Gears of War 3 beta to kick off on April 25

Friday, 4th March 2011 14:08 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Microsoft’s just confirmed that the Gears of War 3 beta will kick off on April 25. For those who own the Epic Edition of Bulletstorm, it’ll begin on April 18.

The series, according to the publisher, has now sold 13 million units.

The beta will finish up on May 15. It’s also announced the content that will make up for the beta: three new competitive modes and four new maps. Two of which, Trenches and Old Town, were picked by fans on Facebook to be in the taster.

Microsoft’s also confirmed Limited and Epic Editions of the game that are available to pre-order at GAME and GameStation. No content was confirmed for either edition, but RRP pricing was confirmed. And here they are.

  • Standard – £49.99
  • Limited – £59.99
  • Epic – £99.99

Those who do pre-order at the retailers will also get access to the beta from April 25.

Players will also be able to carry over unlockables from the beta to the retail version of the game, such as a beta tester medal, thrashball Cole multiplayer skin, gold-plated retro Lancer, flaming Hammerburst, flaming Lancer, flaming sawed-off Shotgun and flaming gnasher shotgun.

Gears of War 3 launches on September 20 worldwide for Xbox 360. Catch our recent impressions from the recent Microsoft showcase here.



  1. spiderLAW

    sweet. cant wait.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Python-360

    Well thats £99.99 well spent!!! CANT WAIT!!!


    #2 4 years ago
  3. MushroomStamp

    This is my most anticipated GOTY :) can’t wait :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crab of Thunder

    Only a week earlier if you have Bulletstorm epic edition?
    Still, can’t wait for this game.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. IL DUCE

    So how do we access the beta without the Bulletstorm Epic Edition?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. IL DUCE

    Actually missed that line, so pre-ordering Gears 3 gives you the beta access a week late…easy enough, and I’m glad I saved 60 bucks by not buying Bulletstorm for access, game was good but definitely rent only…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DaMan

    meh, I think I’m not playing the third one at all. never thought there’s any fun in cover based shooters.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Isaaclarke37

    Yeah, i saw the 3 editions on Gamestop yesterday although i would like to know what’s in the Limited & Epic Edition.

    #8 4 years ago

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