New Gears 3 Add-On is All About Marcus Fenix

on January 17, 2012 10:30 AM

Epic Games has released the “Fenix Rising” add-on for Gears of War 3, “inspired by the life and experiences” of series hero Marcus Fenix.

This add-on includes a slew of new content, including five new multiplayer maps — Academy, Anvil, Depths, Escalation, and The Slab. Players now have access to four new character skins, including Recruit Clayton and Savage Marauder as well as two Limited Edition ones, Thrashball Cole and Savage Kantus. All four are playable across Venus Multiplayer and Horde Mode.

The DLC also includes a new experience points systems, in which players can level up to 100 and unlock exclusive emblems and weapon skins. Players who manage to grind their way to 100 will be given the option to “re-up” — to reset their experience and rank while ratings such as their TrueSkill remain intact. Players can re-up three times to earn new wing colors, red, green, and gold. In addition to a spiffy new set of wings, re-upping grants players new custom weapon skins, unattainable by any other means in the game.

The “Fenix Rising” add-on is available for 800 MSP on Xbox Live and through the Gears of War 3 Season Pass in an add-on pack (including the first four game add-ons) for 2400 MSP. The pack is playable across Venus Multiplayer, Horde, and Beast modes.

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