Gears Of War 3 Multiplayer Beta Map Guide -- Old Town, Trenches, Thrashball And Checkout


Posted May 2, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich

Gears of War 3's multiplayer beta is on everyone's minds right now. With new characters, new weapons and new maps, we're sure you've got plenty of questions. The good news is we've made plenty of guides to keep you in the know. This guide is for the new maps, Trenches, Old Town, Thrashball and Checkout.


The Trenches is a map that is jam packed with weapons, the one-shot, digger launcher, and more. The map has tons of hiding spots, as its name suggest. It also has a weather element, sandstorms.

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Old Town

Old Town offers gamers melons, clock towers, and that homey feel you've been looking for in the Gears universe. Missing from this guide of Old Town, the chickens. We wanted you to experience that gem for yourself.

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Augustus Cole, aka the Cole Train, was a thrashball player before Emergence Day. This mutiplayer map takes the battle to the arena. Who knew a crumbling court would make such a great venue to bring the pain?

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Who wants to go shopping, for locust? I DO! Checkout is a rundown marketplace with firearms and mannequins.

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Gears of War 3 is currently in beta for gamers who own Bulletstorm Epic Edition or pre-ordered Gears 3 from GameStop. If you fall into neither category, all you have to do is make some friends by May 8th when gamers in the beta can give their friends codes. You'll have to jump through a few hoops to get the codes, but it's worth it. The beta ends on May 18th.

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Gears Of War 3 Multiplayer Beta Map Guide -- Old Town, Trenches, Thrashball And Checkout