Gears of War Free Hidden Front Map Pack now available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Gears of War

As previously reported, all Gears of War downloadable content would first cost users to download it, after which Epic would make it available afor free. In June this year, Epic had released a whole bunch of downloadable content for the popular 360 game. Now this very content will be available free of cost to all.

From September 3, 2007 onwards, the Hidden Fronts Map Pack will be available for download by all Xbox 360 gamers. This Hidden Fronts Map Pack will join the Annex game type and Multiplayer Map pack 1 as yet another free downloadable content for Gears of War.

In the Hidden Fronts Map Pack, Xbox 360 gamers can clash for control of four dynamic areas namely Bullet Marsh, Garden, Process and Subway.

  • Bullet Marsh: In this Kryll-infested swamp, an old generator still powers the area lights. A few stray bullets could easily knock out the generator, leaving combatants to fend for themselves against the Kryll.
  • Garden: This overgrown and crumbling conservatory still has a working fertilization and pesticide system. This system can pose a serious hazard to anyone who ventures into the greenhouse without first venting the air.
  • Process: Fight for control of this subterranean Imulsion processing plant, still active despite the cessation of the Pendulum wars.
  • Subway: Timgad ‘s Central Subway station used to serve as a central hub for commuters. Now the tunnels are crawling with Locust.
  • Another thing that’s great about this is that the Hidden Fronts Map Pack for Gears of War on the Xbox 360 will be available worldwide, and did we forget to mention that it’s free!

    All you PC gamers must be feeling a bit left out, but hang in there because come November 2007, Gears of War will be released on Windows Vista and XP PC platforms. Also, all you PC gamers get a bonus for not being able to play it all this while, as when the game launches on the PC platform, you’ll also get all-new content that we Xbox 360 gamers did not get! Included in this content are three new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer game type, Game Editor, five new campaign chapters and DirectX 10 support.