Hurry up and get in on the special playlist added to Gears of War 3 call ‘Raven Down 24/7′ and it is Gnasher Shotguns only plus a special Snub Pistol getting you one shot to the head kills, but you only get ONE bullet. Instead of blood you get flowers flying around and EVERYONE gets a super cool top hat. You must have the new ‘Forces of Nature’ and you will also gain double XP here as well. Now many of you have played lots of Gears of War 3 and even Gears of War 2, but have you played Gears of War 1? I mean really played it… online… getting your first Seriously Achievement?
The reason I mention this is because I am personally a huge fan of the first Gears of War title, even though Epic was really just trying something new and did not have the complex mechanics as well as the support to update things like they do now. I played that game day and night, netting 30,000 kills in ranked matches, this was also before you were allowed to play ranked together (you would have to co0ordinate your friends to search for specific match settings to join).
Hardcore Gears of War players to MLG players played the slightly smaller ‘Raven Down’ 1st to 19, Execution with 5 second bleed out time (5 second bleed out was the unspoken rule of thumb in the first Gears in ‘Execution’). This gave players an opportunity to gone against each each without using any super weapons (frags only), only your gnasher shotgun. These first to 19 ‘Raven Down’ Execution Matches is where myself and other hardcore players climbed the leader-boards gains so many kills, so quickly with the small map as there is not many places to hide/camp. Some players did play Warzone but there was ALWAYS a 1st to 19 match on Raven Down going on in ranked when you searched. So now that you have been filled in, I believe that this is Epic Games paying homage to those original Gears of War Veterans.