If you have got your hands on a copy of Gears of War 3 you will probably notice a lot of interest surrounding mutators, these are completely new to GoW and either add fun to the game or make it easier, one which a lot of people are stuggling to get is called Big Explosions.
To get hold of the Big Explosions mutator you must unlock the hail mary ribbon 100 times, you get one each time you kill an enemy with a boomshot from 200 ft away, therefore it may take some time to earn – but if you are in a rush to get it we have a great video for you to check out.
The video embedded at the bottom of this post shows how someone easily earns 23 hail mary ribbons in just six minutes, so you could easily get hold of this mutator within 30 minutes of gameplay. Here’s a breakdown of one tactic which will definitely help you out massively.
At the game’s main menu you must go to “Versus” and then select “Private”, here choose “Team Deathmatch” – you can now configure your game just how you want it, you should ensure you have the same settings as what the image below shows you, once they match start the game.
When you get to the map selection screen ensure that you choose the map “Gridlock”, you must also press the back button and change all the weapon pickups to boomshot – this is very important. Once the game starts go to a part of the map where the boomshot is located and switch it for your shotgun and then pick up ammo from where another of the boomshots is located – below shows the part of the map where you should stay and pick off the enemies.
Once you are at the spot pick off some of the nearby enemies, they will then spawn further away – you will soon find that the boomshot can take out the enemies from a very long distance, each time you kill an enemy you will get 1 hail mary ribbon, so it won’t take long to build them up. You may have to repeat this entire procedure a few times – but soon you should have the 100 hail mary ribbons, which gives you the Big Explosions mutator.
The video embedded below shows you the tactic in full. Did this help you? You can see a full list of other mutators here along with how to earn them – let us know if your struggling with any of them in particular and we will try to assist you.