When Epic Games and Microsoft announced the Gears of War 3 beta, we along with others assumed that the beta would be a limited affair to those that purchased the Bulletstorm Epic Edition. That’s not the case though as Microsoft has revealed today. Plus we have the always popular new screenshots.
The Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta will be open to all come mid-April and feature three new multiplayer modes across four new maps. Better yet, gamers can vote on which maps they want to play on at the Gears of War Facebook page and they’ll be able to unlock in-game content when the game is released on September 20.
The new multiplayer modes include:
* King of the Hill – Combines with Annex and simplified with a new user interface and ring that moves around the map.
* Capture the Leader – Capture and hold either Chairman Prescott or Queen Myrrah. The leaders aren’t useless though as they can see through walls and coordinate their teammates. Also, everyone gets one smoke grenade that can be used to force the player holding the leader to let go.
* Team Deathmatch – Each team gets 15 respawns. Once those are gone, it is game over for the team that gets killed first.