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Posted by Raine Hutchens on Apr 26, 2011

Here’s The Gears 3 Beta Unlockable FAQ

The Gears of War 3 beta is now live for everyone who pre-ordered the game, and it’s taking players by storm. Even I joined in on the carnage and I’m having a great time. Something cool about the beta, and something I am sure that’s grabbing everyone’s attention is the unlock system. This is a special system being offered by Epic Games that allows players to unlock certain items by achieving certain tasks through the beta.

A lot of players out there are wondering exactly what can be unlocked through the beta, and exactly how to do so. Never fear, Gears, we have the unlock guide posted below for you all to see. This way nothing gets left out from the beta. So far, the only item that isn’t available to those who pre-ordered the game is the Flaming Hammerburst weapon. This unlockable is only available to those who picked up Bulletstorm: Epic Edition (which in case you did both, which obviously means you will have it). Everything else, on the list, though, is available to all who are participating in the beta.

Here’s the unlock guide for you:

  • Flaming Hammerburst Complete one match by Sunday, April 24 to permanently unlock.
  • Flaming Lancer Complete one match during the week of April 25 to permanently unlock.
  • Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun Complete one match during the week of May 2 to permanently unlock.
  • Flaming Gnasher Shotgun Complete one match during the week of May 9 to permanently unlock.
  • Beta Tester Medal — Wear it proudly, Gear. Complete one match in the Beta to permanently unlock.
  • Thrashball Cole — Unlock Thrashball Cole to play as Augustus Cole as he was before Emergence Day — a legendary Thrashball athlete known for his ferocious, flamboyant style. Complete 50 matches in any game type to unlock for the Beta period. To permanently unlock, complete 10 matches as Thrashball Cole during the Beta period.
  • Gold-Plated Retro Lancer — Before the chainsaw bayonet was deployed at the beginning of the Locust-Human War, the original Lancer assault rifle had a large fixed blade. Complete 90 matches in any game type to unlock for the Beta period. To permanently unlock, score 100 kills with the Gold-Plated Retro Lancer during the Beta period.

All of these unlockables will carry over to Gears of War 3 when it releases this September, so don’t worry. You’re not losing anything at all. For those of you who have participated already, what’s the unlockable that you’re most looking forward to?

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