Microsoft and Epic Games have announced a November 1st launch date for the first batch of Gears of War 3 DLC. Labelled the Horde Command Pack, the add-on will beam onto Xbox 360 with three new multiplayer maps, a trio of familiar faces, a pair of fresh weapons skins, Horde mode fortifications, and achievements totalling 250 Gamerscore points.
The DLC will introduce three new playable characters to the mix: an Onyx Guard, Big Rig Dizzy Wallin, and Sergeant Bernadette “Bernie” Mataki (aka 'The Boomer Lady'). It will also roll out three new maps including Blood Drive, set in the battle ravaged Jacinto Medical Plaza; Rustlung, set on top of a Royal Tyran Navy battleship; and Azura, the island resort turned war zone.
For Horde enthusiasts, the Horde Command Pack is slated to carry extra protection in the form of the Command Centre, a new fortification that will allow players to summon sniper support, mortar strikes, and numerous Hammers of Dawn; the Decoy Upgrade, which turns decoys in Onyx Guards; a Sentry Upgrade, which adds fire bolt firepower to sentries; and the Silverback Upgrade, which adds rockets and extra levels of repair cost reduction to the Silverback exo-suit.
The Horde Command Pack is priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10), and will be automatically downloaded at no cost for Gears of War 3 Season Pass holders.
Interested in extending your stay on Sera? Check out these screens from the upcoming DLC.
Oct 4, 2011
Source: Major Nelson