‘Gears of War’ Map Pack Coming This Week; New Screenshots

Microsoft Game Studios and Epic Games have announced a new map pack for ‘Gears of War’ on Xbox 360 will be available for FREE download on Xbox Live this Wednesday, January 10, thanks to sponsoring partner The Discovery Channel.

The map pack will include two all-new multiplayer maps including one that looks to be inspired by ‘Black Hawk Down.’

Raven Down: A Raven Helicopter has gone down in the middle of a large scale battle with the omnipresent Locust Horde. Gears have taken out the Seeder and gamers join Delta Forces moving into the crash site from all angles to search for survivors.

Old Bones: In an attempt to eradicate any traces of human history and culture, the Locust Horde has emerged under Sera’s Capitaline Museums and has begun to destroy them brick by brick. Each gamer’s mission is to help the Delta Force recapture the museums before all remnants of humankind’s existence are obliterated.

Here’s a word from the sponsor with a message involving a boatload of free Microsoft Points: “n celebration of the Jan. 15 season premier of its popular “Future Weapons” series that explores the latest, most advanced and terrifying weapons technology that will dominate battlefields in the 21st century, Discovery Channel will be giving away an unprecedented 2 million Microsoft Points for use on Xbox Live Marketplace. Gamers can visit http://www.readyaimfuture.com/ to learn more about how they can participate.”

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