Epic Games has today launched the first title update for Gears of War 3 in anticipation of the upcoming launch. Having hit North American servers last night, the patch is now available to download throughout Europe also. However, a word of caution has been issued to those who managed to secure the game early: the title update may affect your currently saved progress.
The title update for Gears of War 3 is merely a compliance update, allowing players of the Gears of War 3 beta testing phase and gamers who pre-ordered the game to receive their in-game bonuses. It’s been suggested by Epic Games that the title update may erase your campaign progress if you were playing the game prior to the update. However, it’s only your most immediate progress – the latest checkpoint that you passed – that will be erased, as all your unlocks and chapter completions are stored alongside your Gamertag, enabling you to continue from the beginning of the chapter you had reached.
Gears of War 3 is set for release on 20th September 2011, exclusively on Xbox 360. You can read Electronic Theatre’s in-depth review right here, and be sure to stay with Electronic Theatre for all the latest updates on the game.