Gears of War 3 Fenix Rising Map Pack available January 17


Epic Games and Microsoft have announced the latest DLC for Gears of War 3 – the Fenix Rising Map Pack – will be releasing on January 17, 2012. The DLC will set you back 800 MSP (or nothing at all if you bought the game’s Season Pass) and will provide five new multiplayer maps, four character skins and a new level system called ‘Re-up’ which will allow players to power on past level 100 for a new rank icon colour and a custom weapon skin.

The five maps included are: Academy (grounds of the Oracle Academy), Anvil (the ruined shell of the once mighty fortress of Anvegad), Depths (the underwater processing centre on Azura), Escalation (the Haldane Hall estate gardens) and The Slab (grounds of Jacinto Maximum Security Prison)

Player skins are divided into COG: Recruit Clayton and Thrashball Cole (limited edition) and Locust: Savage Kantus (limited edition) and Savage Marauder.

The new ‘Re-up’ leveling system allows players, once they reach level 100, to reset their experience and rank for another tour of duty, keeping their TrueSkill rating. Players can do this three times, with each time providing them with a new rank icon colour (in order: Bronze, Red, Green and Gold). Players will also be rewarded with an exclusive weapon skill each time they Re-up after Bronze. The skins include Plasma, Omen and Electric.

Source: Game Informer

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