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How to Find All 33 Gears of War: Ultimate Edition COG Tags Guide on Xbox One & PC

Here's a guide on how to locate all 33 COG Tags in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Xbox One and PC.

Finding all 33 COG Tag locations and picking them up will help unlock the following Achievements:
* “Time to Remember” (10 Gamerscore) — Recover 11 COG tags (on any difficulty).
* “Honor-Bound” (20 Gamerscore) — Recover 22 COG tags (on any difficulty).
* “For the Fallen” (30 Gamerscore) — Recover all 33 COG tags (on any difficulty).
* Bonus: As you collect COG Tags, you’ll also receive extras like Comic Pages.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition COG Tags

How to find missing COG Tags?: In-game the COG Tags will appear simply as silver army dog tags on a metal chain (with a white glow over their blue colored outline) that you can pick up to collect when you stand next to it. It can be confirmed as being COG Tags simply by walking up to it, as the on-screen text will then tell you can press the action button/key (X on an Xbox One controller) to “Pick Up COG Tag”.

The COG Tags are spread throughout the main story missions, so keep an eye out if you see something shiny in the distance lying on the ground.

Hint: Whenever a COG Tag is nearby you’ll see a Crimson Omen symbol near it.

Tip: You can replay missions at any point to pick up any collectibles you may have missed.

Does the game save each COG Tags you collect?: Yes, the game will automatically save the COG Tags you just collected if you picked up the COG Tag, 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.

Where to find all COG Tags in Gears of War: Ultimate Edition? The in-game collectibles locations for the COG Tags are described in this detailed video guide with handy voice-over tips by Maka.

The COG Tags are listed in the video in the order that they appear chronologically.


Timeline in minutes for the COG Tags Locations Guide:

ACT I – Ashes
• COG Tag Location #1 – 14 Years After E-Day – 0:09
• COG Tag Location #2 – 14 Years After E-Day – 0:39
• COG Tag Location #3 – 14 Years After E-Day – 1:08
• COG Tag Location #4 – Trial By Fire – 1:25
• COG Tag Location #5 – Trial By Fire – 1:45
• COG Tag Location #6 – Fish in a Barrel – 2:13
• COG Tag Location #7 – Knock Knock – 2:36
• COG Tag Location #8 – Hammer – 3:04
• COG Tag Location #9 – Hammer – 3:26
• COG Tag Location #10 – China Shop – 3:52
• COG Tag Location #11 – China Shop – 4:16
• COG Tag Location #12 – China Shop – 4:53

ACT II – Nightfall
• COG Tag Location #13 – Tick Tick Boom – 5:20
• COG Tag Location #14 – Grist – 5:48
• COG Tag Location #15 – Grist – 6:39
• COG Tag Location #16 – Lethal Dusk – 7:05
• COG Tag Location #17 – Lethal Dusk – 7:36
• COG Tag Location #18 – Dark Labyrinth – 8:23

ACT III – Belly of the Beast
• COG Tag Location #19 – Downpour – 8:39
• COG Tag Location #20 – Evolution – 9:18
• COG Tag Location #21 – Evolution – 10:04
• COG Tag Location #22 – Darkest Before Dawn – 10:23
• COG Tag Location #23 – Darkest Before Dawn – 11:00
• COG Tag Location #24 – Darkest Before Dawn – 11:21

ACT IV – The Long Road Ahead
• COG Tag Location #25 – Campus Grinder – 11:43
• COG Tag Location #26 – Bad To Worse – 12:08
• COG Tag Location #27 – Imaginary Place – 12:24

ACT V – Desperation
• COG Tag Location #28 – Comedy of Errors – 12:45
• COG Tag Location #29 – Window Shopping – 13:14
• COG Tag Location #30 – Jurassic Proportions – 13:38
• COG Tag Location #31 – Train Wreck – 14:02
• COG Tag Location #32 – Train Wreck – 14:19
• COG Tag Location #33 – Train Wreck – 14:40

Credits: Guide by Maka91Productions