New Reach DLC in March, Gears 3 beta launches month after

Important Xbox news for all: both Halo: Reach and Gears of War 3 have some digital-dates laid down.

First up is Reach which is launching new DLC next month. As detailed earlier, The Defiant Map Pack has three new battlefields to play on: Condemned, Highlands and Unearthed. All three can be used on both Firefight and competitive modes.

The big Gears 3 news? Epic’s public beta for the shooter will be kicking off in mid-April. There will be a total of three maps to play on. Just which maps are included is up to you as they can be voted on on the game’s Facebook page. Remember you can access this beta by picking up the Epic Edition of Bulletstorm on 360, on top of other ways.