Beginning today until May 3, the Gears of War 3 team is giving players the chance to earn buddy tokens to give their friends a key into the GoW 3 multiplayer beta. Every player who has played in the beta will be given one free token but the development team has come up with additional ways to earn more tokens.
Purchasing any Gears content from the Xbox Live Marketplace or adding a 12-month subscription to Xbox Live will net players an additional token. Tokens can also be earned by playing the beta for 20 or more hours, with time already spent counting towards that goal, and finally, by playing more than 100 hours of any Gears of War title to date.
Players will have until May 4 to complete the tasks and won’t need to take any additional steps to attain them. The team will send out the codes via email beginning on May 8, while the beta itself ends on May 15.