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Weapon Skins are interchangeable textures for weapons in Gears of War. Different skins affect the appearance of the starting weapons in the multiplayer mode, but are purely cosmetic. Skins do not alter the gameplay characteristics of the weapons in any way.

Gears of War 2 Skins Edit

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Weapon skins in Gears of War 2 were originally available as pre-order bonuses for the lancer and hammerburst. With backwards compatibility on the Xbox One downloading a physical copy of Gears of War 2 will automatically load the skins. They only exist in the form of unlockable gold skins that are not interchangeable when unlocked.

Golden Skins Edit

Golden Lancer - Pre-order bonus

Golden Hammerburst - Pre-order bonus

Gears of War 3 SkinsEdit

These weapon skins are included in Gears of War 3 and can be obtained by reaching certain milestones during gameplay.

Golden SkinsEdit

  • Golden Lancer - Unlocked from having it in Gears of War 2, or by playing Gears of War 3 online at least once between September 20 and September 26, 2011, or by obtaining the "Veteran Gear" achievement in Gears of War 2
  • Golden Hammerburst - Unlocked from having it in Gears of War 2, or by playing Gears of War 3 online at least once between September 20 and September 26, 2011, or by obtaining the "Veteran Gear" achievement in Gears of War 2
  • Golden Retro Lancer - Unlocked by playing 90 matches and then reaching 100 kills with the Retro Lancer in the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta, or by obtaining the "Veteran Gear" achievement in Gears of War 2
  • Golden Gnasher Shotgun - Unlocked by obtaining the "Veteran Gear" achievement in Gears of War 2
  • Golden Sawed-Off Shotgun - Unlocked by obtaining the "Commando" achievement in Gears of War, or by obtaining the "Veteran Gear" achievement in Gears of War 2

Golden Omen SkinsEdit

The Golden Omen Weapon Set, containing Golden Omen skins for all five starting weapons, is unlocked by reaching level 100 in Gears of War 3

Chrome SkinsEdit

  • Chrome Lancer - Unlocked by obtaining the "Don't Hate the Player" achievement in Gears of War
  • Chrome Hammerburst - Unlocked by obtaining the "Dirty, Dirty Horde" achievement in Gears of War 2
  • Chrome Retro Lancer - Unlocked by obtaining the "Domination" achievement in Gears of War
  • Chrome Gnasher Shotgun - Unlocked by completing the single-player campaign mode in Gears of War, Gears of War 2, and Gears of War 3 (can be done on any difficulty)
  • Chrome Sawed-Off Shotgun - Unlocked by obtaining any one achievement in the PC version of Gears of War

Flaming SkinsEdit

  • Flaming Lancer - Unlocked by playing during week two of the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta
  • Flaming Hammerburst - Unlocked by playing during week one of the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta
  • Flaming Gnasher Shotgun - Unlocked by playing during week four of the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta
  • Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun - Unlocked by playing during week three of the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta
  • Flaming Retro Lancer - Unlocked in Title Update 4 for those who obtained the event stamp during launch week

Crimson Omen SkinsEdit

  • Crimson Omen Hammerburst - Unlocked by obtaining the "Welcome to Beast Mode" achievement in Gears of War 3
  • Crimson Omen Retro Lancer - Unlocked by obtaining the "Welcome to Horde Mode" achievement in Gears of War 3
  • Crimson Omen Gnasher Shotgun - Unlocked by obtaining the "Welcome to Versus" achievement in Gears of War 3
  • Crimson Omen Sawed-Off Shotgun - Unlocked by obtaining the "Welcome to Arcade Mode" achievement in Gears of War 3

Team Insignia SkinsEdit

  • Team Insignia Lancer - Unlocked by obtaining the silver Veteran medal in Gears of War 3
  • Team Insignia Hammerburst - Unlocked by obtaining the gold Veteran medal in Gears of War 3
  • Team Insignia Retro Lancer - Unlocked by obtaining the bronze Veteran medal in Gears of War 3
  • Team Insignia Gnasher Shotgun - Unlocked by obtaining the onyx Veteran medal in Gears of War 3
  • Team Insignia Sawed-Off Shotgun - Unlocked by obtaining the onyx Veteran medal in Gears of War 3

Onyx SkinsEdit

  • Onyx Lancer - Unlocked by obtaining the onyx Lancer medal in Gears of War 3
  • Onyx Hammerburst - Unlocked by obtaining the onyx Hammerburst medal in Gears of War 3
  • Onyx Retro Lancer - Unlocked by obtaining the onyx Retro Lancer medal in Gears of War 3
  • Onyx Gnasher Shotgun - Unlocked by obtaining the onyx Gnasher Shotgun medal in Gears of War 3
  • Onyx Sawed-Off Shotgun - Unlocked by obtaining the onyx Sawed-Off Shotgun medal in Gears of War 3

GhostProtocol SkinsEdit

The GhostProtocol Weapon Set, containing digital camouflage skins for all five starting weapons, is unlocked by completing the single-player campaign mode in Gears of War 3 on Insane difficulty. (It was only available to those who had completed the "Impossible Mission" challenge before December 21, 2011, but is now available for all to unlock.)

DLC Skins Edit

These weapon skins can only be obtained by purchasing and/or downloading them through Xbox Live.

Launch Collection Edit

Launch Collection weapon skins were released on September 20, 2011 with the launch of Gears of War 3. They can be purchased separately or in bundle packs as listed below.

Theme Packs Edit

BundlesEdit

Exclusive Skins Edit

Exclusive weapon skin sets are obtained as free or included bonuses for purchasing certain installments of Gears of War 3 DLC or participating in special events.

  • Candy Cane Set - Available during "The Twelve Days of Gearsmas" event
  • Chocolate Weapon Set - Only available by purchasing RAAM's Shadow
  • Infected Omen Weapon Pack - Only available by purchasing the Gears of War 3 Epic Edition or by redeeming a code that is packaged with a Gears of War 3 controller
  • Jungle Camo Set - Only available by purchasing the Horde Command Pack
  • Liquid Metal Animated Set - Only available by purchasing the Gears of War 3 Season Pass
  • Mint Set - Available during "The Twelve Days of Gearsmas" event
  • Re-Up Electric Set - Only available by purchasing Fenix Rising. Must be unlocked by Re-Upping the player's multiplayer rank
  • Re-Up Omen Set - Only available by purchasing Fenix Rising. Must be unlocked by Re-Upping the player's multiplayer rank
  • Re-Up Plasma Set - Only available by purchasing Fenix Rising. Must be unlocked by Re-Upping the player's multiplayer rank
  • Team Plasma Set - Only available by purchasing the Horde Command Pack
  • Epic or "Developer" camo - Only available to Epic employees
  • Hypefestation Skin Set - includes Major League, Hype and Vixen skins (Only available when the user has bought the "Forces Of Nature" DLC map pack)

Liquid Green Metal Skins Edit

The Liquid Green Metal weapon skin set was released on January 3, 2012. It is not included in any of the Launch Collection bundle packs and must be purchased separately. This set was previously available through the "Jack's Got Game" promotion for Jack in the Box, and before that was reserved exclusively for Microsoft and Epic employees.

Gears of War: Judgment Skins Edit

These weapon skins are included in Gears of War: Judgment. Each weapon (Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Classic Hammerburst, Gnasher, Sawed-Off Shotgun, Markza, Booshka) skin must be unlocked individually, meaning that unlocking one skin will not unlock for all the weapons (with the exception of Hammerburst and Classic Hammerburst).

Unlockable Skins Edit

  • Burn Spray - Unlocked with a Normal Prize Box
  • Chrome - Unlocked with a Normal Prize Box
  • Crimson Omen -
  • Gold - Unlocked with a Rare Prize Box
  • Onyx - Unlocked with an Epic Prize Box
  • Reaper Slayer - Kill an Epic Reaper
  • Rib Cage - Unlocked with a Rare Prize Box
  • Xbox - Unlocked with an Epic Prize Box

Exclusive Skins Edit

  • Ares Bronze - Become a VIP Member (purchase Season Pass)
  • Big Game - Included in the Gears of War: Judgment Strategy Guide
  • Brisk - Exclusive bonus from Brisk
  • Flames of Judgment - Become a VIP Member (purchase Season Pass)
  • Hazardous - Become a VIP Member (purchase Season Pass)
  • Hot Rod - Become a VIP Member (purchase Season Pass)
  • Lambent - Pre-order bonus from GameStop
  • Paintball - Exclusive bonus from Expertzone
  • Team Metal - Exclusive bonus with a specially marked Xbox Live Gold Card purchase
  • Team Pulse - Play on the Special Event playlist on launch week
  • Zebra - Become a VIP Member (purchase Season Pass)

DLC Skins Edit

These weapon skins can only be obtained by purchasing and/or downloading them through Xbox Live as packs that apply to all weapons (prices reflect USD).

Bundles Edit

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Skins Edit

These weapon skins are included in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and are only for the Lancer and Gnasher weapons. They are unlocked in sets, which means obtaining one skin for both weapons is not separate.

Beta Skins Edit

  • Mars - Unlocked by playing on the first or second day of the beta
  • Woodland - Unlocked by playing on the second day of the beta
  • Venus - Unlocked by playing on the third day of the beta
  • Jupiter - Unlocked by playing during the fourth day of the beta
  • Sun - Unlocked by playing during day five of the beta
  • Grease - Unlocked by playing during day six of the beta
  • Racer - Unlocked by playing during day seven of the beta

Pre-Order Bonus Edit

Unlockable Skins Edit

  • Dark Omen - Complete the entire campaign on the original Gears of War.
  • Gold - Play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition at least one day during launch week.

DLC Skins Edit

These weapon skins can only be obtained by purchasing and/or downloading them through Xbox Live (prices reflect USD).

Theme Packs Edit

  • Animal Skin Pack - $4.99 (includes Tiger, Zebra and Cheetah skins)
  • Animated Weapon Skin Pack 1 - $6.99 (includes animated Static, Fire and Beam Wave skins)
  • Animated Weapon Skin Pack 2 - $6.99 (includes animated Warp Drive, Psycho Disco, Liquid Chrome and Hypno skins)
  • Animated Weapon Skin Pack 3 - $6.99 (includes animated Bubbles, Disco Ball and Water skins)
  • BW Pack - $4.99 (includes White Flame, Voodoo and Optical skins)
  • Camo Pack - $4.99 (includes Swamp Camo, Desert Camo and Digital Camo skins)
  • Classics Pack - $4.99 (includes 8-ball, Peacenik and Warbird skins)
  • Colorful Pack - $4.99 (includes Paintball, Unirainbow and Biohazard skins)
  • Flames Skin Pack - $4.99 (includes Green Flame, Yellow Flame and Orange Flame skins)
  • Material Pack - $4.99 (includes Gunmetal, King Raven and Stone skins)
  • Metal Pack - $4.99 (includes Platinum, Chrome and Brass skins)
  • Mix Pack - $4.99 (includes Loader, Corp. and Greenie skins)
  • Organic Pack - $4.99 (includes Imulsion, Corpser and Boomer skins)
  • Pink and Purple Pack - $4.99 (includes Purple Camo, Love Hearts and Pink Flame skins)
  • Zoo Pack - $4.99 (includes Clownfish, Peacock and Tree Frog skins)

Bundles Edit

Gears of War 4 Skins Edit

These weapon skins are included in Gears of War 4 and can be obtained by purchasing Operations or Elite Gear Packs. A new feature is the ability to destroy skins into amounts of scrap that can be created into different ones. Weapon skins are now listed by rarity, and every weapon (excluding heavy weapons like Mulchers) have skins.

Scrap Costs
Skin Type Destroy Create
Common 5 40
Rare 20 100
Epic 150 600
Legendary 600 2400
Promo N/A Code

Launch Series Edit

Common Edit

Rare Edit

  • Arctic Camo
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Ash Camo
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Blue Hearts
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Blue Trooper
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Bronze Wave
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Brown Tribal
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Dark Omen
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Gold Wave
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Green Hearts
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Green Tiger
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Green Tribal
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Hot Pink Trooper
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Hot Rod
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • JDF
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Jungle Camo
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Marcus Tattoo
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Midnight Camo
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Onyx Wave
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Orange Hearts
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Orange Tribal
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Orange Trooper
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Outsider
    • Gnasher
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Phoenix Omen
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Pink Hearts
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Pink Tiger
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Pink Tribal
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Pink Trooper
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Purple Tiger
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Purple Tribal
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Purple Trooper
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Rainbow
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Rose Wave
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Silver Wave
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Sky Camo
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Swamp Camo
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Swarm
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Tan Camo
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Teacup
    • Boltok
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Teal Tribal
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Tiger
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Trooper
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Vintage
    • EMBAR
    • Enforcer
    • Hammerburst
    • Markza Mk. 1
    • Torque Bow
  • Warbird
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Yellow Hearts
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Yellow Trooper
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Zebra
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub

Epic Edit

  • Blue Bubbles
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Ember
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Foam
    • Gnasher
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Green Bubbles
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Highway
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Orange Bubbles
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Pink Bubbles
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Purple Bubbles
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Swarm Pod
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Yellow Bubbles
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Zombie
    • Boltok
    • Boomshot
    • Dropshot
    • EMBAR
    • Enforcer
    • Gnasher
    • Hammerburst
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Markza Mk. 1
    • Overkill
    • Retro Lancer
    • Snub
    • Torque Bow

Legendary Edit

  • Custom Lancer
  • Day of the Dead
    • Boltok
    • Boomshot
    • Dropshot
    • EMBAR
    • Enforcer
    • Gnasher
    • Hammerburst
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Markza Mk. 1
    • Overkill
    • Retro Lancer
    • Snub
    • Torque Bow
  • Green Trippy
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Purple Trippy
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Trippy
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub
  • Yellow Trippy
    • Gnasher
    • Lancer
    • Longshot
    • Snub

Pre-Order Edit

Common Edit

  • [NA]

Rare Edit

  • Gold Wave Lancer
  • Gold Wave Gnasher

Epic Edit

  • [NA]

Legendary Edit

  • Vintage Dropshot (Season Pass)
  • Vintage Gnasher (Season Pass
  • Vintage Longshot

Promotional Edit

Common Edit

  • [NA]

Rare Edit

  • Black Steel Set (eSports Supporter Pack)

Epic Edit

  • [NA]

Legendary Edit

  • Acid Omen Lancer (Rockstar Energy)
  • Godmachine Valkyrie Lancer (Rockstar Energy)
  • Hernandez Luchador Lancer (Rockstar Energy)
  • Hydro74 Gold Metal Lancer (Rockstar Energy)
  • Hydro74 Red Metal Lancer (Rockstar Energy)
  • Vintage Boltok

DLC Edit

Rare Edit

  • Run The Jewels Set

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