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Gears Of War: Judgment OverRun Early Access!

Pre-order your copy of “Gears of War: Judgment” online or at any GameStop location nationwide to get exclusive three-day early access to the most anticipated blockbuster of this spring beginning March 15; demo available publicly to all Xbox LIVE Gold members on March 19

GOW Judgment_Vert_22x28_FINAL_rgbGameStop, Microsoft and Epic Games are thrilled to announce that “Gears of War” fans across the United States will be able to join the fight against the Locust Horde early through the signature new multiplayer mode in “Gears of War: Judgment,” OverRun. Early access on Xbox LIVE begins March 15 exclusively to GameStop PowerUp Rewards™ members who preorder “Judgment” online or at any GameStop location nationwide, and the demo will be accessible to all Xbox LIVE Gold members worldwide once the game launches on March 19.*

The “early access” experience for PowerUp Rewards members who preorder at GameStop will be available from Friday, March 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT to Monday, March 18 at 11:59 p.m. PT. This offer also applies retroactively to members who have previously preordered the game at GameStop.

As an added bonus, multiplayer experience points (XP) earned will carry over to the final game for players who purchase and play “Judgment” in the first week following its U.S. release, allowing them to get a jump on the competition and begin unlocking special rewards, like new weapon skins, medals and achievements.

OverRun is a thrilling new class-based competitive mode that pits Locust and COG soldiers in a head-to-head battle unlike anything “Gears” fans have experienced yet. An objective-oriented mode that lets five-player teams alternate between playing as Locusts and COG soldiers, OverRun marks the first time that a class-based, competitive multiplayer experience has been introduced in the “Gears of War” series.

Check out a video tutorial of the new mode here:

On top of the “early access” experience, fans who preorder “Judgment” from GameStop will also receive two exclusive pre-order bonuses for use in competitive multiplayer modes:

“Young Marcus” character skin – Decorated war hero Marcus Fenix is the legendary leader of Delta Squad, a small group of COG soldiers responsible for saving mankind from destruction at the hands of Locust and Lambent forces.  This exclusive character skin takes Marcus back in time, six weeks after the end of the Pendulum Wars, and during the chaos of Emergence Day – a time before he was hardened by his long imprisonment.

Lambent weapon skin – This exclusive weapon skin lets you show off your grub-slaying exploits and customize select weapons with the emulsion of your fallen Lambent foes.

Additionally, everyone who preorders “Judgment” from any retailer worldwide will receive the Classic Hammerburst, a fearsome and effective weapon that served as the standard-issue assault rifle of the Locust Army.

For more details about OverRun early access and other GameStop-exclusive preorder bonuses, please visit: https://www.gamestop.com/xbox-360/games/gears-of-war-judgment/105966#bonusFeatures

Developed exclusively for Xbox 360 by Epic Games and People Can Fly, “Gears of War: Judgment” delivers a riveting campaign featuring new characters, weapons and enemies, and new multiplayer experiences. The “Gears of War” series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, having sold more than 19 million games worldwide, and spawning New York Times-bestselling novels, toys, collectibles, graphic novels, and more. To learn more about “Gears of War: Judgment” and the “Gears of War” franchise, please visit: https://gearsofwar.xbox.com “Gears of War: Judgment” will launch on March 19, 2013.

*Xbox LIVE Gold membership and 2GB of storage space required to participate. Qualifying GameStop PowerUp Rewards members will receive full redemption instructions via e-mail closer to launch.

    • https://twitter.com/killnthedrama Nicholas

      Wow I ordered this from the microsoft store and gamestop gets a weapon skin and not microsoft that is not fair.

      • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670131673 David Pickles

        but you should get alex brand i reckon..

        • https://twitter.com/killnthedrama Nicholas

          Yea get alex brand and 1600 points from the ms store

      • Micks

        you’ll get 1600MSPoints for free. so i don’t see the harm at all

        • https://twitter.com/killnthedrama Nicholas

          Id rather have the skin lol

    • https://twitter.com/LambentHammerB ❖Greg-Boddy❖

      Nicholas what isn’t fair is this is US only. EB Games in Canada (owned by Gamestop) doesn’t even get the bonus. People in other countries don’t even have Gamestop’s. Catering to USA fans again.

      • https://twitter.com/killnthedrama Nicholas

        Yea but you guys get more chracters than we do. Info Below and more found here https://forums.epicgames.com/threads/931437-GoWJ-Pre-order-Bonus-Information-Thread

        EBGames (Young Marcus, Alex Brand and Classic Hammerburst) –
        Best Buy (Young Dom, Anya and Classic Hammerburst) –
        Future Shop (Young Dom, Anya and Classic Hammerburst) –

        • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670131673 David Pickles

          why the fuck are they doing a lambent skin ? totally ruins the canon…
          yes the lambent are there but only adam fenix knows about them…

          • polobeatz

            Its just mp canon dosent exsist

            • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670131673 David Pickles


      • https://www.facebook.com/steven.best1 Steven Best

        The UK are having Gears nights all over the country with the GAME stores.
        Do some research before you start crying.

    • https://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Collins/1361035090 Adam Collins

      Got some cry babies in the comments this morning haha

      • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670131673 David Pickles

        with good reason !

      • https://www.facebook.com/sander.iversenlorentsen Sander Iversen-Lorentsen

        Dude, if you are in our shoes, you also will feel this way. So watch your mouth mister!

    • Scott

      yet another F&#$ You to the UK gamers. Thanks alot.

      • https://www.facebook.com/steven.best1 Steven Best

        GAME stores all over the UK are having Gears nights you dopey git.

        • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670131673 David Pickles

          yeah but you have to book a place and travel to a store that is running it… plus i assume you can’t use your gamertag as it would slow down the amount of gaming time you’ll get alotted…and then you’ll have people waiting and bitching about you being a noob or too pro…so it’s still a fuck you to europe…

      • https://www.facebook.com/sander.iversenlorentsen Sander Iversen-Lorentsen

        Don’t forget about us just a sea away from you. Norwegian Gear heads are upset now…

    • https://www.facebook.com/carnahantanya Tanya Carnahan

      wow. gotta love it… cant wait……

    • Dont care

      Gears 2 horde sucked
      Gears 3 horde and beast sucked
      Judgement over run will suck
      LOL that epic think over run will be some E sports game
      Stick your early access not intrested AT ALL
      If it was multi player i might of had a luck but you have already destroyed multi player so its just another reason not to buy

      • Driskal

        But yet you’ll still buy the game 100%

        • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670131673 David Pickles

          and he still follows epic’s news/press releases…

          • https://twitter.com/killnthedrama Nicholas

            I know why follow it if you still buy the game lol

        • Dont care

          Most likely as ive played in same GB team since gears 1 But im not pre ordering or buying new because of all the multiplayer changes

          My point was epic think over run is going to carry there game and it will in the first 2 months with ppl wanting over run achivements
          But my most played game types gears 2 guardian and execution and KOTH
          Gears 3 guardian execution and KOTH With out these game types whats to keep me playingm I hated team spwan trap TDM on gears 3 so wont be playing that free for all is mercenary TDM so i wont play that
          Domination might be fun but how long before it becomes boring as the only multiplayer game type i have any intrest in playing

          I never liked horde and beast was boring as well ,Gears was all about the multi player for me and plenty of other ppl thats why im so pissed about judgement
          If epic wanted a E sports game type they should of added KOTH with gears 2 KOTH rules much more tactical and better game type
          Playlist 1
          KOTH gears 2 rules
          Execution or Bomb game type

          Playlist 2
          Team death match
          Free for all
          Over run
          Still less than the 15 game types on gears 3 but something for every body
          And every body is happy plus epic have two E sports game types as they seem to be pushing this game for E sport but or going to be laughed at if they think over run is E sport material

          • SHUTUP

            God shut up. You seem like one of those whiny and nerdy XBL kids that are never satisfied with anything and moans every time he dies because ‘omg lag’. Take your annoying, whiny, and smug GB bs over to COD.

            You don’t know how these new game types will play out in the community at all, nor do you have any reason to believe that the game types that still exist in Judgement won’t be improved.

            I’m not saying Judgement is going to be the greatest game ever, but I’m not naive enough to think I know everything about the game before it comes out.

            Thanks for doing us the favor and not purchasing the game. Do us another solid and get off the community press releases.

            • Dont care

              Listen fan boy i have probley played more games on gears 1 than you 2 than you 3 than you even though 3 if the worst THAN YOU
              You hump epics leg like a little bitch poodle with its pink bit hanging out
              If im proved wrong and Judgement is good im man enough to admit i was wrong Quin has left epic so things are looking up already game might not get 3 secret retro buffs so noobs like you can ” have fun” playing multi player

            • https://twitter.com/SanderLorentsen Sander Lorentsen

              Your grammar is bad my friend, real bad.

    • Bonker

      no, thanks -I’ll continue playing Gears 2&3.

      • https://www.facebook.com/pop62 Antonio Pessina

        jea! me too and many others,who care about the rest!! GEARS rules!

    • thanks again

      No carmine as as pickable multi player COG either so you have taken out locust so we identify with out COG and i still cant have carmine who i have played as since gears 1

      • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670131673 David Pickles

        learn to let go and move on

    • jackylad666

      will this also be for people who pre ordered online from game?

    • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670131673 David Pickles

      so despite the success of the world wide gears 3 beta they shaft europe ?
      seems epics new leader ship is going backwards
      good job

    • DaRK FeeLInG

      Pricks, what about the EU. Oh yeah, almost all US players are crap at this Game so they need a head start. Ha ha.

    • chuck norris

      raise your hand if you have pre ordered it already if you have i will see you on overrun

    • alex brand

      cant wait for gears of war judment

    • https://www.facebook.com/lalo.arguelles1990 Eduardo Arguelles R

      and Mexican players there?? forget the fans of Mexico, this leaves me very disappointed

    • https://www.facebook.com/lalo.arguelles1990 Eduardo Arguelles R

      and Mexican players there?? forget the fans of Mexico, this leaves me very disappointed of Epic Games

    • https://www.facebook.com/lalo.arguelles1990 Eduardo Arguelles R

      should make it available to all who have preordered this game as well, but it is not only American players have all the advantages

    • SickoMcNasty

      I cant decide weather to preorder from Gamestop or Microsoft. probably going to go with Microsoft because i don’t wanna pass up 1600 MSP for some weapon skin that I’ve never seen before. Anybody know where i can see some pics?

      • l SUBZ3R0 l

        Why not pay off the full preorder with Microsoft and only put 5 bucks down At gamestop get both oh and you can get that 5 back on an in store credit card

    • xNFZxDiabolos

      This is just stupid, people is upset because they are removing execution and warzone and the rest of the competitive playlists and this guys release a demo on overrun… if you wanted people to “experience” gowj you should have released a demo of domination or at least TDM, F-U epic! you are killing GOW

    • Ablator Vitam

      That’s unfair! I’m from Mexico and yes i am minority but i have purchased every Gears of War game, every single limited edition, every DLC, every content and this is my reward!?… You’re so selfish, all U.S, gamers pre-order or buy your game you know that, they need not to reward [isn’t personal U.S. gamers], we do, the worlwide fans that prefer Xbox over the other consoles, that prefer your multiplayer game over the other bestsellers… but not… this is another proof that the only gamers that you really care is your own people and all the rest of all, all the fans we can go to hell… Thank you so much Epic!… But don’t worry gamers of every country who plan pre-order Gears of War: Judgment, Go and do it because the generous people of Epic will give us the Hammerbuster… to everyone…

      • https://twitter.com/mnmtwinz mnmtwinz

        I’ve got to agree, that’s foul. So unfortunate! Sucks to be you, I live in the U.S. ‘MERICA! 😉

    • https://www.facebook.com/sander.iversenlorentsen Sander Iversen-Lorentsen

      What kind of crap is this! I am a hardcore Gear head, I’ve been collecting and playing for years now (and I live in Norway, do you have any idea how hard to get Gears stuff here??). You guys at EPIC are finally telling me that there will be a early access for Gears of War: Judgment, I get happy and going to read a little more about it, then I see “Gears of War” fans across the United States will be able to join the fight against the Locust Horde early through the signature new multiplayer mode in “Gears of War: Judgment,” OverRun. Early access on Xbox LIVE begins March 15 exclusively to GameStop PowerUp Rewards™ members who preorder “Judgment” . This really pisses me off that you guys are doing this for serious. I feel like I’ve been crapped on! You guys wouldn’t be where you are today without our support in the UK, Norway, Japan and so on, and this is what you do! It’s one thing with the Lancer Replica (I mean the normal one, not the gold) back when Gears 2 arrived, but this just takes the cake. It seems like you guys are a US exclusive company, games as well.

    • https://www.facebook.com/latawna.pille LaTawna Pille

      So on this one u can have humans against humans on multiplayer? I want this game so bad! New guns! Whoo! [>.<]

    • King zoo

      Man judgment is going to be epic my team is so happy gears is the bast thank you epic…….:-)

    • https://www.facebook.com/scottofdarwen Scott Ferguson

      Typical , another weapon skin usa residents will be selling on ebay … :-(

    • otherZinc

      People relax! I live in the States and I’m not going to get the demo either, yet, by choice. I want to play the entire game when it releases on the 19th.
      All I want is the Campaign, Horde Mode, Campaign Co-op, & Horde Mode Co-op/Online Co-op.
      My son, daughter, & I love the Gears Series. I have to buy 3 Gears Of War Judgment games for the 3 of us. However, its worth it!
      See you guys in Horde mode after I complete the game on Hardcore!
      I’m off to beat all 3 Gears games again to prep for GOW:J.

    • Brandon – Brand0n4life Xbox

      Will you guys just listen to your selves? You continue ignorantly complaining about things you want and didn’t get such as content wise like certain maps and game modes and better yet saying that Epic Games doesn’t care about countries other than the United States? Let’s take a closer look?

      For the People Claiming Epic only cares about the U.S.

      Epic Games Studios are in the United States. There are several reasons Epic may have chose to do promotions in the United States. The most obvious reason would be that advertising your game on a product isn’t easy, or cheap. They might have only been able to do it through U.S. products due to laws, inability to find retailers willing to advertise their game or even just the mere difficulty of doing so? Even at that with the cyber market today I could have a box or european exclusive foods sitting at my doorstep in a week even though I live in the U.S. I highly doubt it is that terribly difficult to get your hands on these so called “exclusives” with sites like ebay around. You should be lucky epic games is making a new gears of war and the fact that you are able to buy it!

      For the People who says Epic ruined Gears of War.

      Epic games has made some amazing games including all of the, “Gears of War” games. Now, if you really take a look, gears of war one and gears of war two were way different, am I right? Now if you look at gears of war 2, it’s way different from gears of war 3 right? Now if you think about it by saying, “gears of war judgement should have been kept classic gears of war 2 style” or “should stay like gears 3” you are contradicting yourselves majorly. Seeing as though Gears of War 2 was different from Gears of War 1 and Gears of War 3 was different from Gears of War 2 by saying the game should stay the same as those, your are indirectly saying you want change if you really think about it. Basically what I am tryiing to say is instead of criticizing Epic for everything they are doing at least give it a try. They spend years developing new content hoping we will love it and here we are putting it down even though we havn’t even tried it. Kind of ignorant since we are the supposed “Huge GoW Fans!” don’t you think?
      If we are all truely these big GoW fans, should we really be complaining about every aspect of epic games and everything they have tried to due for judgement?

      • chandler

        True that!

    • SirMannii

      thanks a lot u basterds. Without all europeans you wouldnt be a shit epic. Just do it as easy as u can and release things like this at home! Thanks a lot for spending my cash every month since 2006 to play your game

    • njnja assassin

      Thats crap everyone that don’t live in us should get to keep beta till release so all the us dose not have the jump on us in uk and europe

    • Rainbow Dash OC

      The xp gained from this would be good practice and a boost up in levels for when I start playing the actual game, IF I WEREN’T SUSPENDED!

    • tyler schafer

      I pre ordered two copies from gamestop and used mine and my wifes acounts. It’s 10:43 and not one beta code in my email. Is there a problem in Michigan with codes ?

    • tyler schafer

      I pre ordered two copies from gamestop mine and my wires two dif acounts not one beta code yet its 10:48. Is there a problem with codes in Michigan


      Why habe I still not received my beta code. I preordered this game as long ago… What’s going on EPIC… Get with GAMESTOP and tell them to do there jobs. This isn’t good business for you or them.

    • jariel acevedo

      Haven’t got my code guys what’s going on guys! And I pre ordered it

    • infamous r3flex

      where is my beta code i preorder from gamespot 2 wks ago still no beta code email

    • Opossum

      Can’t wait to get this game it’s gonna be sick

    • Johnny

      Your games suck big nuts 😀