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Gears of War 3: Weapons Guide For The Multiplayer Beta

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Posted April 29, 2011 - By Kevin Kelly


The Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta has been tossing more hot lead than an Aperture Science turret lately, and plenty of that rain of pain is coming courtesy of the new weapons in the game. We've put together a video guide to help you understand the new weapons, and to make it easier for you to decide which one needs to be your chosen tool of destruction.

UPDATE: Check out our Gears of War 3 Weapons Guide.

Gears Of War 3 Weapons Guide: Digger Launcher »


Above, you'll see our video detailing the Digger Launcher and how it works, and after the break you can get tips for the One Shot Sniper Rifle, the Sawed-Off Shotgun, and the Retro Lancer. Check it out and get in to the game.

Gears Of War 3 Weapons Guide: Sawed Off Shotgun »


Shotguns in Gears of War are points of serious contention. Some people love them, some people hate them, and everyone has been killed by them at one point or another. The Sawed-Off Shotgun is a new addition to Gears, adding an even more lethal weapon than the Gnasher to close-range combat. It has a slow reload time, but is dead up close as it turns opponents to goo.
 

Gears Of War 3 Weapons Guide: One Shot »


Sniper rifles in Gears matches are something you sprint for if you're good with them, or things you avoid if you're clumsy and you don't want your head blown off. Now there's a new power weapon that can kill you with literally one shot, where the old sniper only guaranteed you a one-shot kill if it was a headshot. With the new One Shot, it lives up to its name by liquifying enemies at range. Plus it beams out a laser sight that will have people in its path peeing in their pants.
 

Gears Of War 3 Weapons Guide: Retro Lancer »


Retro is all the rage these days, and even Gears is getting a taste of it with the Retro Lancer. This was the weapon used by Gears before the current Lancer came into service. You'll quickly notice two things about it: 1) It doesn't have a chainsaw; instead it features a pop-out bayonet that comes in to play when you hold down the B button and roadie-run into enemies. And 2) It is incredibly inaccurate but deadly lethal at close range. It's a shotgun deterrent as well, and one of my current favorites.
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