Gears of War 3 DLC, Horde Command Pack delayed due to problems – Update

 

By Posted 1 Nov 2011, 20:47

If you turned on your Xbox 360 today hoping to buy the Horde Command Pack DLC for Gears of War 3, we have some bad news for you, this content has been delayed due to “technical issues”. Currently we are unsure as to what problems the guys over at Epic Games are experiencing, nor do we know when it will arrive – all we have to go by is a few tweets and a post on the Epic Games forums. Important update at the bottom of this post.

A tweet posted a few hours again can be seen here, it reads “The scheduled Horde Command Pack release for Gears 3 is temporarily delayed due to a tech issue. Updates here! http://epic.gm/dlcupdate”. The link in the tweet takes you to a forum post which was written by Epic Games’ community manager, Will Kinsler, here’s what he said:

The scheduled Horde Command Pack release for Gears of War 3 is temporarily delayed due to a technical issue. We apologize to those of you who are anxiously awaiting to play. We know this is disappointing news as we’ve seen a lot of posts today showing excitement for this content. We have folks working around the clock to resolve this issue ASAP so you can all play and enjoy the Command Pack.

The Epic Games Community team will stick around and keep you posted with any further information. Stay tuned for updates!

If you check out the forum post for yourself you will see that there have been 85 pages of replies (at the time of this post), which just goes to show how much of a stir this news is causing. Obviously some people will be frustrated, but let’s face it, it’s better to delay something like this rather than rushing out content which is not up to scratch.

We looked into things a little further and it looks like the delay is due to a “backend issue and not with the game code” (see here), some people are suggesting that this is a posh way of saying that this means some of the DLC was already on the game’s disc, also people think that the content will now arrive within a couple of days – however this has not yet been officially confirmed.

Do you mind that this content has been delayed?

Update: This DLC is now available on Xbox Live, you can add it to your 360′s download queue for just 800 Microsoft Points here.

  • SmallCheweee

    nice just perfect  but epic is good with this stuff i hope + if your reading epic please try to get it runing by today i was play on online horde today and some people were not happy at all!!!

  • heitor rocha

    ity in I do not believe there is a more anxious this news? aguei and I already want my DLC on the day of the event can not be combined as soon as possible

    I am very conclusion to the epic decepicionado

  • Finkdaddy

     Originally Posted by BananaGrabber 
    I actually shouted what I was thinking when I saw the Gears facebook page post about this.Boom snipes was okay, but you have two things listed on the calandar and only one of them gives a credit towards Socialite.You over-hype the Halloween day event by acting like you’re taking fan suggestions when you actually had the pumpkins on-disc already.I bought the $150 edition of Gears 3, I dropped $60 on MS points to get the “mega weapon pack” (which is basically day one Street Fighter costumes, BS I didn’t tolerate from Capcom but I did for you) and the Season Pass. The first DLC is content that was already on the disc but that’s okay, you guys must have had your reasons. However delaying that content now just feels like another slap in the face in a already abusive relationship.I tell you I will never leave you. You hit me. I tell you I love you. You hit me. I tell you ’till death due us part. You try to drown me in the tub. Just love me for once Epic.

    ( I am with this guy I bought the Epic edition and beta tested this game so far it has lived up to the expectations I had for this game but when you put out the product and say hey everything is going to be awesome the day comes and ummmmmmmmmmm its not ready…… *Face Palm*) 

  • o krispyz o

    I downloaded a map pack it downloaded for me fine,but when i went to see the maps they were not there neither the characters i have reset my xbox changed the storage device but it will not load

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