12 Days of Gearsmas

Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas, Gears Style

December 23, 2009 – Today, Epic Games announced a special holiday present for Gears of War players around the world. Beginning today, the Gears of War multiplayer experience will enjoy the “12 Days of Gearsmas” with a different addition to the multiplayer experience of Gears of War 2 multiplayer experience each day.

The additions are, in order:

  • On the first day of Gearsmas, everyone gets a Noobsaw. This means that shots will not interrupt the Lancer’s Chainsaw. Once it gets revving, only a kill can stop it.
  • On the second day of Gearsmas, it’s time for some melee instagib. One attack will tear your enemy to shreds in the usual messy fashion, with no need to hit twice.
  • On the third day of Gearsmas, you’ll get three Frag Grenades for every pickup. Worried about saving that last grenade? Just throw it—you’ve got three of ‘em.
  • On the fourth day of Gearsmas, Boomshots rule the day. Four shots, more bang for your boom.
  • On the fifth day, Wingman converts to five one-man teams. Get ready for 1x1x1x1x1 action all day.
  • On the sixth day, you get six satellites powering the Hammer of Dawn. Think infinite ammo.
  • On the seventh day, each mortar gets seven shells instead of the typical three. Bombs away!
  • On the eighth day, it’s a blast from the past with eight retro gamers—four vs. four, in classic action. (Note that Horde and Wingman won’t be affected by this change.)
  • On the ninth day, the Boomers invade Horde mode. You’ll get squads of Boomers on all waves ending in the number 9.
  • On the tenth day, you’ll get 10 waves of Kantus to spice up your Horde experience—if you can survive it, that is…
  • On the eleventh day, eleven meatflags will be taunting (Chaps + 10 players = 11!), so you can go ahead and add double experience to Submission matches.
  • And the twelfth day? How about all 11 modifications applied all at once? Get ready for total action-packed mayhem!


Get ready for 12 Days of Gearsmas.

In addition, Golden weapons will be unlocked every day of Gearsmas, and the current double XP days will convert to triple XP, meaning that days 11 and 12 of Gearsmas will receive 6 times XP in Submission mode.

Gears fans rejoice. Gearsmas is most definitely here!

Source: Gears of War