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GearsWeekend: Blades and ‘Nades KOTH Event

Gears of War 3 KOTHAre you ready for Blades and ‘Nades KOTH? No you won’t be skating around Old Town on your ice skates, you’ll be charging with your Retro Lancer and tossing your Frag Grenades into the ring. The Snub will be replaced by the Gorgon for some close up action. In your loadout, you will have the Retro Lancer and the Gorgon and all grenade pickups will be replaced with Frag Grenades. This is certain to be one explosive playlist! Don’t forget, we’ve added a visual indicator pointing out the next ring in Title Update 2 released earlier this week.

As always, please leave your feedback about our “Blades and ‘Nades KOTH” event in the comments or this weekend on twitter using the #GearsWeekend hashtags.  Knowing which #GearsWeekend events you like will help decide which ones to bring back or how to improve the events.

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    • Gabe Gargano

      Cant wait for this! I enjoy how you have weekend playlists with custom games, it makes the game a lot more fun!

    • Gabe Gargano

      Cant wait for this! I enjoy how you have weekend playlists with custom games, it makes the game a lot more fun!

    • LimeBunneh

      Everyone will go boom

    • LimeBunneh

      Everyone will go boom

    • LimeBunneh

      Everyone will go boom

    • http://twitter.com/IsNotNull is not null

      Now that sounds like a lot of fun!  Can’t wait to play!

    • http://twitter.com/IsNotNull is not null

      Now that sounds like a lot of fun!  Can’t wait to play!

    • TAUfanatic

      looks fun but I might not be able to play, my internet has been acting up yesterday and it still is today
      hopefully it’ll work later, and I can play some blades and ‘nades

    • TAUfanatic

      looks fun but I might not be able to play, my internet has been acting up yesterday and it still is today
      hopefully it’ll work later, and I can play some blades and ‘nades

    • Hcdoom3

      first

      • http://twitter.com/Charlie_Wahl Charlie Wahl

        Something tells me you missed it.  Just by a bit.

    • Hcdoom3

      first

    • Hcdoom3

      first

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RWBYPEUNMT6GLYPO57N4KASGWI JohnM

      Get er Done

    • Azn_asa

      is that an event that can give us the golden gear?

    • XO MEGADETH OX

      this looks fun but the retro is such a noobs weopon

      • Rssza

        noob weapon? jeezz, go play with your gnasher-fag weapon

        • Jerooney

          Thats why gamebattles wants you to use gnasher and lancer but you probably have no skill when your play with your sawed off retro lancer

          • Rssza

            I can kill u with your fine lancer, gnasher, retro, sawed, bow… it doesnt matter

          • Sarendrei

            does it make me a noob if i tag your ass with a grenade?

      • Jim Tuna

        It’s the hardest rifle to use dumbass

      • mybulletsyourface

        A noobs weapon are you for real? Man some people are screwed up in the head with this noob stuff. If it’s in the game use it  so stop  bitching like a bitch .

        • Jerooney

          Its a noob weapon gnasher and lancer oldschool

          • CPLEfrain

            like i told somebody above you i got a solution for you bro take out gears of war 3 from your xbox 360 and put in gears of war 2 Problem solved.

          • CPLEfrain

            like i told somebody above you i got a solution for you bro take out gears of war 3 from your xbox 360 and put in gears of war 2 Problem solved.

      • CPLEfrain

        I could tell you think get alot of kills for this event i had no problem using the retro because i use both the lancer and retro The people who refused to use the retro just because they call it a “Noob” weapon  from the start of the game only ended up hurting themselves  because you aren’t use to using it at all. This is how i personally feel i dont have anything against nobody but if you really hate the retro lancer and sawed off shotgun that much here is a simple solution for you take out gears of war 3 from your xbox 360  and put in gears of war 2 problem solved stop living in the past dudes  you guys are trying to make gears 3 like gears 2 whats the point in that?

      • CPLEfrain

        I could tell you think get alot of kills for this event i had no problem using the retro because i use both the lancer and retro The people who refused to use the retro just because they call it a “Noob” weapon  from the start of the game only ended up hurting themselves  because you aren’t use to using it at all. This is how i personally feel i dont have anything against nobody but if you really hate the retro lancer and sawed off shotgun that much here is a simple solution for you take out gears of war 3 from your xbox 360  and put in gears of war 2 problem solved stop living in the past dudes  you guys are trying to make gears 3 like gears 2 whats the point in that?

    • ApatheticOne (the original)

      Lame.

      • jason

        your lame you fuck

        • Jim Tuna

          It’s spelled (You’re) you dumbass hick

        • ApatheticOne (the original)

          ”Your” or ”You’re”?

    • MFF Bungle

      chance to get the Ole ribbon?! :o)

      • Anonymous

        That’s what I’m thinking…

      • kray

        whats the ole ribbon anybody know

        • Crasher339

          Frag Tag a Retro charging enemy

          • http://twitter.com/Meiyer89 Andrew Johnston

            just says “grenade tag a retro charging opponent” as in any kind will do.

      • Anonymous

        Could be a great chance, I don’t have this ribbon so I’m going to try to get it!

    • https://twitter.com/#!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

      Looking forward to it.

    • guest

      Was thinking Cleaver.. Ah too bad haha. This still sounds like fun
       

    • Anonymous

      Hey! It’s awesome…Good Idea!!!

      ‘KOTH Players’ have been forgotten on weekend events .

    • Rule21us2003

      cant wait to play it

    • kothkilla

      adding the “next bubble” to KOTH….retarded. Let’s tell everyone where its going to be….instead of making people guess or spreadout or work as a team to beat the other team to it….noob beacon is what I shall call it.

      • Reevz

        Totally agree how fecking wank, this game and its shit weapons is killing what I spent the last two years looking forward to.  Just inexperience getting as many kills as experienced GOW2 Players!!! My patience is wearing thin with EPIC……..

    • kray

      whats the ole ribbon

    • http://twitter.com/senorxch1n Andrew Bauss

      The Ole ribbon is when you tag someone with a grenade while they’re charging at you with a retro lancer.

    • Anonymous

      Not a fan of next ring indicator. The element of surprise and resulting chaos adds to the beauty of KOTH. I saw the live pod cast (aka rodcast) and don’t agree with rod’s argument that it helps to reduce team domination. Last couple of days I have seen increase in team domination. Dominating teams pretty much abandon the ring in last 10 secs and move to the next ring as a team. Earlier, it was not possible as rings would appear randomly.

    • Jarrad

      Played it for 1 match, Got boring.

    • http://twitter.com/Robin_Gar Robin G

      Nice idea guys for the event, but seriously the indicator for the next ring sucks, that’s kill all the fun to guess where it will be !

    • Epyon66616

      estaria chido q hicieran un evento de boomers lansa pollos

    • Epyon66616

      no pudo eperar para los nuevos eventos

    • Meesta Ayy Jayy

      Retro is OP. Fuck that. Only scrubs use that.
      I’ll just use the gorgon :]

    • http://twitter.com/SpiffyAnthony Anthony Quinteros

      Hey Epic, how about a Classic Playlist, you know: Slightly closer camera angle like in GOW1, and nothing but the classic weapons.

      Basically Lancers (keeping the chainsaw duels), Gnashers, Hammerbursts, Pistols and Boltoks, Smoke and Frags, Boomshots, Longshots and occasional Torque Bow.

    • Cpcruz

      I love this playlist. Is there any cahance it can stay?

    • Anonymous

      Least fun event yet! No jabs just did not feel it. And why even give a ribbon when you cant see them in your stats and awards? I like getting new stuff just not being able to show them off stinks.

    • spooky226

      this sound good i shall try this, be a good change up from ACR xD

    • xlvl99kiitenz

      Sounds good to me, I love just love poking people with my knife :3

    • Rogerprice1

      We need a cleaver weekend

    • SNYPE

      bring back guarding for the weekend…and only give the leader the snub pistol…now you can call it guarding…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josephq-Quinn/100002559477658 Josephq Quinn

      nice

    • SLOCKHART27

      Can u guys at Epic please add more locust characters to multiplayer?

      • Anonymous

        Scourge  RAAM  and Cyclops please..

    • http://gearsofwar3beastmode.blogspot.com Epic Sauce

      Blades And Nades is horrid, why didn’t you put frags as a starting weapon?

    • http://gearsofwar3beastmode.blogspot.com Epic Sauce

      Blades And Nades is horrid, why didn’t you put frags as a starting weapon?

    • Alzfunky

      I played but got no ribbon or Increase in the events medal stats :-( still at 7

    • Smashbuddie

      I thought it was a great idea, finally doing an event that wasn’t TDM based

    • Wiffy

      Played a few games. Absolutely loved it. Previously my fave was Torque Bow Tag, but this takes the cake.

      -Let’s the Gorgon have it’s moment in the sun.

      -The risk/reward of retro charging into the ring is a lot of fun 

      -Rewards smart, intelligent, tactical play. A good reminder that aiming and getting headshots are not the only valid skills. Gives those other skills ‘situational awareness’ etc a chance to shine. 

      -The Gorgon is the best sounding gun in the game.

    • Noone

      The retarded bickering and crying in forums and in game is the reason I bought halo ce, never been a big fan but now its grown on me atleast halo mp is peaceful no complaining

      • Noone

        Roadie run tag will get you a grenade hug from me

    • Drawmaster12

      they could have just called this gametime “no shotguns” and it be the same thing, i dont see a big difference between this gametime and any other

    • Sam62

      Does anyone realize that the rings are not randomly moved? They are a set pattern…

    • http://twitter.com/Meiyer89 Andrew Johnston

      nice, can’t miss out on this one. Been on AC:R for all this week almost.

    • Luisfon93

      oigan noce porque pero en los otros eventos si me los contaron aunque use un perfil baneado pero en este no me dejo saben por que

    • xXmIKeCGOxX

      ¿cual sera el próximo evento?

    • Undergroundx_666

      i want to map pack list !!!!!
      i never play the new maps in multiplayer

    • Anonymous

      whats next…..Samurai weekend “Cleavers”  rofl

    • Anonymous

      This event was a let down. All the weapons spawns should have frags, it would have made capturing the ‘hill’ more interesting. The Torque Bow Tag and One Shot, One Kill events have been the best so far. Please run these events again or do the pyro event with scorchers and flame grenades. *i can’t pronounce the name of those nades*

    • http://twitter.com/Shadowmen19 Shadowmen #19

      That was the most fun I ever had I like using the gorgon pistol and other weapons when this event gonna happen again.

    • Sinky2212

      Just got a chance to comment on ‘Nades n Frags’ this was DAMN FUN!!!! Got to say that I was not excited about it when I first read about it. But was supprized and HAD ON HELLA GOOD TIME!!!