In the wee hours of the early morning, Epic released an update for Gears of War
that includes eight new Achievements for the "Annex" gametype and the "Hidden Fronts" Multiplayer Map Pack
. These Achievements (listed after the break
) can tack an additional 250 points to your Gamerscore.
The "Annex" gametype is a free add-on to Gears of War
that allows gamers to play a "King of the Hill"-esque multiplayer game. The "Hidden Fronts" Multiplayer Map Pack is your typical (and awesome) pack of four multiplayer maps that will cost you 800 MS points, but will be made free on September 3rd.
According to Major Nelson
, from whom I gathered this info, the update will also, "help squash multiplayer exploits and provide general housekeeping." This, of course, is a nice way of saying the update will fix some bugs.
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Epic Press Release
Gamers, Ready Your Weapons. Stop. New Gears of War®
Multiplayer Achievements Added. Stop.
Thursday, June 14, at 2 a.m. GMT, the stakes get even higher as Gears of War releases eight new Achievements for the “Annex” gametype and the “Hidden Fronts” Multiplayer Map Pack on Xbox LIVE®.
In addition to adding new Achievements, worth a total of 250 points, Gears of War developer Epic has improved the Roadie Run controls so players have greater control of their movement and can better annihilate their pestilent enemies. The title update will also help squash multiplayer exploits and provide general housekeeping.
For those who have yet to man up and join the battle, the “Annex” gametype is now available for free and the “Hidden Fronts” Multiplayer Map Pack is available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points. All four multiplayer maps will be made available at no cost over Xbox LIVE on Sept. 3, 2007.
- New Achievements added! Eight new achievements worth a total of 250 points created for playing Annex and the Hidden Fronts Multiplayer Map Pack
- Improved Roadie Run to reduce getting snagged on cover
- Tweaked up the amount of damage done by the Lancer Assault Rifle in multiplayer
- Fixed split-screen players interrupting the other player’s actions when they die
- Stopped Annex scoring whenever a “Connection Error” dialog box is displayed
- Reduced the duration that corpses remain visible when hosting an Annex match
- Reduced the range of possible Annex bleed-out times selectable by host
- Addressed a number of multiplayer exploits
- Addressed other general housekeeping
Name ||Description ||Value|
|"THIS! IS! ANNEX!" ||Complete 100 multiplayer matches of 3+ rounds in Annex and capture 3 objectives in each match
|"Inconceivable!" ||Win 20 rounds of multiplayer matches in Annex by fewer than 5 points
|"Nub Pwn3r" ||Win 20 rounds of multiplayer matches in Annex by shutting out the opposing team
|"You Down With E.P.I.C?" ||Win a multiplayer match of 3+ rounds in any game type on 6 different downloadable maps
|"Green Thumb" ||Win 20 multiplayer matches of 3+ rounds in any game type on the Garden multiplayer map
|"Mind the Gap" ||Win 20 multiplayer matches of 3+ rounds in any game type on the Subway multiplayer map
"All That Juice" || Win 20 multiplayer matches of 3+ rounds in any game type on the Process multiplayer map
"Purdy Mouth" ||Win 20 multiplayer matches of 3+ rounds in any game type on the Bullet Marsh multiplayer map