This Thanksgiving weekend EPIC will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with a King of the Hill “Thanksgibbing” event. The King of the Hill playlist will go live this Thursday November 24th at 12:00 PM ET. Shotguns will be replaced with a modified Boomshot known as the “Cluckshot.” Boomshot pick-ups will also be replaced.
The Gears of War 3 Versus Booster Map Pack will also be available for download this Thursday. After 12:00 PM EST on Thursday November 24th, players will need to have the pack installed in order to play on all public playlists. Players will be prompted to download the maps when joining a playlist, or you can download them from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
The “Versus Booster Map Pack” will feature five explosive maps available in public matchmaking playlists – two favorite maps from “Gears 1,” Bullet Marsh and Clocktower, as well as Azura, Rustlung and Blood Drive from the “Horde Command Pack.”
While the “Versus Booster Map Pack” will unlock five new multiplayer battlegrounds for public matchmaking, those who purchase the “Horde Command Pack” (or access it through the “Gears of War 3” Season Pass) will still have exclusive access to the pack’s Horde fortification upgrades, new playable characters like Bernie Mataki, Big Rig Dizzy and the Onyx Guard, as well as the Team Plasma and Jungle Camo weapon skins.