First Gears of War 3 DLC launches November 1


If you are bored of curb stomping Locust heads into the current arenas in Gears of War 3’s Horde mode, then the game’s first DLC pack will be of interest to you. The Horde Command pack will be released on November 1 and will cost 800 Microsoft Points unless you purchased a Season Pass for the game, in which case it’ll be free.

Horde Command adds three new maps to the current roster: Blood Drive, Rust Lung and Azura. It also adds a new fortification type to Horde mode and additional upgrades for the decoy, sentry and silverback. There are also three new characters and two weapon skins. The full list of content is below:

New maps:

Blood Drive – The Jacinto Medical Plaza was overwhelmed by evacuated citizens after the government-sanctioned Hammer Strikes, and the ensuing riots quickly turned this safe haven into a dangerous inferno. An abundance of high ground and funneled choke points make this map a returning favorite to Horde.

Rustlung – Once the pride of the Royal Tyran Navy, the foredecks of this decommissioned battleship are now riddled with bullet holes. Any team with the fortitude to hold the exposed central torpedo bay will find that the ship’s Loader has been replaced with a battle-ready Silverback mech suit.

Azura – This island resort was once the exclusive domain of Sera’s educated elite, but the tranquil water gardens and lush foliage have become a hotly contested combat zone. Dual snipers overlook a powerful explosive weapon, while the defensive central platform may be your last resort of retreat.

New fortification upgrades:

Command Center – A brand new type of fortification that allows you to call in fire support from sniper teams, mortar strikes and even multiple Hammers of Dawn.

Decoy Upgrade – A new fortification level that turns your decoy into an Onyx Guard bot that will fight in your defense.

Sentry Upgrade – This upgrade adds a fire bolt sentry that deals much more damage and is very effective against Berserkers.

Silverback Upgrade – This advancement allows you to upgrade your Silverback exo-suit with devastating rockets and extra levels of repair cost reduction.

New characters:

Onyx Guard
Big Rig Dizzy
Bernie Mataki

New weapon skins:

Team Plasma
Jungle Camo

Although Horde Command primarily caters for the game’s Horde mode, all new maps can also be played in Beast mode and privately hosted Versus matches. The DLC also includes additional achievements worth 250 Gamerscore.

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Written by Anthony H

Anthony has been playing games for far too much of his life, starting with the MS-DOS classic Mario is Missing. Since then his tastes have evolved to include just about anything, but his soft spot lies with shooters and the odd strategy game. Anthony will inspire you with his prose, uplift you with his wit and lie to you in his biography.

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