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Forces Of Nature
Forces of Nature is a DLC installment for Gears of War 3. Released on March 27, 2012 for 800 Microsoft Points; the DLC is also available, free of course, to the owners of the Gears of War 3 Season Pass.[1]

Based around weather and natural disasters, Forces of Nature packs five more maps, four additional characters, seven new weapon skin sets and the introduction of "Elemental Cleavers", Easter-egg weapons that are hidden on Horde playthroughs on Forces maps that each have a different elemental property. Finally, after examining community feedback, a classic Gears of War 2-era gametype, Guardian, is making a comeback.[2][3]

MapsEdit

AftermathEdit

Main article: Aftermath

Aftermath is a government park after a tsunami. There is seaweed and wreckage everywhere, and the main play space sits under a huge cargo ship which was deposited on top of a building during the storm. The area floods and quakes during gameplay, as the whole thing is teetering on the edge of falling into the water below. This has gameplay implications as it is difficult to aim during the quakes, and difficult to be stealthy while splashing through the water.

Artillery Edit

Main article: Artillery

Artillery starts out looking like an ordinary military base, but during gameplay a storm kicks up. Lightning begins to flash on the horizon and eventually a tornado develops and sweeps near the play space. Dust and debris are kicked up making it difficult to see, and the buffeting winds can mask your approach.

CoveEdit

Main article: Cove

Cove is a small port that the Stranded have taken over and turned into a little village. The map is very open with long lines of sight, but there is a really, really heavy layer of fog that masks just about everything. There’s a really nice sniper nest inside a central ship, but the sniper’s form is silhouetted by the low angle light shining through the fog.

JacintoEdit

Main article: Jacinto (map)

Jacinto was a beautiful city, but huge stalks have emerged up through the buildings and flooded the entire area with imulsion. Half of the map is dead and crumbling, with imulsion fumes hanging in the air. To make matters worse, the drizzle that is present when a match begins quickly develops into a heavy rain storm that impedes visibility and lines of sight as water starts sheeting off the buildings.

Raven DownEdit

Main article: Raven Down

Raven Down is a very small crossroads that is blanketed in a blinding snow storm. A Raven helicopter has crashed in the storm, and crashed through an elevated train on its way down, so there’s train wreckage to deal with as well. The snowstorm ebbs occasionally, but is more often so heavy that it’s difficult to see more than a few meters ahead at any given time.

Character SkinsEdit

Weapon SkinsEdit

There are seven new skins: Ivory, FL4K, Vixen, Ultra Violet, Midnight, Major League, and Hype.[4]

MediaEdit

ScreenshotsEdit

VideosEdit

Gears of War - Aftermath Gameplay00:36

Gears of War - Aftermath Gameplay

Gears of War - Artillery Gameplay00:57

Gears of War - Artillery Gameplay

Gears of War - Cove Gameplay00:52

Gears of War - Cove Gameplay

Gears of War - Jacinto Gameplay00:59

Gears of War - Jacinto Gameplay

Gears of War - Ravendown Gameplay00:47

Gears of War - Ravendown Gameplay

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://epicgames.com/community/2012/02/gears-of-war-3-forces-of-nature-jacinto-flythrough/
  2. http://www.gametrailers.com/side-mission/2012/02/17/gears-of-war-3s-forces-of-nature-dlc-revealed-on-gt-tv/
  3. http://epicgames.com/community/2012/02/gears-of-war-3-forces-of-nature-jacinto-flythrough/
  4. [1]
Multiplayer Maps
Gears of War
Canals · Clocktower · Escalation · Fuel Depot · Gridlock · Mansion · Mausoleum · Rooftops · Tyro Station · War Machine
Map Pack 1: Old Bones · Raven Down
Hidden Fronts: Bullet Marsh · Garden · Process · Subway
Gears of War 2
Avalanche · Blood Drive · Day One · Hail · Jacinto · Pavilion · River · Ruins · Security · Stasis
Flashback Map Pack: Gridlock · Subway · Mansion · Tyro Station · Canals
Combustible Map Pack: Flood · Gold Rush · Fuel Station
Snowblind Map Pack: Courtyard · Underhill · Grindyard · Fuel Depot
Dark Corners Map Pack: Allfathers Garden · Memorial · Sanctuary · War Machine · Highway · Way Station · Nowhere
Gears of War 3
Checkout · Drydock · Gridlock · Hotel · Mercy · Old Town · Overpass · Sandbar · Thrashball · Trenches
Horde Command Pack: Blood Drive · Azura · Rustlung
Versus Booster Map Pack: Bullet Marsh · Clocktower
Fenix Rising: Academy · Anvil · Depths · Escalation · The Slab
Forces of Nature: Aftermath · Artillery · Cove · Jacinto · Raven Down
Gears of War: Judgment
Estate · Gondola · Island · Junkyard · Library · Rig · Skyline · Streets
Call to Arms: Blood Drive · Boneyard · Terminal
Lost Relics: Checkout · Lost City · Museum · Ward
Free Maxim-Sponsored Maps: Dreadnought · Haven

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