While Nintendo is a timeless brand, there is no denying that Reggie Fils-Aime served as president of Nintendo of America during some of the company’s most crucial chapters. While many will know Reggie as the living embodiment of a meme, he is actually the person who helped bring Nintendo to wider audiences in America, and arguably, around the globe. The endearing former president of Nintendo of America has now been immortalised through one of the many memes that he unknowingly (at the time) helped create. The My Body Is Ready achievement is a tip of the hat to the beloved Internet sensation.

Reggie Fils-Aime is known for his corny and extremely down-to-earth demeanour. The former Nintendo of America president created the “my body is ready” quote during a Wii Fit demo at the 2007 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2007). Nintendo held onto the quote long after and injected it into many of their titles in various capacities – such as when a player collects all custom outfits in Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii-U. Now that quote will forever be immortalised outside of the Nintendo family, thanks to Microsoft and The Coalition.

When players finally get their hands on Gears 5 and finish up the “Boot Camp” section (provided they do not jump straight into Horde or Escape modes), they will earn the “My Body Is Ready” achievement. My guess is that the Boot Camp will act as the tutorial section for Gears 5 – a section that many Gears of War 4 players might want to skip. However, this achievement might very well encourage them to take part in the boot camp.

Fils-Aime stepped down as Nintendo of America president in April 2019. Over time, he has become one of the gaming community’s most beloved company executives. Making the inclusion of this achievement a wonderful nod to his legacy. With that said, Xbox head of gaming, Phil Spencer, is an outspoken Internet sensation in his own right. Spencer is notorious for giving credit where it is due, whether it is to rival companies such as Sony or Nintendo. Together with Reggie Fils-Aime, Microsoft and Nintendo have brokered an alliance that includes cross play between various titles, effectively boiling the pot under Sony to include cross-platform play in their titles as well.

Beyond the My Body is Ready achievement, developers The Coalition has released a full list of the achievements that players will be able to unlock in Gears 5. Some of the achievements are obvious, while others do act as minor spoilers. Peruse the list below at your own risk.

Campaign achievements:

  • My Body is Ready (5GS) — Complete Boot Camp
  • It Takes Three to Make a Thing Go Right (10) — Complete an act of Campaign in 3-player co-op
  • Jack of One Trade (5) — Complete an Act of the Campaign as playable Jack (any difficulty)
  • I Was Born in a Crossfire Hurricane (10) — Use Jack’s Flash ability to stun 3 enemies at once in Campaign
  • Back Atcha (10) — Get a kill with ricochet bullets using Jack’s Barrier Ability
  • Back on Your Feet, Soldier — (10) — Use Jack’s Stim upgraded ability to revive a DBNO friendly in Campaign
  • Shock and Awe (10) — Use Jack’s Shock Trap ability to shock 6 enemies at once in Campaign
  • Seraninja (10) — Use Jack’s Cloak ability to cloak and execute 3 enemies before de-cloaking in Campaign
  • An Enemy Among Us (15) — Get a kill with a Hijacked Pounder, Warden, Stump, and Elite Hunter in Campaign
  • Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie (10) — Use Jack’s Fetch ability to acquire each Heavy Weapon in Campaign
  • Jack of All Trades (25) — Acquire all of Jack’s Ultimate upgrades in Campaign
  • JACKed Up! (25) — Fully upgrade Jack’s Abilities and Passives in Campaign
  • Relic Hunter (10) — Equip 3 Relic Weapons at one time in Campaign
  • Relics of the Past (20) — Kill an enemy with every Relic Weapon in Campaign
  • Not There to Buy a Timeshare (10) — Unlock during Act 1 of the Campaign
  • And… He’s All Yours (10) — Unlock during Act 1 of the Campaign
  • Now I Gotta Get Up Again (10) — Unlock during Act 1 of the Campaign
  • A Mouthful of Boom (10) — Unlock during Act 1 of the Campaign
  • It’s Time We Fight Them Together (10) — Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign
  • Jameson Shipping Depot (10) — Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign
  • That Old COG Technology (10) — Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign
  • Let’s Get You Some Answers (10) — Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign
  • We Need the Old Plan (10) — Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign
  • Safe and Sound (10) — Unlock during Act 3 of the Campaign
  • Cutting It Close (10) — Unlock during Act 3 of the Campaign
  • Throw a Switch, See What Happens (10) — Unlock during Act 3 of the Campaign
  • Let’s Keep Pissin It Off! (10) — Unlock during Act 3 of the Campaign
  • Then We Watch Each Other’s Backs (10) — Unlock during Act 4 of the Campaign
  • You Know I Ain’t Going Out Like That (10) — Unlock during Act 4 of the Campaign
  • Discovered the True Threat to Sera (20) — Complete all Acts of the Campaign (Any Difficulty)
  • All Aboard the Crazy Train! (25) — Complete all Acts of the Campaign on Insane
  • It’s Not Hoarding if Your Stuff is Cool (15) — Collect all Campaign Collectibles
  • Pennies from Heaven (10) — Scavenge supplies from all fallen Condors in Act 2 and 3

Escape and Map Builder achievements:

  • Pass the Soap (5) — Pass through a refuge shower with 3 Hivebusters in the same shower cubicle
  • Master of My Domain (25) — Complete an Escape Hive on each difficulty
  • Who You Gonna Call? Hivebusters! (10) — Complete 5 Escape Hives as each one of Mac, Lahni, and Keegan
  • The Three Muskateers (15) — Inflict 9,000 damage in Escape while 3 Ultimate Abilities are active
  • On the Razor’s Edge (10) — Get 100 kills while inside Hivebuster Venom
  • Brought a Knife to a Gun Fight (25) — Complete an Escape Hive without firing a shot on Master Difficulty
  • Who’s Your Escape Main? (10) — Reach Character Level 15 with a launch Escape Character
  • Master Escape Artist (20) — Reach Character Level 15 with Mac, Lahni, and Keegan
  • I Made It All by Myself (10) — Create and publish an Escape Hive
  • Homegrown Give (10) — Complete a Featured community build Escape Hive

Horde achievements:

  • Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (25) — Beat 50 consecutive waves of Horde (Any Difficulty)
  • Who’s Your Horde Main (10) — Reach Character Level 15 with a launch Horde Character
  • Compulsive Hoarder (20) — Reach Character Level 15 with Kait, JD, Del, Marcus, Fahz, and Jack
  • And I’ll Form the Head (10) — Kill a Boss in Horde while all 5 players have active Ultimate Abilities
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (20) — As Jack, convert one of each weapon to Power using the Forge in Horde
  • Withdrawal Symptoms (20) — As a team, collect Power from all 4 Power Taps within one wave of Horde
  • Perky’s Revenge (10) — Get a kill with 3 Perks active in Horde

Versus achievements:

  • Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship (5) — Play a match of Arcade
  • One Sec, I’ll Be Right Back (10) — Switch characters in an Arcade match and kill an opponent who previously killed you
  • Where’s My Product Endorsement Deal? (10) — Win 5 matches of Arcade
  • My Place in the Machine (5) — Complete placement matches for a Ranked Playlist
  • Grind Season (25) — Win a Ranked March in each week of a Ranked Season

Progression and Other achievements:

  • Sire, Interrupted (5) — Kill a Sire while it’s kidnapping a teammate (any mode)
  • A Good Plan, Violently Executed (15) — Execute 100 Rejects (any mode)
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me (5) — Make a new Ally in Gears Allies
  • Did We Just Become Best Friends? (10) — Reach Level 5 with an ally in Gears Allies
  • BFFs (15) — Complete a Versus match with a team of four Level 5 Gears Allies
  • Once More from the Top (20) — Re-Up!
  • One, Two, Three Sorties (5) — Complete all 3 Objectives for Tour of Duty in a day
  • Corporal Punishment (10) — Reach the Rank of Corporal in a Tour of Duty
  • Sergeant at Arms (15) — Reach the Rank of Sergeant in a Tour of Duty
  • LOOTenant (20) — Reach the Rank of Lieutenant in a Tour of Duty
  • I’m the Captain Now (25) — Reach the Rank of Captain in a Tour of Duty
  • Generally Awesome (50) — Reach the Rank of General in a Tour of Duty
  • Seriously 5.0 — Chapter 1 (100) — Complete Insane Campaign, Master Horde & Escape
  • Launch Maps & Characters, Get 20 Re-Ups, and reach General in a Tour of Duty

Did you go through the list? What did you make of it? There seems to be quite a lot of achievements tied to the campaign mode, and way less tied to the multiplayer modes Gears 5 has to offer. This likely means that The Coalition put a heck of a lot of work into getting this second chapter, of the second generation of Gears, perfected for fans, while multiplayer will likely be getting lots of post-launch love. Whatever the case may be, we are eager to complete “Boot Camp” and get the My Body Is Ready achievement a reward when Gears 5 releases on 6 September 2019.

[Sources: Destructoid, Eurogamer, Nintendo Enthusiast, The Gamer, Twitter, YouTube]

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