multiplayer environments, bragging tools, and leveling options have
arrived for Gears of War 3 players thanks to the release of the Fenix
Rising Map Pack.
Available now on
Xbox Live, the third major add-on for Epic's third-person shooter is
selling for 800 Microsoft Points ($10), or free for season pass
holders. The DLC features five new maps—Anvil, Death, Escalation,
Academy, and the Slab—as well as four fresh character skins for use
in Versus Multiplayer and Horde Mode, including good guys Recruit
Clayton and Thrashball Cole (Limited Edition), and bad guys Savage
Marauder and Savage Kantus (Limited Edition).
Fenix Rising also
throws a new “re-up” option into the mix. Players who purchase
the DLC will be able to reset their experience and rank at level 100,
and work their way back up to the top a maximum of three times. Those
who choose to “re-up” will be rewarded each time they hit the
100 mark with Red, Green, and then Gold colored wings; as well as special
weapon skins that can only be unlocked through this time-consuming
To get fans
excited for the release of its newest Gears of War 3 expansion,
Microsoft and Epic have released images of the character skins on
offer. They've also thrown in a few more shots of the new maps to help
you get a lay of the land before you're scraping yourself off of it in
small, unidentifiable chunks.