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Published on March 4th, 2011 | by Charlie

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Gears of War 3 Limited/Epic Editions & Beta Bonuses

Just because it’s a beta, doesn’t mean you can’t benefit some things from it.   U.S. retailer Gamestop have posted an F.A.Q. on what you can benefit out of the beta.Why? Because if you pre-order Gears of War 3 (Limited Edition/Epic Edition) from Gamestop, you can secure yourself a spot in the Gears of War 3 beta, that goes live on 25th April 2011. There are no details on what is contained in the editions, only the beta bonuses.   Here’s what you can get from the beta:
  • Beta Tester Medal – Complete one match in the Beta to unlock the Beta Tester medal, which will carry over to your gamer profile in Gears of War 3. – It seems there will be a medal system in Gears of War 3. Epic Games thinks 50 achievements in a game just isn’t enough, so no doubt this is a small substitute to adding more. Kind of.
  • 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 retain this unlockable for your Gears of War 3 gamer profile, complete 10 matches as Thrashball Cole duringthe Beta period. – An interesting concept, wouldn’t you agree?
  • 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 retain this unlockable for your Gears of War 3 gamer profile, score 100 kills with the Gold-Plated Retro Lancer during the Beta period. – Good luck with this one…
What do you think of these? Let us know! Click here to pre-order Gears of War 3, out September 20th. Remember, if you have the Bulletstorm Epic Edition, you automatically get into the beta anyway.

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  • AngryCow

    If you have the Bulletstorm Epic Edition you get to play the Gears Of War 3 Beta for one week…but you wont be able to play on April 25th without the code from preordering gears.

    • Curtis

      this is false statement!!! If you play gears of war 3 through Bulletstorm (EE) you get access to the same beta as everyone else but a week early! NOT only for one week! but for (in total) 1 month which is longer than most of the general public!

  • Jbosse138

    do u get the beta from standard edition

    • Charlie Murray

      It depends where you have pre-ordered from.

  • Adam serpell

    if i have orderd the gears of war 3 limited edition would i have the beta early ? :/

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