gears of War 3 tackles store shelves everywhere. Don’t be a scrub like the rest of the Cogs, stand out with these special Gold, Chrome, and Onyx skins. Change up your colors to flash your awesome skills to the world and let them know they don’t stand a chance. Below you’ll find our list of unlockable weapon skins — just complete the required achievement or task to get your hand on these flashy prizes.

If you can’t even manage your way through Gears of War 3′s singleplayer campaign, Game Front is here with our full text and video walkthrough. For even more extra content on the event that is Gears, check out our cheats page.

Unlockable Weapons

  • Gold Lancer / Gold Hammerburst:
    Play Gears of War 3 the first week of launch, that’s September 20th for those not keeping count.
  • Gold Retro Lancer:
    During Beta, complete 90 matches of any gametype and score 100 kills, making this one no longer applicable.
  • Gold Gnasher:
    Earn the “Veteran Gear” achievement in Gears of War 2 by completing the game on Insane difficulty.
  • Gold Sawed-Off:
    Earn the “Commando” achievement in Gears o f War 1 by completing the game on Insane difficulty.
  • Gold Omen Lancer / Hammerburst / Retro Lancer / Gnasher / Sawed Off:
    Earn level 100 in Gears of War 3.
  • Crimson Omen Lancer:
    Code included with an 12-Month X-box Live Membership Card.
  • Crimson Omen Hammerburst:
    Earn “Welcome to Beast” achievement in Gears of War 3.
  • Crimson Omen Retro Lancer:
    Earn “Welcome to Horde” achievement in Gears of War 3.
  • Crimson Omen Gnasher:
    Earn “Welcome to Versus” achievement in Gears of War 3.
  • Crimson Omen Sawed-Off:
    Earn “Welcome to Arcade” achievement in Gears of War 3.
  • Flame Lancer:
    Complete a match the week of April 25th.
  • Flame Hammerburst:
    Complete a match the week of April 18th.
  • Flame Retro Lancer:
    Complete a match the week of September 20th.
  • Flame Gnasher:
    Complete a match the week of May 9th.
  • Flame Sawed-Off:
    Complete a match the week of May 2nd.
  • Chrome Lancer:
    Earn “Don’t Hate the Plater” achievement in Gears of War.
  • Chrome Hammerburst:
    Earn “Dirty, Dirty Horde” achievement in Gears of War 2.
  • Chrome Retro Lancer:
    Earn the “Domination” achievement in Gears of War.
  • Chrome Gnasher:
    Earn the “Mercenary” achievement in Gears of War, “Tourist of Duty” achievement in Gears of War 2, and “Ready for More” achievement in Gears of War 3.
  • Chrome Sawed-Off:
    Earn any Gears of War PC achievement
  • Onyx Lancer / Hammberburst / Retro Lancer / Gnasher / Sawed-Off:
    Earn the Onyx Medal for Lancer / Hammerburst / Retro Lancer / Gnasher / Sawed-Off kills.
  • Team Insignia Lancer:
    Earn the “Veteran” Silver Medal.
  • Team Insignia Hammerburst:
    Earn the “Veteran” Gold Medal.
  • Team Insignia Retro Lancer:
    Earn the “Veteran” Bronze Medal.
  • Team Insignia Gnasher:
    Earn the “Veteran” Onyx Medal.
  • Team Insignia Sawed-Off:
    Earn the “Veteran” Onyx Medal.

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14 Comments on Gears of War 3 Unlockable Weapons

Logan

On September 21, 2011 at 9:57 am

I thought if you played during the release week you got the gold lancer and hammerburst skins. But I have been playing online, every game mode, and I just beat campaign. No gold skins. I did not have them in GoW 2. Is that why? If not, how do I get them?

Kevin Thielenhaus

On September 21, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Hey Logan,

You should get the gold skins for just playing a single match during the first week. The only Gold skins that unlock the first week are the Gold Lancer and Gold Hammerburst skins, the rest have different requirements. It also may take 24 hours, but I’ve heard that other people have had issues with unlocking skins. If there is a problem with the game, hopefully there will be a patch before long to fix the issue.

Anyone else having problems with unlocking the Gold skins?

justin

On September 23, 2011 at 10:50 am

im having the same issues. i got the hammerburst but not the lancer

Lost In Sh4dows

On September 25, 2011 at 11:35 pm

I didn’t seem to have a problem with the gold lancer and hammerburst skins, they unlocked right after my match. Maybe it was fixed recently (got them on September 25th). I’d also like to say that I wish/hope that they put the rest of the flame skins in the marketplace cuz I got the flame retro lancer and it’s awesome

rick

On September 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I had the flame retro lancer yesterday and i logged back in today and i dont have that skin anymore and also my characters will always be defauls in multiplayer. D:

Thrashmetal247

On September 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I also got neither skin although I did play during launch week

Flamingeyes245

On September 27, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I did not unlock the skins either.

JR

On September 28, 2011 at 5:53 am

Same problem, and after playing different game types at different times. Will probably email MS about it.

christian

On September 29, 2011 at 11:52 am

i played the beta but with my dad’s profile because i didn’t have any gold but any other day can you please run the beta so i can unlock the rest of the weapon skins and the characters?

Ivegotshotgun

On September 30, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I also bought this game after the beta on the first day of Release and played online right away. I have played every game mode online and beat the campaign twice. No gold lancer or hammerburst have been unlocked for me yet. A bit disappointing to say the least.

KK

On October 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I have the Dirty, Dirty Horde achievement from Gears of War 2 but it wont let me have my Chrome Hammerburst. Any way to fix that? -.-

FadingHeart

On December 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

same problem Dirty Dirty Horde achievement and no Chrome Hammerburst skin.

CAAZE

On February 22, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Same i got the Dirty Dirty horde and i dont have the chrome hammerburst skin.

can anybody tell me what i did wrong?

CAAZE

On February 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm

dudes turns out you need Xbox live to get the weapon skin.

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