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Gears of War: Judgment gets a Limited Time Multiplayer Map and Execution Mode courtesy of MAXIM

Starting today, begin the executions courtesy of MAXIM and Epic Games with the first game add-on for “Gears of War: Judgment.” The DLC includes the return of the wildly popular multiplayer mode Execution and a new multiplayer map called Haven, which will be free for a limited time only.

In Execution mode, the objective of each team is to kill all members of the enemy team before the time limit runs out. The catch? Unless hit with a one-shot kill weapon like the Booshka, players go into a “Down But Not Out” state and will revive at the end of the bleed-out timer instead of dying. To finish the job, perform an Execution on a downed enemy.

In addition to the new mode and map, special playlists for both Haven and Execution will be available for Gearheads, offering 200% XP boosts for a limited time (VIP pass holders will receive 300% XP boosts in the VIP playlist).

PLEASE NOTE: You must download the DLC pack directly from the game’s title menu or the Xbox 360 dashboard. You can also add it to your download queue with this link via (Thanks @McCarron)The dialogue box prompting you to download the pack in the matchmaking menu is not functioning properly and will be fixed as soon as possible.

In addition to the DLC, the first title update will be going live today as well. Additional details can be found on Epic’s forum.