A while back, we'd detailed the new experience system that the latest Gears of War 3 DLC will be introducing. Well, the Fenix Rising add-on goes live today, so you can start your journey to 3x Gold icons in the new maps of Epic Games' threequel. Let's see how fast it'll take the first Gears players to max out on re-ups. [Fenix Rising Map Pack]
The downside to adding re-upping now is that anyone who already got to lvl.100 before the DLC will lose all the XP they attained after that first lvl.100. And for some of us, that was a LOT.
I did the math with the rank calculator provided on the Epic forums, and if I had gotten the chance to re-up immediately after I first achieved lvl.100, I'd be at lvl.67 now on my first re-up. The fact that I lost all of that as if it never existed is very, very disappointing.