Gears of War 3 beta updated with giant bobbleheads and squeaky chipmunk voices (also, new playlist)

Yesterday, designer Cliff Bleszinski tweeted the following tease: “What IS the surprise going to be tomorrow? #Gears3Beta CAN YOU GUESS IT ZOMG.”

If you predicted new maps, modes or weapons like a sane and rational individual might, you obviously didn’t experience the Gears of War 3 beta on Easter, when characters mutated into nightmarish bunnymen, or Gears 2 on the Fourth of July, when American gamers had to face a flood of extra tickers in Horde mode.

How does the development team top those stunts? Well, just watch…

For a presumably limited time only, every avatar has been given a humongous, helium-filled head, transforming the multiplayer into a cross between Marvel Super Hero Squad and Alvin and the Chipmunks. Has death and dismemberment ever been so adorable?

Epic also added a new “mode” called Player’s Choice, which is really more of a playlist – instead of sticking exclusively to Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill and Capture the Leader, your party will rotate between them. Ehh.

May 6, 2011

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  • lukel - May 9, 2011 12:41 a.m.

    "Revive me!" Made me laugh out loud.
  • robertchen - May 7, 2011 10:33 p.m.

    If anyone still needs a Gears Of War 3 beta key, I found some being handed out on a blog. I don't know if any of the keys are left, but you can try here:
  • crimsonmoose - May 7, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    the funny thing is, because the bodies were so disproportionate to the heads in the first place, they kinda look normal
  • BlindMarksman - May 6, 2011 10:59 p.m.

    This will make headshots WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY easier!
  • Bobo93 - May 6, 2011 8:51 p.m.

    this made gettin headshots with the sniper rifle considerably more easy XD reCAPTHA: sho, herBusen
  • batman5273 - May 6, 2011 8:29 p.m.

    I played a few times today looking for the big heads and didn't see this.
  • Shatgan - May 6, 2011 8:24 p.m.

    Looks cool!
  • TheDarkslyder - May 6, 2011 7:51 p.m.

    Something so simple, yet so awesome. Especially considering the number of Cole Train users out there

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