Rev up that old Lancer, COG! Our Gears of War 3 Walkthrough gets you ready with info about new weapons, changes to Horde 2.0, the brand new Beast mode, and a video walkthrough.
Gears of War 3 features all new additions to the COG and Locust arsenal. Even some of the returning guns have improvements and changes that set them apart from the Gears 2 versions.
There are three different Rifles to select for your default loadout. The Lancer and Hammerburst make a return from Gears 2, while the Retro Lancer is brand new to part 3.
For Gears 3 you can now aim down the sights of the Hammerburst. This allows for even more long ranged accuracy and stability. Still, the Hammerburst isn't nearly as lethal as either Lancer, but it is great for when you want to secure a down and Execution.
The new Retro Lancer has a huge recoil and poor accuracy. It's best to use short controlled bursts of fire to maximize the Retro's strong damage. The Lancer is further equipped with a sharp bayonet that can be used to charge in and skewer enemies. Though the Retro Lancer charge is powerful, it isn't the only means of close damage: you can still wield it as a melee weapon and perform Executions.
Related to Rifles but not part of the default loadout is the tried and true Longshot. This sniper rifle has the same powerful force that can obliterate enemies with a well placed headshot. One slight disadvantage to the gun is that enemy targets will be given a very brief glint to warn them of possible headshots.
Close Range Weapons
For your default shotguns you have the selection of the popular Gnasher or the brand new Sawed-Off. The Gnasher is more or less the same, though it does seem a tad less powerful compared to its Gears 2 days. It might take an extra (or simply well placed) shot to mutilate your enemy.
The high powered Sawed-Off can instantly kill one or more enemies at very close range. However, this weapon is among the slowest weapon. If you miss or simply fail to kill all of your targets, get the hell out of there. Waiting to reload your Sawed-Off will simply leave you a bloody corpse.
The Scorcher can also be considered a CQC weapon, though you can't use it in your default loadout. The only true upgrade to the Gears 3 flamethrower is the added Execution.
In Gears of War 3 you can now find the Boomshot mounted on the Locust Multi-Turrets. Both the Boomshot and Torque Bow return, but the main attraction is the Digger.
This launcher will send out an underground burrowing creature that will leap out and explode when coming in contact with enemies. This is a great weapon for killing enemies behind cover (or forcing them out into the crossfire). It does have some drawbacks, such as being hard to aim while standing at a very different height than your target.
The Snub and Boltok work just like their Gears 2 builds (One being rather weak and fast, the other damn strong). The real change is the Gorgon. Unlike the Gears 2 Gorgon Pistol that only shot short bursts, the Gears 3 Gorgon is now a fully automatic Sub-machinegun. This upgrade makes the Gorgon almost into a bite sized Lancer and is great when paired with a Boom Shield or meaty hostage.
The biggest and strongest guns in the game. Holding on to these will slow you down, but are over all worth it. Returning to Gears 3 are the Mortar and Mulcher. The brutal Mulcher now has the added benefit of firing while moving, making it deadly even without cover.
The real treat is the new Oneshot. As the name implies, you simply amount, aim, and let loose a deadly shot that will destroy anything in its path. This is a seriously overpowered monster that can lay waste with a fast trigger finger.
Additionally the campaign features the Vulcan, a two manned minigun that hails down an absurd amount of bullets. However, the wielder cannot reload on their own, and requires a teammate to manually crank the ammo box. Get used to being daisy chained to your brothers in arms.
Last, you can now wield the Butcher's powerful Cleaver. Yes, it's not a gun, but it still has durability, meaning you have to handle it with care. The Cleaver's damage is brutal, taking out Drones in one hit, and can down boomers over its three hit combo. Unlike the other heavy weapons you can also run while armed with this mighty slap chop.
best game for ever i love dizzy ilove caracter plz buld gears of war 4 this game very beter of uncharted lets do this
Hey Vishant. It is definitely worth getting a 360 for GOW3. Also, dont forget Batman:Arkham City. =)
@nathace Hey, ya never know. They could pull a Halo and say how like your finishing the end with the 3 one, and then just make 20 more games
the silverback does NOT fire rockets in horde mode. That is a blatant lie by the writer Kurtis Seid. Shame on you Kurtis.
wow what a game and a story great end to the series im sad theres going to be nomore, ended on a high note
love this game first week since its been out and allready i have played it all the way through on casual to hardcore. and to the end phase of brothers to the end on insanity difficulty so far. just wish this game had some non exploitable cover points on the levels that have small battlefield area's and surrounded on all fronts. like this one
For the berzerkers, light it on fire with either the flamethrower, hammer of dawn, or flame grenades to weaken it, then tag grenades onto it, works wonders. ;)
Just beat the game. I can't believe that Epic actually managed to make Baird extremely likeable in Gears 3. I hated him in Gears 1 and 2, lol. Kudos to Epic for making an excellent game. Absolutely obliterated my expectations. Gears 3 is a heavy contender for GOTY. Yes you read that right, Gears of war and GOTY in the same sentence. Anyone who hasn't played this game yet, play it now. And you'll know what all this hype is about.
I love the game, almost done the campaign and it just rocks. I'll be hitting the multiplayer this weekend. Some games aren't worth the 59 dollar price tag, games like Gears 3 make 59 dollars look like a bargain!
For Lambent Berserker you have to shoot the glowing spot on it's chest.you make it run into a wall and it will turn around with it open.
Same here. Wasnt going to buy Gears 3, but my friend wanted to co-op so I figured what the hell. its amazing. The retro lancer is sooo hard to use, you need such small bursts or the recoil will kill you
For some reason i wasn't too excited for Gears 3. I had some credit on my Gamestop rewards card so I picked it up on a whim. HOLY MOLY!! Gears 3 is friggin outstanding!! What an awesome game. I'm still in Act 1 but my goodness this game oooozes coolness. Best looking console game to date. No doubt.
for the regular bersekers, use the flamethrowers that spawn for you. while a couple of people on your team flame it, the others shoot the crap out of it. for the lambent zerker i think you do the same thing but can also shoot the glowy spot on it's front.
It was not worth the $65. Apparently Microsoft no longer includes a manual with thier game releases unless you fork over an extra $30-$100 for the Ultimate or Epic Editions. I am into act 2 and the game has more cut scenes than Call of Duty Black Ops. Really, am I playing a game or watching a movie?
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