Gears of War 3 'Horde Command Pack' Announced

Gears of War 3 ‘Horde Command Pack’ Announced

Published On October 5, 2011 | By Justin Ortiz-Burrow | News

Today Epic Games and Microsoft Game Studios announced the first DLC for Gears of War 3. The ‘Horde Command Pack‘ will be available November 1st for 800 Microsoft Points or free for those who have purchased the Gears of War 3 ‘Season Pass‘.

The DLC adds three new maps, three new playable characters, two new weapon skins, additional achievements worth 250 Gamerscore, and new fortification upgrades for use in Horde Mode.

Here is the official details on the upcoming DLC –

Three 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 favourite 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

New weapon skins:

  • Team Plasma
  • Jungle Camo

You can check out some screenshots of the new maps below, and be sure to let us know what you think of the first DLC in the comments section.

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Introduced to video games when he was only five, after dying somewhere around four thousand times while playing Star Tropics, he never looked back. Some of his favorites range from titles like Shenmue and Metal Gear Solid 3 to Half-Life 2, Manhunt, and the Dark Souls series. Justin has a passion for vinyl records, and loves to collect video game memorabilia. If he had one wish, it would be to travel back to 1984 Miami.