Dedicated fans of the Gears of War series for PC and Xbox 360 will be pleased to hear that their loyalty will be recognised and rewarded in the third instalment to the multi-million-selling franchise. The executive producer of for Gears of War 3 has revealed that certain features in previous games could be reappearing and can be unlocked through playing the older Gears of War titles.
This is a great bonus for dedicated Gears of War gamers who have spent time earning achievements, also it may give you an excuse to go back to GoW or GoW2 to earn those achievements which you missed out on. According to VG247 it looks like Epic Games will check how much of a Gears of War gamer you are by looking up your achievements, so if you have unlocked something in Gears of War 2, it may show up in Gears of War 3.
One example of the achievements which GoW3 will check for will be the ‘Veteran Gear’ achievement from Gears of War 2, we are led to believe that when GoW3 notices that you earned this reward you will get an additional weapon skin, we wonder if you will get further rewards if you have earned every Gears of War achievement so far, this would be neat. You can check all of the Gears of War 2 achievements here.
You should have the ‘Veteran Gear’ achievement if you have reached Level 100 and have played in all maps from the Snowblind Map Pack, whether you think that an additional weapon skin is worth this time and effort is up to you, but it certainly gives you an excuse to play.
Gamers may be treated to Gold and Chrome Skins according to VG247, however Epic Games aren’t telling us much else just yet. The Chrome skin may come from the Rookie Gear achievement in Gears of War 2. This can be gained by achieving Level 5 in Multiplayer gameplay. So far there has been little mention of any achievements from the original Gears of War coming into play, however with 3 months between now and Gears of War 3’s release there is plenty of time for this to change.
We like the fact that Epic Games are rewarding their loyal gamers by giving them in-game items, do you? Let’s face it Epic could just release skins as part of purchasable DLC, this is what greedier game developers / publishers would have done.