Gears of War: Judgment is due out March 19, but not all will need to wait until that day to play the newest entry in the series. Those with a GameStop PowerUp Rewards membership who preorder the title online or in-store will have early access to the game's new OverRun mode, it was announced today.
A GameStop PowerUp Rewards membership is free.
The "early access experience" begins Friday, March 15, at 11:59 p.m. PDT and runs through Monday, March 18, at 11:59 p.m. PDT. In addition, the offer retroactively applies to all members who had previously preordered Judgment at GameStop.
Judgment's OverRun mode is the first class-based multiplayer game type in the Gears of War series. It pits Locust and COG soldiers against each other in a head-to-head, objective-based battle for five-player teams.
What's more, multiplayer experience points earned during the early access period will carry over to the final game for those who purchase Judgment in the first week. Additionally, those who preorder Judgment from GameStop will receive a Young Marcus character skin and a Lambent weapon skin.
A demo for Judgment will be made available to all Xbox Live Gold members worldwide March 19. For more on Judgment, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.