Gears of War 3 'Forces of Nature' DLC detailed

Gears of War 3 is finally preparing to release its final map pack, titled "Forces of Nature." The pack follows a theme of environments being ravaged by natural disasters and harsh weather, and includes three new maps with two familiar to long-time fans of the series. It will hit on March 27.

GameTrailers reports that the new maps are called Aftermath, Artillery, and Cove, while Jacinto and Raven Down make their return. Aftermath is a park after being hit by a tsunami, leaving debris and a ship strewn about. Artillery has intermittent lightning storms and a tornado kicks up dust that makes it hard to see. Cove similarly obscures your vision with a thick later of fog.

The remake maps, Jacinto and Raven Down, have added their own weather conditions. Jacinto has become overgrown and flooded with imulsion, and will periodically rain. Raven Down takes place in the middle of a heavy snowstorm, which reduces visibility.

The pack will also include four "Elemental Cleaver" weapons. As examples, the report cites the "snow cleaver" that can stun enemies, or the "emulsion cleaver" that bursts on impact and does burning damage to anyone nearby. Finally, the pack gives four new character models and five weapon skins that can be used from the start, plus two unlockable weapon skins.

Forces of Nature will be the final pack included for Season Pass owners. If you buy it individually, it will be $10 (800 MSP).