Gears of War Cheats & Hints
Gears of War
Submitted by: RM
Use a text editor to edit the "WarInput.ini" file found in either of the following folders:
In Windows XP: "\Documents and Settings\\My Documents\My Games\Gears of War\"
In Windows Vista: "\\Documents\My Games\Gears of War for Windows\Wargame\Config\"
Add or change the following lines in the file.
Start the game and press ~ to display the console window. Then, enter one of
the following codes to activate the cheat function.
Note: Enabling a code will prevent achievements from becoming unlocked.
Set number of grenades - set WarfareGame.Weap_Grenade magsize [number]
Set Lancer clip size - set WarfareGame.Weap_AssaultRifle magsize [number]
Set Magnum handgun clip size - set warfaregame.weap_locustpistol magsize [number]
Set semi-automatic clip size - set warfaregame.weap_locustassaultrifle magsize [number]
Set shotgun clip size - set warfaregame.weap_shotgun magsize [number]
Set sniper rifle clip size - set WarfareGame.Weap_SniperRifle magsize [number]
Set handgun clip size - set warfaregame.weap_cogpistol magsize [number]
Set Torque Bow clip size - set WarfareGameContentWeapons.Weap_Bow magsize [number]
Set Baird's default health - set WarfareGameContent.Pawn_COGBaird DefaultHealth [number]
Set Carmine's default health - set WarfareGameContent.Pawn_COGCarmine DefaultHealth [number]
Set Cole's default health - set WarfareGameContent.Pawn_COGGus DefaultHealth [number]
Set Dom's default health - set WarfareGame.Pawn_COGDom DefaultHealth [number]
Set Marcus' default health - set WarfareGame.Pawn_COGMarcus DefaultHealth [number]
Set Minh's default health - set WarfareGameContent.Pawn_COGMinh DefaultHealth [number]
Add Lancer ammo - set WarfareGame.WeapAssaultRifle MaxSpareAmmo 99999
Add grenades - set WarfareGame.WeapGrenade MaxSpareAmmo 99999
Add sniper rifle ammo - set WarfareGame.WeapSniperRifle MaxSpareAmmo 99999
Add Torque Bow ammo - set WarfareGameContentWeapons.WeapBow MaxSpareAmmo 99999
Add Magnum ammo - set warfaregame.weaplocustpistol maxspareammo 99999
Add handgun ammo - set warfaregame.weapcogpistol maxspareammo 99999
Add semi-automatic ammo - set warfaregame.weaplocustassaultrifle maxspareammo 99999
Add shotgun ammo - set warfaregame.weapshotgun maxspareammo 99999
Add Boomer ammo - set WarfareGameContentWeapons.WeapBoomer maxspareammo 99999
Create a text file with a cheat code console command on each line. Save the game in the
"\Gears of War\Binaries\" folder. Then, enter exec [filename.txt] as a console command
to activate all those codes at once.
Easy achievement points in Co-op mode:
When starting a Co-op campaign, instead of logging into your main Gamertag as player
one, log in as player two. Doing this from the beginning or while replaying chapters
will let you play as Dominic Santiago. There are several achievements that you will
unlock playing as him. Additionally, if you start as Dominic from the beginning, you
will not gain any less points then you would as Marcus and it will save you a lot of time.
Easy group kills:
Once you get the Torque Bow, wait until you see groups of Locusts, then shoot one in the
head. After you wait a few seconds, it should blow up and kill all or most of them.
Two player path block :
Use the following trick while playing in two player mode and you reach a difficult part
with a doorway. Have one player die in the doorway. This will create a block that the
Locust cannot get past. They will usually line up behind your dead partner, allowing you a
safe zone to easily pick them off. Once it is clear, just revive your partner and move on.
Chainsaw cuts through objects:
The chainsaw on your Lancer has the ability to cut through many things if you get close
to it and start it up. This includes doors, walls, and boxes.
Shock Therapy (30 gamerscore points): Beat a Brumak on the Hardcore difficulty mode.
Closing Emergence Holes:
When an Emergence Hole opens up, toss a grenade into it. This will automatically close
the hole, and therefore keep the locusts from coming out. The Hammer Of Dawn can easily
destroy Emergence Holes. You must activate it by targeting an enemy first, and then aim
it toward the Emergence Hole. Fire a Torque Bow arrow into an Emergence Hole. This is
somewhat challenging to do, due to the straight line of fire given by the bow. However,
if you are close enough to fire while the line of fire is arced, it is possible to make
it into the hole. A Torque Arrow stuck in the top of the hole will close it as well.
Complete the following achievements to unlock Microsoft Gamerscore points.
Achievement - How to unlock
Around the World (20 points) - Win a ranked match on every versus map
Always Remember Your First (10 points) - Finish playing a versus ranked match
A Dish Best Served Cold (30 points) - Defeat General RAAM on Hardcore Difficulty
Can't Touch Me (20 points) - Win 10 ranked matches without losing a round
Clusterluck (20 points) - Kill 3 enemies at once 10 different times
Completed Act 1 on Casual (10 points) - Complete Act 1 on Casual Difficulty
Completed Act 2 on Casual (10 points) - Complete Act 2 on Casual Difficulty
Completed Act 3 on Casual (10 points) - Complete Act 3 on Casual Difficulty
Completed Act 4 on Casual (10 points) - Complete Act 4 on Casual Difficulty
Completed Act 5 on Casual (10 points) - Complete Act 5 on Casual Difficulty
Completed Act 1 on Hardcore (20 points) - Complete Act 1 on Hardcore Difficulty
Completed Act 2 on Hardcore (20 points) - Complete Act 2 on Hardcore Difficulty
Completed Act 3 on Hardcore (20 points) - Complete Act 3 on Hardcore Difficulty
Completed Act 4 on Hardcore (20 points) - Complete Act 4 on Hardcore Difficulty
Completed Act 5 on Hardcore (20 points) - Complete Act 5 on Hardcore Difficulty
Completed Act 1 on Insane (30 points) - Complete Act 1 on Insane Difficulty
Completed Act 2 on Insane (30 points) - Complete Act 2 on Insane Difficulty
Completed Act 3 on Insane (30 points) - Complete Act 3 on Insane Difficulty
Completed Act 4 on Insane (30 points) - Complete Act 4 on Insane Difficulty
Completed Act 5 on Insane (30 points) - Complete Act 5 on Insane Difficulty
Commando (30 points) - Complete all acts on Insane Difficulty
Soldier (20 points) - Complete all acts on Hardcore Difficulty
When the Beserker is chasing you run, next to the smashable doors, then move back
and he will smash them down for you. Once you're out of the tomb, simply use the
Hammer of Dawn on him. It takes a few shots, but is very effective!
Note: Beserkers are blind, so if you do stay near him he will attack by using his
Use a text editor to view the "WarWeapon.ini" file in the game's "Config" folder. Scroll
down until finding the section for the desired weapon.
For example, the entry for the Lancer appears as follows.
Look for the line you wish to modify. The file itself cannot be changed, but its entries
can be used as console codes. For example, to modify the Lancer's clip size to 1000, the
"MagSize=60" would need to be updated through a console code. The format of the code is the
word set followed by the weapon heading (in this example, WarfareGame.WeapAssaultRifle)
followed by the value to be changed (in this example MagSize=1000). The complete code to
be entered at the console window would be the set WarfareGame.WeapAssaultRifle MagSize
This can be done with any value in the file.
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