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.

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