August 16, 2011
Gears of War 3, Go for the Gold!
Gears of War 3 News! Gold Weapon unlocks were officially announced
Rod Fergusson announced in a live web broadcast over at Twitch.tv how to get the gold weapons unlocked in Gears of War 3 releasing on September 20th. There are several ways to get all the weapons unlocked and I will try to list them all for you to get crackin on that sweet, sweet gold!
All gold weapons unlock if you are a Veteran Gear i.e. level 100 and win a match on each of the Snow Blind map pack maps in Gears of War 2 multiplayer
Gold Lancer is unlocked if you had it in Gears of War 2
Gold Hammerburst is also unlocked if you had it in Gears of War 2
Gold Retro Lancer unlocked for anyone who played 90 matches and then scored 100 kills with it in the Gears of War 3 Beta so as long as you kept the beta on your hard drive until you start up Gears 3
Gold Sawed-off Shotgun unlock is tied to getting the “Commando” achievement in Gears of War 1 (Complete all acts on insane Difficulty in Gears of War)
Gold Nasher unlock can only be gotten by Veteran Gears from Gears of War 2…BUT! If you plan on buying Gears 3 the first week and playing online then you will automatically unlock it! BUT only if you play online in the FIRST WEEK!
You will also unlock a special medal if you are a Veteran Gear from Gears 2 that you can “wear” in gears to let everyone know who you are!
It was also announced that starting this weekend August 20th there will be an EXP weekend every weekend until launch. Rod didn’t say what the multipliers would be for each weekend but hinted that they would increase from week to week. So if you haven’t hit level 100 yet, here’s your chance to work on that so you too can get the GOLD!
He mentioned as well that if you buy the Gears of War 3 themed controller OR console you will receive the Infected Weapon skin for all 5 weapons which from his description is an animated skin that “glows and pulsates”! The Final announcement was that if you don’t have gears of War or Gears of War 2 that they will be on sale for Digital Download on XBL starting august 23rd in the US, UK and Canada only.
For your viewing pleasure check out the Video below if you want to listen to Rod ramble about all thing Gears …