Published on March 4th, 2011 | by Charlie5
Gears of War 3 Limited/Epic Editions & Beta BonusesJust 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…