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QuiCkz AleX
06-25-2011, 06:36 PM
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Epic has already said that players will be able to unlock certain pieces of content in "Gears of War 3" (http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/tag/gears-of-war-3/) by completing objectives in the previous "Gears" games. They haven't, however, been very specific about what objectives people will need to complete and what the rewards will be. Rod Fergusson, the executive producer of "Gears of War 3," was recently in New York to show off the game, and was happy to reveal some of those unlocks for me.

"It's mostly around weapon skins in terms of tying into historical stuff. Two of the ones...I guess we haven't announced this but we have to announce it eventually, right? Two of the weapon skins are based on historical weapon skins, so if you want the gold lancer and the gold hammerburst in 'Gears 3,' you get them by owning the gold hammerburst and the gold lancer in 'Gears 2,' so those skins transfer over."
In addition to the gold skins, which were given to players through giveaways and in the special edition of "Gears of War 2," there will be a number of chrome skins rewarded for completing certain achievements in past "Gears" games. Said Fergusson, "If you did something in 'Gears' PC you get a chrome skin, if you did something in 'Gears 2' you get a chrome skin. The chrome set is sort of our thank you to people who played our games in the past."
We already saw one of the "Gears of War 3" historical unlocks in the beta, the chrome hammerburst, which required the Rookie Gear achievement (get to level 5 in "Gears of War 2" multiplayer).
Fergusson went on to explain that achievements are the easiest way to track and reward those who have played the previous games. "Generally whenever we do unlocks, we do it based on achievements. That's why I've been trying to tell people about the level 100 thing. No, it's not about getting level 100 [in 'Gears of War 2' multiplayer] , it's about Veteran Gear. Get that achievement and that'll get you something. I don't care if you're level 100, you have to have the Veteran Gear achievement." Veteran Gear requires that you hit level 100 and win a match on each of the 4 maps in the "Gears of War 2" Snowblind DLC pack.
It's important to remember that none of these historical unlocks will give you any edge over the competition when "Gears of War 3" launches. They're purely cosmetic. But if you want to ensure that you've got every customization option in the game, it's not a bad idea to put some time into the first two "Gears of War" games as you await the September release of the third. As a matter of fact, that's what Epic will be doing. "Some of us don't have all the 'Gears 1' achievements," said Fergusson. "The ranked achievements are so hard. So we have a night planned where 20 of us are going to sit in a room and play Ranked 'Gears 1' just to get our achievements." And you thought they'd give themselves special treatment!


http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2011/06/24/gears-of-war-3-unlocks-for-playing-past-gears-games-detailed-by-epic/

Darth Grif55
06-25-2011, 09:34 PM
I hope there's some multiplayer characters that are unlockable as well. Perhaps for those good enough to get all the achievements in Gears 1 & 2, I haven't done it. But that'd be cool for the fans dedicated enough to do so.

Burning Karma
06-26-2011, 01:02 AM
I wonder if the Chrome skin(s) for having played Gears on the PC will be the same as playing Gears 2. Hope so.

Viking pwnage
06-26-2011, 01:05 AM
It'll probably just be like character and gun skins though

andami
06-27-2011, 02:02 AM
I'm not surprised they didn't mention this, but any achievements unlocked offline will NOT allow you to get the rewards. I learned after visiting the Gears 3 Forums after my Rookie Gear achievement didn't unlock the Chrome skin for the Beta.

jj4life
06-27-2011, 07:38 PM
good an excuse to start playing gears 2 multiplayer again

Lord Montymort
06-28-2011, 04:34 PM
It'll probably just be like character and gun skins though

Of course they'll be character and weapon skins...what else could they possibly make skins for? Unless you're expecting exclusive maps for have specific achievements...

Anyway, there is one thing about this that sucks, I have the Gold Lancer in Gears 2, so I'll get that in Gears 3. I unlocked the Gold Retro in the Beta, so I'll also have that in Gears 3. The problem is I hate both these weapons, the only rifle I like is the Hammerburst, but I never got a Gold Hammerburst code from my local GAME to get one in Gears 2 despite going to the midnight launch. They gave a code to the guy behind me and my friends, but none of us got one. They really should give people who missed out on the Hammerburst and the Lancer a second chance to get them in Gears 3 (But the Beta stuff should stay exclusive).

ExtremeRugburn
06-28-2011, 05:07 PM
Anyway, there is one thing about this that sucks, I have the Gold Lancer in Gears 2, so I'll get that in Gears 3. I unlocked the Gold Retro in the Beta, so I'll also have that in Gears 3. The problem is I hate both these weapons, the only rifle I like is the Hammerburst, but I never got a Gold Hammerburst code from my local GAME to get one in Gears 2 despite going to the midnight launch. They really should give people who missed out on the Hammerburst and the Lancer a second chance to get them in Gears 3 (But the Beta stuff should stay exclusive).

I am in a similiar situation. I have the Gold Hammerburst and earned the Gold Retro Lancer from Beta. I dont care for the Hammerburst in Gears two, although its alot better in Gears3. I wish I could get a normal Gold Lancer though.

HalfEVILmonkey
07-01-2011, 12:29 AM
I am in a similiar situation. I have the Gold Hammerburst and earned the Gold Retro Lancer from Beta. I dont care for the Hammerburst in Gears two, although its alot better in Gears3. I wish I could get a normal Gold Lancer though.

WHAT? Man, the hammerburst in gears 2 was the bomb. I crushed kids with that thing. I feel like the hammerburst is still pretty good after playing the beta, but man...I miss my gears 2 hammerburst...

bcrofts1
07-05-2011, 02:07 AM
Guess I need to hurry up and get the rest of my achievements for the first 2 games

lornesbored
08-04-2011, 07:15 PM
already a veteran gear :) might go get gears 1 again and boost ranked

Coadster1
08-04-2011, 07:22 PM
Thank God they're achievement based, I already have Veteran Gear, but my DLC achievements got reset in my War Journal, and I'm currently trying to get them done again. I have everything done in Gears 1 except Seriously... and I'm finishing up Gears 2 now. :)

ACE 120200
08-05-2011, 12:36 PM
I have most of these done for Gears 2 but like they said harder to get the Gears 1 ranked achievements. Hopefully they do extra xp for both games soon.

DJzero
08-05-2011, 03:45 PM
I just really hope the "prize" for Veteran Gear is something I can live without. I just didn't enjoy the multiplayer in Gears 2 enough to slog my way to Level 100...

Soapmakerz
08-08-2011, 03:07 PM
Rod said that you'll REALLY want veteran gear, but he could just be trying to hype it up.... They've said there are around 15 different legacy unlocks, with lots yet to be announced. Can't wait to see which ones they are.

BSG Viper Jock
08-08-2011, 07:54 PM
Thank God for achievement-based unlocks, all of mine are legit.

lornesbored
08-08-2011, 08:15 PM
When the 30xp weekend was on I got Veteran Gear in 3 days, and just from playing horde. It wasn't to hard to slog away and get it, I just hope they made it worth my time haha.

I am trying to find a copy of Gears 1 and attempt to boost the ranked kills, maybe one day I will have them all 100%, so far only Gears 2.

HalfEVILmonkey
08-10-2011, 01:04 PM
I love that even the EPIC developers have to boost the achievements to their own game

chainsawsquirrel
08-11-2011, 10:51 PM
i think if u get a really reward for having either of the seriously achievements i will kill my self. it would take for ever for me to get them or atleast for ever to get the first seriously achievement. btw do they have to be kills from ranked matches or can they be from all kinds of matches to count towards ur achievement?