The Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta is coming out this April, and the content will include three brand new maps. Two maps are confirmed — Thrashball and Checkout. Thrashball is a sport stadium and is based on the sport Cole played before the Locust invasion. Checkout is a supermarket-based environment, and is a super close quarters map.
The third map that will be in the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta is up to you to decide over on the Gears of War Facebook fan page. The four other maps you can choose from are Mercy, Old Town, Trenches and Overpass, all of which are shown off in the gallery.
Of the four maps, I really dug Overpass if only for the visual change that takes place. As the round goes on, the area is actually sinking underground and water starts filling the streets. The more I think about it though, I really liked Trenches as a sandstorm takes place and makes visibility almost impossible for a few minutes. Old Town is also neat if only for the pumpkins that explode when you shoot them and there are chickens too, a first for Gears of War. Mercy can suck it.
Which one are you going to vote for? You better hurry as you only have until Monday to vote!