The conclusion to Gears of War is coming with the release of Gears of War 3. Before th game officially launches on the 20th of September 2011, fans will have a chance to get early access to experience the multiplayer mode.
Preorder at EB Games to be granted exclusive access to the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta. The Beta period will begin April 25th running until May 15th. Special events and unlockable items will be available during the Beta and will carry over into the final cut of Gears of War 3.
Below is a list what can be unlocked during the Beta:
- 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.
Gamers that preorder Gears of War 3 will have the code emailed to them by Friday 5pm each week. Below is an image of what the actual Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta code voucher looks like.
To access the Gears of War 3 Beta you will need to be an XBOX Live Gold Member and have 2GB of hard drive space to install the game.
- Developer: Epic Games
- Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
- Platform: Microsoft XBOX360
- Genre(s): Third-Person Shooter
- Gears of War 3 Multi-Player Beta Access Period: April 25th – May 15th
- Release Price: (AUS) From $98 RRP (Bonus included with pre-order of Gears of War 3 from EB Games)