Sunday, 13 March 2011

Gears of War 3 Public Beta Kicks Off on April 25th

Microsoft has confirmed that a full public beta will kick off April 25th. You can gain access on the 25th by pre-ordering the game at GameStop. Users that purchased Bulletstorm will get early access to the beta starting on the 18th of April. For Bulletstorm players on the 18th you will have access to Team Deathmatch on 4 maps. When the beta officially kicks off on the 25th there will be 2 new game modes added "Capture The Leader" and "King of the Hill", Microsoft said there will also be special events and playlist through out the beta.




One of the first Xbox 360 betas to my knowledge to do this they will have items that carry over from the beta to the real game.They are as follows


Beta Tester Medal.
Complete one match in the beta to unlock the Beta Tester medal, which will carry over to your gamer profile in the final game. The Beta Tester title will be featured in the Gears 3 multiplayer lobby as well.

Thrashball Cole.
Complete 50 matches in any game type to unlock the Thrashball Cole character variant in the beta. Once unlocked, complete 10 matches as Thrashball Cole during the beta and the character will carry over to your gamer profile in the final game.

Gold-Plated Retro Lancer.
Show your ultimate Gears of War fandom by unlocking the Gold-Plated Retro Lancer. Complete 90 matches in any game type to unlock it for the beta, and score 100 kills with it once unlocked to carry the exclusive weapon skin over to your gamer profile in the final game.

Flaming Hammerburst.
Complete one match by Sunday, April 24 and unlock this weapon variant.

Flaming Lancer.
Complete one match during the week of April 25 and unlock this weapon variant.

Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun.
Complete one match during the week of May 2 to unlock this weapon variant.

Flaming Gnasher Shotgun.
Complete one match during the week of May 9 to unlock this weapon variant.

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