Gears of War 3
Gears of War 3 Special 4th July Event Brings Double XP
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Epic Games has declared that starting today, there'll be a Gears of War 3 double XP event running from now until... erm, an unspecified date, to commemorate July 4th, or rather Independence Day. Presumably the event will be running through July 4th.

There's 2x XP across Versus, Beast and Horde modes, as well as a special 'Top Wingman' playlist with alpha rules, where you'll be able to select a custom event skin for each weapon. These skins are all Top Gun-themed and are as follows:

  • Maverick – Lancer
  • Viper – Retro Lancer
  • Goose – Hammerburst
  • Iceman – Gnasher
  • Jester – Sawed off

So, why not fire up Gears of War 3 now and engage in some Top Gun shenanigans for Independence Day, earning double XP while you're at it.

[Via Epic Games Community | Thanks, Bilf]


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Comment #1 by Exu
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 05:55:59 PM
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Double? Is that the best they could do?

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Comment #2 by Th3Choz3NG4m3R
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 05:56:00 PM
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No thanks.

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Comment #3 by Kaskade
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 05:56:06 PM
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Guess it's time to finally get back into Gears 3 MP.

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Comment #4 by AdHominem
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 05:57:01 PM
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well, for all the guys trying to get Seriously 3.0, thats nothing.

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Comment #5 by Andarion
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 05:57:18 PM
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@1: not the best, but certainly not the worst either.

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Comment #6 by Solomon Fuere
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:09:21 PM
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I want to get this, but I know the Steam sale is right around the corner...

Fucking torn.

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Comment #7 by Boshamp33
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:10:25 PM
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It would be better if it was like double killcount towards the damn medals, exp is not that time consuming, but the medals are driving me insane.

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Comment #8 by DESTRO5
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:10:30 PM
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Just 2xp? Every bit helps I guess.

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Comment #9 by Geoff66
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:21:57 PM
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Probably will only see the sweet XP bonuses in the fall.

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Comment #10 by jkr363
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:26:54 PM
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is there an evvent ribbon too?

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Comment #11 by strawberry
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:28:25 PM
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already prestiged twice. I don't really play for levelling up, the gameplay itself is good enough to keep me playing.

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Comment #12 by Jack Flak
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:30:27 PM
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This is almost as pointless as double XP in Gears 2.

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Comment #13 by coomzy
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:30:58 PM
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I do need to get level 50.

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Comment #14 by tripleb2k
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:37:09 PM
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I'll wait for the 20x or 30x xp events around Gears of War Judgement release

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Comment #15 by KingDan06
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:38:35 PM
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it should be 1776 times XP

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Comment #16 by Jesseeh
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:52:18 PM
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I saw dozens of threads how easy it was to get 100 Lvl in 2011. Then they released Prestiges and people had to level up some more. Now that they put 2x, It's basically getting to 200 Level, rather than 400. Why people always need to complain about everything?

I would rather complain about how much progress you need to Seriously 3.0, rather than Levels. I demand 2x progress to everything in Seriously 3.0.

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Comment #17 by linktriforce007
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:52:37 PM
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@15 Now there's an idea.

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Comment #18 by Redskinsfan26
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:57:52 PM
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Insane Horde + 2 Hard Mutators + 1 Easy Mutator = A lot of EXP

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Comment #19 by fohf
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 06:57:54 PM
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I know getting to 100 is supposed to be easy, but I wonder if I will ever get there even once? Guess it doesn't matter anyway, I'm never getting S3.0...

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Comment #20 by stianpuz
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 07:09:29 PM
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yeeeeh seriously 3.0, most time consuming achievement ever?

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Comment #21 by dab198
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 07:15:19 PM
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@10 They've reused a ribbon from the end of November last year, so if you got that, it won't count this time. I think I'll be stuck at 29/30 events forever at this rate.

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Comment #22 by SHMEEDIDDY
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 08:24:35 PM
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@ 1 & 5, Really? IT's NOT THAT HARD TO RANK UP FAST, OMG Gears 3 is HALF than gears 2 to get to level 100, Quit Complaining, at least they did something for gears fans!

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Comment #23 by todgill12
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 08:59:09 PM
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I might have actually been able to get level 100 but my stats have been reset so I better get to playing some gears.

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Comment #24 by StaraptorZ2
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 09:45:56 PM
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Play KOTH and get many XP!

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Comment #25 by Ax7 BEAST
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 10:59:30 PM
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It should be more exp, but it's a start...

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Comment #26 by Baki54
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 11:35:21 PM
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Xp events in Gears 3 is like saying, "S3.0 requirements are too short".You get so much Xp from ribbons, medals and exacutions as it is now.Using the Recon ribbon method nets you 300k+ Xp in a few hours.Going for 3.0 alone can get you both reups.Xp to me means nothing.

Ironically though,If they reduced the requirements for 3.0,I'd stop playing.Theres no way I could "invalidate" the 1000++hrs ive put into this one achievement.As it is,I'll complete it.Never to play this FN game agian once the full 2k is reached...if ever.Sorry 3.0 rage effects :(

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Comment #27 by cbssi
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 12:07:35 AM
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Maybe later, I'm still playing Dawnguard

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Comment #28 by W3L5H4L1F3
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 01:45:18 AM
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As a casual gears'er Im ridiculously keen for this event. I managed to convince a group of friends to have a set night for gaming every week. We decided on wednesdays, and our wednesday, tomorrow, lands perfectly on this event. Should make for a fun couple of hours in a game I havent played in months.

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Comment #29 by StormedKestrel
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 02:09:01 AM
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am at prestiege 2 level 87 so this means i can get to 100 again pretty quickly and re up for the last time to get my weapon skins.....would have been better if it was your kills count across ALL game modes though then i could finish the shitty fucking hammerburst....and use the commans centre to get heavy weapon kills in horde (that would make heavy weapon kills soooooooooooooooo much simpler)

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Comment #30 by linktriforce007
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 02:22:09 AM
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Prestige 3 Level 44... Maybe I'll hit max level?

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Comment #31 by evildeceptacon
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 02:53:16 AM
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do we keep the skins?

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Comment #32 by Mr Matty
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 03:17:00 AM
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@ 1 Is that all you could post seriously if you don't like it then don't play it during the 2 x I'm sure having 1 x is much better

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Comment #33 by UberPirateNinja
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 03:48:02 AM
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Why Top Gun?

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Comment #34 by Caramel Cardinal
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 05:34:06 AM
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@1, gears 3 is much much easier to rank up on than 2 we don't need stupid events for it
especially when you consider thhere is no achievements for getting past red 1 so should take dedication not 1 insane horde game to rank up

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Comment #35 by HEXSNAKE
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 06:10:38 AM
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I never go on holiday. But now that I am they announce this! Nice one grrr.

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Comment #36 by ImSpartacusN7
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 09:31:54 AM
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@6 Uhh, As far as I know, this isn't for PC.

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Comment #37 by Daemon300
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 09:37:31 AM
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I got Gears of War 3 today, so I'm looking forward to it.

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Comment #38 by Anthony B
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 11:05:27 AM
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A nice little coincidence, since I got the first Gears of War 4 years ago today. I remember very clearly playing it on the 4th of July.

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Comment #39 by STONE DEVIL
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 01:48:10 PM
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I'd rather they announce that they cutting all the Seriously 3.0 medals requirements in half. 2X is nothing special. And where's the Tick Tick BOOM for Horde Mode?

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Comment #40 by aim of kronic
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 10:07:03 AM
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@20.. maybe.. but an achievement on Star Ocean The Last Hope requires you to get all combat trophies.. and some them require alot of luck to get so... maybe...

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Comment #41 by Lobotomizer
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 02:01:05 PM
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@31 Probably not

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Comment #42 by Alec216
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 03:56:47 AM
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Still running! Every bit helps but I'm level 90 now and man is it a grind between levels, especially as I'm rubbish at versus!

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Comment #43 by ICT Venom
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 12:20:53 AM
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This event was alot of fun! Played Ranked Execution all weekend long with some buddies, and had a blast! Went from a red 90 to a blue 55!

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