Microsoft and Epic have today released Fenix Rising, the third major game downloadable content (DLC) for 2011 shooter, Gears of War 3. Featuring five new multiplayer maps inspired by significant locales in the Gears of War 3 campaign, Fenix Rising also introduces four new character skins and a new system that allows players to rank up through level one hundred multiple times to unlock exclusive emblems and weapon skins.
With the purchase of the dlc, players who attain level one hundred will have a choice to “Re-up” for another tour of duty to showcase their valor and dedication as elite Gears of Warfans. Their experience and rank will be reset, but all other progression (including TrueSkill rating) will remain intact. Players can “Re-up” up to three times, earning a new rank icon colour each time: Bronze (default level one hundred), Red, Green and Gold. Each “Re-up” level after Bronze also awards the player an exclusive, custom weapon skin that cannot be obtained by any other means: Re-Up Plasma – Animated flowing plasma in gold, Re-Up Omen – Shiny, red Omen, Re-Up Electric – Animated, golden electric shocks. Fenix Rising also expands the multiplayer battlefield with an arsenal of maps across Versus Multiplayer, Horde and Beast Mode.
Players can obtain Fenix Rising and all the previously released dlc content for Gears of War 3, including RAAM’s Shadow and the Horde Command Pack, and secure access to one more upcoming game add-on by purchasing the Gears of War 3 Season Pass for 2400 Microsoft Points, a total discount of 33 percent. Alternatively, Fenix Rising can be purchased individually on Xbox LIVE for 800 Microsoft Points. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details about Gears of War 3.