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Gears of War 3 'Horde Command Pack' on for November 1

4:15 PM on 10.04.2011

Jordan Devore

Managing Editor

The first of surely many downloadable content packs for Gears of War 3 has been unveiled by Epic Games. Due out on November 1, the "Horde Command Pack" (800 Microsoft Points) introduces new maps, characters, weapon skins, and fortifications to -- you guessed it -- Horde mode.

  • Maps: Blood Drive, Rustlung, and Azura.
  • Fortification upgrades: Command Center with support from snipers, mortar strikes, and Hammers of Dawn; Onyx Guard bot decoy; fire bolt sentry; and rocket/cost reduction upgrades for Silverbacks.
  • Characters: Big Rig Dizzy, Onyx Guard, and Bernie
  • Weapon skins: Team Plasma (what?) and Jungle Camo

This add-on is also playable across Beast mode and privately-hosted Versus matches. Horde is currently my favorite part of Gears 3, and if I'm still into it come next month, the DLC will be hard to resist downloading.

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