If you've been partaking in the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta like we have then you know that at this time, it's very limited. There are only two maps (Thrashball and Checkout) and one mode (Team Deathmatch) for Gears of War 3 early birds thus far. If you were lucky enough to try it out before Monday, then you would have had the opportunity to play two other modes, King of the Hill and Capture the Leader, with two additional maps: Trenches and Old Town.
If you missed our or are dying for more, don't fret, your time is coming. The Gears of War 3 beta schedule has been updated by Epic Games and each week from here on out, another map and or mode will be added.
We're currently in phase 1 with the next phase set to roll out in four days, adding the 'King of the Hill' mode and the cool Trenches map. Since we've played both quite a bit, we can tell you that both are awesome. If you dig chainsaws or the bayonet, Trenches is a map for you.
Here's the Gears 3 beta schedule as it currently stands, listing what is playable for each week:
- April 18-24: Team Deathmatch on Thrashball and Checkout.
- April 25 - May 1: Team Deathmatch and King of the Hill on Thrashball, Checkout and Trenches.
- May 2-15: Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill and Capture the Leader on Thrashball, Checkout, Trenches and Old Town.
- May 15-?: Sadness
The last two weeks open up the full beta to everyone with access but on May 15th it all ends. If you don't have access, you can still check out all of the executions in Gears of War 3 and be sure to read our the recap of the Gears of War 3 beta tournament we won. It was all team deathmatch but we outlined the three maps.
Gears of War 3 will finally emerge on September 20, 2011, exclusively on the Xbox 360.
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Source: Electronic Theatre