Gears of War 3 beta statistics revealed

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Never let it be said that a beta for your upcoming game is a bad thing. Microsoft released a handful of statistics regarding their Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta and they have also said that Gears of War 3 is their fastest title to reach one million pre-orders since the creation of the Xbox 360.

There was no information given about those who got into the beta through Bulletstorm’s early access code but with four months between us and the game’s release on September 20th there is a lot of time for Gears of War 3 to get even more pre-orders. Either way you can check out all of the various statistics below that accumulated over the whole four week beta process that ended three days ago on May 15th.

Gears of War 3 beta stats:

  • 1.29 million people participated in the beta
  • 145 different countries participated in the beta
  • 249 years worth of matches played
  • More than 11 million matches completed
  • More than 927 million kills recorded
  • More than 131 million executions performed
  • More than 23 million deaths by chainsaw
  • Nearly 23 BILLION bullets fired
  • 4.9 billion ribbons and 291 million medals earned
  • 435,000 people earned the beta-exclusive Thrashball Cole skin to use in the retail game when it launches in September
  • 234,000 people earned the beta-exclusive Gold Retro Lancer to use in the retail game when it launches in September
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  • jaypea360

    What a very fun month it was. I hardly even noticed it was a beta, seemed very polished to me. Looks like there will be a lot of Thrashball Coles running around with gold guns.

    Bring on September

  • Cellophane Girl

    I didn’t play the beta, but I still had a blast with it. My husband and one of our friends would play it a few nights a week. (both over at our apartment since the friend doesn’t have an internet connection at home right now). Just the chatting and trash talking they were doing (in a private chat with some other friends) was enough to make me smile.
    The hubby even busted out GoW2 as soon as the beta ended and has been playing every night since. He’s super excited for 3 lol.

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