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Gears Weekend: Gamescom Recap, New XP Events and More!

Gears of War tickerAnother Gears Weekend (#GearsWeekend) is upon us and there is lots of fun and XP in store. Not only that, but to coincide with our “Ticker by the Boatload” event, one random commenter on this post will win a Gears of War 3 Wall Clock. Tick Tick Boom!

Also, see below to find out how you can win more prizes if you’re a fan on our Gears of War Facebook page. We’ll also have some extra XP for you and some ammo changes for the shotgun in Horde.

Gears of War 3 at Gamescom Act One PreviewHooligunn at Gamescom – Emergence Night

Liam Ashley, AKA Hooligunn will be wrapping up his time in Germany and sending us his Emergence Night roundup. Check out Liam’s Gears of War 3 Act One preview over at the GCON website. Liam promises that the preview is spoiler free. Emergence Night is a unique community event celebrating the official introduction of the Gears franchise to Germany. // Ein einzigartiges Event um die Veröffentlichung des Gears Franchises in Deutschland zu feiern.

If you’re lucky, you might even catch Liam streaming from Twitch TV, formerly Justin TV. http://www.twitch.tv/Gearscon
More info:

Gears of War 3 at GamescomTwitter: http://twitter.com/emergencenight (@Emergence Night)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=217721111608679
English Forum Post: http://forums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=810913
German Forum Post: http://forums.xbox.com/de-de/xbox_forum_fr_deutschland/f/50/p/53954/297876.aspx

Gears weekend XP Events

This weekend, we’ll be having “Tickers by the Boatload” in Horde as well as 32 rounds of shotgun ammo to take care of them! The following is our extra XP Schedule leading up to Gears of War 3 Launch.

8-19-2011 9:00 AM EST Through 8-22-2011 9:00 AM EST 5X
8-26-2011 9:00 AM EST Through 8-29-2011 9:00 AM EST 10X
9-2-2011 9:00 AM EST Through 9-5-2011 9:00 AM EST 15X
9-9-2011 9:00 AM EST Through 9-12-2011 9:00 AM EST 20X
9-16-2011 9:00 AM EST Through 9-19-2011 9:00 AM EST 25X

Weekend Warriors on FacebookGears Weekend Warriors on Facebook

For our fans on Facebook, you have an extra chance to win if you post your picture and let us know what you’re doing Gears related this weekend. Gears Weekend Warriors are highlighted each week in our main Facebook image and also receive a small prize pack. This week’s prize pack is a set of Gears 2 Gold Weapons codes and a Cole Plushie code.

We hope you enjoy your Gears Weekend. Remember that you can also follow the discussion via the #gearsweekend hashtag on Twitter. See you online!

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    • The Gingercon

      So now we get more xp and prizes to play gears. i though it was fun before now its just EPIC!

    • The Gingercon

      So now we get more xp and prizes to play gears. i though it was fun before now its just EPIC!

    • The Gingercon

      So now we get more xp and prizes to play gears. i though it was fun before now its just EPIC!

    • The Gingercon

      So now we get more xp and prizes to play gears. i though it was fun before now its just EPIC!

    • Anonymous

      Looking at the list of Achievements I still need in Gears and Gears 2. Time to get my #GearsWeekend started

    • Anonymous

      Looking at the list of Achievements I still need in Gears and Gears 2. Time to get my #GearsWeekend started

    • Tyler H-S

      Good stuff. hoping to capitalize on the xp events in the coming weekends to get my wings. 

    • Tyler H-S

      Good stuff. hoping to capitalize on the xp events in the coming weekends to get my wings. 

    • http://twitter.com/SlaveWolfy Rhiannan Stacey

      Going to be helping my friends get their wings this Gearsweekend ;P

    • http://twitter.com/SlaveWolfy Rhiannan Stacey

      Going to be helping my friends get their wings this Gearsweekend ;P

    • http://twitter.com/SlaveWolfy Rhiannan Stacey

      Going to be helping my friends get their wings this Gearsweekend ;P

    • http://twitter.com/SlaveWolfy Rhiannan Stacey

      Going to be helping my friends get their wings this Gearsweekend ;P

    • http://twitter.com/SlaveWolfy Rhiannan Stacey

      Going to be helping my friends get their wings this Gearsweekend ;P

    • Lopez_ricardo16

      GREAT GAME!
      Congrats on going Gold!

    • Abram Delgado

      Nice! more XP for me, it will help me to reach 100L

    • Abram Delgado

      Nice! more XP for me, it will help me to reach 100L

    • Abram Delgado

      Nice! more XP for me, it will help me to reach 100L

    • Pitalla

      The clock it’s ticking for Gears three!

    • Dlz125

      Can’t wait for this game!!

    • Dlz125

      Can’t wait for this game!!

    • Dlz125

      Can’t wait for this game!!

    • http://twitter.com/bigcountry6257 Ej sargent

      boat load of tickers oh yea baby

    • http://twitter.com/bigcountry6257 Ej sargent

      boat load of tickers oh yea baby

    • http://twitter.com/bigcountry6257 Ej sargent

      boat load of tickers oh yea baby

    • MathDebator

      Im preordering later w00t, i want that ticking ticker clock

    • Grumpy

      Ticker alarm clock pl0x?

    • Tehmoamisl

      Can not freaking wait.

    • Propcustomz

      I sure do need a wall clock for my home.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFMNMCISHS5YS3LYJEXKTFJVTQ Steven

      OMG i <3 gears of war!?! got all of my gears 2 acievements! and only 4 more to go on gears 1! :p (seriously, torgue bow, longshot and my revives… well it should be 3 really, i got 105 revives but still no achievement… its only 10G but thats not the point now is it? :p lol… oh'well… better keep on playin!?! ;)

    • Kevin1me

      Mmmmm more extra XP maybe ill actually get Veteran Gear in time for gears 3.. <3

    • Kevin1me

      Mmmmm more extra XP maybe ill actually get Veteran Gear in time for gears 3.. <3

    • http://twitter.com/Thornhill13 Mike Woodworth

      Nice to know there’s someone older than, 47, me that enjoys gaming. I might have a spot on my friends list Thornhill13. I play mainly horde and co-op. Pace

    • http://twitter.com/Thornhill13 Mike Woodworth

      Nice to know there’s someone older than, 47, me that enjoys gaming. I might have a spot on my friends list Thornhill13. I play mainly horde and co-op. Pace

    • http://twitter.com/Thornhill13 Mike Woodworth

      Nice to know there’s someone older than, 47, me that enjoys gaming. I might have a spot on my friends list Thornhill13. I play mainly horde and co-op. Pace

    • http://twitter.com/Thornhill13 Mike Woodworth

      Nice to know there’s someone older than, 47, me that enjoys gaming. I might have a spot on my friends list Thornhill13. I play mainly horde and co-op. Pace

    • http://twitter.com/Thornhill13 Mike Woodworth

      Nice to know there’s someone older than, 47, me that enjoys gaming. I might have a spot on my friends list Thornhill13. I play mainly horde and co-op. Pace

    • http://twitter.com/Thornhill13 Mike Woodworth

      Nice to know there’s someone older than, 47, me that enjoys gaming. I might have a spot on my friends list Thornhill13. I play mainly horde and co-op. Pace

    • http://twitter.com/Thornhill13 Mike Woodworth

      Nice to know there’s someone older than, 47, me that enjoys gaming. I might have a spot on my friends list Thornhill13. I play mainly horde and co-op. Pace

    • http://twitter.com/Thornhill13 Mike Woodworth

      Nice to know there’s someone older than, 47, me that enjoys gaming. I might have a spot on my friends list Thornhill13. I play mainly horde and co-op. Pace

    • http://twitter.com/Thornhill13 Mike Woodworth

      Nice to know there’s someone older than, 47, me that enjoys gaming. I might have a spot on my friends list Thornhill13. I play mainly horde and co-op. Pace

    • Drk_clwd

      Tickers are ugly and betsy dont like ugly.

    • TwiztedKarnage

      Tbh, I’m just commenting for the wall clock. <3

    • TwiztedKarnage

      Tbh, I’m just commenting for the wall clock. <3

    • TwiztedKarnage

      Tbh, I’m just commenting for the wall clock. <3

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XZPTUVNUA7HYG67NWYOFRLUQ3Y Mark Schult

      I need a delorean right now!

    • http://twitter.com/bdm105 brandon marr

      i cant find a game??

    • http://twitter.com/bdm105 brandon marr

      i cant find a game??

    • Byron hazeldon

      hi hahahaha

    • Skeitz269

      I’m looking for some people who want to play multiplayer with on xbox live my gt is HTCxPepperDEW looking forward to seeing u guys on the battle field

    • http://twitter.com/ChrisOtaku Christian

      The Epicness is rising within me. AAARRRRRGGGGGG.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BCAKMEQZAO6SDHP5DIHPSVXAHQ Brian

      I hope I can reach level 100 before Sept 20 >< Gold weapon skins. In the words of Archer  "RAAAMMMMPAAAGGGEEEEE" ^^

    • i was the gary

      Gears is the best game hands down have everything down to the hard back strategy guide pre ordered can’t wait….I’m 42 this month and glad to see some older gamers out there…my tag is..I was the Gary…..if ya wanna take on the horde

    • Andrew Jensen

      gears is something specail to me cuz i feel like im part of there crew.. when carmine dies i feel the hurt of the whole team cuz they lost a memeber of there delta.. to me Brothers to the end is something we all can relate to in real life becuase m friends.. are there for me untill the end.. thank you epic and everyone else who has somethign to do with gears of war keep playing and keep living.

    • will

      how gum its 2.5x in horde

    • will

      how gum its 2.5x in horde

    • Edval13

      the thrill returns

    • Hillari Maples

      Seeing the countdown timer at work just make it more exciting knowing that each second is closer to having my mind blown.

    • MzKiLLERbyXBOX

      Tick, tick BOOM! Love the #gearsweekend events! THX Guys!!!!!

    • Lord Sven76

      They say i’m too old at 35 to play. Love the coop and horde modes also.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW6YSIGZZYVYB5CJTOSRUNZFLU Jonas

      hey didi they lie to us or did someone drop the ball? cause there is no 5X xp happening! its 2.5X xp. am I the only one experiencing this blunder??!! they promised 5X and weve been giving half that. Is Epic like the government now or something, cant keep a simple promise? someone explain this crap to me

      • http://twitter.com/ReeceViLNLloyd Reece Lloyd

        I Know !

      • Zelldogg

        Normal XP used to only be 150 instead of 300 so im guessing they r using 150 to calculate it…?

    • Wipeoutpure

      Can someone tell me where do we post the facebook pics at?

    • lorowix

      waiting D-DAY SEP 20th Bring IT!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/Vashkey Ritchie

      I am one random commenter on this post?

    • http://twitter.com/Vashkey Ritchie

      I am one random commenter on this post?

    • Jedisi94

      hey how come i cant get onto the gears website

      • Jedisi94

        it keeps saying that it will never complete this request when i was on yesterday

    • nicholasvajcner

      Lovin the double xp.

    • Anonymous

      It’s too bad I’m gonna have class all throughout the latter half of September. No, wait. I’m going to have “pneumonia.” Yeah, that’s it. “Pneumonia.”

    • http://twitter.com/ReeceViLNLloyd Reece Lloyd

      Its only x 5 xp on warzone isnt it ?? On king of the hill yesterday it was just normal xp please respond epic community !

    • http://twitter.com/ReeceViLNLloyd Reece Lloyd

      Its only x 5 xp on warzone isnt it ?? On king of the hill yesterday it was just normal xp please respond epic community !

    • Kmoreno1819

      Omg Yes Gears weekend With lots of tickers its a massive explosion weekend. Also gears 3 is going to be amazing E day is soon upon us get ready for one epic war we wont lose to the locust.

    • Trevor Jones

      Tickers by the boatload is fun, Can;t wait to hit up Horde 2.0 on GOW3

    • PirateCal

      HI , Im 40 yrs old and gt all the goodies too.  Other people have vices, mine’s are videogames.. i love the Gears franchise, and always will.  I’m PirateCal, and long live the COGS !

    • ass breath

      Eating up all the Gears I can until the midnight release.

    • Anonymous

      Got a couple more lvls this weekend and will definitely get my wings by the time 3 comes out.  Mostly played annex and guardian but also tried out the tickers by the boatload horde.  Had a great weekend of Gears of War 2.

    • psyc0 sh0rt3r

      i need griffin

    • psyc0 sh0rt3r

      im getting epic addition and the new console cos mine broke

    • psyc0 sh0rt3r

      im getting epic addition and the new console cos mine broke

    • http://twitter.com/TScoonie Trent Schoonover

      SO stoke for gears 3, I’m finishing up seriously 2.0, at 80,000 near the homestretch!  Then it marks the end of achievements for both gears 1 and gears 2.  I traveled to NY this gears weekend but I got caught up on some reading with Aspho Fields!

    • http://twitter.com/TScoonie Trent Schoonover

      SO stoke for gears 3, I’m finishing up seriously 2.0, at 80,000 near the homestretch!  Then it marks the end of achievements for both gears 1 and gears 2.  I traveled to NY this gears weekend but I got caught up on some reading with Aspho Fields!

    • Gears Gator

      we need an all ticker horde mode to bring in Gears 3 with a bang!

    • Dduvall1138

      Well the wife got glitches again…we cleared 1 50wave and the rest horde cheevos but she had to get high enough in lvls..and now it isn’t happening …

    • Sid

      I hope you’ll continue with xp bonus even after Gears 3 release!! I wanna get lv100!

    • gamer66

      O this is the most amazing game in Xbox 360   console …… :-D

    • gamer66

      O this is the most amazing game in Xbox 360   console …… :-D

    • Masterofpuppets2126

      Had to get rid of my xbox a couple years back and got a new one about 4 months ago! Im a huge fan of gears(played since the first one came out…made it level 60 on gears2 before i got rid of my xbox) and cant wait till midnight of sep 20 to get my game. Before the xp weekend i was level 63 and me and my friend played 500+ rounds of horde on insane on round 1 haha and now im 70. I will get my wings before gears 3. if only i didnt have to start from level 1 again 4 months ago! anyway wish me luck on my !,000+ waves of horde to tackle in the upcoming weekends. <3 Gears 4 Life <3

    • Giggy67

      I’m 44 and just preordered the console and i’m not as good as the young ones, but I have beat 1 & 2 on insane. Took the 20th off work to play all day.

    • WHAT THE!

      The goddamn xp weekends didnt work neither gave me a boost in xp it was just normal so stupid tried every single game type aswell someone sort this out!

    • SamanthaMaldo06

      FATAL RemyRogue in the building! I am SO excited about Gears 3! Ranking up now in time for the release! My boyfriend, xKNx Bulldog 85 is getting the epic version, the retro lancer, the game guide, everything too since GEARS has been his fave for a long time! Gears 1 was actually how he got me into gaming, was actually the reason I BOUGHT an xbox and the games have long been a favorite of ours! For our first Valentines Day together, I got him the Lancer and a few of the figurines… We just LOVE Gears! Before living together I was living in FL and he was in SC, playing Gears together was our only way of having “date nights”. THANK YOU, GEARS!

    • the dude

      Did I win? Did I Win? Did I Win!!!????!!!!?!?!?!?

    • guest

      stop on gears2 with the stupid ticker event

    • will rafter

      wene is there double xp coming up