A downloadable content release for Epic Games' Gears of War 3, out September 20, is a foregone conclusion. Now though, Microsoft is offering super-fans a chance to pre-purchase a large chunk of it for a good value, thanks to the newly announced Season Pass.
Available the same day the game is released, the Gears of War 3 Season Pass entitles buyers to the game's first four DLC releases for 2400 MS Points, a 33 percent savings. The first DLC pack is arriving in November, with the other three rolling out "over the course of the next year."
All Season Pass buyers will also receive a bonus DLC pack, the Liquid Metal Weapon Set, which presumably allows you to paint your guns so that they look like a T-1000.
TL,DR version- The day the game launches, you can buy the pass, which in turn gets you the 4 packs as well as the Liquid metal weapon skin pack. The packs will launch sometime later and will be cheaper if bought using the pass, compared to individually
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These are the gun skins you unlock
* To clarify. You pay 2400msp for the season pass, which in turn allows you to download the 4 packs. The 33% saving amounts from buying them in bundle, as a one off payment, instead on individually.
Some users have been confused as to what you are getting
Thanks to exception360 for posting this
Source: https://twitter.com/#!/GearsViking/status/108303864775720960Season Pass is 4 DLCs. A mix of Campaign, MP and Horde/Beast. Season Pass just offers them up at a discounted price.
Source: https://twitter.com/#!/GearsViking/status/108304221903912960Season Pass is not a limited time deal.
Source: https://twitter.com/#!/GearsViking/s...04644857532418@GearsViking will there be an alternate way to unlock liquid metal skins?
no, Season Pass Exclusive.
Source: http://twitter.com/#!/therealcliffyb...81004692148225Season pass pre-buys 4 upcoming DLCs for G3 at a discount. Content will be more than just mp maps; expect more campaign. (not cut content)
Q: What is the Season Pass?
A: The season pass represents a 33 percent savings versus purchasing the add-ons individually, and also includes an exclusive Liquid Metal Weapon Set.Q: Where and when can I get the Season Pass?
A: The Season Pass will be available Sept. 20 for 2400 Microsoft points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace (the day the game comes out)Q: Do I have to pay anymore money for the packs after downloading the pass?
A:NoQ: Is the Liquid Metal Weapon Set exclusive to people who buy the pass?
A: YesQ: Is the Liquid Metal Weapon Set unlocked straight away, or is it included in 1 of the packs?
A: It is given straight away.Q:What does the Liquid Metal Weapon Set look like?
*This is a video of them being used
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRqMGFikpTwQ: Is The pass limited to a certain number of people?
A: NoQ:Will I have to buy the pass before a certain date?
A: NoQ: When will the packs be released?
A: The first pack will be released sometime in November. The other 3 will be released next year.Q: What will be in the packs?
A: All the main aspects of the game can be added to. (Campaign, Multiplayer, Horde and Beast mode.)