Horde Command DLC pack for Gears of War 3 coming Nov. 1st

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The first DLC pack for Gears of War 3 has been announced for a release date of November 1st. Horde Command pack will available for download for 800 MSP ($10), or through the game's "season pass". The pack includes three new maps, a three new playable characters (Onyx Guard, Big Rig Dizzy, Bernie), two weapon skins (Team Plasma, Jungle Camo) and, new fortifications for Horde mode. The new fortifications include a command center, a new decoy upgrade, a sentry upgrade, and a Silverback upgrade.

Also playable in Beast mode and privately hosted Versus matches, the Horde Command Pack promises to extend your “Gears of War 3” experience with countless hours of multiplayer mayhem. This is just the first of many great DLC's coming for Gears of War 3.

Three new maps:

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 favorite 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

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