Gears of War 3 beta players can soon invite friends

If you have an Xbox 360 game console but haven't had a chance to play the current beta version of Epic Games' upcoming sci-fi shooter Gears of War 3, it's time to get friendly with someone who has been in the beta test. Destructoid reports that starting today Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta players who have played at least one multiplayer match will get one token that can be given to a friend. That token will give your buddy access to the beta test.

In fact up to five Gears of War 3 buddy tokens can be won by beta players. In addition to the default token another one can be obtained if you have already played over 20 hours in the current beta test. Yet another token can be obtained if you have played over 100 lifetime hours in any game in the Gears of War series. Another token is given out if you download and purchase the original Gears of War via the Xbox 360 console's Games on Demand service or if you purchase any downloadable content for the game or purchase an Xbox 360 Avatar with a Gears theme. Finally the fifth token is yours if you purchase a 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscription. Tokens can be earned until May 4th, and Microsoft will then email codes to be given away on May 8th.

The Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta started on April 18 and gives its participants a chance to test out some of the sci-fi shooter's many gameplay modes across four multiplayer maps. More info on the beta test can be seen on the game's official FAQ page. If you are not lucky enough to have a friend with a beta token you can still access the beta by pre-ordering Gears of War 3 or buying the Xbox 360 Epic Edition version of Bulletstorm. The full version of Gears of War 3 is currently scheduled to be released for the Xbox 360 on September 20.

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I'm in the beta as an Epic Edition owner of BulletStorm.

I've been playing non-stop since the beta started. I think it's a great game, perfect evolution of the series.

designgears said,
@John Callaham

Some of the info up there is wrong, here is the official email with the correct info.

http://i.imgur.com/9ESbU.gif

So this only counts if i already have Gears 3 or i get to play Gears 3 Beta if i have these requirements finished already?

Edit: I know I know, it's just that i'm anxious to get head shots like crazy right about now!

MrTwentyfour said,

So this only counts if i already have Gears 3 or i get to play Gears 3 Beta if i have these requirements finished already?

Edit: I know I know, it's just that i'm anxious to get head shots like crazy right about now!

depends, the play 20hr one is from today(may 1st) on, which is part of what he messed up in the article. You could probably still get the 100hrs on 1 and 2.

So, not many people are playing it (because it's sadly not fun), so they do this.
Please make the multiplayer better epic.

what said,
Got any actual feedback or are you just rubbish at the game?
Is one of those games, your good. Or your so bad (I'm so bad). I like games that are a bit more balanced (not perfectly balanced that's no fun).

Xerax said,
Is one of those games, your good. Or your so bad (I'm so bad). I like games that are a bit more balanced (not perfectly balanced that's no fun).

Every weapon has a counter weapon. If you don't adapt your strategy you will lose every time.

Snakehn said,
and so it starts the "gears 3 invitation" thread lol
can i get one by the way

Or see peoples on eBay start selling invitation codes..........

what said,
lol, it's just marketing.

oh, how cynical of you, +what. I am sure this is simply something Epic is doing purely out of the kindness of their heart. </sarcasm>