Today anyone that pre-order Gears of War 3 at Gamestop or other participating retailers can enter their code to play the Gears of War 3 beta, so let the onslaught begin. If you played the beta on Easter you got a special Easter Egg treat where every was bunny killing, as each player had a bunny mask on, ears and all, just watch the video above. The bunny heads have left with Easter though sadly.
Everyone has been saying many different things about the beta, good and bad, but remembers folks it is a beta in which Epic is recording everything you do to make the full retail release the most balanced as well as the most enjoyable Gears of War game yet. If you have a particular issue with the beta, don’t bitch to friends, go let Epic no on their forums here.
For those are unaware you will unlock special items in Gears of War 3 just for playing the beta along with surprises to come like this past Easter. Here is what you can currently unlock in Gear of War 3:
Play the beta during Week 1 – Flaming Hammerburst (Deadline April 24th)
Play the beta during Week 2 – Flaming Lancer (April 25th and May 1st)
Play the beta during Week 3 – Flaming Sawed-Off Shotty (May 2nd and May 8th)
Play the beta during Week 4 – Flaming Gnasher Shotty (May 9th and May 15th)
Thrashball Cole – Play 50 matches in the beta to unlock Thrashball Cole, then play 10 more matches using Thrashball Cole to have it carry over to the full game.
Gold Retro Lancer – You unlock the Gold Retro lancer by playing 90 matches in the beta. Once unlocked, you must get 100 kills using the Gold Retro Lancer to have it carry over to the full game.
Beta Tester Medal just for playing the beta which will be displaying in the Gear of War 3 Multiplayer Lobby.