We have some new information for those of you trying to get into the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta on the Xbox 360. If you were initially expecting to only get into the beta via a free key with the Bulletstorm title, we have some good news for you.
As reported from VG247, Gears of War developers Epic Games has just confirmed that gamers will have other opportunities to get into the beta aside from picking up a copy of Bulletstorm, but they haven’t said how and why yet.
Here is a tweet from Epic EP Rod Fergusson, in which he replies to a user question asking if Bulletstorm is the only way into the Gears 3 beta or not:
”No, but it’s the best way in with headstart and exclusive content”
Did he just say exclusive content?! We’re guessing by this he means that some players will have different beta access than those who get into the beta without purchasing Bulletstorm. This could mean Epic offering extra maps and weapons in the beta to selected players, or a longer preview of the game and an early look at how weapon upgrades will work.
Put in simpler terms, you’ll still want to obtain your key via Bulletstorm if you want to get as much out of the Gears of War 3 beta as possible. Below is a taster of things to come in the beta – we definitely can’t wait.