Epic has launched a free
multiplayer DLC pack for Gears of War 3. The Versus Booster Map Pack
adds brand-new arenas Bullet Marsh and Clocktower and unlocks the Horde Command Pack's Azura, Rustlung and Blood Drive maps for all
players. Also available are new contests and challenges to celebrate
the upcoming launch of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. It's an
unexpected pairing, but who are you to complain where your free maps
are coming from?
Above: Don't worry, paying Horde Command customers: you still have the rest of the pack to yourselves
Along with this comes the
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Experience section of Xbox
Live, with free downloads and clips that'll put players into the draw
to win a custom Xbox 360, 50” HDTV, home theatre system, and DVDs
of all the Mission: Impossible movies. Details and contest rules are
available within the Experience section itself.
Impossible tie-in also gives players the challenge of watching the
Ghost Protocol trailer on Xbox Live then completing Gears 3 on Insane
difficulty before Christmas. Complete this feat and you'll unlock
Ghost Protocol-themed skins for the Lancer, Hammerburst, Retro
Lancer, Gnasher Shotgun and Sawed-off Shotgun. The skins won't
actually improve your game any, but there's bragging rights to be
had, and anyway, you just completed the game on its hardest
difficulty – how much more of an advantage do you really need?