New Alpha Playlist

Welcome to the Alpha Playlist.

What is Alpha? Glad you asked. Alpha is a new playlist incorporated into Gears of War 3 that offers players a familiar, yet different experience from our standard playlists. So let’s get right to it and take a peek at all of the ingredients that make an Alpha cake.

Team Size: 4
Gametypes: Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, Execution
Loadout: Lancer/Gnasher
Weapon Pick-ups: Default with the some custom swaps. See below.
Weapon Respawn: Set to “After Pick-up” with quicker respawn times.

We wanted to see how Gears of War 3 would play out if some of the starting weapons were placed on the maps as pick-ups. I’ll lay it all out for you guys so you can set these swaps up and play Private matches with the Alpha settings if you so desire.
• Gorgon -> Hammerburst
• Boltok -> Retro Lancer
• Scorcher -> Sawed-Off

These are playlist swaps and not map specific. So all you need to do is set up these swaps once and then you can play Private matches with the Alpha settings without having to change it up for every map. Nice!

Something to keep in mind here is that this is only the first version of Alpha and the success or failure of this playlist is predicated upon how much you (the community) play and contribute to it. So please provide feedback and let us know what you would like to see happen with Alpha.

I'll be monitoring this thread on a regular basis so please leave your feedback here. You can also reach me on Twitter @quinndelhoyo

See you online.



Now this will upset everyone with the SOS crutch......  YES


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Last updated July 3, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

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So this is a playlist with the Lancer and Gnasher as starting weapons, and all the rest are pick-up weapons?

Apparently and from what i've heard the 3 gametypes TDM, KOTH and Warzone are on a constant rotation

And to clarify...  I didn't mean YES THE SOS GUYS WILL BE UPSET!!!  I meant yes I wanted this type of play list pause pause pause period                                               The sos guys will be upset.  Not trying to start a war here.

Alpha looks to be a testing ground for tweaks and changes before they are made officially. great idea if you ask me

I think It would be better if the hammerburst was still a starter weapon.


Is it up right now? If so I'm going to play rigth f'ing now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I like it, though I miss the variety.  Hopefully they'd at least keep the Hammerburst as a starting weapon, even though I don't use it, it's still something different.

Maybe even a "Classic Playlist" (which I think it was being looked at) where the playlist doesn't have any Gears 3 weapons, or something like that.

I was able to play a few rounds of this tonight and first impressions are pretty good. I like the 4-man teams and starter weapons as they are. I'm not against the sawed off, but it is nice to not have to worry about everyone having one. However, the gametypes weren't varied while I was playing. I played 5-6 matches in a row, but all were execution. No TDM or KotH.

Bring back GUARDIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is in the events but there is no war supporter ribbon on this gametype?

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