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Gears of War 3 Beta Dates and Details

Gears of War 3 Beta Release Date

Epic has finally spilled the beans on the Gears of War 3 beta.

The beta will begin on April 18th for those of you purchase Bulletstorm on the xbox 360.  If you haven’t purchased Bulletstorm, you can still get into the beta by pre-ordering Gears of War 3 from Gamestop, which will get you access to the beta starting on April 25th.

Regardless of which manner you used to get into the beta, the beta will end May 15th.

So there you have it, the beta runs April 25th - May 15th for people that preorder Gears 3 through Gamestop, and April 18th - May 15th for people that purchase Bulletstorm.

Below is the list of challenges and items:

Beta Tester Medal: Complete one match in the beta to unlock the Beta Tester medal, which will carry over to your gamer profile in the final game. The Beta Tester title will be featured in the "Gears 3" multiplayer lobby as well.

Thrashball Cole: Complete 50 matches in any game type to unlock the Thrashball Cole character variant in the beta. Once unlocked, complete 10 matches as Thrashball Cole during the beta and the character will carry over to your gamer profile in the final game.

Gold-Plated Retro Lancer: Show your ultimate "Gears of War" fandom by unlocking the Gold-Plated Retro Lancer. Complete 90 matches in any game type to unlock it for the beta, and score 100 kills with it once unlocked to carry the exclusive weapon skin over to your gamer profile in the final game.

Flaming Hammerburst: Complete one match by Sunday, April 24 and unlock this weapon variant.

Flaming Lancer: Complete one match during the week of April 25 and unlock this weapon variant.

Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun: Complete one match during the week of May 2 to unlock this weapon variant.

Flaming Gnasher Shotgun: Complete one match during the week of May 9 to unlock this weapon variant.


Source: http://www.gears3beta.com/

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