Gears of War 3 BETA
Gears of War 3 (Beta), is developed by Epic
Games and Published by Microsoft Game Studios. Just like all Beta’s, it
gives us (the players) the chance to play with the game and test for
bugs or other things wrong with the game. Epic Games made it interesting
by having its newest game Bullet storm have an Epic Edition to where you
had early access to the game. The players who preordered Bulletstorm were
able to play it starting April 18, 2011. While the ones who preordered
Gears of War 3 have access starting April 25, 2011. Beta ends May 15.
Of course, there are some unlockables for having played the Beta. Like
the ones who preordered Bullet storm get a flaming hammer burst in both
the beta and the full game. In addition, for just playing the beta you
can unlock the Golden Retro Lancer for the beta and full game. Since the
beta is only for multiplayer mode only, we will have to be satisfied
with this glimpse at what some of Gears of War 3 the full game may have
to offer. At this time, the release date is said to be September 20,
Gears of War 3 multiplayer Beta experience thus far has been split into
events introduced each week. The first week you have to play Team Death
match on the newest maps Trenches, Trash ball, and Checkout. Some of the
matches are capture the leader and king of the hill.
With all the multi player mayhem a gaming girl has to think accessorize,
so first, let us start with the new weapons. The Retro Lancer shoots
like the regular lancer but seems to have a little more power than the
regular does. Also, instead of holding B to rev up the chainsaw you get
to charge at and enemy and thrash them with the blade attached to the
The sawed off shotgun is a challenging gun considering it best works in
close combat. The digger launcher is just that, you launch a digger
under ground and it attacks the enemy.
Incendiary grenades are grenades that you throw at an enemy and you
burst them into flames. The one shot is also simple. One shot one kill
type of gun. You also have the other weapons that appeared in Gears 2.
Now let us talk maps. Trenches is a reminder of Raven Down from Gears 1.
Instead, it is a dusty one. Plenty of space and has a higher altitude
then most maps. Thrash ball is a stadium that lets you head to head like
football. Moreover, just like a sports stadium you get to see your
points on the scoreboard.
Lastly, you got Checkout. Which is just like the word, you fight in what
appears to be a beat down grocery store. You can get also nice little
unlockables now, ribbons, and weapon and character unlockables. A ribbon
gives you a run down on how and what you did in every match. For
example, if you killed people with only headshots you get a ribbon for
headhunter. Weapons and characters are also new. Seeing how if you are a
Cole fan, you will not be able to play as him until you reach a certain
amount of matches played.
There is no doubt that the graphics are on point. You can actually see
all the gore and feel like a part of the game. The sounds are on key.
Every time you hear “Enemy reinforcements” from Anya, which is a new
character in the COG team, you can tell the get your team ready for an
attack. And the game play is still as it was in Gears 2. I am sure we
will see more in the next two weeks. As of now, Gears 3 has delivered
more weapons and more fun in its multiplayer, there is no doubt that we
will expect a lot more.
United States Team Writer