Epic promised that Gears of War players who played previous entries in the series would be awarded, and they’ve finally spilled the juice on just what some of those rewards will be. One of the metrics for ascertaining just how much time you’ve put in to Gears of War will, naturally, be achievements; so having the right achievements in Gears of War, Gears 2 and even Gears of War on PC will net you extra goodies when Gears of War 3 launches in September this year.
The mighty Epic Viking Rod Fergusson had this to say at a recent Gears of War event in New York.
"It’s mostly around weapon skins in terms of tying into historical stuff. Two of the ones…I guess we haven’t announced this but we have to announce it eventually, right? Two of the weapon skins are based on historical weapon skins, so if you want the gold lancer and the gold hammerburst in ‘Gears 3,’ you get them by owning the gold hammerburst and the gold lancer in ‘Gears 2,’ so those skins transfer over."
"There will be a number of chrome skins,â€ Said Fergusson â€œrewarded for completing certain achievements in past "Gears" games. If you did something in ‘Gears’ PC you get a chrome skin, if you did something in ‘Gears 2’ you get a chrome skin. The chrome set is sort of our thank you to people who played our games in the past.â€
â€œGenerally whenever we do unlocks, we do it based on achievements. That’s why I’ve been trying to tell people about the level 100 thing. No, it’s not about getting level 100 [in ‘Gears of War 2’ multiplayer] , it’s about Veteran Gear. Get that achievement and that’ll get you something. I don’t care if you’re level 100, you have to have the Veteran Gear achievement." Veteran Gear, for those of you unaware, requires players to not just reach level 100 in Gears of War 2 – but to also win on all 4 paid DLC Snowblind maps.
If you’re just not hardcore enough to have netted the requisite achievements for the unlocks, don’t worry – the skins you’ll net for pouring hours and hours in to Gears of War are purely cosmetic and won’t give players any real advantage.
Source : MTV Multiplayer Blog
Last Updated: June 27, 2011