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Published on January 8th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Gears of War Maps Detailed – and Free

Here come the late holiday presents from Epic Games: Raven Down and Old Bones.

They’ll be your new Gears of War maps available for download over XBL soon…

  • Raven Down: A Raven Helicopter has gone down in the middle of a large scale battle with the omnipresent Locust Horde. Gears have taken out the Seeder and gamers join Delta Forces moving into the crash site from all angles to search for survivors.

Raven Down

  • Old Bones: In an attempt to eradicate any traces of human history and culture, the Locust Horde has emerged under Seras Capitaline Museums and has begun to destroy them brick by brick. Each gamers mission is to help the Delta Force recapture the museums before all remnants of humankinds existence are obliterated.

Old Bones

Additionally, the Discovery Channel will be giving away an unprecedented two million Microsoft Points for use on Xbox Live Marketplace. Gamers can visit to learn more about how they can qualify to win.

Also, an introductory video hosted by CliffyB will be available for download via Xbox Live Marketplace to coincide with the release of the map packs.

Keep in mind when visiting that the site won’t be up until January 13th, and rumor has it that it will only be up for two days. Knowing that, you’ll want to get in and register for the chance to win the 2,000,000 MS Points as early as possible!

About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

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