Gears of War 3 Beta unlocks special items for Gears of War 3 retail

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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.

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  • i want a gold lancer

  • Cellophane Girl

    Sounds cool.
    That’s an excellent way to get people to play lots of the beta, which in turn of course helps with the final multiplayer.

    • v8hilux

      good rewards but should it be “us” that does the testing?

      • Cellophane Girl

        Well that’s really the best way to test multiplayer, helps let them know if there’s lag when to many people play. I think the more people you can get to test out something the more problems you are going to get fixed before the game releases.

  • v8hilux

    sounds pretty cool but a lot of work to get it, pre order the game then test the beta enought oto get it. worth it in the end i guess but still.

    • Cellophane Girl

      I think the work to get it makes it something a bit more special and an item for people to be proud of. People who pre-order and just get a code for something brag about it, at least now they will have to work for bragging rights.

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