Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta Unlockables
The Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta in full swing and strategies for handling new weapons, modes and maps are quickly developing — but if you need an extra incentive to play lots of Gears 3 before it hits shelves, Epic Games has you covered.
Now through the end of the four-week beta, players can unlock exclusive in-game content for multiplayer just by playing in the beta, which is open to owners of the Bulletstorm: Epic Edition (read: the Xbox 360 version of the game) and anybody who has preordered Gears 3 from Gamestop. We’ve got a full list of the unlockables and what it takes to get them into the full version of Gears 3 when it is released. And read on to find out when more maps and multiplayer modes will be unlocked in the beta.
Map and Mode Unlock Schedule
- April 18th – April 24th: TDM on Thrashball and Checkout.
- April 25th – May 1st: TDM and KOTH on Thrashball, Checkout, Trenches and Old Town.
- May 2nd – May 8th: TDM, KOTH, and CTL on Thrashball, Checkout, Trenches, and Old Town.
- May 9th – May 15th: TDM, KOTH, and CTL on Thrashball, Checkout, Trenches, and Old Town.
- Flaming Hammerburst
Play a match of any type by Sunday, April 24, to unlock permanently. Available only to players who got a beta code or who purchased Bulletstorm.
- Flaming Lancer
Play a match the week of April 25.
- Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun
Play a match in the week of May 2.
- Flaming Gnasher Shotgun
Finish a match during the week of May 9.
- Beta Tester Medal
Play one match in the beta.
- Thrashball Cole Character Model
Play 50 matches (any type) in the beta to unlock Thrashball Cole during the beta; then play another 10 matches playing as Thrashball Cole to unlock him in the full game.
- Gold-Plated Retro Lancer
Play 90 matches (any type) to unlock the Gold Retro in the beta; score 100 kills with the Retro Lancer to unlock it in the full game.