Gears of War: Judgment
Gears of War: Judgment to Get Free DLC Courtesy of Maxim
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Gears of War: Judgment will be receiving some free DLC shortly after its launch this March, thanks to a sponsorship deal with men's magazine, Maxim. As detailed by the mag on its official site, the content will add a new map called Haven, and the Execution mode for free.

Here's the details:

  • Haven: Formerly a tropical oasis, this ancient monastery in the Azura mountains is now a frozen wasteland, thanks to the tectonic shifts on Planet Sera. Featuring an asymmetrical circular layout, the map is a guaranteed blast - all paths lead back to the center, so no matter which route you take, you're going to be embroiled in a fast-paced, hectic battle.
  • Execution Mode: In Execution Mode, the objective of each team is to kill all members of the enemy team before the time limit runs out. The catch? Unless hit with a one-shot kill weapon like the Booshka, players go into a "Down But Not Out" state and will revive at the end of the bleed-out timer instead of dying. To finish the job, perform an Execution on a downed enemy.

You'll be able to get your mitts on the free Maxim DLC for Gears of War: Judgment from April 2nd. The game itself meanwhile is out on March 19th in North America and March 22nd in Europe, with a VIP Season Pass offering six multiplayer maps, two new modes, permanent double XP boost and various skins for 1600 MSP.

Look out for a new Gears of War: Judgment hands-on preview next week.

[Via CVG]


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Comment #1 by Zenka The Myth
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 07:46:07 AM
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Men's magazine Maxim. Well, I'm sure I've never heard of such a thing 'awkward whistle'.

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Comment #2 by H0p3sfalL
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 07:46:38 AM
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Comment #3 by Louchavelli
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 07:46:40 AM
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As much as I feel this game will suck, that is a pretty cool thing.

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Comment #4 by JT Gregory
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 07:46:52 AM
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Comment #5 by Gone4aDuck
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 07:47:11 AM
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Good old maxim. Breasts, bums and now free dlc!

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Comment #6 by UltimateAuron32
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 07:49:17 AM
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@5 made my day that, largely cos its true :D

im looking forward to this game, i hope to 1k Metal Gear Rising by then.

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Comment #7 by LOKIkillsALL
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 07:53:29 AM
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So instead of just having it at launch like it should've been, they're gonna give it to us 'free' so Maxim gets some publicity out of it. Wow, thanks (that's sarcasm if you can't tell).

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Comment #8 by cheevo360
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 07:57:07 AM
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I never read Maxim mag in my life because I not into reality living, show and model for screenshots, story and discussians. Lol

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Comment #9 by Clayman
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 07:57:08 AM
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@2. Its free dlc you clown, why pass ? Why bother posting at all ?

@7. Why complain its not at launch ? Again free dlc, and its a couple weeks after the game launches.

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Comment #10 by DeadMan634
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:01:45 AM
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I thought there was another free dlc map as well??

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Comment #11 by exxonic
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:14:37 AM
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estimated size of the dlc: 108kB ;)

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Comment #12 by DeadMan634
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:15:20 AM
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Capital to be exact..

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Comment #13 by jpg30
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:15:54 AM
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i love the 'catch' about execution being that a one shot kill weapon is the only thing that will kill them instantly, and that other weapons will just make the player be in a downed state and need to be executed, that's what execution rules were anyway in the gears series.

only difference to this mode is the timer which should be the 'catch' to this game mode.

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Comment #14 by blinksmilewink
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:15:54 AM
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So this is gonna be some of the content in the Season pass like last time then? Nice try.

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Comment #15 by Nihlus87
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:17:25 AM
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I tire of this pointless crap. When i buy a game, i just want the game and it's ENTIRE content. Too much to ask these days apparently.

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Comment #16 by TheBrute1997
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:21:21 AM
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As long as it's a 180mb download and not a 180kb, I'm fine with this. Still would've been nice to have it at launch, but it's free so I'm not complaining much.

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Comment #17 by lordz
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:32:42 AM
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sux game sux dlc

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Comment #18 by H0p3sfalL
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:33:05 AM
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Just b/c it's free doesn't mean it will be good. As #13 pointed out its execution with a "New Mode" slaped on it.

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Comment #19 by Lee71
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:37:35 AM
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Preorders must be down.

Here comes the unpopular part of my post...

I'm tired of GoW. I've out grown twitch-shooter. Chainsaws and shotgun, meh. New IP please. Oh and Bulletstorm was a foul-mouthed, flashy Gears clone, that I had no interest in playing after I beat it.

The only good about Epic is their engines and the Douche Huge is gone.

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Comment #20 by Boylin
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:42:44 AM
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Free DLC or content they decided to cut and them give us back so that they seem 'cool'?

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Comment #21 by Suave Charlie
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:44:47 AM
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@13 @18 Exe has always had a time limit.. it's the round time limit.

OT: Never should have been taken out of the game in the first place.

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Comment #22 by GOWnage
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 08:54:14 AM
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@17 I think I just lost some brain cells reading that.

OT: Free DLC always nice, hope this games multiplayer isn't going to be a campfest, given the new emphasis on rifles. Also, is it too much to ask for a remake of Old Bones from Gears 1? Or hows about River from Gears 2? Hell, I'll even take Rooftops just for the nostalgia!

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Comment #23 by Tsukasa117
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 09:06:55 AM
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Sure I'll take some free DLC so few companies dont make or collaborate anymore without profit in mind anymore.

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Comment #24 by BBowles
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 09:24:35 AM
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They remove the default game mode from Gears and one of the original mechanics, get ripped apart by fans for it, and then convince someone to sponsor it as "Free dlc" while they scramble to create it so they can add it back into the game.

Whatever...I was resentful about it, but was probably going to end up buying it since my main group of friends were. This makes that purchase a little easier to take.

Call it free dlc if you want. They cut the iconic Gears multiplayer mode and mechanic, and pissed off a lot of fans. This is just to get those fans back, and they don't have time to put it on disc.

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Comment #25 by THe NoMaD
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 09:35:10 AM
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How cool. We getting a mode that was on disc for the last 3 games but is now "free" DLC.

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Comment #26 by RoboSeal1
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 09:38:35 AM
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Against locusts with full classic loadouts? Otherwise not interested, overrun and campaign for me

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Comment #27 by martin lee 1
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 09:40:31 AM
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At least we dont have to pay for old recycled stuff.

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Comment #28 by Jack Flak
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 09:47:08 AM
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Not to sound ungrateful, but Execution is the suckiest mode in Gears.

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Comment #29 by TheBrute1997
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 10:15:25 AM
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@28 I don't agree, but you brought up something interesting to me:

I play hours of Gears 3 online, but nearly all the time people don't bother utilizing executions; normally, they just kill them with one shot of either shotgun / other means. The only time people have ever used executions was to either t-bag somebody or go towards a medal of some kind.

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Comment #30 by Hurricane Of 87
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 10:16:27 AM
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#28: True, I do prefer Warzone, mainly do my long range Hammerburst downs can be converted into kills.

I bet Haven is a bunch of mongs running right into the centre or camping on the 'ring' around the centre. Seems ripe for patrolling the ring for easy kills.

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Comment #31 by LOKIkillsALL
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 10:21:00 AM
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@ 9 - leaving a mode out that's been a standard in other game only to give it to us 'free' is a piss poor way of them trying to get on gamer's good side by saying 'Hey, we gave you something free'. It'd be like your boss holding money out of your paycheck to give you a 'bonus' at the end of the month. It should be there to start with.

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Comment #32 by dakisbac
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 10:22:08 AM
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The game isn't shipping with Execution? What the fuck?

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Comment #33 by CASCADEYOUTH
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 10:40:25 AM
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There was two maps not just Haven

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Comment #34 by STONE DEVIL
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 11:20:08 AM
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Still not enough to get me to buy this POS.

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Comment #35 by Leviathan v2
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 11:49:27 AM
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You don't have to explain what execution is! It's been there since GoW 1

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Comment #36 by Jack Flak
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 12:12:00 PM
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@29 Usually because it's so fast-paced that you get killed if you stop for that long.

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Comment #37 by lordz
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 01:02:44 PM
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already complet this game, u still wotch trailers? :))

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Comment #38 by Ninja Sharingan
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 01:04:34 PM
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Lol its free for fucks sake stop moaning! Yes it should have been on the disc, and now its not, thank ourselves lucky they aren't selling it back to us. Never play execution anyways KoTh or Annex for me, or Domination is it in this one? Cant really see how that will work with 5 on 5...

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Comment #39 by Ninja Sharingan
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 01:06:59 PM
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Oh and fyi, @37, your on the wrong board troll boy, C.o.D forums is out the door, round the corner and straight down Gtfo street.

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Comment #40 by Cinderkin
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 02:05:27 PM
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Execution was the only mode I ever played since Gears 1.. Why the hell does that description make it sound like it's a special new mode. That is the exact same rules as it's always been.

Not only that this shit is probably already on the disc. So many sheeps will eat it up like grass.

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Comment #41 by KSMKxASPIREx
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 03:10:44 PM
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Wait....Execution is free dlc? Lol, It's always been free. Damn you EPIC! O_O

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Comment #42 by KSMKxASPIREx
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 03:12:57 PM
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Wait....Execution is free dlc? Lol, It's always been free. Damn you EPIC! O_O

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Comment #43 by i got squeezed
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 04:15:50 PM
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I feel this should've been a 20$ expansion to Gears3.

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Comment #44 by HorsemanOfWar16
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 05:00:52 PM
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Dont get me started on Gears's bloody DLC again! All this shit should already be in the game! Especially Execution!

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Comment #45 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Thursday, February 28, 2013 @ 07:04:18 PM
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No DBNO, no execution or guardian... at least the casuals will have some fun.

Gone are the days when companies actually cared about their original, core audience. Now it's about making things as easy as possible. Sacrifice everything for profit. Release 'DLC' when it's already on the disc and charge people for it.

This industry is going down the shitter in terms of integrity.

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Comment #46 by bedroom
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 03:49:59 PM
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@2 mabye they want people to try the new modes since no on. Does if they don't hve too!! Smart thinking personally can't waitfor tthe free for all bin wanting this since gears 2 right lone wolf me

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US March 19, 2013
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