Gears of War 3 | King of the Hill ‘Thanksgibbing’ Event this Weekend

This coming weekend sees Gears of War 3 celebrate US Thanksgiving with the release of the ‘Versus Booster Map Pack’ and the quite necessary… ‘Cluckshot’.

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This coming Thanksgiving holiday weekend will feature the flying chicken in a King of the Hill “Thanksgibbing” event, which will go live Thursday 24 November at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US).  Shotguns will be replaced with a modified Boomshot – better known as the ‘Cluckshot’.  Boomshot pick-ups will also be replaced.

Coming this Thursday too, is the ‘Versus Booster Map Pack’.  After 12:00 PM EST (US) on Thursday, you will need to have the pack installed to play on all public playlists. You can either download from the Xbox Live Marketplace or do so when prompted on joining a playlist.  And remember – it’s free.

The “Versus Booster Map Pack” will feature five explosive maps available in public matchmaking playlists – two favorite maps from “Gears 1,” Bullet Marsh and Clocktower, as well as Azura, Rustlung and Blood Drive from the “Horde Command Pack.”

While the “Versus Booster Map Pack” will unlock five new multiplayer battlegrounds for public matchmaking, those who purchase the “Horde Command Pack” (or access it through the “Gears of War 3” Season Pass) will still have exclusive access to the pack’s Horde fortification upgrades, new playable characters like Bernie Mataki, Big Rig Dizzy and the Onyx Guard, as well as the Team Plasma and Jungle Camo weapon skins.  Remember, the only way to play Horde, Beast, or a privately hosted game on Azura, Rustlung, and Blood Drive will be to purchase the Horde Command Pack.