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The Snowblind Map Pack is the third downloadable map pack for Gears of War 2. The pack was released on the 31st March 2009 costing 800 Microsoft Points. It was later dropped to 400 Microsoft Points. The pack contains four maps, all with a snow theme. Two of these, Fuel Depot and Courtyard, are remakes of previously released maps, while Underhill and Grind Yard are entirely new.

The MapsEdit

Fuel DepotEdit

Main article: Fuel Depot

This is essentially the same as it was in Gears of War, but with a wintery theme.


Main article: Courtyard

Courtyard is a remake of a map released with the PC version of Gears of War. The is a big rectangle, with teams spawning on the two longest sides. There is plenty of cover, but clear lines of sight make snipers and mortars dangerous. There are stairs to a landing on one edge of the map, which offers a view of the surroundings.


Main article: Underhill

Underhill is dominated by a large enclosed garage, leading out of which are two roads that extend onto an open suspension bridge. There is usually a powerful weapon here, but the player is very exposed. The roads and parking areas that separate the bridge and the garage are dotted with cars that form cover.

Grind YardEdit

Main article: Grind Yard

Grind Yard is a long industrial corridor full of cover and lined with elevated walkways. Teams oppose each other for the ends of this corridor. In the middle of the map is an elevated tower and some powerful weapons. Opposite this is a high balcony that lines one side of the map.


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
Gears of War 4
Dam · Fallout · Forge · Foundation · Gridlock · Harbor · Impact · Lift · Reclaimed · Relic

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