Gears of War 3 Forces of Nature DLC drops March 27

Final add-on for action shooter brings new multiplayer maps Aftermath, Artillery, and Cove, as well as Jacinto, Raven Down remakes next month.

Gears of War 3's downloadable content season ends next month. Epic Games has announced (via GameTrailers) that the final wave of downloadable content for the game--Forces of Nature--is due out on March 27.

A first look at Gears of War 3's Aftermath map.

The content bundles three new multiplayer maps (Aftermath, Artillery, and Cove), as well as remade versions of Jacinto and Raven Down. Owners of the $30 Gears of War Season Pass will receive the content for free, and those without a pass can expect to pay 800 MS points, or $10 for the content.

On top of the new maps, the Forces of Nature DLC includes four new character models, five weapon skins ready to use immediately, and two unlockable weapon skins.

Previous Gears of War 3 add-ons included the multiplayer-focused Fenix Rising, Horde Command, and Versus Booster packs, as well as the single-player RAAM's Shadow expansion.

For more on Gears of War 3, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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ps2fatboy
ps2fatboy

they should do a classic mashup gears 1,2 add on for free be great

star42_2000_200
star42_2000_200

gears of war 3 the best game of 2011.i liked the online campaign multiplayer.with friends

Legend002
Legend002

Epic is one of those company that does dlc correctly. 4 maps for $15? Really?! A costume for $4? Really?!

Cobra_Choke
Cobra_Choke

Nice map pack but the most sadness is that EPIC will never bring to us the best maps ever created. I mean : Fule Depot, War Machine and Canals :( we have Gridlock, Clocktower, Escalation and now we get Raven Down but why they didn't bring to us those maps ? :((((

constantterror
constantterror

@neilcottee You must be a kid or something from the get go epic said long time ago they didn't wanna charge for dlc but was forced to cause of greedy M$ so you're the one that needs to do some research don't come talking when you have no clue what you're saying. and btw I'm not a cruel person I donate to help the people in Japan for relief when they had the earthquake so shut your mouth saying I'm constantterror by nature fool.

GAMBINO85
GAMBINO85

love this game, got the season pass. Been playing since the first one. I prefer Unreal but i digress. I'm hoping they are fixing the spawn issues (Escalation, Checkout = perfect examples of ppl spawning up behind you) Also No dedicated servers is complete bullsh*t for a state of the art video game in 2012. Unregistered headshots is insane...i can be popping at a dude who is standing still with the Boltok and at times he doesn't even get downed. There is a lot of issues with this game that Epic fixed and perfected in the Unreal games...and i'm guessing saving money has these primitive tech issues showing up once again. This game is so close to perfection, like i said i prefer Unreal but since no one plays it anymore this is the only game i play.

matiancai74
matiancai74

What about a DLC that fills the gaps in the campaign story? Not impressed with how Baird and Cole disappeared for half the game...the best act is the first as it tells the story from different angles. Would be nice for more campaign DLC, even though Jacinto was my favourite Gears2 map.

Link3301
Link3301

Anyone else read the title in Scout's voice.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@Drakkengoth -- Are any of your buds playing on modded systems (as in, admin intentionally reset their stats), or are you seeing just random resetting of stats? Even on my USB key (shared across multiple 360s) I haven't had any problems with stats disappearing, but YMMV. Edit/add: For anyone who hasn't gotten into GoW3 yet, it's still a good value to just get the $30 pack that includes all DLC (as well as the next 2). Like I said, it's the only recent MP release that I still play every week, as do my friends.

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

Like everyone else I appreciate new content but EPIC your game is still broken! A buddy of mine just got reset again(yes, I've been reset as well, but I still play...) that makes it 3 of my buds who have stopped playing altogether because they lost all their stats! EPIC you guys need to fix your s***!

daub11
daub11

just watching this video makes me want to get the game even more. but i don't care what any body else says about G.O.W 3 i'm going to get it,play it and like it no matter what.

karloss01
karloss01

disappointed Beast Mode isn't getting anything.

CraZkid37
CraZkid37

I'm actually dissapointed... I wanted stuff other than more maps. Like others have said, something for Beast, hell I know they did stuff for horde but even something for that again. A new exclusive game mode or something would have been cool too.

neilcottee
neilcottee

Really think the Gears 3 DLC is good quality and good bang for the buck. Little disappointed that Beast has been overlooked an update/add on. @constantterror Yeah because no other companies make money do they? Don't be such a fool. Microsoft maybe be a megarich corporation (like Apple), but Epic make money here too. Plus, if you did some research, you'll find that Microsoft give more money away to charity than any other company I know or care to name. So it looks like you'e constantterror by name and constantterror by nature too :)

System4Ever
System4Ever

Thought it said God of war 3 DLC and i was like what the flying f***?! who releases dlc this late.

Blastalot5
Blastalot5

So bored with maps DLCs. I don't even think ten bucks is too much to pay I'm just over maps. It's like "hi, I will run around in circles for another 100 hours using new maps because it's like a brand new game again".

Licurgo
Licurgo

I've bought the season pass, so I'm definitely getting this one as well. I wish they made another single player story though.

wolfbm
wolfbm

Enough of the maps!!! I want more to add to my game not just different locations to do the same run n gun in.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Still the best MP gaming experience released in the last year-plus. Both BF3 and MW3 were incredibly disappointing, and the ME3 MP -- although it does show lots of love for Gears Horde 1.0 -- just isn't up to par. I still play Gears3 MP at least twice per week. What's missing here is a drastic expansion to Beast Mode -- particularly the ability to host open Beast matches. Simply let the map selection determine who can/can't see/join!

baltimore088
baltimore088

a very well balanced multiplayer DLC, many new levels, weapon skins, and characters, can't wait!

MUKUSS
MUKUSS

I was really hoping to see some new weapons or maybe even some COGS DOGS for the horde mode since the locust got tickers plus more...;(....still got mad love for gears,I just hope to really see something new if epic decides to make a new gears in the future...plus kinect voice commands would truly rock like in ME3...just a thought.

constantterror
constantterror

What happen to the old Epic games that gave you all the dlc for free like back when they made unreal oh yeah greedy M$ dum bums

Archangel3371
Archangel3371

Sweet. I loved Jacinto and Raven Down was really cool. Looking forward to playing those new maps as well.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

honestly I really want another Singleplayer DLC just like RAAMS Shadow, with Skorge but since this won't come out until March 27, I should be finish with Mass Effect 3 by then.

visionedorange
visionedorange

RAVVEEENNN DOOOOWWWNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD XD XD

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

Gears 3 is great, but I'm going to be to busy with ME3 and RE:ORC to get this.

XanderZane
XanderZane

Wonderful!! I never bought a season pass for this. I doubt I will buy all of the Gears 3 DLC anyways. I haven't bought anything for it yet. First... again.