[Update] – Horde Command Pack now available, you can queue it up here.
I’ve been debating on the Season Pass for Gears of War 3 or rather seeing when I’ll be able to afford it. I’m going to get it .. it’s just a matter of time. Good to know though that I won’t miss out on anything just yet as the Horde Command Pack has been delayed to a technical issue.
Epic Games surely wants more of your money so don’t worry it’ll be released over the next day or so hopefully. And to refresh your memory, the Horde Command Pack comes with the following …
New maps: (new maps will be free on November 24* if you don’t want to buy now)
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.
Big Rig Dizzy
New weapon skins:
* The “Versus Booster Map Pack” will be a free release on November 24 and bring five new maps to the Gears of War 3 online public. The pack will include the three maps that debut today in the Horde Command Pack (Azura, Rustlung and Blood Drive), as well as a pair of levels that previously appeared in the original Gears of War (Swamp and Clocktower). The additional characters, weapon skins, and Horde upgrades granted in today’s Horde Command Pack will remain exclusive to purchasers of the DLC.