March 31st 2009 7:00 am PT

Gears of War 2 Snowblind Multiplayer Map Pack


Content: Snowblind Multiplayer Map Pack
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Germany or Japan
Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,STRONG LANGUAGE] This winter-themed pack brings you four Gears of War 2 maps sure to heat up your multiplayer and Horde action. Hunt your enemies down in the snowy day-lit heights or the dark tunnels of Under Hill. The massive industrial complex of Grind Yard gives numerous bunkers for cover, but watch out for snipers high in the flanking buildings. Beware the falling monuments in Courtyard, where wide-open spaces give you plenty of opportunities to gun down your enemies—unless they strike first.  And due to fan demand, the popular Gears 1 map Fuel Depot makes its return. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see

Add the Snowblind Multiplayer Map Pack to your Xbox 360 download queue



Game Add-on, Gears of War, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • DarkDude98

    Says content can’t be found.

  • DarkDude98

    There we go, they’re there now, downloading them :)

  • NoDryLand1

    content not found

  • Lynch182

    why would anybody buy these when the online multiplayer doesn’t work, this is the worst online game i have ever played, which in turn probably makes it the worst game i have ever played!!! no matter how good the campaign is. i wont be buying a new gears if one is to be made.

    any chance of the original micro machines or road rash on xbox arcade????

  • Jambi Bum

    @Lynch. The multiplayer works just fine ever since the last patch came out. Sure there are still some minor issues but it is a hell of a lot better now. If you don’t care for a game why post a comment on a post that is about that game.

  • DarkSpartan017

    It’s up yay and it downloaded real quickly. Lynch Idk if u played recently but it plays kinda like the 1st gears since the 3rd title update which isn’t a bad thing. You would be surprised who would buy these maps now that they fixed the issues many of us complained about. It’s not a perfect game no game every is but at least there trying to fix there mistakes.

  • flatliner718

    Can you play with these maps in horde?

  • Lynch182

    i played the first 2nights after the new patch, lagging players, running around with no guns in hand, not able to go into cover, and one guy from mexico getting 18 kills with no reply from anybody because you cant shoot at him, bad hosts, bad servers, BAD GAME. @Jambi Bum quote ‘sure there are still minor issues’ lol. its crap mate, worst thing ever, and i forgot to run my comment by you, i will do next time.

  • Xcell Miguel

    @flatliner718 : yes it can be played in Horde, and there’s achievements for playing it in Horde.

  • flatliner718

    @Xcell Miguel : thats all i needed to know i’ll definitely be downloading this to play with some friends online.

  • UNSCleric

    No thanks.

  • Herblaw

    Big whoop.

  • Anonymous

    pass games dead to me.

  • A Place for Us

    Why isn’t the update there to let us CHOOSE a mode to play? Currently it seems 50:50 and a lot of the time only one mode gets voted for. So, it’s hard to progress for some public match achievements. Let players choose what they want to play I say for a new update.

  • MrMFloyd

    This week on Arcade…………?

    You forgot to announce it yesterday as promised. And last week too. Be nice if you kept your word for once Major Nelson. All you’ve announced for the Days of Arcade promo so far is the EA/hasbro ripoff. Nice going!

  • DeathKnight24RU

    Not available in Germany or Japan… Russia too…

  • cube rubic

    very baad – i can not download, though registered in the USA..(

  • PiNkEyE69

    MP is dead for me in Gears, I only really play it for Horde mode, so I doubt i’ll get these maps. I tried replaying MP after the update and i did not have an enjoyable experiance, I think it’s becuase i was a level 1 and it kept “matchmaking” (using this loosly) with people in their 20’s. After the 7th game of losing 5-0 I decided that maybe gears MP is not for me.

  • SToNeP2277

    In till they fix lag switching im not getting them Maps.hey major next time you talk to Cliff Bleszinski ask him about hows he going to fix lag switching Please.

  • Lil Miss Death

    Im In Holland And It Says i Cant Get The Map Pack ????

  • demazin

    Aussie xbox, Aussie xblive account paid with Aussie credit card.
    Living in Japan. Can’t download it. *THUMBS UP*

  • Malrinth

    What? No price drop for the Combustible Map Pack to coincide with Snowblind? I guess I’ll wait on that new Fable 2 content I heard about or the Final Fantasy IV sequel to come out on arcade.

  • mmm buddah

    Bought my xbox in the united states, have an american account, am american, and live in germany, and i cannot get the map packs, i know major nelson has something to do with xbox, and there are MILLIONS of americans living in germany, are we just supposed to accept that we were SOMEHOW able to download the unavailable combustible and flashback maps, but we cant download the new maps, EXCLUDING US FROM PLAYING WITH ANY OF OUR FRIENDS!? what is going on!

  • FreelanceClown

    Dude somebody better check this out cause its pissing me off!!!
    “Item not available in current location” WTF im registered in the UK!!!
    How come my next door neighbour has it and i cant…..very poor microsoft
    Better sort this out pronto!!!!

  • mmm buddah

    I really doubt we are going to get a response….

  • Lil Miss Death

    this is stupid ive payed sooooooo much money into my 360 to microsoft and epic and now im not aloud to buy a map pack which i got ms points for last week what the hell

  • Anonymous

    Hi Major I’m surprised you forgot to speak about the Midnight Club LA DLC finally released last friday.
    That’s certainly because of the R* lack of communication.
    Nothing about the 2 car packs removed 10 min after they appeared on the MarketPlace

  • mmm buddah

    I really do not understand why the first two were accessible, and with these it’s just like, sorry, you can’t have these, everyone else in the world can, but you can’t. thanks, thanks a lot.

  • theuglyteradon

    I was really hoping for a freebie somewhere down the road from the release of this game. I’ll probably download this later as I’ve not been playing it as much as of late.

  • cube rubic

    we have offended against you,Major

  • Protonus

    There really should be a filter for comments, to filter out comments from countries other then US. Those of you that wish to see constant bitching about restrictions your countries place on things exported from here, can set the filter to all. Those of us that want to read comments that are useful, can set it to US only.

  • bourkey222


    At the start it was very bad,they have fixed it and it works fine,I`m enjoying it. That must have just been one laggy match you had and that happens in all multiplayer games. Please stop moaning

  • Lil Miss Death

    wow Protonus that was very helpfull what a nice guy u are

  • AndySolo

    Gears 2 could of been a great game……..

  • Doh Ray Egon

    @Lil Miss Death: What? He’s right. People from outside the US are CONSTANTLY bitching here about not getting things. It’s not Microsoft’s fault or Major Nelson’s that YOUR country’s copyright laws and what not cause these problems for you guys. And yet you come here all the time to complain to people who have nothing to do with stuff coming late to you.

  • Lil Miss Death

    well there has never been a prob b4 and i pay the same as you usa folk so why cant we moan for getting the same as you

  • Fileman44

    Gears 2 was so disappointing. I am done with these studios that release untested, bug filled games. I absolutely refuse to give this studio more money. Rather than releasing a junk game and patching it later why not test it first and release something that actually works. Games like Halo and Call of Duty worked just fine out of the box, they deserve my business. Epic does not.

  • Doh Ray Egon

    @Lil Miss Death: Again…because WE AREN’T THE ONES RESPONSIBLE. Go bitch to your governments or whoever controls distribution laws in your part of the world.

  • Lil Miss Death

    funny thing is i was not asking you , it was a post to help others not to bitch about it so keep you comments to yourself

  • Doh Ray Egon

    @Lil Miss Death: Something even funnier…I don’t need you to ask me. And also I’d like to know how your posts help anyone. And why should I keep my comments to myself when you can’t keep your complaints to yourself?

  • CoatedTrout

    @ Pinkeye.

    The XP rank is not representative of skill.

    You are still matched by your trueskill rank, but these are now invisible.

  • IconicSoulJA

    Waste of money! No thanks! Fix the bugs and lag first!

  • Lil Miss Death

    because when you post u may get a reply hence an anwser hence help for all that have the same prob

  • mmm buddah

    @Doh Ray Egon

    I got the first two map packs no problem, the game is not illegal in Germany, but the problem is that Microsoft chose not to provide any commercial support in Germany, same with Japan, so we can get the game, and the old downloads, we just had to look in the bowels of the marketplace, but all of a sudden now, we cannot get this map pack, it is perfectly reasonable to wonder why, when major nelson works for microsoft…if you know of some blog of Bill Gates that talks about Gears of War 2, or maybe the creator of Gears 2’s blog, let me know. Until then, keep your hormonal outbursts to a minimum please.

  • Warrengonline

    Such harsh words.

    Myself, most of my friends and their buddies (check my friends list) and you’ll see we ALL play NOTHING but The Horde with each other – with an occasional WingMan. Multiplayer is cool when you get in, but if you want to get your fix fast, good luck outside of inviting friends in to fill the slots. I’ll be downloading these maps hopefully before 7 p.m. EST. (Note to self: Next time put in your MS Points Code BEFORE going to work.)


    No thanks,I won’t be wasting my money on these maps like i did with combustible.I’m saving my money to buy the halo3 and COD world at war maps.Multiplayer is fun and usually enjoyable on those games.

    To many unbalanced teams still, even after the last update on Gears of War2,what a joke!

  • Armor Biff

    I can’t download the maps either. I have a Swedish Xbox Live account and I’m living in Ireland now. I was able to download the Flashback and Combustible map packs just fine, and even the Snowblind map pack video! What could be the problem here ? Doesn’t Microsoft want my money ?

  • oO MG81 Oo

    If they do that then I hope they add a filter for a$$hats. That way I wont have to read anymore comments from people like you.

    Gears2 MP is too broken for me to spend any amount of money on new maps. Even after TU3 released it’s no better. I’ll hold out for Gears 3.

  • Doh Ray Egon

    @mmm buddah: You don’t even know if what you’re saying is true. You don’t even know if this is something that is MS’s fault. You’re just assuming things. Perhaps YOU should “keep your hormonal outbursts to a minimum.”

  • Monhegan

    I played the heck out of Gears 1 MP, but couldn’t get into Gears 2 MP (except, or course, Horde mode). Since the last title update, MP is no longer “broken”. I’ve been enjoying all modes with little to no problems. To those who are partial to Gears and haven’t played in a while, give it another try. Good times await…