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Rod Fergusson Reveals New Gears Of War 3 Details

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Posted on August 13, 2011 AT 07:32am

Earlier today Gears of War Executive Producer Rod Fergusson revealed a few new details about Gears of War 3.

Firstly he revealed that if you managed to unlock the Veteran Gear achievement in Gears of War 2 then Epic will certainly be rewarding you for your efforts. People who have unlocked it will be rewarded with all 5 golden weapons which include the Lancer, Retro-Lancer, Gnasher, Sawed-Off and Hammerburst as well as awarding players a specialized medal and title. Fergusson revealed that only 2% of the Gears of War community actually have this achievement.

If you have the Commando achievement from Gears of War 1 you will be rewarded with the Golden Sawed-Off and if you played in the beta and completed some of the challenges you will also be rewarded with some of the other golden weapons.

Finally Fergusson revealed that starting August 20th every week before the launch of Gears of War 3, Gears of War 2 will be filled with events that will both improve your experience and bring a few surprises along the way.

A quick round-up of the details revealed can be found below.

Gold Gnasher

- Complete the “Veteran Gear” achievement in Gears 2

- Play the first week of retail release

Gold Sawed-Off

- Complete the “Veteran Gear” achievement in Gears 2

- Complete the “Commando” achievement in Gears 1

Gold Lancer

- Complete the “Veteran Gear” achievement in Gears 2

- Completed challenges in the Gears of War 3 Beta

Gold Retro-Lancer

- Complete the “Veteran Gear” achievement in Gears 2

- Completed challenges in the Gears of War 3 Beta

Gold Hammerburst

- Complete the “Veteran Gear” achievement in Gears 2

- Completed challenges in the Gears of War 3 Beta

- “Veteran Gear” nets you a specialized medal, title, and all gold weapons

- August 20th begins five weekends of specialized XP events and such leading up to the release of Gears 3

- August 23rd starts the week of a special digital sale for both Gears of War 1 and 2 (price not yet confirmed)

- Purchase of the Gears of War 3 console OR controller nets you all five infected skins

- The scoreboard in the map “Thrashball” will indeed kill boss creatures in the new Horde mode

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