The Toughest Xbox 360 Achievement You Can Get?

To get the hardest achievement on the Xbox 360, Marcus Fenix had to do more than just kill a few Locust. He had to get his hands dirty. He had to put in some time.

Those 100 points don't come easy.

The achievement, "Seriously 3.0", may well be the hardest achievement to get on the Xbox 360 — the hardest one that hasn't been rendered impossible by server shut-downs and glitches — because it requires such dedicated world-saving that the overall toil could take him years to complete.

To gain this achievement, he'd need to reach rank 100, a rank earned through dedication in his mission and in his competitive contests (we call them multiplayer). But reaching 100 would be easy compared to what he'd have to do to earn all his Onyx medals.

The Onyx medals would be tough. He could kill his enemies with a pistol a hundred times and he'd get just a bronze. 500 would just get silver. He needed 6000 pistol kills for that Onyx.

And that was just one Onyx medal. Seriously 3.0 would require him to get all of them. How much? The Epic Games forums had the daunting, unofficial tally: 6000 kills with the Lancer, 6000 with the Hammerburst, 6000 with the Retro Lancer, 6000 with the Gnasher Shotgun and 6000 with the Sawed-Off Shotgun.

That too would not be enough. He'd have to execute 6000 enemies (including 500 nemeses), and take 1500 enemy leaders captive. He'd have to participate in 30 Gears of War 3 events and by an MVP in competitive combat 500 times. He'd have to play at least 4000 of those matches and win 3000 of them, holding the enemy side to no wins in a multi-round match at least 2500 times.

He could not be weary or sloppy. He'd have to score 6000 headshots, 6000 kills with heavy weapons, 6000 with explosives and 6000 specifically with weapons found on the competitive battlefield. With a sharp eye he's have to "spot" 12,000 bad guys, kill 3000 with fire and destroy 1000 grenades. He'd have to kill 1000 enemies while holding a captive. He'd have to win 500 rounds of Capture the Leader an never be taken captive in 1500 of those matches (but he'd have to capture 1500 opposing leaders).

He'd have to be slightly kind, reviving his downed allies 1200 times and assisting them in their kills in competitive combat at least 5000 times. In Capture the Leader, he'd have to save a captured leader 1200 times, making sure to try that style of competition 3000 times.

He'd have to spend the most time in cover in a match 600 times, perfect the reloading of his weapon 25,000 times.

Rest would still not be an option. He'd have to compete in King of the Hill 3000 times and Warzone in another 3000; the same for Execution, and Team Deathmatch. He'd have to bet the last man standing on his team 3000 times. He'd also have to get the first kill 3000 times.

The Seriously 3.0 warrior would have to fight the horde. He'd have to beat all of its 50 waves at their Master difficulty; conquering 2000 waves of that Horde during his career. He would have to start a base 500 times, build 1000 fences, turrets or what have you and earn $US5,000,000 while completing 100 mid-Horde challenges.

If all of this seemed easy to him, he'd be a madman and presumptuous. There's more. He'd have to finish Beast mode at Killer difficulty, knocking through 600 waves overall, chomping through 3000 fences, turrets or what have you and reviving or healing his pals 600 times. He'd be killing 1100 people, earning $US1,000,000. He'd have to unlock the chance to control the most beastly beasts 75 times.

He'd have to re-fight his war, for points. In Campaign Arcade mode, he'd need to earn 7.5 million points and be the top point-getter of his party 240 times. He'd have to hit his max multiplier 100 times. He'd have to play that Arcade mode 500 times. He would be expected to finish one of his campaign's chapters 240 times, ripping through the whole campaign on its hardest, Insane mode at least once — maybe twice, because he'd have to do it on Arcade. Oh, and he'd have to manipulate object in the campaign 2000 times.

He would just have a ton to do, including stomping on bad guys' heads at least 3000 times.

But at least he'd have an advantage if he was or pretended to be a she, because he'd have to fight as a woman in multiplayer 1000 times.

Then and only then, our hero would have achieved Seriously 3.0.

(Thanks to the guys at the Giant Bombcast for pointing out on this week's episode how tough this achievement is. Good luck to all those Gears of War 3 gamers who are trying to get it.)


    Game over man... That's ridiculous.

    That's not an achievement, that's a fucking life's mission lol

      True that

    It'll be a very sad day when someone gets that achievement.

    Eachs games 'seriously' achievements always been a grind. This one takes it to a new level.

    The other big one is the onyx war supporter medal. ie. participating in like 50 community events. Theres only one event a month so it will take some time to get. People have found a way to glitch it so they got it first day.

    Id say 830/1000 is what most people will get. Im sitting around 620 at the moment.

    thats just insane, i would be surprised if more than 5 people get it.

    But whats the point of it? it requires the longevity of online gaming for ONE game on the console, for which several more multiplayer shooters are being released.

    Seriously 2.0 in Gears 2 was the achievement that made me give up on achievements a long time ago. Now GoW3 may be around for awhile but only the most Hardcore of the Hardcore will get this.

    At least it's not 1,000,000 Kills in any game mode. (Following Gears Seriously at 10,000 and Gears 2 Seriously 2.0 at 100,000).

      At least Seriously 2.0 could be farmed by doing a section of the campaign where you ride the Brumak over and over again.

      This just means you have to play Gears 3 nonstop until your thumbs fall off. Then you have to get replacement thumbs, wear them out and after you're on to your third or forth pair of artificial thumbs, you might just be on the precipice of obtaining it.

    And each round of multiplayer is ~10 minutes long, right? If you have to play 12000 matches, that's 2000 hours, or 33 DAYS of multiplayer.

    Yeah, I think I'll just stick to singleplayer when I get my copy!!

    Hey, good article, I ask this question in ask me stuff what's the hardest xbox 360 achievement a few weeks back and there is a whole article to answer my question. Cheers.

    He'd have to never leave his parents basement....

    Who ever gets it first should get a prize?

      The chance to see sunlight again would be enough of a prize :P

    The hardest medal would have to be the revenge one. You have to get killed by the same player 5 times, and then execute them, not kill, execute them before the match ends.

    I think it would be better if you only needed bronze for all medals (as well as level 100).

    I never knew they used the US dollar on Sera

      u noob! teh dollar is of corse used in sera. what welse they gon use,. rupee? ha ha.

      zomg USA number 1!

    It is the last gears game gotta keep people playing

    hardcore doesn't describe this, GoW would be your life.

    I dunno, this one may take the longest but I think the hardest one might be the leaderboard achievements in Ghost Recon: AW. If you haven't got like 8 xbox's with the same number of accounts, games and controllers and such or you haven't got 8 dedicated players behind you then it's impossible.

    MP achievements are just the worse thing in the world.

      I tend to agree - especially ones that are just get X amount of kills - they are boring to boot - put some creativity into it.

      Not 100%, but pretty sure you can actually get them all offline through matches with bots. (not that that makes it any easier lol)

    Never seen the GRAW 'chieves, or..?

      Ha, you inspired me to look up the GRAW achievemnts.

      Most of them looked tedious, until I got to one. Which I think is in definate contest for the world's hardest achievement:

      World Champion (Multiplayer) - Climb to the top of the universal leaderboard 40gp

      I mean, what the f*ck? Be the TOP of the ENTIRE LEADERBOARD, and you get 40 points. F*ck that.

    I was listening to this week's Bombcast, while Vinny and Brad were just going over their 6 hour horror story for about 30 minutes trying to complete Horde Mode. One of the funniest rants I've ever heard.

    Yeah I'm not even going to bother, the hardest medal wasn't even mentioned I don't think. Getting an execution on your nemisis. So not only do you need to let a person kill you 5 times, but then you have to get him and execute him. Do that 75 times for the bronze! screw that lol

    A lot of the tough ones can be boosted pretty easily in private matches though... if you have the time!

    Well, t*ts.

    "and by an MVP in competitive combat 500 times"

    by = be

    Proof reading. YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH

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