Today Microsoft announced that the Gears of War 3 Beta will begin in mid-April. The beta will feature 3 new game modes and 4 maps which you can vote on at the Gears of War fan page on facebook. The other interesting bit is you will be able to unlock a gold retro lancer by participating in the beta. While the details have not been ironed out on how you will earn the gun, it sounds like you will have to play a certain amount of matches and get a set amount of kills before it’s available to you. The mid-April start date is most likely for the early access of those who bought Bulletstorm. So get out there now and get your copy! Not only for the beta but Bulletstorm is actually a very fun game.