For Bulletstorm: Epic Edition
owners, or if you are lucky enough to get a early access code, the Gears of War 3 Beta
is available in less than an hour. If you have a Xbox Live Gold Membership, have a early access code or Bulletstorm: Epic Edition, have 2GB free storage on your hard drive your good to go. There are four maps available to play (Checkout, Thrashball, Old Town, Trenches). 'Capture the Flag', and 'King of the Hill' gameplay modes will be added later on in the beta. Epic have also said to be on the lookout for a 'surprise event weekend'.
In the Beta, there are seven characters you can play as:
Marcus, Dom, Anya, Cole, Baird, Thrashball Cole*, Prescot**.
Standard Drone, Savage Grenadier, Flame Grenadier, Kantus, Savage Theron, Myrrah**.
Also, Epic has chucked in some sweet beta rewards:
Flaming Hammerburst - Complete one match by Sunday, April 24th to permanently unlock.
Flaming Lancer - Complete one match during the week of April 25th to permanently unlock.
Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun - Complete one match during the week of May 2nd to permanently unlock.
Flaming Gnasher Shotgun - Complete one match during the week of May 9th to permanently unlock.
Beta Tester Medal - Complete one match to unlock.
Thrashball Cole - Unlock Thrashball Cole to play as Augustus Cole as he was before Emergence Day, a legendary Thrashball athlete know 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, kill 100 enemies with the Gold-Plated Retro Lancer.
If you want to get all these, dont forget the beta ends on May 15th.
*Complete 50 matches in any game type to unlock for the Beta, to permanently unlock, complete 10 matches as Thrashball Cole during the beta period.
And if you dont have access to the Beta, you can watch some gameplay here.
[showcase=gearsofwar3betagameplay,Gears of War 3 Beta Gameplay]http://www.youtube.com/v/QNAIkYTlEKU[/showcase]