Gears of War 3 Beast Mode Rundown
with Rod Fergusson lead producer of GOW3
Beast Mode is a standalone part of Gears of War 3 that can be played by up to five players.
"The biggest change is that Beast is now played for time. The game's Horde Mode, which lets a batch of players team up against waves of beasts can be a four-hour survival marathon."" Anyone can get through Beast Mode's 12 levels, but how fast can you do it? Half an hour? Maybe just 16 minutes, if you're a ninja Epic Games tester?"
The most important thing to know about playing Beast Mode is that you start with only one minute left on the play clock. In one minute, the Hammer of Dawn will strike from above and kill everyone on your team. That would be bad. Thankfully, you gain time on the clock every time you kill an enemy or destroy an emplacement.
The humans are computer-controlled and act like they would as if they were playing Horde Mode 2.0 (Traps, turrets, etc...)
-Earn Money per kill
Money grants you a respawn or to become a higher tier "beast"
The waves get harder, of course, and climax with a level-12 onslaught from 10 members of the elite Onyx Guard and the head of the Gears military, Prescott.*********************
The Beasts!Tier 1
Wild Ticker 75$
Clear out spike fences and grenades
Think of him as a suicide bomber
Special: Scream to stun enemies (Strategies a plenty)
Wields retro lancer
Slow moving tank with a big ass knife
Gorgon pistol and smoke grenades
Can heal downed allies for money
Said to be hard to control and you are both the attacker(melee) and spotter for presumably AI rider.
Tank with shield Tier 3
Giant Serapede - 1350$
Attacks with pincer jaws
Weak spot on its tail
Burrow underground to heal
Shotgun and slowly replenish grenades
Boomer - $1500
Tank with boomshot Tier 4
Berserker - $5625
Partially black screen (they are somewhat blind so you know)
Ram through enemies
Armored version of the kantus, taking less damage and when rolling into enemies can possible stab
Shoot burrowing projectiles (Ticker Launcher?) although does not explode until an enemy is near.