Gears of War 4 Walkthrough and Guide - Collectible Locations, Boss Strategies

Learn all the collectible locations, strategies to take down every boss, and every secret that Gears of War 4 holds.


Gears of War 4 is the newest iteration of the popular third-person, cover-based shooter. In the game players will play as JD Fenix, as they try to sort out what’s happening around them. People have started going missing, and JD and his friends are the only ones willing to dig deep enough for the truth. This article will serve as a hub for all of our Gears of war 4 coverage, including guides, walkthroughs, and tips.

Gears of War 4 takes place several years after the events of the first three games. While there are still appearances by many of the original characters from the series, the story mostly revolves around JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del as they struggle to uncover a mystery more dangerous than anything the world has ever seen before.

Gears of War 4 Tips

Here are a few tips to help you get used to the way the various systems work in Gears of War 4.

  • The Reload system in Gears of War 4 is quite unique. Once you press the Reload button, you’ll need to press it again in the right spot to reload quickly and efficiently. If you happen to miss this area, you will jam your weapon. Always aim for the bright white sliver when reloading your weapons.
  • Take cover every chance you get. Enemy weapons will tear through you, taking you down quickly. Cover is your only way to stay alive.
  • Don’t rush it. Stick back near your allies to make sure you don’t get flanked and taken down. Rushing is not a very useful tactic in the Gears of War series, and it will cost you your life.
  • Conserve ammunition. Be wary of picking up every ammo box you see, especially if you’re playing with a friend. Each person must find their own ammunition, so make sure you aren’t hogging it all. Otherwise, your friend won’t have any ammo to back you up with.

Gears of 4 Walkthroughs

In this section of our guide we’ll provide detailed walkthroughs for the collectible items, boss fights, and other encounters you’ll come across while playing Gears of War 4.

Gears of War 4 - The Story So far

  • Get caught up on the action before diving in to the newest installment of the acclaimed action series.

How to Play Gears of War 4 on PC

  • Want to take the newest Gears of War for a spin on your computer? Find out how.

All Collectibles, COG Tags, and More

  • Learn the location of each and every single collectible in the Gears of War 4 story.

Gears of War Tips for Beginners

New to the series? Just haven't played in a while? Get caught up with these tips.

Gears of War 4 PC Requirements

The PC Requirements for Gears of War 4 are pretty interesting. Instead of the usual 2 part system, Microsoft has decided to offer up three different versions of requirements for the game. These include Minimum, Recommended, and Ideal.

Minimum is what you’ll need to run the game at its lowest settings. Recommended is for running the game at the highest settings. Ideal, however, is a bit different. This is the recommended computer specifications for running the game on Ultra settings at 4K. This means you’ll need a really beefy computer to pull it off, so check your specs against the ones below to see how you stack up.


  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary Ed.
  • DirectX: DirectX 12
  • INTEL CPU: i5-3470 @ 3.2GHz
  • AMD CPU: AMD FX-6300 @ 3.5GHz
  • NVIDIA GPU: GeForce GTX 750 Ti
  • AMD GPU: Radeon R7 260X
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 80 GB (free space)


  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary Ed.
  • DirectX: DirectX 12
  • INTEL CPU: i5-4690 @ 3.5GHz
  • AMD CPU: AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
  • NVIDIA GPU: GeForce GTX 970 Ti or GeForce GTX 1060
  • AMD GPU: Radeon R9 290X or Radeon RX 480
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 80 GB (free space)


  • OS: Windows 10 Anniversary Ed.
  • DirectX: DirectX 12
  • INTEL CPU: i7-4790 @ 3.6Ghz
  • AMD CPU: AMD FX-9590 @4.7Ghz
  • NVIDIA GPU: Geforce GTX 980 Ti or GeForce GTX 1080
  • AMD GPU: Radeon R9 Fury X
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 80 GB (free space)

If you follow the various guides and articles listed above, you shouldn’t have any issues finding all the collectibles, secrets, and hidden items throughout Gears of War 4. We’ll be updating this guide constantly over the coming days, so be sure to check back often for updated content, guides, and walkthroughs.

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