Gears 5 Relic Weapons Locations Guide

11 September 2019
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Gears 5 Relic Weapons Locations Guide

Welcome to the Gears 5 Relic Weapons locations guide that helps you find the total of 17 Relic Weapons locations for the Xbox One & PC third-person shooter game. The Claw seems to be the reigning favorite Relic to get!

The description for all these in-game Relic Weapons locations is listed below.

Index of Gears 5 Guides:

Gears 5 Relic Weapons

How to find missing Relic Weapons?: In-game the Relic Weapons will appear simply as a special variant of a normal weapon that is usually better in some way and also has a special skin on it. These weapons will be better in combat to make your playthrough easier on harder difficulty levels and are simply more fun to play the game with!

Tip: Relic Weapons always appear near the painted crimson red color COG Tags / Gears of War logo’s.

Note: Collecting the Relic Weapons can all be done in Act 2 & Act 3 of the open world section of Gears of War 5.

Where to find the Enforcer Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 2, Chapter 2. As you enter the open world icy area, it’s on the ridge near trees.

Where to find the Longshot Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 2. In a red boathouse on the frozen lake.

Where to find the Retro Lancer Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 2, Chapter 4, after you head through the gate.

Where to find the Torque Bow Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 2, Chapter 4. It’s near the abandoned mines, before going into the side-mission, you can walk into its location area through an opened steel bars gate.

Where to find the Boltok Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 2. Just north of the Condor Crash Site (near the center of the east area).

Where to find the Dropshot Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 2. Near the iceberg in the north-east part of the frozen lake. Look for the path on the iceberg that leads you in between two large ice boulders.

Where to find the Boomshot Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 2. In the north of the map. It’s not far from where you enter the North Communications Tower, from there head to the North Tower Substation.

Where to find the Talon Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 3. It’s close to the Abandoned Airport at the beginning of the area. Head past the first 3 hangars to find 3 more hangars and look at the side of the hangar with the number “1” on it.

Where to find the Gnasher Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

Near the start of Act 3. It’s at the north middle border of the map (once the map starts opening up), you can find it where the red sands meet the high mountain walls.

Where to find the Claw Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 3. As you make your way into the desert, you’ll come across a few dome buildings with green roofs sticking out of the red sand, look for the bottom dome on the map.

Where to find the Markza Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 3. Near the North Pump Station, which in turn can be found close by the Cosmonaut Training Facility’s rocket hangar. Go to the car park there and look for the back of a car.

Where to find the Hammerburst Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 3. East of the City Ruins. In this nomad area, you’ll find a few abandoned houses, look for the white building with the red Gears skull logo on it. Go near it through the open fence and look for the deceased soldier and his/her weapons carrying cases.

Where to find the Lancer GL Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 3. You can find it between the first Water Station and the Cosmonaut Training Facility. Go behind the mountain to find giant pillars holding up the mountain. It’s behind the middle pillar, next to the cactuses.

Where to find the Snub Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 3. South-east of the rocket hangar if you follow the cliff line on the map towards the train bridge with the bridge controls. Look for the gold-ish pillars with the red Gears skull symbol on them, it’s at their foot.

Where to find the Overkill Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 3. Near the Bridge Control House.

Where to find the Lancer Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 3. Near the Cargo Shipwreck.

Where to find the Embar Relic weapon location in Gears 5?

In Act 3. Near the crashed Condor.

Hint: While you can only carry 2 weapons and 1 pistol on your person, your skiff can also carry 2 weapons for you. So you’ll be able to bring 5 Relic Weapons with you on your travels!

Finding all 17 Relic Weapon locations and picking them up will help unlock the following Achievements:

  • “Relics of the Past” (20 Gamerscore) — Kill an enemy with every Relic Weapon in Campaign.
  • “Relic Hunter” (10 Gamerscore) — Equipped 3 Relic Weapons at one time in Campaign. – You can hold 2 weapons and 1 pistol at the same time.

Does the game save each Relic Weapons you collect?: Yes, the game will automatically save the Relic Weapons you just collected if you picked up the Relic Weapon, so you don’t have to play to the end of the mission. After picking up each collectible you can safely quit the mission without losing collectibles progress. – Once collected, these Relic Weapons cannot be picked up again.

Where to find all Relic Weapons in Gears 5? The in-game collectibles locations for the Relic Weapons are described in this detailed video guide with Maka’s handy voice-over tips.

The Relic Weapons are listed in the video in the order that they appear in chronological order per chapter.

Gears 5 All Relics Guide
Timeline in minutes for the Relic Weapons Locations Guide:
  • [00:00] – Enforcer Relic Location Description: This high caliber weapon deals punishing damage, but fires slower than a standard issue Enforcer.
  • [01:43] – Longshot Relic LocationDescription: Active reloads with this custom Longshot earn you an extra bullet in the chamber before you have to reload.
  • [02:30] – Retro Lancer Relic LocationDescription: This upgraded Retro Lancer fires explosive rounds that air-burst to hit nearby targets.
  • [03:24] – Torque Bow Relic LocationDescription: This bow can quickly fire deadly, non-explosive bolts.
  • [04:24] – Boltok Relic LocationDescription: This custom Boltok has faster handling, and is easier to fire from the hip.
  • [05:15] – Dropshot Relic LocationDescription: Hold the RT shoulder button to fire, then release it to drop a cryo-blasting freeze round that will stop your enemies cold.
  • [06:22] – Boomshot Relic LocationDescription: This launcher fires 3 explosive rounds between reloads.
  • [07:30] – Talon Relic LocationDescription: Hit an active reload for greatly increased damage and a more controllable fire rate.
  • [08:25] – Gnasher Relic LocationDescription: This modified Gnasher fires a single devastating slug. Take aim and pop heads.
  • [09:27] – Claw Relic LocationDescription: Hit your active reload to activate a higher rate-of-fire with this large-bore Claw variant.
  • [10:26] – Markza Relic LocationDescription: This Markza variant fires full-auto when the trigger is held.
  • [11:13] – Hammerburst Relic LocationDescription: Each trigger-pull with this Hammerburst fires a longer burst than the last.
  • [12:17] – Lancer GL Relic LocationDescription: This Lancer Grenade Launcher’s alt-fire launcher fires straight, and bursts in the air when it detects a nearby target.
  • [13:21] – Snub Relic LocationDescription: This Snub fires a precise 2-shot burst.
  • [14:17] – Overkill Relic LocationDescription: This modified Overkill fires full-auto when the trigger is held.
  • [15:05] – Lancer Relic LocationDescription: Press the B button to stun your enemy with a rifle-butt to the face. Set them up for an execution or Chainsaw kill.
  • [15:48] – Embar Relic LocationDescription: This EMBAR is slow to charge, but its high caliber electro-magnetic slug deals extreme damage.

There you go! All Relic Weapons in Gears 5 are yours to wield! 🙂

Huge thanks to Maka for the guide video and tips.

Please comment if you have any additional Gears 5 Relic Weapons location tips of your own, we’ll give you credit for it. – Thanks for visiting!

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