Gears of War: Judgment's Haven DLC is available to download now for free on Xbox 360, courtesy of Maxim and Epic Games.

The DLC brings back the Execution game mode found in previous Gears of War titles and introduces new multiplayer map 'Haven'.

In Execution mode, the team's objective is to kill all members of the enemy team before the time limit runs out. It's essentially Gears' take on Team Deathmatch.

In addition to the new mode and map, special playlists for both Haven and Execution will be available, offering 200 per cent XP boosts for a limited time. VIP pass holders, meanwhile, will receive 300 per cent XP boosts.

Epic warns that you must download the DLC pack directly from the Xbox 360 dashboard or add it to your download queue via The dialogue box prompting you to download the pack in-game is not functioning properly and will be fixed as soon as possible.

The game's first title update has also gone live, including:

  • Various dedicated server improvements.
  • Players no longer get stuck in the main menu background after playing three random matches.
  • Locusts no longer spawn at the second E-Hole on the first wave of Island.
  • Players will no longer get stuck inside of a Boom Shield that has been planted by an enemy player.
  • Players will no longer able to look down the scope with a Markza while holding a Meat Shield.
  • If a Locust destroys an objective at the same time the timer runs out in OverRun using Mercy rules, the match will not end early.
  • Fix for exclamation points not disappearing after viewing an unlocked character.
  • While holding a Meat Shield you will only need to tap B to melee.
  • The Meat Shield will now drop if you switch to the snub.
  • The "Spray and Pray" ribbon can now be earned in the first round.
  • If the Boom Shield is disabled in weapon swap you will no longer see the icon in Tac-Com.
  • You will now earn the Team Savior ribbon for reviving three individual teammates in a single life.
  • Players can no longer chainsaw another player while holding the Boom Shield.
  • Improvements to the Hammer of Dawn targeting.
  • You will now see XP tallies between matches.

Source: Press release