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Gears 2 map DLC to be packaged with game [update]


Update: GamePro just confirmed that this news is legit and five remade Gears multiplayer maps will be bundled with NEW copies of Gears 2. Click here for more information.

As if you haven't already been barraged by enough Gears of War 2 news today, we have an interesting downloadable content rumor for you to digest.

Posted over on the Evil Avatar forums is a supposed list of Gears of War 2 information gathered from the latest issue of GamePro magazine. According to Mr. forum poster and his GamePro mag, Gears 2 will ship with a redemption code that enables players to download five remade maps from the original Gears free of charge. The remade maps - Gridlock, Subway, Canals, Mansion, and Tyro Station - will be available to download off the XBLM day one of release, but ONLY to those who purchase a new copy of the game with the redemption code. We aren't exactly sure why Epic would do this other than to influence those who normally buy used to purchase a sealed copy.

Another GamePro magazine rumor is that all who attend Gears 2 midnight launch events will receive a redemption code to unlock an in-game gold plated Hammerburst. It and the Collector's Edition exclusive gold plated Lancer are also said to be unlockable in-game. Interesting, eh?

[Thanks, Jonathan H.]

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