Unlockable Skins for Gears of War 3 Explained
Epic Games is well on track to turning the multiplayer component of Gears of War 3 into something closer to the game experience of Team Fortress 2: hats. Well, not really hats, but Epic is intent on making sure there will be lots of unlockable weapons and weapon skins as a reward for continual players. By completing objectives in previous Gears of War games, players will be able to bring new features to their multiplayer experience.
For example, the team is ready to announce some of these unlocks. For players with the gold hammerburst and the gold lancer from Gears 2, players can bring those weapons with them into the new game. Other features include a chrome-skinned hammerburst, which comes from getting to level 5 in Gears 2, or Legendary gear from achievements from the second game. There is a lot tying the three games together, and it seems Epic is very intent on rewarding the most dedicated of fans.
Source MTV Multiplayer