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Active Reload

Gears of War 2 Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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Gears of War 2 Guide

Active Reload

When you press the right bumper to reload your current weapon, you can press the right bumper again when the pointer is along the grey or white portion of the bar at the top right corner of the screen to speed up the process.

If you only press the right bumper once, your character will reload his gun normally. Pressing RB while the pointer is on the grey portion of the bar reloads the weapon slightly faster. Press RB while the pointer is on the black portion and the bar will turn red, causing the weapon to jam.

You want to land the pointer on the small, white sliver for best results. This is referred to as a "Perfect Reload." Doing this will allow you to reload your weapon instantly. The gun also receives a slight damage boost for a short period of time. This added damage is where perfect reloads really shine.

Success is a matter of timing and practice. It may take awhile to get used to the Active Reload system, but don't fret, as you'll more than likely be pulling off Perfect Reloads fairly consistently in no time.

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Comments for Active Reload

2 comments, latest first.
Feb 8th 2014 COG COMMANDER
Wasn't sure if the first Gears would be any good cause I had never played or even seen it before. Now I have purchased and played both G.O.W. 1 & 2 and got hooked. G.O.W. 3 & 4 are next plus I plan to purchase the Limited Edition G.O.W. xbox 360 console and anything else the G.O.W. franchise has to offer. I expect a few other games similar to these will be just as good.
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Aug 14th 2011 Guest
Man, I started playing yesterday and I was like, what's an Active Reload? Thanks for the help.
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