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Gears Of War 3 'Horde Command' DLC Detailed & Dated

Jonathan Lester
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Gears Of War 3 'Horde Command' DLC Detailed & Dated

Epic Games has officially detailed the first of Gears 3's DLC packs, entitled Horde Command. This multiplayer-centric expansion will deliver three new horde maps, several new fortification upgrades and some extra characters when it launches on November 1st for 800 Microsoft Points (included at a 33% discount if you've bought the 2400 MSP season pass). We've got the full details below.


  • Blood Drive: The Jacinto Medical Plaza was overwhelmed by evacuated citizens after the government-sanctioned Hammer Strikes, and the ensuing riots quickly turned this safe haven into a dangerous inferno. An abundance of high ground and funneled choke points make this map a returning favourite to Horde.
  • Rustlung: Once the pride of the Royal Tyran Navy, the foredecks of this decommissioned battleship are now riddled with bullet holes. Any team with the fortitude to hold the exposed central torpedo bay will find that the ship's Loader has been replaced with a battle-ready Silverback mech suit.
  • Azura: This island resort was once the exclusive domain of Sera's educated elite, but the tranquil water gardens and lush foliage have become a hotly contested combat zone. Dual snipers overlook a powerful explosive weapon, while the defensive central platform may be your last resort of retreat.

New fortification upgrades:

  • Command Center: A brand new type of fortification that allows you to call in fire support from sniper teams, mortar strikes and even multiple Hammers of Dawn.
  • Decoy Upgrade: A new fortification level that turns your decoy into an Onyx Guard bot that will fight in your defense.
  • Sentry Upgrade: This upgrade adds a fire bolt sentry that deals much more damage and is very effective against Berserkers.
  • Silverback Upgrade: This advancement allows you to upgrade your Silverback exo-suit with devastating rockets and extra levels of repair cost reduction.

New characters:

  • Onyx Guard
  • Big Rig Dizzy
  • Bernie

New weapon skins:

  • Team Plasma
  • Jungle Camo
Add a comment3 comments
AndyPau1  Oct. 5, 2011 at 12:18

I was under the impression if i bought the season pass, all DLC was free?

stevenjameshyde  Oct. 5, 2011 at 12:57

That's correct Andy, confirmed in Rod's twitter feed and Q&A session yesterday

alibabas  Oct. 5, 2011 at 13:14

So we're getting 2 maps? Blood Drive is already on the disc, so it doesn't count.

I feel sorry for anyone who buys future DLC from Epic. They've cut so much content for the sake of making more money, and in the end its them who wins, not the consumer.

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