Fans eagerly anticipating new content for Gears of War: Judgment will now have their wishes fulfilled as Microsoft and Epic Studios prepare to launch the second DLC offering, the Call to Arms Map Pack.
The Call To Arms Map Pack is set against the backdrop of the Locust invasion of Halvo Bay. Fans will gain access to three brand new maps that provide a mix of close quarters and vertical combat, as well as six new armor and gun skins for customizing your battle hardened soldier. Gearheads will also be gaining access to 10 brand new achievements waiting for them to carve their blood-stained chainsaw’s through.
For a brief glimpse and breakdown of each of the brand new maps check out their descriptions below pulled straight from the press release:
Terminal: The speed and ferocity of the Locust invasion took Halvo Bay completely by surprise. Residents scrambled to evacuate by every means possible, and COG forces were called in to maintain order as martial law was enforced. However, the Locust showed no mercy, and gave no quarter; they swept through train terminals like this one to take advantage of the close quarters and sheer number of defenseless humans trapped within its walls. Sometimes, COG forces could hold the line long enough for a final evacuation, but too many lost their lives in defense of the people and the land they loved.
Blood Drive: As casualties started to mount, the staff at Halvo Memorial quickly began what would become the largest triage effort in the history of Sera. Their “Give Blood Today” campaign inspired a global blood drive in support of COG forces and wounded civilians. Sadly, Halvo fell quickly, and the hospital became a battlefront instead of a sanctuary. The seed of hope was planted, however, and government-run Memorial hospitals across the country mobilized to keep the effort alive until Jacinto Memorial was the last standing bastion of hope for the people of Sera.
Boneyard: The concept of traditional memorial services had to be suspended due to the constant stream and alarming volume of casualties as Sera fell victim to the Locust Horde. Memorial grounds quickly became boneyards. Unmarked holes became grave sites and mausoleums were filled with the nameless remains of the fallen, their skeletons piled into heaps. Tread lightly, you never know what, or who, you’re walking on, and one day you’re bound to join them.
All of the new content is surely going to be welcomed with open arms, but the last piece of the puzzle is a brand new game mode called “Master at Arms.” Players jumping into the new mode will face a true test of their abilities as they struggle to give everything they’ve got in order to gain a kill with each of the 20 different weapons. That means no melee or grenades people. Essentially, it’s just another version of the gun game in titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops. Each kill you score automatically advances you to the next weapon until you have proven yourself a Master at Arms.
Gamers will be able to pick up The Call to Arms Map Pack on Xbox LIVE for 1000 Microsoft Points, on April 30, while VIP Season Pass holders will gain exclusive access to the content on April 23.
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