Epic asks players to hold onto Gears 3 beta saves

Played a whole load of the Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta? Then keep hold of that save, developer Epic has urged.

If you played enough throughout the four-week beta then you’ll unlock both the golden Retro Lancer and Thrashball Cole skin, but you’ll need to have the data holding that progress handy come the game’s release. The beta itself can now be deleted, given that it’s offline. VideoGamer is reporting that a total 16 hours of play time is needed to unlock the gold plated Lancer.

Gears 3 launches on September 20 so hang onto that save.