Gears of War: Judgement will be getting two free pieces of downloadable content a few weeks after the game releases on March 19. First is a new map called Haven and then the Execution mode, both scheduled to release on April 2.
According to Maxim, who are sponsoring the free content, Haven is “formerly a tropical oasis, this ancient monastery in the Azura mountains is now a frozen wasteland, thanks to the tectonic shifts on Planet Sera. Featuring an asymmetrical circular layout, the map is a guaranteed blast – all paths lead back to the center, so no matter which route you take, you’re going to be embroiled in a fast-paced, hectic battle. ‘Nowhere is really safe,’ insists Lead Level Designer Jim Brown. ‘It makes for especially hectic Domination games because the rings are easy to access and difficult to defend.'”
“As well as the Haven map, we’re also deliriously happy about the brand new Maxim-sponsored Execution Mode. In Execution mode, the objective of each team is to kill all members of the enemy team before the time limit runs out. The catch? Unless hit with a one-shot kill weapon like the Booshka, players go into a “Down But Not Out” state and will revive at the end of the bleed-out timer instead of dying. To finish the job, perform an Execution on a downed enemy. This is the ultimate game mode for anyone who’s a fan of all those bone-snapping, head-stomping, Lancer-eviscerating coup de grâce moments (in other words, everybody). “
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