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Drop the Hammer on the House of Sovereigns.

At the top of the stairs, the path leads to an open room where a member of Alpha Squad is in trouble. Take cover against the railing that overlooks the area below and clear out the Locust you can spot. When you're ready, head down the stairs to the right to finish clearing the area and revive the fallen Alpha Squad member, Augustus Cole.


Finding Cole.

Return to the stairway after the brief cutscene and head up the other side. You'll reach a hall with a doorway that needs to be ripped down. As the small bot welds through the door, pick up the shotgun to the right and ready your machinegun. You'll soon be introduced to a new type of enemy.


Fighting Wretches.

A pack of Wretches busts onto the scene from the left, down at the far end of the hall. For the time being, focus on taking them out with machinegun fire, but don't get too distracted. Before long, you'll want to equip your shotgun and watch the large hole that's behind you. Wretches will climb out of the hole and attack without giving you time to fire. Just throw melee attacks and they should go down with one hit a piece. Watch the hole until all enemies stop coming.


Finding a COG Tag in this level.

When the coast is clear, check out the far end of the hall where the Wretches first arrived. You'll find another set of COG Tags to add to your collection. When you've got 'em, head into the next room and pick up the weapon near one of the windows. It's the Hammer of Dawn, a mighty weapon that you can put to use only outdoors.


Finding the Hammer of Dawn.

One of your squadmates will open up a large door that leads outside. Look for a Locust Seeder, a large spider-looking enemy to the right, and bring out the Hammer. Stand still and pull the trigger, focusing the beam on the Seeder. It'll take a couple of shots before the Seeder retreats into the ground, at which point you should start worrying about the Locust soldiers to your left.


Killing a Seeder.

Follow your squad across the short bridge and along the walkway that borders the perimeter of this outdoor area. You'll head into another part of the previous building and continue through another door (a squadmate will open it) before engaging more enemies. There's another Locust Seeder in the center of the room—you know what to do!


In between taking shots with the Hammer of Dawn, watch your sides for small groups of Wretches that attack. As before, you'll want to rely on melee attacks to take 'em out. When you've killed the Seeder and all of the Wretches, push towards the other side of the room to take care of the rest of the enemies.


Look for a small foyer in which your squadmates gather and wait for the door to open. Once through, turn left down a flight of stairs and be ready to melee a pair of Wretches that come from around the corner to the left. The hall further down opens up to a church room that gets invaded by more Wretches. Use melee attacks exclusively, then look for any normal Locust enemies at the far side of the room.


Ending this chapter.

Cross into the next room and look for a set of COG Tags near the dead soldier's body (they're stashed away in a corner). When you've got 'em in hand, move through the next set of halls to continue on to the next chapter of the act, Wrath.


  • There is a little glitch that, when you grab the first Hammer Of Dawn, you can just kill the Seeder outside by the windows and when you get out you'll see nothing when you press the Y button. It works on the other Seeders too.

Gears of War Walkthrough
Gears of War Act 1: Ashes · Act 2: Nightfall · Act 3: Belly of the Beast · Act 4: The Long Road Home · Act 5: Desperation
Act 1 14 Years After E-Day · Trial By Fire · Fish in a Barrel · Fork in the Road · Knock Knock · Hammer · Wrath · China Shop
Act 2 Tick Tick Boom · Grist · Outpost · Lethal Dusk · Dark Labyrinth · Powder Keg · Burnt Rubber · Last Stand
Act 3 Downpour · Evolution · Coalition Cargo · Darkest Before Dawn · Angry Titan · Tip of the Iceberg
Act 4 Campus Grinder · Bad to Worse · Hazing · Close to Home · Imaginary Place · Entrenched
Act 5 (PC only: Impasse · Comedy of Errors · Window Shopping · Powers That Be · Jurassic Proportions) · Special Delivery · Train Wreck · Pale Horse

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