Free Xbox Live Gears of War download of 4 online maps (previously £8.50) from 03/09/2007 - HotUKDeals
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The maps were previously £8.50 to download for the 4 maps but as of tomorrow (03/09/2007) this will be completely free to download directly through Xbox live Marketplace, so make sure you download it if you haven't already got it.

The Gears of War Hidden Fronts map pack, a collection of four add-on multiplayer areas for the Xbox 360 shooter, will be available for free beginning Sept. 3, Microsoft announced Friday.

The map pack was released as a paid download on May 3 and includes Bullet Marsh, a Kryll-infested swamp; Garden, a crumbling conservatory; Process, an underground factory; and Subway, a bombed-out commuter hub.

According to Microsoft, Gears is still the most popular game on Xbox Live, pulling in the highest number of unique players among all games on the system in August.

Hope that helps. :)
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#1
nice one, my hubby will be chuffed!!!! many thanks x
#2
Nice one!!!

More info here............. http://gamerscoreblog.com/team/archive/2007/08/31/553018.aspx

Beginning Monday, the Hidden Fronts Map Pack will join the Annex gametype and Multiplayer Map Pack 1 as another piece of free downloadable content for Gears of War.
#3
Looks like it's time to get gears back out.
#4
I bought these when they first came out and still think they're fantastic even now. Getting them for free is a great deal.

While i'm not a fan of how Bullet Marsh plays (one chokepoint, no real reason to ever take the lower pathway), it looks absolutely breathtaking. Subway is one of the best maps in the entire game and has a fun, completely asymetric layout. Process overdoes the bloom lighting but is fun and fast-paced. Garden is interesting, even if the 'gas chambers' are kind of underused.

They all work really well in the newer Annex game mode though - far more so than the majority of the original maps.
#5
nice one, a reason to start playing gears again
#6
Pity it wasn't free from the beginning like the developers wanted. MS forced them into making you pay for it (same as Geometry Wars, whose devs wanted to be FREE). Because of this it is unlikely we will get the next map pack (making it a PC only exclusive) :-( :x :-( :x
#7
Woooo

Thank you :)
#8
Thanks very much for that!!
#9
nice one, play GoW with my clan :D
#10
Nice I have been waiting for these!
#11
any idea when the supposed new weapons are due out?
#12
Its good, bout time they became free...the amount of people that don't have them means the rooms fill up less quickly when hosting.

The Graw 2 map packs becoming free were a better deal though in my opinion....Bout 15 maps in the space of two days....fantastic :thumbsup:
#13
robpears
any idea when the supposed new weapons are due out?


There's been rumours of new weapons for several months but they've left it really late now, as Halo 3 will be released very soon and there won't be as many people playing Gears once that's released.
#14
Pisses me off, I bought these and now they are free. Also bought the extra maps pack for bloody RAinbow Six Vegas. I want my points back... :(
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lynothehammer
Pisses me off, I bought these and now they are free. Also bought the extra maps pack for bloody RAinbow Six Vegas. I want my points back... :(


To be honest, it was a known fact that the maps would eventually become free after a few months after the maps were made available but we've got 2 xbox 360's, so i didn't see the point in spending £17 to get the same maps twice, so we bought one set, so we don't miss out and i would get my maps for free later on.

If you ask people on xbox live, they're normally in the know but some of it does get mixed up with rumours and suddenly it becomes a known fact everywhere but without any form of proof.

The maps were actually delayed at first, as there was a bit of a rift between the developers and Microsoft, as the developers wanted to offer it to everyone for free of charge, so everyone that bought the game can benefit, whereas Microsoft wanted to charge for this service, as no one works for free and Microsoft are in desperate need to acquire as much of the £100's of millions they've lost so far since they entered the console wars but they have long term plans to claw it all back once they've created a strong userbase/brand.

Eventually, the developers reluctantly caved in and let Microsoft sell it on a temporary basis but let everyone know it would become free in 3 months, which wasn't the best thing, as that was scheduled around the release of Halo 3 (which has been slightly delayed). :)

When did you buy the maps anyway, please don't tell me you bought them yesterday? :p
#16
realfriendlyman


When did you buy the maps anyway, please don't tell me you bought them yesterday? :p



:giggle: how annoyed would you be
#17
remember theres already 2 map packs out for GRAW2 also.
#18
lynothehammer
Pisses me off, I bought these and now they are free. Also bought the extra maps pack for bloody RAinbow Six Vegas. I want my points back... :(


when did you buy them? yesterday? :p

Epic said that the maps would be free on sept 3rd. :thumbsup:
and that was back in april... when they first came out.
#19
do you think this will work from midnight? lol
#20
Nope, not free yet and its 2am :P
#21
Is it maybe going by U.S time or what?
#22
Beginning Monday, September 3 at 2:00 A.M. PDT
(which is 10am uk time i think)
#23
i play this game way to much tho:P time to put these maps on my map cycle :P
#24
downloading now thanks.
#25
How do I find them to download? Do I have to load the game up to download them? Where do I have to look in the Marketplace?

Thanks, can't see them anywhere!
#26
guycoombs
How do I find them to download? Do I have to load the game up to download them? Where do I have to look in the Marketplace?

Thanks, can't see them anywhere!


lol oh dear!
#27
Just downloaded, free now.
#28
guycoombs
How do I find them to download? Do I have to load the game up to download them? Where do I have to look in the Marketplace?

Thanks, can't see them anywhere!


n00b alert, n00b alert!!!!! :)
#29
Found it now, no thanks to you guys. Some of you may be aware that the new Elite has just come out, and there are going to be people new to the system like myself. And I thought this was a helpful site, oh well!
#30
guycoombs
Found it now, no thanks to you guys. Some of you may be aware that the new Elite has just come out, and there are going to be people new to the system like myself. And I thought this was a helpful site, oh well!


lol dont take it to heart some of them like to play about with people:P

its only a joke

just remember their names and when they dont know something that u do take the mick back :P

:D
#31
It was actually previously £6.80. Someone might wanna change that. Also why are they being posted in the hot deals section and not the freebies part.
#32
guycoombs
Found it now, no thanks to you guys. Some of you may be aware that the new Elite has just come out, and there are going to be people new to the system like myself. And I thought this was a helpful site, oh well!


As JT would say... "Cry me a river!"

EDIT: Helping yes... spoon feeding no!
#33
Took me a while to get this together this morning.
I forgot how I downloaded Raven Down and Old Bones

To download the new maps

Have GOW in your xbox

Sign into your Xbox live account

Go to GOW MAIN MENU (campaign,versus,achievements,options)

At the bottom of the screen select the blue x for DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT

Next, near the bottom of this list select "HIDDEN FRONTS" Multiplayer Map


Also make sure you have all 3 of the Multiplayer Map downloads

See you all there :thumbsup:

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