The second Gears of War: Judgment map pack DLC, Call to Arms, has been announced and will be available for Gears of War: Judgment Season Pass holders on Xbox Live from 23 April. It will release for regular, non-Season Pass holders on 30 April, priced 1000MSP (£8.57/€12/$12.50).
At a glance, the pack contains:
- 3 new multiplayer maps: Terminal, Blood Drive, Boneyard
- New multiplayer mode: Master At Arms
- 6 Armour and gun skins for customising characters and weapons
- 10 new Achievements worth 250 Gamerscore
Official descriptions of the multiplayer maps as follows, plus a couple screenshots of each:
The speed and ferocity of the Locust invasion took Halvo Bay completely by surprise. Residents scrambled to evacuate by every means possible, and COG forces were called in to maintain order as martial law was enforced. However, the Locust showed no mercy, and gave no quarter; they swept through train terminals like this one to take advantage of the close quarters and sheer number of defenceless humans trapped within its walls. Sometimes, COG forces could hold the line long enough for a final evacuation, but too many lost their lives in defence of the people and the land they loved.
As casualties started to mount, the staff at Halvo Memorial quickly began what would become the largest triage effort in the history of Sera. Their “Give Blood Today” campaign inspired a global blood drive in support of COG forces and wounded civilians. Sadly, Halvo fell quickly, and the hospital became a battlefront instead of a sanctuary. The seed of hope was planted, however, and government-run Memorial hospitals across the country mobilised to keep the effort alive until Jacinto Memorial was the last standing bastion of hope for the people of Sera.
The concept of traditional memorial services had to be suspended due to the constant stream and alarming volume of casualties as Sera fell victim to the Locust Horde. Memorial grounds quickly became boneyards. Unmarked holes became grave sites and mausoleums were filled with the nameless remains of the fallen, their skeletons piled into heaps. Tread lightly, you never know what, or who, you’re walking on, and one day you’re bound to join them.
The new Master At Arms mode tasks players with bagging a kill with each of the 20 different weapons in turn, melee and grenade tactics not allowed.