"Fenix Rising" DLC Announced - Available January 17th, 800MSP

Epic has announced a brand new Gears of War 3 map pack, offering five new maps, four new multiplayer characters and a new "Re-Up" feature inspired by Modern Warfare's Prestige system. The pack launches on 17th January for 800 MP. It's free to owners of the Gears of War 3 Season Pass.

Under the Re-Up system, players will be able to reset their rank on reaching level 100 to unlock a new profile icon. Experience will default to zero, but you'll keep your TrueSkill ranking and all other progression. Past the first Re-Up, you'll also unlock an exclusive, custom weapon skin.

Playable in Versus Multiplayer, Horde and Beast Mode, the five new maps are based on locations in the main campaign, and explore aspects of Marcus Fenix's personal history. Here are Epic's blurbs:

The lineage of the Fenix family can be traced back along a distinguished line of military officers. Officer training at the Oracle Academy was simply the expected path for Marcus, and he had visited the grounds many times in expectation that he would walk the same path as his ancestors. But it was not to be, and Marcus broke with tradition to be with his best friends Dom and Carlos. Like any number of fine Seran traditions, the Academy is now lost to the invasion of the Locust Horde.

The fortress of Anvegad was called Anvil Gate because its impenetrable walls were forged in the fires of war. Huge cannons sat atop battlements that guarded sprawling walls running the line of the UIR borders. Marcus went there to find Hoffman, and they both thought that Anvil Gate would offer protection from the incoming forces of Locust and Lambent. They were wrong, and little remains other than the ruined shell of a once mighty fortress.

The excessive opulence of Azura defied all normal reasoning. Adam Fenix however could see the cracks in the veneer of splendor from the moment he arrived at this underwater processing center. All that beauty mattered not at all once he was held captive by the Locust. Out of options, he had to find a way to contact Marcus, and finally reveal the truths he'd been keeping to himself for all these many years.

Haldane Hall has been the home of the Fenix family for countless generations. But the only history that matters to Marcus are his memories of warm summer evenings spent with his mother, Elain, relaxing in the estate's gardens. Sadly, all the estate's history and beauty was lost when the Locust destroyed it in an attempt to kidnap his father.

The Slab
Convicted for insubordination and treason, Marcus was incarcerated in Jacinto Maximum Security Prison. Known as "The Slab", this prison is not a correctional facility - it's a place where Sera's worst offenders are locked up and forgotten. The inmates are brutal, parole is not an option, and the average life expectancy is about two years. But that was before the Locust showed up, and what couldn't get worse, suddenly did. Now your life expectancy there is around 2 minutes.

The new multiplayer characters are playable in Versus and Horde mode. Here they are:

Recruit Clayton
Clayton was born a Gear, grew up a Gear, and on the very day he became eligible, he signed himself up to become the capable, confident, and devoted Gear he'd always known he could be.

Thrashball Cole (Limited Edition only)
The Cole Train prefers to take the most direct path to the Locust Horde in any situation. What he lacks in finesse, he makes up in raw energy.

Savage Marauder
Locust Marauders were the first to form any sort of organisation outside of the Hollow - if their brutal infighting and bloodthirsty raiding parties could truly be called organised.

Savage Kantus (Limited Edition only)
The Savage Kantus were profoundly impacted by the loss of the Hollow. They have reverted to a primal, shamanistic state, and their battle cries have taken a dark, melancholy turn. Few sounds are as terrifying to human ears.

Source: http://www.oxm.co.uk/37229/gears-of-war-3-dlc-fenix-rising-announced-and-dated/


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Also the Fenix Rising add-on will add several new Achievements for a total available Gamerscore of 250 points.

r the thrashball cole and savage kantus the 2 that were only avaible thou the beta and preorder or have they changed them in sum way and also whats happened to the thrashball drone

well this just goes to show that if people complain enough Epic caves in and does something for them, but I honestly don't care that other people get to use exclusive characters, I never once used Cole after I got him.  I don't understand what they mean by Limited Edition Savage Kantus and Thrashball Cole.  Are they different, or only available for a short time?  Anyone got answer on that?

they must have a different look or the people who got them would be so annoyed i have nether tb cole or savage kantus but do have machanic baird and wouldnt be 2 impressed if they added that to sum future dlc as the whole point of putting them characters as limited time only was so the people who use them feel they are rare and not everyone has got them

also really hope they dont have an achievement linked to each level of the "re-up"  but have a feeling thats what they will be doing

Marcus is a sexy beast! lol

Excellent. I'm okay with people getting thrashball cole, as I was never a fan of him, and I get a savage kantus.

I might be in the minority, but I remember loving Escalation, even if it was GOW 1's equivalent of Overpass. As with all of the previous GOW3 dlc, I'm super stoked. 

@monosocratic, I am right there with you on Escalation one of my all time favorite maps of any game.  I for one don't really care about the exclusive MP character or skins, I like the ones I have but honestly never use them, except infected Omen skin.  So them making them part of the DLC is cool with me. Now that the game has been out for 3 month most of the "Gears 3 is the new game this month" players are gone and the serious gearheads are the main people sticking around, I think Epic should start making the previously exclusive stuff more available.  

The Re-up thing is good thing, even though it is a blatent COD 'prestige' rip-off.  People like working toward to something and the hardcore MP players don't care about all the onxy medals for game types they don't play.  So giving them the chance to hit 100 several times it a great reward, and those exclusive skins will be real badges of honor for the truely dedicated.  I have been playing constantly since day 1 and I am only level 60 because I have too many obligation to dedicate more than an hour a day to Gears.  But those who have the time reward them for spending it playing Gears.

So am I still going to get all these maps for free again, just without the achievements?

I'm most excited for the maps!

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