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Gears 5 has an achievement that pays tribute to Nintendo ex-president Reggie Fils-Aime

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His laser eyes aren't a new weapon, unfortunately

Not long after players fire up Gears 5 next month -- assuming they go straight into the campaign and not the versus mode or the horde mode or the Escape mode -- they'll earn an achievement that nods knowingly to a well-worn gaming meme. That alone isn't surprising, but the man behind the meme steered one of Xbox's biggest competitors until recently.

Gears 5 went gold ahead of its September 6 launch. Alongside that milestone, developer The Coalition revealed the game's achievements. The campaign's first achievement is called "My Body is Ready" and it's earned by completing boot camp (presumably the tutorial section). The phrase "my body is ready" was turned into Nintendo ex-president of North America Reggie Fils-Aime's catchphrase after he said it live on-stage at E3 2007 during a Wii Fit presentation:

Fils-Aime retired in April, going out as one of the more popular and beloved executives the video game industry has ever seen. That means Fils-Aime has time to notice and acknowledge the reference, publicly thanking Xbox head Phil Spencer along the way:

It also means Fils-Aime now has all the time in the world to play Gears 5. Go get Seriously 5.0, Reggie. Put that time to good use.

Here are Gears 5's achievements (minus descriptions of story-based ones that might act as spoilers):

Campaign achievements:

  • My Body is Ready (5GS) -- Complete Boot Camp
  • It Takes Three to Make a Thing Go Right (10) -- Complete an act of Campaign in 3-player co-op
  • Jack of One Trade (5) -- Complete an Act of the Campaign as playable Jack (any difficulty)
  • I Was Born in a Crossfire Hurricane (10) -- Use Jack's Flash ability to stun 3 enemies at once in Campaign
  • Back Atcha (10) -- Get a kill with ricochet bullets using Jack's Barrier Ability
  • Back on Your Feet, Soldier -- (10) -- Use Jack's Stim upgraded ability to revive a DBNO friendly in Campaign
  • Shock and Awe (10) -- Use Jack's Shock Trap ability to shock 6 enemies at once in Campaign
  • Seraninja (10) -- Use Jack's Cloak ability to cloak and execute 3 enemies before de-cloaking in Campaign
  • An Enemy Among Us (15) -- Get a kill with a Hijacked Pounder, Warden, Stump, and Elite Hunter in Campaign
  • Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie (10) -- Use Jack's Fetch ability to acquire each Heavy Weapon in Campaign
  • Jack of All Trades (25) -- Acquire all of Jack's Ultimate upgrades in Campaign
  • JACKed Up! (25) -- Fully upgrade Jack's Abilities and Passives in Campaign 
  • Relic Hunter (10) -- Equip 3 Relic Weapons at one time in Campaign
  • Relics of the Past (20) -- Kill an enemy with every Relic Weapon in Campaign
  • Not There to Buy a Timeshare (10) -- Unlock during Act 1 of the Campaign
  • And... He's All Yours (10) -- Unlock during Act 1 of the Campaign
  • Now I Gotta Get Up Again (10) -- Unlock during Act 1 of the Campaign
  • A Mouthful of Boom (10) -- Unlock during Act 1 of the Campaign
  • It's Time We Fight Them Together (10) -- Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign
  • Jameson Shipping Depot (10) -- Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign
  • That Old COG Technology (10) -- Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign
  • Let's Get You Some Answers (10) -- Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign
  • We Need the Old Plan (10) -- Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign
  • Safe and Sound (10) -- Unlock during Act 3 of the Campaign
  • Cutting It Close (10) -- Unlock during Act 3 of the Campaign
  • Throw a Switch, See What Happens (10) -- Unlock during Act 3 of the Campaign
  • Let's Keep Pissin It Off! (10) -- Unlock during Act 3 of the Campaign
  • Then We Watch Each Other's Backs (10) -- Unlock during Act 4 of the Campaign
  • You Know I Ain't Going Out Like That (10) -- Unlock during Act 4 of the Campaign
  • Discovered the True Threat to Sera (20) -- Complete all Acts of the Campaign (Any Difficulty)
  • All Aboard the Crazy Train! (25) -- Complete all Acts of the Campaign on Insane
  • It's Not Hoarding if Your Stuff is Cool (15) -- Collect all Campaign Collectibles
  • Pennies from Heaven (10) -- Scavenge supplies from all fallen Condors in Act 2 and 3

Escape and Map Builder achievements:

  • Pass the Soap (5) -- Pass through a refuge shower with 3 Hivebusters in the same shower cubicle
  • Master of My Domain (25) -- Complete an Escape Hive on each difficulty
  • Who You Gonna Call? Hivebusters! (10) -- Complete 5 Escape Hives as each one of Mac, Lahni, and Keegan
  • The Three Muskateers (15) -- Inflict 9,000 damage in Escape while 3 Ultimate Abilities are active
  • On the Razor's Edge (10) -- Get 100 kills while inside Hivebuster Venom
  • Brought a Knife to a Gun Fight (25) -- Complete an Escape Hive without firing a shot on Master Difficulty
  • Who's Your Escape Main? (10) -- Reach Character Level 15 with a launch Escape Character
  • Master Escape Artist (20) -- Reach Character Level 15 with Mac, Lahni, and Keegan
  • I Made It All by Myself (10) -- Create and publish an Escape Hive
  • Homegrown Give (10) -- Complete a Featured community build Escape Hive

Horde achievements:

  • Can't Stop, Won't Stop (25) -- Beat 50 consecutive waves of Horde (Any Difficulty)
  • Who's Your Horde Main (10) -- Reach Character Level 15 with a launch Horde Character
  • Compulsive Hoarder (20) -- Reach Character Level 15 with Kait, JD, Del, Marcus, Fahz, and Jack
  • And I'll Form the Head (10) -- Kill a Boss in Horde while all 5 players have active Ultimate Abilities
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (20) -- As Jack, convert one of each weapon to Power using the Forge in Horde
  • Withdrawal Symptoms (20) -- As a team, collect Power from all 4 Power Taps within one wave of Horde
  • Perky's Revenge (10) -- Get a kill with 3 Perks active in Horde

Versus achievements:

  • Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship (5) -- Play a match of Arcade
  • One Sec, I'll Be Right Back (10) -- Switch characters in an Arcade match and kill an opponent who previously killed you
  • Where's My Product Endorsement Deal? (10) -- Win 5 matches of Arcade
  • My Place in the Machine (5) -- Complete placement matches for a Ranked Playlist
  • Grind Season (25) -- Win a Ranked March in each week of a Ranked Season

Progression and Other achievements:

  • Sire, Interrupted (5) -- Kill a Sire while it's kidnapping a teammate (any mode)
  • A Good Plan, Violently Executed (15) -- Execute 100 Rejects (any mode)
  • You've Got a Friend in Me (5) -- Make a new Ally in Gears Allies
  • Did We Just Become Best Friends? (10) -- Reach Level 5 with an ally in Gears Allies
  • BFFs (15) -- Complete a Versus match with a team of four Level 5 Gears Allies
  • Once More from the Top (20) -- Re-Up!
  • One, Two, Three Sorties (5) -- Complete all 3 Objectives for Tour of Duty in a day
  • Corporal Punishment (10) -- Reach the Rank of Corporal in a Tour of Duty
  • Sergeant at Arms (15) -- Reach the Rank of Sergeant in a Tour of Duty
  • LOOTenant (20) -- Reach the Rank of Lieutenant in a Tour of Duty
  • I'm the Captain Now (25) -- Reach the Rank of Captain in a Tour of Duty
  • Generally Awesome (50) -- Reach the Rank of General in a Tour of Duty
  • Seriously 5.0 -- Chapter 1 (100) -- Complete Insane Campaign, Master Horde & Escape Launch Maps & Characters, Get 20 Re-Ups, and reach General in a Tour of Duty

Gears 5 Has Gone Gold -- Celebrate with Our Full Achievement List [Xbox Wire]

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