Gears of War 3 Multiplayer Beta Chainsaws Your Face April 18th

Gears of War 3’s beta will soon be playable, and it sports dedicated servers. For those who bought the Bulletstorm: Epic Edition, you will be able to get in on the beta starting April 18th. For everyone else who pre-ordered Gears of War 3 at select retailers (list below), the beta will begin on April 25th. The beta will end on May 15th, so you’ll have plenty of alone-time with Gears of War 3.

The game will be officially launching exclusively on Xbox 360 this September 20th. It will be available in the regular edition ($60), limited edition ($80), and epic edition ($150).

Here’s a list of beta-exclusive unlockables:

  • Flaming Hammerburst: Complete one match by Sunday, April 24 to permanently unlock.
  • Flaming Lancer: Complete one match during the week of April 25 to permanently unlock.
  • Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun: Complete one match during the week of May 2 to permanently unlock.
  • Flaming Gnasher Shotgun: Complete one match during the week of May 9 to permanently unlock.
  • Beta Tester Medal — Wear it proudly, Gear. Complete one match in the Beta to permanently unlock.
  • Thrashball Cole — Unlock Thrashball Cole to play as Augustus Cole as he was before Emergence Day — a legendary Thrashball athlete known for his ferocious, flamboyant style. Complete 50 matches in any game type to unlock for the Beta period. To permanently unlock, complete 10 matches as Thrashball Cole during the Beta period.
  • Gold-Plated Retro Lancer — Before the chainsaw bayonet was deployed at the beginning of the Locust-Human War, the original Lancer assault rifle had a large fixed blade. Complete 90 matches in any game type to unlock for the Beta period. To permanently unlock, score 100 kills with the Gold-Plated Retro Lancer during the Beta period.

Preorder Gears of War 3 from the following retailers and get access to the beta:

In the US:
Gamestop

In Canada:
Gamestop

In the UK:
GAME
Gamestation

In France:
GAME
FNAC
Micromania

In Spain:
GAME
Gamestation
Fnac
Mediamarkt
ECI
Xtralife

In Italy:
Gamestop

In Australia:
EB Games

In New Zealand:
EB Games

Source: Xbox.com

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