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Published on March 7th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Gears of War: Possible DLC and Achievement Requirement Changes?

If you’ve played Gears of War along with any other Epic Games title, you’re probably used to ‘free’ being the operative word with their extra content. Could this tradition be coming to an end?

While 1UP didn’t say much, they mention EGM is claiming downloadable content for Gears of War is coming soon. While it wasn’t stated what type of DLC this might be exactly, one would hope for additional maps for use in multiplayer games. The other thing that they didn’t mention is the dreaded issue of having to pay. Will Epic give gamers more free DLC, or was the map pack released back in January the only free addition to Gears of War?

The second Gears of War related rumour concerns the online achievements of the game. According to this month’s EGM, Epic Games want to change the online achievements to remove the ranked games requirement. This would mean that you would be able to earn all the achievements in player matches with your friends.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I love Epic’s longstanding tradition of dishing out free content for it’s games. Hopefully that part stays a rumor.

As far as the achievements go, I think making the achievements available for player matches helps out those that aren’t the most hardcore gamers. Not to mention that for gamers new to Gears of War, ranked matches aren’t the easiest thing to get into! It can only make life a bit easier for those gamers who don’t live to be hardcore – but I can understand the anger that the hardcore gamers might feel that have already nabbed some of those hardcore achievements.

Any way it goes, of these two rumors, one is decent and the other has a mix of awesome and lame. We’ll see how time deals these out to us…

Gears DLC and achievement changes soon? [via Xboxic]

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