Gears of War 3 Will Have 2000 Gamerscore
Written Wednesday, November 16, 2011 By Alan PettitView author's profile
In tonight's Gears of War 3 Live Stream with Rod Fergusson discussing Title Update 2 and the upcoming RAAM's Shadow DLC, it was confirmed (jump to about 23:30) that all four of the DLCs that come within the Season Pass will add 250 Gamerscore, for a total of 1000 extra points, making Gears of War 3 the first Xbox 360 game to reach 2000 Gamerscore. This will mark the first change in retail Gamerscore rules since the second change was confirmed back in 2009, which set the new cap to 1750, kicked off with Halo 3.
Previously three other achievement lists have risen over 1750, but neither fell within the retail game rules. Family Game Night is considered a "platform" in which multiple arcade games are housed (ten, to be exact) and Dawn of War II is a Games for Windows Live exclusive which basically mashed two full lists together and Monster Hunter Frontier is an MMO with seasonal quest updates exclusive to Japan. Technicalities to be sure, but I felt it best to clarify that before the comments came flying in!
So there you have it. First it was 1000, then 1250, then 1750 and now 2000. I assume GOW3 will be the first to hit this new cap when the final installment of the Season Pass drops next spring, but keep an eye out for other games to follow suit in 2012.