March 23rd 2009 11:00 am PT

Halo 3 and Gears of War 2 Map Packs release dates set


It’s Massive Map Pack Monday ! Both Gears of War 2 and Halo 3 are each getting new game add-ons in the form of Map Packs.


Gears of War 2: On March 31st the Snowblind map pack will be available for 800 points. The map pack contains four new Winter themed maps: Grindyard, Under Hill, Courtyard, and a frozen version of the “Gears of War” favorite, Fuel depot. In addition, a title update is on it’s way that contains various improvements and fixes as outlined here.


Halo 3: The Halo 3 Mythic map pack, currently only available to those that purchased the Limited Edition of Halo Wars, will be available to everyone on April 9th for 800 points.


Check out the Xbox LIVE Marketplace on for a complete list of Game Add-on for download.



Edit: has posted their update about the Mythic map pack as well as some pretty cool Halo stats



Gears of War By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson


    No thanks,gears 2 still sucks online.Before u lot say gears 3 is coming,no thanks,not getting done again.beta test cliffy please.Enjoyed the single player big time but online just sucks.

  • Lynch182

    does anybody know if microsoft are gonna give us a european server? i will try gears again over the next few days and see if it has improved, otherwise it will be sold :)


    Thanks for the dates.I will be buying both of them.Good stuff!

  • demazin

    Are they going to be region locked?

  • g0afr3ak

    Before I buy the GOW2 maps, I first need to convince myself that I really want to play this game. The single player was just fantastic and I enjoyed ever minute, but the multiplayer still sucks. Horde is an exception, but who wants to play Horde all the time? Please Cliff, patch the Online mode!

  • Lynch182

    played on multiplayer for the first time in months last night and it has never been worse, some mexican guy hosting, must have got 18 kills on a warzone match, not one other player got a kill, lag, dotting team mates and none firing weapons?? simply not good enough. it is now up for sale, this probably makes this game the worst i have ever played on, no matter how good the single player mode is. i will not buy a gears of war 3, not worth it.

  • SeeUInTheFuture

    Screw Gears, Halo is where its at


    yeah halo is cool,what happened to gears?I don’t even have the desire to put it in and update.Similar to halo2 perhaps.Wow,maybe i should download cain and abel so i can when a few games,lmao.


    P.S. Horde is awesome,but by the time i play 40 rounds ,no-one wants to be around me i turn in to such a monster,lol.