March 27th 2012 6:00 am PT

Gears 3: Forces of Nature Map Pack

Content: Forces of Nature Map Pack
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: If you own Gears of War 3 Season Pass DO NOT purchase this content here as you will be charged again. This pack adds five new multiplayer maps, each featuring unique weather conditions: Aftermath (Flooding City), Artillery (Tornado), Cover (Fog), Jacinto (Rainstorm and Imulsion), and Raven Down (Snowstorm). Also included are 250 Achievement Points and four new multiplayer characters; the Savage Hunter, and new variants of Commando Dom, Mechanic Baird, and the Savage Grenadier Elite.

Purchase this game add-on and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

You’ll need a copy of Gears of War 3 to use this content

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

  • Randy Ramsgate

    gonna download this soon  i have no doubt the maps will be great.    if this is the end of the season pass content i wonder if there will be any more dlc for gear 3.  if so thats cool , i guess ill just buy them.  gonna go now and get me some mw3 double xp!!!!

  • Sam Taylor

    I said this last pack and it didn’t happen, but I really need to get back into this game.

    • Randy Ramsgate

      it couldnt have ended last pack cause the season pass was for 4 dlc and forces of nature is the 4th dlc     i know this aint bout gears but damn i cant wait to play trials evo.  so many games , not enough time.

      • Kairu

        I think he meant he wanted to get back into Gears when the previous DLC was released but, he didn’t.

  • Colin Frank

    Still think dlc is far too expensive and xbox live lacks enough special offer deals. 

    • Randy Ramsgate

      true , some dlc is expensive but most of the time it IS completely different content and the option to buy is always yours. example….. i want the gears 3 full weapon skin collection but i think its too much ,  its even been on sale and i still didnt buy it, but if it were to go even cheaper i probably would buy.    as for the dotw i dont have anything really good to say about them besides for the fact that most of the time they are terrible.       for the life of me i cannot see why at least 1 ( preferably 3 or 4) xbla titles are not offered for 50% off each week     and i also think that any xbla title released in 06, 07, 08 should all be put in arcade hits for half what they originally were.      also they should have little bonuses like say if you spend 20000 microsoft points on an account you get a little bonus, maybe 800 points free. myself i have around 100 full xbla titles and a bunch of dlc for lots of games, so i think ive probably spent around 130000 – 150000 points all up.  it would be nice to get a little bonus every now and then. not to mention 5 years of gold.   but still i gotta say GODDAMN I LOVE MY 360!!

      • Kairu

        “I want the gears 3 full weapon skin collection but i think its too much ,  its even been on sale and i still didnt buy it, but if it were to go even cheaper i probably would buy” So you’re willing to pay for content that’s locked on the disc you bought? You might aswell just bend over and let Epic have their way with you.

        • Nathaniel Frost

           missed the point completely

          • Kairu

            Really? He said he’d buy content that’s already on his disc if it where cheaper than what the sale was offering. But if you want to re-purchase what you already own, feel free and be a sheep.

          • Nathaniel Frost

             It just hurts you to think that not everyone shares the same opinion as you.

          • Kairu

            Nope that’s fine, everyone has their own opinions. But, it’s then affecting those of us who aren’t blind and know when we’re getting nickel and dime’d, as it encourages the publishers to carry on doing this.

          • John Segura

            And insulting people will totally get them to convert to your opinion, when in reality you are probably just poor. 

        • Martin Crownover

          I used to feel this way, but frankly, why does it matter if it’s already on the disc or not? If it’s not, you’re just going to download it. Does the fact that you also have to use time and bandwidth on it make it worth more to you?

          • Kairu

            I’m not going to sit here and explain all the reasons why this is wrong, I’ve done this several times prior to this blog post. If you want some decent explanations, then watch The mailbox or Eventstatus.

        • Randy Ramsgate

          omg   why r u whining like a little girl.   so what if the content is locked. gears 3 came with about 4 or 5 skins on launch.   the weapon skin collection has about 20 new skins.   THIS IS DLC. its extra apart from the norm.  you dont have to buy it like i said, but if u love the game and want more skins then someone may want to buy it.  i would probably buy the skin collection for 800 points.  sounds to me like you have been running around with the launch skins. good for you.   AND I DONT BEND OVER FOR EPIC, I BOW DOWN TO THEM. do u really expect the game to come with 25 skins on its own.   if cod games had extra skins for dlc i would want to buy them too.       if u think its to much or dont want it DONT BUY IT!!   this is a rule for all dlc.   Having said all this i do hope they release another 3 packs of dlc for gears 3… i can buy them all. btw i have been talking about the lancer collection only. 


    there is to much greed in the games industry these days

  • Anonymous

    Loving all the new maps and the changes to Jacinto make the map a lot more balanced. Guardian and Raven Down (now with snow!) are all still really great. Excellent pack. Artillery’s inclement weather is so cool!!!

  • Byyys

    So i was looking forward to downloading Gears of War 3 from GOD, when i saw the price of €70… totally changed my mind!!!! how cant microsoft get away with charging soo much, 6 months after the game was released, There is no package, shipping or any kind of transport costs invloved.
    it’s simply sitting on a server waiting to be downloaded… I dont think bandwidth is and issue for xbox.
    In game shops its not even 70euro to buy brand new; you can pick it up 2nd hand for about 25euro!

    Gears 1 & 2 is on sale at only €22.50 each… no discount for gears 3.

  • Kairu

    @google-aef272b5981ce392651943f9aeefa43e:disqus I can assure you, I am far from poor. I spend my money wisely, something that you obviously need a lesson in. I don’t see the value of buying disc locked content when you’ve ALREADY paid for it. You saying that though, makes me think A) you’re poor or B) you love some of that sweet sweet disc locked content. You sound like LK Kolz, the person who went round MN’s blog calling everyone poor, then he got found out and it turns out he’s a loner irl.

    • Nathaniel Frost

      Give it a rest, don’t buy the dlc, and lay off the sheep metaphors. Sheep are very noble animals, and tasty too.

  • Karl Cramer

    As much as I like Gears of War 3, I wish the DLC had been more campaign, like Raam’s Shadow, and less a collection of maps and character skins.