Honestly I hope they do not go overboard with the achievements in 5 like they did in 4. I managed to get Seriously 4 before they added the new difficulty and loads of achievements. 164 is beyond a sensible amount, especially when you create ones like the the butt crack achievement, which 99% of people boosted for I assume. And the fact that all of the new achievements have less than 5% unlocked really shows how unsuccessful the addition turned out. TC, imo, does not have a good sense of making achievements.
Achievements linked to progress, completing difficulties, discovering hidden items(if applicable), and consecutive/lifetime earnings are all acceptable. However, anything regarding having to rely on other people solely for the achievements always ends up being a dumpster fire.
-Having to win the 25 matches of 2v2 Gnasher was miserable, Just have us play the matches or reduce the wins.
-Butt Crack is the worst idea for an achievement I have ever seen, The worst.
-Longshot Supers are damn near impossible, and then you make us get 2 of them.
-Ribbons like Charge and Not Today practically have to be boosted for, everyone who has it that I know has boosted for it.
-Everyone having to pull the horn is silly when you make 5 people do it and there is a delay between when you can pull it. And it’s a secret so there’s no chance you ever find it on accident.
-Ironman is a bad idea to begin with, but pitifully executed for Campaign. Restarting the entire campaign because someone lags into a tree on the terrible motorcycle part is not OK. Really, really, not OK. I cannot express how bad this is.
-Pick Me Up is ridiculous especially when it is one of many achievements that do not register properly when completed, and has taken weeks to register for many people. Don’t use the most common weapons in the game? Why?
-Do not build forts on insane, do not spend power on insane, and play as 5 soldiers on a specific map??? I do not know why achievements would be made that require you to play contrary to the entire system that horde is built around. That’s like saying, “play chess but you can only use your pawns”. Playing as delta is silly as well, and it’s another achievement that doesn’t register correctly for everyone.
-The Masterys are cumulative so no big gripe (except Longshot) but the requirements are too large when it involves the Hammerburst, for example, that is not on every map.
-Similarly, Master at Arms should not have required heavy weapons since you get the Salvo on only TWO maps. That is unbelievable even when trying to do it in casual vs AI. And on top of that there is no real way to track it besides using an online tracker.
-Deadly Resourceful. That’s all.
I know they are arbitrary and worth nothing but I felt compelled to get them(which is my fault), and that ate a good portion of my life for a short time. I felt miserable doing it and have nothing of any real value to show for it. And on top of that I literally cannot get the achievements linked to the omen weapon skins. Tough luck for me I suppose until they make them craftable or whatever. Absolutely unacceptable.
50 achievements is enough for any game, and you certainly do not need to be adding more years after release. Also, secret achievements should be story based, as to say they should be secret only for the purpose of not spoiling an element of the game. How am I supposed to know to use Minh on Security and push the laser button? Or have everyone pull out the pistol when the round ends??? I have no idea what kind of nonsense that is.
To finish, it is my fault for going for the achievements and these are my opinions, I fully understand that. I will not be going for the achievements in 5 and have never gone for them in any other gears game and had a much more enjoyable experience. I hope for the achievement hunters sake they do not torture people with their achievements again.
I won’t even be pre-ording 5 after getting so upset at what they did to 4. I really stood by this game until I went through this. Now I do not feel that enjoyment when playing it anymore so I do not play much.
I’m interested to hear what others have to say about the achievements in this game. Criticism is OK, just keep it civil.