April 18th 2011 9:54 am PT

Reminder: Download the Gears of War 3 beta today

If you have Bulletstorm Epic Edition, it’s now time to download the Gears of War 3 beta. It’s pretty simple. Pop the disc in and click on the Gears of War 3 MP Beta link on the menu. That will lead you straight to the download.

Don’t have a copy? Then you’ll be able to download it next week if you pre-ordered Gears of War 3 from a participating retailer.

You’ll have plenty of time to play, as the beta will run until May 15th.

It’s really simple to do, but just in case here is a video that shows you how.

Gears of War, Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    Already downloaded. Already played. And can say without doubt, highly impressed!

  • http://twitter.com/winrar7281 hiejsz

    All my friends are playing the beta I feel so left out :( Im considering buying a EE bulletstorm, would that allow me to play today. Tried for the past 3 days over 15 hours each day non stop on twitter trying to get a code :(

    • http://twitter.com/dynamicgrimking james ober

      yes

      • http://twitter.com/Und3rGrndKing Und3rGrndKing

        No it won’t, Epic Editions came with an online multiplayer code that also included the beta. Unless it’s a brand new copy you won’t get an used code.

  • http://www.tjmarsh.com TJ Marsh

    Major, what do you mean,

    Don’t have a copy? Then you’ll be able to download it next week.

    Does that mean for the public?

    • http://twitter.com/PhinniusPhizzle PhinniusPhizzles

      That means you can download it next week…IF you pre-ordered Gears of War 3 and got a Beta Code.

      • http://www.tjmarsh.com TJ Marsh

        i think what u say is in correct, as codes are already been used..people been playing and Bullet storm MP beta is today!

        • http://twitter.com/PhinniusPhizzle PhinniusPhizzles

          They have been giving away codes for a few days. A lot of them, actually. I know the BulletStorm EE started today and then the Pre-Order Beta starts on April 25th and lasts until May 15th. I may have missed something, though. They haven’t mentioned it on Twitter or anything. I could be wrong though :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=756503244 Emma Burton

    Ah Bulletstorm pays off again :) I loved that game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=756503244 Emma Burton

    only 487mb not too bad.

    • Anonymous

      Is that the size of the download from the BulletStorm link? I was a little confused since the “coming soon page” said to have 2GB available, but my VIP code download was only 800MB. 487 I could see, as the difference is most likely coded on the BStorm disc.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=756503244 Emma Burton

        must be as Bstorm then, mine said 487 and did seem to come down quick.

  • fsdsafd fdsfas

    Gears 3 looks very good for a console game. I hope Epic makes a pc version soon.

    • http://twitter.com/Bionic92 Bionic92

      Gears 2 never saw a PC release, so I doubt Gears 3 will.

  • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

    I updated the post so the pre-order step was clearer.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMAVF75KRFIEKVGUOBXYFD64NA Bama

    Just played it.If you like the other two games you should like this one, As for Me I didn’t and I don’t. They have made no new strides to make it better IMO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMAVF75KRFIEKVGUOBXYFD64NA Bama

    Just played it.If you like the other two games you should like this one, As for Me I didn’t and I don’t. They have made no new strides to make it better IMO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMAVF75KRFIEKVGUOBXYFD64NA Bama

    Just played it.If you like the other two games you should like this one, As for Me I didn’t and I don’t. They have made no new strides to make it better IMO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CMAVF75KRFIEKVGUOBXYFD64NA Bama

    Just played it.If you like the other two games you should like this one, As for Me I didn’t and I don’t. They have made no new strides to make it better IMO.

  • http://profiles.google.com/lpheadstrong Timmy Ahern

    I barely got through one match on Gears 1. Gears 2 online was awesome. This is better! Not a big online player but I had Bulletstorm. Agree with Evan! Highly impressed!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BUAK2WDOKG4DFJ2IL7Z7WSJ5JM Bastien

    update for when the Dasboard

  • http://www.facebook.com/rellus.gellor Russell Gorall

    Go out and buy a game to play a mulitplayer demo!

    • Anonymous

      What an ignorant statement

      • http://www.facebook.com/rellus.gellor Russell Gorall

        If you are buying all this “omg it’s a Beta” stuff you are making a lot of people a lot of money. And you are still just playing a demo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TriPham1982 Tri Pham

    Bulletstorm sucks. Just give us a GoW3 demo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rellus.gellor Russell Gorall

      Bulletstorm wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, still I only played it for ten minutes. I would like to play the demo everyone else is playing.

  • http://twitter.com/Azazel_Hellion3 Matthew McLean

    I’m confused. If I pre-order Gears of War 3 through Amazon do I still get the beta? I thought it was only a gamestop exclusive?

  • steguinness37

    can’t stand it.

 
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