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The Auto-Turret, also dubbed Sentry Turret or Sentinel, is one of the fortifications introduced in Gears of War 3. It appears in Campaign, Horde 2.0 and Beast mode with the purpose of defending against the Locust.[1] Gears of War: Judgment has three different types of Sentries: Gnashers, machine guns and flamethrowers.

In Gears of War 4 and Gears 5, they return both in campaign and in Horde 3.0 with a revamped look. They come in two variants, the Chain Gun Autosentry and the Stun Autosentry.

Horde Mode[]

The turret can be bought for $1000 at Level 1 (unlocked by getting Level 3 Decoy), upgraded for an additional $1500 at Level 3, and maxed out at Level 5. These turrets can be destroyed, but if not by the end of the round, then it can be repaired at the given price. With each upgrade comes higher damage and range. However, it should be noted that at Level 1 they are fairly ineffective, even on Casual.

Level Fortification Build Cost Spending Requirement Notes
1 Light Sentry $1000 Level 4 Decoy
2 Light Sentry Repair 11% Less n/a $15,000
3 Heavy Sentry $1500 $30,000
4 Heavy Sentry Repair 11% Less n/a $90,000
5 Static Sentry $3000 $105,000 Stuns Enemies

(Damages itself as it fires)

6 Static Sentry Repair 11% Less n/a $135,000
7 Incendiary Sentry $3500 $200,000 Requires Horde Command Pack: Highly effective against Berserkers and Lambent Berserkers.

GOW 4 Autosentry.

GOW 4 Stun Autosentry.

Sentry turrets autonomously attack enemies that enter their field of fire. Light and heavy sentries fire bullets, but the static sentry fires a directed-energy pulse that stuns its targets. Every enemy who enters the range and sight of a sentry can be seen through walls with Tac-Com, much like the leader's ability in CTL. The Incendiary Sentry shoots bolts of fire at enemies and is highly effective against Berserkers and Lambent Berserkers. The range increases with every upgrade.

Beast Mode[]

The COG utilizes these turrets and will immediately fire upon you within firing range. These turrets may not cause as much damage by themselves but can be very effective along with the support fire from the Stranded, COG Gears, Heroes, and the Onyx Guard.

They can probably kill off a Ticker quicker but harder on more durable players. If you're quite fragile, avoid these if you can and go for exposed Humans instead until you can get a more resilient Locust.

Lesser enemies like the Ticker, Savage Drone, and Wretches will most likely fall to the turret, but major enemies like the Boomer, Kantus, Bloodmount, and the Berserker will not fall easily.

These turrets can also be destroyed by any Locust you choose, but the higher the level, the easier it will be to destroy.

Gears of War: Judgement[]

There are 3 different types of sentinels in Gears of War: Judgment. There's the Gnasher Variant, the Flamethrower Variant, and the Ranged Variant. Sentinels can be picked up like power weapons and placed on the ground. As soon as a Sentinel is placed, it activates and will attack Locust until it runs out of ammo. A Sentinel can be picked up and moved more than once. Once a Sentinel runs out of ammo, a player must come up to it and reload it (X). The player manually reloads the ammo, so don't reload a sentinel if it will result in you being downed or killed. These can all be found in Act 1, Chapter 4 of the Campaign.


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Melee Weapons Chainsaw Bayonet · Combat Knife · Commando Knife · Machete · Powersaw
Rifles Designated Marksman Rifle · EMBAR Railgun · Enforcer Submachine Gun (Shock variant) · GZ18 Markza Sniper Rifle (Marksman variant) · Hunting Rifle · Musket · Longshot Sniper Rifle · Mark 1 Lancer Assault Rifle (Police variant) · Mark 2 Lancer Assault Rifle (Custom variant) · Mark 3 Lancer Assault Rifle (GL variant) · UIR Belt-fed Machine Gun
Shotguns Gnasher Shotgun · Overkill Shotgun · Sawed-Off Shotgun
Sidearms MX8 Snub Pistol · Talon Autopistol · Zapper
Grenades Beacon Grenade · Bolo Grenade · Cytostatic Gas Grenade · Flashbang · Incendiary Grenade · Molotov Cocktail · Shock Grenade · Smoke Grenade · Stim-Gas Grenade
Heavy Weapons Auto-Turret · Booshka Grenade Launcher · Buzzkill · Chain Gun · COG Machine Gun · Cryo Cannon · Dropshot Munitions Launcher · Laser-Guided Rocket Pod · Longspear Rocket Launcher · Mortar · Mulcher · One-Shot · Rocket Launcher · Salvo Rocket Launcher · Scorcher Flamethrower · Silverback Rocket Launcher · Stomper · Tripwire Crossbow · Tri-Shot Chain Gun · Twin-Barrel Turret · UIR Machine Gun · UIR Minigun · Ultra-Violet Turret · Vulcan Gatling Gun
Super-Heavy Weapons Asp SAM Turret · Ball Turrets · Brader · Defence Missile System · High Velocity Main Cannon · Flechette Guns · Fortress Artillery Cannon · Industrial Staple Gun · Kestrel Missile Launcher · Mega Mech Gatling Gun · Naval Gun · Pariah Cannon · Railgun · Torpedo · UIR Artillery Battery · UIR Anti-Air Turret
Weapons of Mass Destruction Hammer of Dawn · Imulsion Countermeasure Weapon · Lightmass Bomb · Lightmass Missile · Nuclear Missile · Venom Bomb
Equipment Adrenaline Injector · Barrier · Blow Torch · COG/UIR Ammo Crates · Cloak · COG Armor · COG Tag · Fire Extinguisher · Gas Mask · Gut-Puncher · Propane Tanks · Pulse · Remote Targeting System · Stim · UIR Armor · UIR Tag
Other Bow · Flash · Hijack · Shock Trap
Melee Weapons Butcher Cleaver · Breaker Mace · Combat Knife · Crystal Tooth Bayonet · Dual Chainsaw Staff · Explosive Flail · Serrated Knife · Staff · Tremor Hammer
Rifles Breechshot · Claw Light Machine Gun · Hammerburst Assault Rifle (Gorgon variant) · Hammerburst II
Shotguns Elite Sawed-Off Shotgun
Sidearms Boltok Pistol · Gorgon Submachine Gun
Grenades Bolo Grenade · Ink Grenade · Kryll Grenade
Heavy Weapons Boomshot Grenade Launcher · Canker · Digger Launcher · Multi-Turret · Nemacyst · Reaver Chain Gun · Torque Bow · Troika Heavy Machine Gun (RAAM's variant)
Super-Heavy Weapons Brumak Rocket Launcher · Wrist-Mounted Chain Gun · Brumak Rocket Mortar · Corpser Mine Layer · Hydra Missile Pod · Hydra Rocket Pod · Locust Defense Tower · Reaver Rocket Launcher · Siegebeast Catapult
Weapons of Mass Destruction Riftworm
Equipment Boom Shield · Imulsion Explosive Canister · Imulsion Injection Harness · Immune System Booster · Locust Ammo Crates · Locust Armor · Locust Emblem · Swarm Armor · Thumper · Torture Pod
Other Ticker
Easter Egg Weapons
Melee Weapons Elemental Cleavers · Fish Stick
Rifles A Real Gun
Shotguns Raging Buccaneer
Sidearms Despicable You · Memento Mori
Grenades Dom's Toms
Heavy Weapons Cluckshot · Trackshot
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