Got some friends that want to get in on the Gears beta with you but don’t have access? In other words, do you have friends that are too cheap to dish out the $5 it takes to pre-order it at Gamestop? Then do we have news for you! A new mode is starting up on May 8th dubbed the “Never Fight Alone” stage. You get one token just for playing a match, and there are various other ways to earn additional tokens, all of which can be used to get a new buddy in on the experience. Game Informer has the details:
• Purchase any “Gears of War” content from Xbox LIVE Marketplace (including a “Gears of War” Game Add-on, a “Gears of War” Games on Demand title, or a “Gears of War” Avatar item)
• Play 20 or more hours of the “Gears of War 3” beta (any time already spent in the beta will count toward this challenge)
• Add a 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription to your existing account (purchased from retail or online)
• Play more than 100 hours of any “Gears of War” title, lifetime to date
There are quite a few ways to get your cheap and/or lazy friends in on the blood bath! Get to killing!