Remember a few weeks back when we mentioned that other games from Epic’s library wouldn’t be able to unlock special equipment due to restraints on Microsoft’s part. But it appears that problem has been overcome. More on that later however as there will be a Golden Retro Lancer available through unlock only by playing the Gears of War 3 Beta for a long enough period of time.
Apparently the Lancer will unlock when you have played 90 matches of the beta itself and then get over a hundred kills using the special gun. After you have done this then this gun will be yours to use in the full retail game. The Golden Retro Lancer has a bayonet on the front of it instead of chainsaw, and of course a golden coloration. Also if you play 70 different matches in beta you will unlock the Thrashball Cole skin seen above. With this skin you will need to play 13 more matches and you will have complete access to him.
Now earlier I mentioned that past Epic games would actually get a special item for being supporters of the developers. Anyone who has purchased the Epic Edition of Bulletstorm (the only edition you can buy) will get a flaming Lancer for use in GoW3 free of charge.