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The Beast Rider was a Locust Drone that rode on a Bloodmount, Reaver or even the Brumak. They either use a Hammerburst or Boltok Pistol. The Beast Riders rode on top of the Brumaks and reavers during the E-Day assault. They appeared around the Mission to Montevado on Bloodmounts but their mounts were already known to the COG. The Beast Rider was a dreaded enemy that inflicted heavy casualties on the Gears.
Evacuation of IlimaEdit
When General RAAM tried to use a Kryllstorm to devour the human population of the City of Ilima, Beast Riders along other drones counterparts helped RAAM in carrying ou the orders given out by Queen Myrrah, they appear riding Reavers through most of the campaign, although some ridden Bloodmounts, first at Echo-Five location along with a pair of Boomers, then when Zeta was hunting Seeders another pair of Bloddmounts and their Riders attacked the squad in an alley full of grubs as they divided to cover themselves. Another pair of Beast Riders riding Bloodmounts attacked Zeta-Six at the construction graveyard they passed through. Reaver Riders took an important role in the final battle, giving support to General RAAM from the air in their Reavers, however they were soon defeated.
After the Lightmass Offensive, Skorge went on a counterattack against human forces and used Beast Riders to clear out sunken human cities, namely Montevado and Ilima. The Beast Riders cleared the city of the remaining Stranded after being sunken. Delta Squad attacked and the locust lost several Drones and Bloodmounts. They were able to kill at least one Gear, before Delta was able to escape with the remaining Stranded.
In the final stage of the Locust counterattack, the Horde launched a direct assault on Jacinto City, the COG’s last stronghold and the only major Seran city left. With several Brumaks ridden by Beast Riders, the Locust were able to breach the defensives of the city.
First day of FrostEdit
The Horde was able to launch a successful raid on Pomeroy Depot in Sector 4, they then hit Jacinto Med, a major hospital. With dozens of Reavers giving the Drones air support, the desperate raid would seem another easy victory but Delta-One and a wing of King Ravens were able to take down several Reavers and wiped out all the Drones. The COG launched a counterattack known as Operation: Hollow Storm towards the locust held city of Landown. The Locust were able to wait and ambushed the COG convoys with over a dozen Reavers and Brumaks emerging from the hollows. Though the Beast Riders along with their brothers on the ground were able to destroy many Derricks and King Ravens, the COG were able to enter Landown and take out another Brumak mounted by a Beast Rider. Inside the Hollows several Reavers and their Beast riders ambushed several gears squads in their search for Nexus.
When the city of Ilima was sunken by the Locust, they sent Bloodmounts and their Beast Riders to deal with the few reamining Stranded inside the city. Delta Squad pushed through what remained of the city and killed several riders above Bloodmounts and Reavers in the process. More riders guarded and piloted Beast Barges inside the Hollow carrying prisoners on their way to be "processed". When Delta Squad boarded one of this barges, they killed several Beast Riders protecting it (incluiding the pilot and the gunner) and were able to hijack it, Beast Riders tried to take it down with rockets from their Reavers but were taken down with the Troika at the back of the barge. Bloodmounts and their riders guarded the Locust processing center from Delta. Beast Riders and Reavers stormed New Hope Research Facility to try to prevent Delta from leaving but they failed, more Reavers and their riders guarded the path to Mount Kadar from a Centaur Tank manned by Delta.
When Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago went to find Maria, a pair of Beast Riders riding atop Bloodmounts attacked the duo while JACK tried to open Maria's cell, they covered JACK and killed both Beast Riders and their Bloodmounts. As they headed towards the queen's Palace more Bloodmounts and Reavers, along with their riders tried to prevent them from reaching the Palace and deploying their beacon.
Stragglers after the floodEdit
Few hours after the sinking of Jacinto along with the Locust army trapped under and in Jacinto. At least 60 Drones where able to escape the city and headed towards Port Farrall. A single Beast Rider rode atop a bloodmount towards the city unknowing, until ambushed by the COG and leaving all the Drones and Beast riders dead. However the Horde wasn't dead and the Beast Riders would hide along with their fellow soldiers from the humans for the next 18 months.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Beast Riders can be found riding Bloodmounts and Reavers. They first appear in Act 2 Chapter 5 (Sinking Feeling) of Gears of War 2, and usually appear riding on a Bloodmount. Beast Riders on Bloodmounts, also appear in Horde every ten levels. When killed in Horde, the Beast Rider is classified as a Grenadier Elite.
There are three techniques to disposing of Beast Riders.
The first is to kill the Bloodmount while he is a moderate distance away, which will knock the Beast Rider to the ground (as if he were hit by a smoke grenade), then run to the Beast Rider and kill him with the Gnasher or Lancer chainsaw.
The second is to kill the Beast Rider with a Torque Bow or Longshot Sniper Rifle while they are still on the Bloodmount. This is not recommended for the Hardcore or Insane difficulties as the Bloodmount becomes more dangerous without a rider.
The third way is to frag tag the Bloodmount while the Rider is still on it. This will almost always kill the Beast Rider and will most likely kill the Bloodmount as well. However, on higher difficulties the player will most likely die as well.
- The Beast Rider is playable for Multiplayer in Gears of War 2.
- They do not appear at all in Gears of War.
- The Beast Rider is a playable character in Gears of War 3 Multiplayer.
- ↑ Grenadier Beast Rider - Action Figure
- ↑ Gears of War: Hollow
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto’s Remnant
- ↑ Gears of War: Hollow part 6
- ↑ Gears of War: Barren
- ↑ Gears of War: Barren
- ↑ Gears of War 2
- ↑ Gears of War 2 intro
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto’s Remnant
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