[UPDATE] Gears of War 3 Veteran Gear Awards Detailed, 8/23 Event Teased

UPDATE – Well after some harsh feedback from Gears fans the team over at Epic has revised the Golden Gnasher (shotty) rule.  Last Friday (8/12) big Rod said that all Veteran Gears players would get the goldne shotgun, and those gamers who played Gears 3 during its first week launch would get it too.  That is not the case anymore.  The Golden Shotty will ONLY be available to those Gears 2 freaks who complete the Veteran Gear cheve.  For those weaklings who have not done this yet, but will play the game at launch they will score the Golden Hammerburst and Lancer versus the Golden Shotty.  Job well done Epic!  This makes much more sense and doesn’t make me feel like I rotted my brain for no reason.  Their full statement can be read below.

We want to thank you for reaching out to us over the weekend with your thoughts on Friday’s announcement of the Veteran Gear unlock for Gears of War 3. We value the feedback of all our fans, especially our Veteran Gears who put in so much time not only by playing the game, but by sharing your passion for Gears on a daily basis on the forums.

With that in mind, we’d like to let you know that the Golden Gnasher Gears 3 unlock will only be available to those who have earned the Veteran Gear achievement in Gears of War 2. We do want to reward fans who play Gears 3 during release week, but have decided to do so by unlocking the Golden Hammerburst and Lancer instead of the Gnasher.

Original Post – Rod Fergusson has finally revealed what gamers like myself will score in Gears of War 3 for reaching level 100 in Gears of War 2 and achieving veteran gear status.  He broke down exactly what Veteran Gear achievement owners can expect in terms of unlocks in Gears 3 once the game ships this September.  He also clarified that gamers can get living weapon skins by either buying the Gears 3 console, or just the Gears 3 custom controllers.  Epic has also teased August 23rd as some sort of Gears Destruction event.  Below I’ve listed details for both of these Gears of War 3 announcements, so your chainsaw killing minds can get educated on what to expect when you pop in that Gears 3 disc with your level 100 accomplishment achievement.  You’ve been given the goods…

Gears of War 3 Veteran Gear Awards/Unlocks

*These can be obtained after the fact meaning you can finish Veteran Gear in Gears 2 and get these after already playing Gears 3

*The Veteran Gear awards in Gear 3 will be determined on the achievement being unlocked, and not your actual Gears of War 2 level.  This is so those who got ball punched and had their profiles erased like me will still get hooked up!

  • Special Medal
  • Special Title
  • Gold gnasher (Can also be unlocked if you play Gears 3 during the first week of its launch for you non-vet p*ssies)
  • All 5 Gold skins for every weapon (Sawed-off, Retro, Hammerburst, Lancer, Gnasher)

8/23 Gears Destruction Announcement

  • Potentially about GOW 1 and 2 digital download sales
  • Could be about the 5 weekends of Gears 2 XP events beginning on 8/20


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