Map Builder gives you the power create, play, and share your own Gears experiences for the first time in Gears franchise history. At launch, Map Builder can be used to construct Escape Hives. Use a 2D top down blueprint view as a quick and easy way to construct a map whether you’re an experienced player or brand new to Gears.
To build a map, you use Tiles - pre-designed spaces that can be combined together to create a full map. Over 50 Tiles are available at launch with more to come.
Tiles have an associated cost and must be under the budget (shown in the top right) in order to be viable as a map. Construct a Safe Room to create a new Chapter or end your experience with an Exit tile to continue building your map beyond your budget.
After you’ve built your map, Map Builder gives you the chance to place loot (like weapons and ammo), enemies and a variety of other settings. You can share your map with the world once it has been validated.
For more information, check out our Map Builder video: