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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition beta
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I received a message from Xbox Live giving me a code to pre-download the Gears beta.

Anyone else?

I'm looking forward to Gears UE because the multiplayer is based on Gears 3, all those characters will be available/unlockable, and all the extra chapters from the PC version and the old collection are there in one 1080p basket.
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I got mine, but having that issue when the beta token is being accepted.

If you haven't got one, here is where you sign up. No Meta's Allowed! Link
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I got mine, but having that issue when the beta token is being accepted.

If you haven't got one, here is where you sign up. No Meta's Allowed! Link



Look for a third e-mail -- if you don't get an "access" code in a few hours then post in their official beta troubleshooting thread.
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I received a message from Xbox Live giving me a code to pre-download the Gears beta.

Anyone else?

I'm looking forward to Gears UE because the multiplayer is based on Gears 3, all those characters will be available/unlockable, and all the extra chapters from the PC version and the old collection are there in one 1080p basket.



Alex got one too. Elite group. ;) He thinks he won something.
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I got the message about 5 times, but I'm not home to even get to try it out
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It looks like they are still having issues getting those codes out. I posted on the forum and let's see where it gets me.
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Day 1 of the beta: Team DM on Gridlock, Lancers and Gnashers - no self-revive, active reload is on (dmg boost)

Feels a little weird and floatier than the original, but compared to Gears 3 it is solid already and the minimal/placeholder audio is priceless as always. I hope they re-enable the Lancer's stopping power.

So far, there is a weapon skin you can secure for the game's proper release. The one thing I would have liked for them to include from Judgment is the button-press quick weapon swap, but whatever thankfully the dev team seems to have completely ignored the abomination that was GOWJ.
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Considering I still play GoW1 religiously I can say it feels almost exactly like Gears 1 and all of my Gears 1 buddies feel the same. My only complaint is not being able to play with friends in the beta because they had an issue with the party system.
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Considering I still play GoW1 religiously I can say it feels almost exactly like Gears 1 and all of my Gears 1 buddies feel the same. My only complaint is not being able to play with friends in the beta because they had an issue with the party system.



Nice! Keep us updated man. Hopefully once the beta expands it will allow for parties.
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Day 2 of beta: Team DM & KOTH on Gridlock and Canals, self-revive & active reload are on.

I love the fuckin Torque Bow. New weapon skin is outback camo. The Boltok pistol feels weird.
With omni-directional evade off, getting in & out of low cover feels good.
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I'm not sure if any of you have tried the "Xbox, record that." But I freaking slaughtered two players and it wouldn't record it. I guess they have it disabled because it's a beta.
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