Mod Details:

This singleplayer mod is created to revive Gears and extend typical horde mode with new Ideas. Mod will be using content from GoW 2 And GoW 3 and Judgement. Mod Would Have 25 Waves but don't worry, they would be long, varied and full of action.


Playable Maps:
Security (GoW 2 map ported by theron)
Outpost (by theron)

Map Pack 01:
Avalanche(NastyNoodle Map)
Festung(CrayFish Map)
Forgotten(Trauma1337 Map)

Map Pack 02: Shadows & Hell
Firebridge (M3rl1n Map)
Fuel Depot
Old Bones

Map pack 03: No Hope For The Human Race
Seclusion (Hunter Peyron map)
The Spire (Hourences map)
Vendetta (ISMIK map)

Lambent Edition Maps:
Sanctum (theron Map)
Forsaken Dreams (bmbr1990 map)
Strife (bmbr1990 map)
Ravens Nest (custom map from Epic Games forums archives - author unknown)


  1. Lambent Veteran
  2. CowboyLocust(Gimp)
  4. Kantham
  5. quality1000
  6. theron
  7. XxXbObXxX

for what they did and how they helped me achieving my goals.

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0 comments by bmbr1990 on Jun 29th, 2014

This version bring a lot of new content, abilities and other stuff that you had occasion to see during development process. I know it is half year since last update, but I think it isn't wasted time for H.I.V.E. It's quite unfinished version but you will see it. I've made such decision to publish it with some bugs for one reason, I have less time for developing this mod, as only person which do it, progress drastically slowed down. There is a lot of bugs that I haven't occasion to fix. Now It's time to present what's new with Lambent Edition.

Main new feature is of course Lambent. They Appear at Wave 15 and are present to the last wave. You can encounter Lambent wretches, formers, drones and Drudges, Gunkers and Lambent Berzerker. They are exploding after death so be aware how close you are standing. Bigger Lambent Can kill you while dying. Alse there is a new Wave objective related to Lambent - Stalk Rise. When objective is active stalks rises from earth and spawn lambent creatures. You have to shoot pods to stop spawniong lambent and being able to damage stalk. When you kill stalk - you win. you loose if you run out of time. Last thing to mention is that Lambent and Locusts are enemies, so you can see they can fight each other.

Also you can play with new characters that made their apperance in other Gears Games. Since last update you can play as Sofia Hendriks, Alex Brand, Barrick and Alicia Valera. In next patch I'll Add Loomis and one more character. Also Locust team got some new soldiers. You can Encounter Mauler, Flamer, flame boomer, nemacysts and new Boss - Skorge*. With nemacyst there is a Wave objective related to them - Nema Rain. You have to survive attack of nemecyst, if you die you loose if you survive until timer is over, you win.

Also what this update will be without new weapons? Worthless. So you can burn out locust with Scorcher, Blow them out of cover with digger, slice them with cleaver, Poison them with Ink Grenade, and duel them with Chainsaws. You have to hit melee button fast to win chansaw duel.

Another feature that makes it another apperance in GoW PC are fortifications. You can build fortification between waves. You can place them anywhere you want, there aren't any fixed points on map to build them up. Wanna build a fort? Do it. place 5 sentries near you and make a circle out of razorwire. You need to take into account that placing fortificaton can be difficult. If you want to rotate fortification just hold fire and rotate mouse to rotate fortification. to place fortification press R.

Also you can play on new maps. Forsaken Dream and Strife are maps made by me so currently only playable version of those maps are for H.I.V.E. Another maps are Sanctum and Ravens Nest. Also you can play on old maps without redownloading them - all thanks to unrealscript. 

I got many messages about making video tutorial for installing H.I.V.E - so here is an occasion to make it and you can watch how to install H.I.V.E properly and enjoy it every minute you play.

Hope you gonna like new version - not counting evey bug and problem you encounter as something bad, if you can help me catch those bugs, I'll be able to fix them. And that is all for now, have a nice time killing horde of locusts and Lambent.

H.I.V.E Mode: Lambent Edition
H.I.V.E Mode: Lambent Edition

*Skorge is unfinished so if you see him not doing anything or just does not any damage to you- I know about it.

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H.I.V.E Mode: Lambent Edition

H.I.V.E Mode: Lambent Edition

Jun 28, 2014 Full Version 18 comments

Here is the latest version of H.I.V.E Mode for Gears of War PC. Since Last update a lot of content has changed so I had to update all files of mod. It's...

Map Pack 03: No Hope for the Human Race + Patch

Map Pack 03: No Hope for the Human Race + Patch

Nov 8, 2013 Full Version 4 comments

Third map pack for H.I.V.E Mode containing 3 playable maps + patch for overall gameplay. Maps: The Spire by Hourences, Seclusion by Hunter Peyron and...

H.I.V.E Map Pack 02: Shadows & Hell

H.I.V.E Map Pack 02: Shadows & Hell

Oct 3, 2013 Full Version 9 comments

Here is another Map Pack for H.I.V.E Mode including FireBridge by M3rl1n, Fuel Depot, Old Bones and Process. Installation Process is very similar as previous...

H.I.V.E Map Pack 01

H.I.V.E Map Pack 01

Sep 26, 2013 Full Version 2 comments

Here is H.I.V.E Map Pack 01 which will add new maps to H.I.V.E Beta Gears of War mod. Maps Included: Avalanche, Bullet Marsh, Festung Forgotten. Installation...



Sep 20, 2013 Full Version 16 comments

H.I.V.E Beta download for Gears of War - now hope it won't crash at start. If you follow the instructions, you should be able to run it without problems.

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Masternecron247 Feb 9 2014, 5:53pm says:

You going to be making dismembered limb details for the new characters? And are you going to be adding a load-out selection of some kind. I'd like to start off with a Retro.

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bmbr1990 Jan 31 2014, 5:07pm says:

Forum Clean up - Epic Gears of War forums will be archived in couple days - so you can use this forum.

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Malarrz Jan 29 2014, 10:44am says:

Is this playable on multiplayer LAN?

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bmbr1990 Jan 31 2014, 5:07pm replied:

No it's not.

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rasr666 Dec 5 2013, 2:41pm says:

hey guys, make sure vote for this mod

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darkelf1 Dec 21 2013, 8:03am replied:


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DooMaster84 Dec 9 2013, 5:39pm replied:

Claro que sí!! es el mejor / Sure! it's the best!!

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bmbr1990 Nov 8 2013, 5:40am says:

Description Updated - Map Pack 3 Released - link in description!!

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rasr666 Oct 23 2013, 12:57pm says:

will you fix that thing in the last wave(25)?, one thing could be fine is a ''thanks for playing'' and a menu with options return to map menu, return main menu, restart wave, restart map, or add an option to play an 26 crazynightmare last wave with all bosses(berserker, raam, myrrah) with 4 wave of reinforcements of 12 or 15 enemies, sounds nasty, and when you finish have that thanks message and those options, and if could be posible in the characters menu choose them with default weapons, I mean all characters from GoW1 with Lancer and Gnasher, and Characters of GoW3 instead of Gnashers, a Sawed-off and as a primary weapon combinations of Lancer, Hammerburst or Retro-lancer, for example Dominic GoW3 primary weapon: retro lancer, secondary: sawed-off, and those extra characters(Griffin, Tai, Onyx Guard), Torque Bow, Longshot and Boomshot, without secondary weapons, that could be more balanced, Iknow it too much, but, if any of these things could be posibly, would you considering add them?

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bmbr1990 Oct 23 2013, 1:08pm replied:

Haha, Indeed I've forgot to give some ending - that's my bad. But I have in plans some good things to make. For all your ideas, they are doable but very time consuming(maybe not crazednightmare wave but that thing with weapons is way to much of tweak for now). Still I have problems with one component I'm working on for patch. And then I wanted to take some break from modding to recharge batteries(not long but some :) ). Nice you brought your ideas here - I'm Happy cause you can sometimes bring me some fancy ideas ;)

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