The following Gears of War 3 game guide reveals the full lists of weapon skins that can be unlocked or purchased by all Gears of War fans.
The guide includes several sections, one for each set of skins available in the game; however players should know that some of these skins are exclusive, while others must be purchased.
For example, the Gears of War 3 Liquid Metal weapon skins can be unlocked only by purchasing a DLC Season Pass from Xbox Live Marketplace, while the Infected Omen skins pack comes with the GoW 3 limited edition console.
Additional weapon skins can be unlocked by earning specific achievements or by completing the previous titles of the GoW franchise.
Our game guide explains what you have to do to get them and to use them in Gears of War 3.
Chrome Weapon Skins
To get this skin you have to finish a ranked match in Gears of War and earn the highest score.
Chrome Retro Lancer
To get this skin, play Gears of War as Dom and finish ten co-op chapters (on any difficulty).
In Gears of War 2, finish ten waves in Horde Mode, on any difficulty.
To get this skin, finish the campaign mode in Gears of War, Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3, on any dificulty.
Chrome Sawed-Off Shotgun
To get this skin, you must unlock one of the achievements available in the PC version of Gears of War.
Flaming Weapon Skins
During the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta, finish a match between April 18 and April 25.
During the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta, finish a match by April 24, 2011.
During the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta, finish a match between May 2 and May 9.
Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun
During the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta, finish a match between April 25 and May 2.
Gold Weapon Skins
To unlock this skin, make sure you get the Veteran Gear achievement in Gears of War 2. Those who have purchased Gears of War 2 Epic Edition, will automatically get this weapon skin in Gears of War 3.
Gold Retro Lancer
In Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta, finish 90 matches to unlock it and then score more than 100 kills with the Gold Retro Lancer to get in in Gears of War 3.
You can also unlock the Gold Retro Lancer Skin if you get the Veteran Gear achievement in GoW 2.
Unlock the Veteran Gear achievement in GoW 2.
You can get this skin by unlocking the Veteran Gear achievement in Gears of War 2 or by playing a single online match in the first week after the official release of Gears of War 3.
Gold Sawed-Off Shotgun
To unlock this skin, get the Veteran Gear achievement in GoW 2, or complete the first game of the series on Insane difficulty.
Rainbow Weapon Skins
All Rainbow Weapon skins from Gears of War 3 can be downloaded from Xbox Live Marketplace as DLCs. You can get the following skins:
Rainbow Lancer Skin
Rainbow Retro Lancer Skin
Rainbow Sawed-Off Shotgun
Onyx Weapon Skins
Score 6.000 kills with the Lancer.
Onyx Retro Lancer
Score 6.000 kills with the Retro Lancer.
Score 6.000 kills with the Hammerburst.
Score 6.000 kills with the Gnasher.
Onyx Sawed-Off Shotgun
Score 6.000 kills with the Sawed-Off Shotgun.
Liquid Metal Weapon Skins
To unlock the Liquid Metal weapon skins in Gears of War 3, you need the DLC Season Pass.
The Season Pass can be purchased from Xbox Live Marketplace for 2400 Microsoft Points.
If you get this pass you will also unlock the following skins:
Liquid Metal Lancer Skin
Liquid Metal Retro Lancer Skin
Liquid Metal Hammerburst
Liquid Metal Gnasher
Liquid Metal Sawed-Off Shotgun
Infected Omen Weapon Skins
The Infected Omen Skins can be unlocked only by those who purchase the limited edition console, or the Gears of War 3 Epic Edition.