Gears of War: Judgment Call to Arms DLC out next week

Second expansion for shooter launching April 23 for Season Pass holders, April 30 worldwide; also introduces Masters at Arms game mode.

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Gears of War: Judgment will add the Call to Arms expansion next week, Microsoft and Epic Games announced today. The game's second expansion, which adds three new multiplayer maps and a new game mode, will be available April 23 for VIP Season Pass holders and April 30 worldwide.

Blood Drive.

The content will be available as a free download for those who hold a VIP Season Pass and will sell for 1,000 Microsoft Points ($12.50) as an individual download. Season Pass holders also receive permanent multiplayer double XP.

New maps included with the Call to Arms DLC for Gears of War: Judgment are Terminal, Blood Drive, and Boneyard. According to Microsoft, they are set against the backdrop of the Locust invasion of Halvo Bay and include a mix of close quarters and vertical combat.

The Call to Arms DLC also introduces a new game mode called Master At Arms, a free-for-all gametype that challenges players with getting kills with each of the 20 different weapons without using melee techniques or grenades. Every kill will automatically advance players to the next available weapon until they have used each and become the "master at arms."

The Call to Arms DLC also packs in 10 new achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore.

The content follows last month's Maxim-sponsored expansion, which saw a new map (Haven) and game mode (Execution) added to Gears of War: Judgment for free thanks to its partnership with the men's magazine.

Discussion

118 comments
mattro11
mattro11

On the plus side, there seems to be a lot more ppl playing Horde on Gears 3......I wonder why............

ps2fatboy
ps2fatboy

i dont mind some of the new changes but it doesnt mean, u get ride of the good bits like koth and horde

ps2fatboy
ps2fatboy

i paid for blood drive again wtf ??????

Nexrad
Nexrad

this game is a complete joke now. 2 new TDM maps? Blood Drive? f*** you EPIC this is such a half-assed game its really frustrating. Cant believe i trusted you thinking you would at LEAST give us a decent amount of content. Its a shame too because its fun but the lack of content is inexcusable.

probably going to sell my copy over this garbage. I wanted NEW maps not REMAKES.

CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

I hope more people join online MP as it is quite dead sometimes.

ddoggbritt16
ddoggbritt16

i still cant believe that there is no warzone that is what made the multiplayer awesome,they even changed the team death match which is horrible now.This game is a joke

Queuing_is_back
Queuing_is_back

Awful dlc for an awfully mediocre game.

Gears is dead.

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

If ya don't like the game don't buy it or if you got it sell it that's it..I'm tired of all this baby cry..people's complain about everything so sad.

huerito323
huerito323

Now Gears has a gun game mode? LOL 

This mode doesn't fit in this style of gameplay, it's going to be a fail. 

Duckynevada
Duckynevada

Coming from a long time gears player. Judgment was a joke. Ruined my all time favourite series IMO.

Ferg1213
Ferg1213

I love how badly this is failing. I love the thought of PCF and Epic totally regretting 'selling out' (even though they've lost money because of it and ruined their franchise). When I'm a game designer in years to come, I will make a true Gears game, one that takes a stupid amount of inspiration from Gears 1.. the best one. Almost like Chris Nolan's Batman trilogy. 

elcucha
elcucha

ILL BUY WHEN IS COST 10 $... AND EVEN IS TOO MUCH FOR THIS PIECE OF CRAP... 

Soleride
Soleride

meh i lost interest in this game after i finished Judgment, they messed up with every aspect of the multiplayer of this game. I don't want a excuse to play this so not going to download this DLC. 

RiP Gears...

mattro11
mattro11

Still no Hoard mode?....Not interested.......

Rhys4Peace
Rhys4Peace

this game is total shit. the campaign was average, the villain was terrible, and they FUCKED UP THE MP. how hard would it have to be to fuck up such a simple thing, and yet they managed.

Eragon55
Eragon55

Until they bring back Horde mode, they kiss my f...ing a$$. The Gears ban is still on. bunch of stupid f*ck3rs. BTW for my Gears friends...this is CaptainThule117. People can fly should change their name to People That Suck.

BlessTheMusic
BlessTheMusic

Gears of War is what made me buy an xbox. It just sickens me how terrible Epic has gotten and how they even have people standing behind them at this point. They release a half finished game with only 4 maps. Granted they gave you one for free, the first GoW had 10 at launch, and then gave you 2 maps for free later. Not to mention they didn't even expect to have multiplayer in the game in the first place. Epic had another dev work on most of the game, so this sorry excuse is pathetic. Funny thing is their game is still incredibly broken, and one of the worst matchmaking systems I have seen in such a long time. Parties of 5 playing 5 randoms. Fucking pathetic.

Numbuh277
Numbuh277

fix the game before u put out maps

CloudStrife213
CloudStrife213

Wow, this game basically shipped with only 4 competitive multiplayer maps(not including overrun) and they're charging us for three more?

I bet they already had developed these maps and decided to make extra money by only releasing it after a month the game has been out.

I'm a Gears fan, and I'm not buying something that is clearly a rip-off.

P.S. Armor skins and weapon skins are expensive as hell! About 320 msp a pop. Shows you how money hungry these devs are.

bahamut_au
bahamut_au

1000pts for three maps? The fuck are you smoking, Epic/MS???

Nexrad
Nexrad

now i am realizing that Boneyard is a remake of Masoleum from Gears 1. Wow so we are paying money for 2 outta 3 maps that are remakes?

Nexrad
Nexrad

@adkcrazox there is a severe lack of content in the game and its pathetic. If it was a FULL game i wouldnt complain but this is pathetic. Cant even get them to make NEW maps barely i mean damn you only give us 3 and one is for overun so now down to 2 since i dont play overrun and one of them is Blood Drive????? yea f*** off EPIC

EvilShabazz
EvilShabazz

@adkcrazox Yes, people should absolutely not be expressing their opinions here.  I mean, what do they think a comments section is for, anyway?!

Queuing_is_back
Queuing_is_back

@acelogan1989 

He gave his ideas to the dev team and ran off because he didn't want to be associated with this pile of garbage.

aguywithacomp
aguywithacomp

@Ferg1213 

They did make a game that took a stupid amount of inspiration from Gears 1 to make the best Gears possible. It's called Gears of War 3 and it's available at many fine - and not so fine - retailers.

sammoth
sammoth

@elcucha You should buy a new keyboard when you get $10 since your caps lock key is broken.

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

Hoard sucks over run is way better

aguywithacomp
aguywithacomp

@CloudStrife213 I don't care if this game shipped with 15 maps. They wrecked the gameplay - all aspects of the gameplay. Frags, weapons, downing, execution, COG v COG, pastel coloring, etc. The could these crappy maps in half and there you go, eight real Gears sized maps. 

Soleride
Soleride

@CloudStrife213 the skins are just another excuse for them to make money to be honest. My own opinion here do you really want to pay just to change the apperace of your gun or character? even though it serves no extra advantage in battle?

sammoth
sammoth

@CloudStrife213 5 You got one free. Skins are optional content. The first Gears shipped with only 5.  It's closer to the first Gears than anything. I agree it's missing something but, by far not as bad as people make it out out be.

Eragon55
Eragon55

@sammoth BlessTheMusic is right. 

BlessTheMusic
BlessTheMusic

@sammoth Lol are you kidding me? The first gears had 10 maps, not to mention that the multiplayer was tacked on last minute. You are the sole reason these devs are getting away with this bullshit.

CloudStrife213
CloudStrife213

@sammoth I never said I'd be getting the DLC. It seems that reading is not a very strong point of yours, fanboy. In fact, I will never be getting it.

Just because I like the game does not mean that I support it or that the game does not have issues.

As I am pointing out now, the game has a lot of issues.

Don't like it, don't read it? Why the hell wouldn't I read it, you replied to me, don't be a smart-ass. You sound stupid.

Yes DLC is the new thing and people are buying it and that is sad because developers will take advantage of this fact and could care less about the quality of the game they are spewing out.

GO FIGURE.

Just to let you know, plenty of people think the game sucks and you just have to deal with that fact.

Defending it, won't change people's opinions, you'll just waste your time convincing people to view things the way you do.

sammoth
sammoth

@CloudStrife213 @sammoth Oh now your telling me what to defend and what not to. It's my opinion and that's the bottom line. Don't like it then don't read it. I said It felt like it was missing something didn't I. Or is reading not a strong point of yours ? DLC is the new thing and people still buy it. Yet you complain about the season pass yet your still going to get the DLC.

This argument gets old. about 1st day DLC or even DLC "its should of been on the disk". This is the way it is now. It probably will never change.

Then again if you hate it so much yet you supported the game.

Go figure.

CloudStrife213
CloudStrife213

@sammoth

Quit defending it too much, I actually like the game and I rate it an 8.5/10 but I find it definitely a rip-off that they'd only ship the game with 4 maps for regular game modes and then charge us for another map pack a month after the game has been released.

Its definitely obvious that they just waited a month to release it in order to make an extra buck.

The 5th map which was DLC in my opinion was definitely lacking.

Season passes have become a thing now because people put up with this crap.




sammoth
sammoth

@BlessTheMusic @sammoth Ok so this ships with 8. 4 Regular maps and 4 overrun. Hey don't get mad at me. Don't buy it if you don't want it. Plain and simple. I stand corrected on the amount but, as I said you don't need to buy it if you don't like it. I however enjoy the new one esp the campaign. It's made by a different developer everyone knows that and it's not going to be like the rest. Once you understand that then you will get over it. However, I do agree it's missing something. I just don't think it's as bad as people paint it to be.

BTW: I am not the sole reason. There are plenty of other people that disagree. Try looking up the word Sole sometime.

Soleride
Soleride

@ddoggbritt16 @Thumbler76 yeah the grenade tagging option now that its gone is sad to see in multiplayer now can't plant them anywhere just have to throw them and hope for the best