Gears Weekend: Happy Thanksgibbing

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Gears of War 3 Thankgibbing Cluckshot EventThis #Gearsweekend we’ll be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with a “Thanksgibbing” event. Shotguns will be replaced with a modified Boomshot known as the “Cluckshot.” Boomshot pick-ups will also be replaced. The “Thanksgibbing” playlist may well be the noisiest we’ve ever had.

Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgibbing! The playlist is now live!

Stay Frosty: Old School Style!

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Another #GearsWeekend is underway! This week, we’ll have Stay Frosty once again, however it will have the same rules that the playlist had when it first debuted! Players will spawn with 1 weakened frag grenade, Hammerburst and Snub. We’ll also up the score to win from 15 to 30.

Stay Frosty is live now! If you missed Day nine of Gearsmas, now is your chance to earn that ribbon.

Don’t forget to post your comments about the Stay Frosty playlist in the comments below or on twitter using the #GearsWeekend hashtag.

Gears Weekend: Stay Frosty Returns!

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Are you ready for this #GearsWeekend? The very popular Stay Frosty Team Deathmatch playlist makes a return! There will be no shotguns and players will start with the Hammerburst and Snub.

Stay Frosty is live now! If you missed the Hardcore Weekend on days four through six of Gearsmas, now is your chance to earn that ribbon.

Don’t forget to post your comments about the Stay Frosty playlist in the comments below or on twitter using the #GearsWeekend hashtag.

Gears Weekend: Triple Threat

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Gears of War 3 Forces of Nature DLCThis #GearsWeekend is called “Triple Threat,” with 3v3 Guardian. 2x XP is also still in effect. The ribbon for this event was originally given from 12/9/2011 to 12/12/2011, so if you missed it then, be sure to get it now!

Give us your feedback about our “Triple Threat” event in the comments below, or this weekend on twitter using the #GearsWeekend hashtags.  More #GearsWeekend events will be coming up so be sure to keep watching!

Gears of War 3 Fourth of July Event

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Iceman GnasherIn honor of the 4th of July, we’ll be holding a special Gears of War 3 event starting today! There will be 2x XP in Versus, Beast and Horde, and there will be a special “Top Wingman” playlist with alpha rules.

Also, you’ll be able to select a custom event skin for each weapon!

Maverick – Lancer
Viper – Retro Lancer
Goose – Hammerburst
Iceman – Gnasher
Jester – Sawed off

Everyone have a safe and happy holiday and enjoy that 2x XP!

This is a repeat of the ribbon from 11/21/2011 to 12/1/2011 and it is live now!

Gears Weekend: Zeta EXE

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Gears of War 3 Tyranny Weapon SkinGnasher Guardian will be sticking around for another #GearsWeekend, Players will spawn with a Gnasher and Snub in this special Guardian playlist. There will be no other weapon spawns in the maps.

Players will also have a special Gnasher weapon skin, “Tyranny.” In Execution, the Zeta playlist will be active.

Give us your feedback about our “Gnasher Guardian” event in the comments below, or this weekend on twitter using the #GearsWeekend hashtags.  More #GearsWeekend events will be coming up so be sure to keep watching!

The event ribbon is a repeat from 11/17/2011 to 11/21/2011, so if you didn’t earn it then be sure to get it now!

Gears Weekend: Gnasher Guardian

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The BairdThis #GearsWeekend event is Gnasher Guardian! Players will spawn with a Gnasher and Snub in this special Guardian playlist. There will be no other weapon spawns in the maps.

Players will also have a special Gnasher weapon skin, “The Baird.”

Don’t forget to give us your feedback about our “Gnasher Guardian” event in the comments below, or this weekend on twitter using the #GearsWeekend hashtags.  More #GearsWeekend events will be coming up so be sure to keep watching!

 

Classic Horde, BoomSnipes & One Shot One Kill up for Vote!

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We asked you on the Epic Games forums and on Twitter to tell us your favorite #GearsWeekend events and we received quite a few responses! We’re taking the three top requested events, and putting them up for vote on Facebook. Now is your chance to choose what you want to play this coming #GearsWeekend.

 

BoomSnipes – In this playlist, the default weapon load-out will be changed to, you guessed it, Boomshot and Snipers. Weapon drops in the maps will be a mix of the two.

One Shot One Kill – Snipers only playlist, Longshots and Boltoks.

Classic Horde – No Savage, no Lambent, no bases, no fortifications, no cost for weapons, no buy back in and Gears 2 wave structure with Bloodmount “bosses.”

Head on over to Facebook and vote for your favorite! If you don’t see your favorite this week, be sure to vote again next week on the Epic Forums or on Twitter using the #GearsWeekend hashtags.

Gears Weekend: Stay Frosty and a Surpise Guest!

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Thrashball DroneAre you ready for this Memorial Day #GearsWeekend? We’ll be celebrating with the Stay Frosty Team Deathmatch playlist. There will be no shotguns and players will start with the Hammerburst, Snub and one Frag Grenade.  There are no pick-ups other than the limited damage frag grenades.

In honor of  Memorial Day, we will be unlocking the Thrashball Drone for a LIMITED TIME!

Stay Frosty starts tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM Eastern and runs through Tuesday, May 29  at 9:00 AM Eastern.

Don’t forget to post your comments about the Stay Frosty playlist in the comments below or on twitter using the #GearsWeekend hashtag.

Classic Horde, Raven Down 24/7 & Stay Frosty up for Vote!

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Gears of War 3 Mercy MapWe asked you on the Epic Games forums and on Twitter to tell us your favorite #GearsWeekend events and we received quite a few responses! We’re taking the three top requested events, and putting them up for vote on Facebook. Now is your chance to choose what you want to play this coming #GearsWeekend .

Stay Frosty – No shotguns and players start with the Hammerburst, Snub and one Frag Grenade. There are no pick ups other than limited damage frag grenades. No DBNO.

Raven Down 24/7 – A special Execution playlist that will take ten rounds to win. The weapon load-out will be Gnashers and the special one shot Snub that pops heads.

Classic Horde – No Savage, no Lambent, no bases, no fortifications, no cost for weapons, no buy back in and Gears 2 wave structure with Bloodmount “bosses.”

Head on over to Facebook and vote for your favorite! If you don’t see your favorite this week, be sure to vote again next week on the Epic Forums or on Twitter using the #GearsWeekend hashtags.