Gears of War 2 '12 Days of Gearsmas' Event Details

By Rebecca Smith,
Rod Fergusson, executive producer of the Gears of War franchise, has confirmed the details for their "12 Days of Gearsmas" event on Gears of War 2. The event starts on December 22nd, 2010 and finishes on January 2nd, 2011. Here is the event schedule:

• December 22nd "Concussion from a smoke grenade" - 12x XP
Concussion grenades are making a return for the day.

• December 23rd "2 Flaming Bloodmounts" - 13x XP
Two Bloodmounts with flamethrowers appearing on every Horde wave.

• December 24th "3 Extra Clips" - 14x XP
Three extra clips of ammo in every weapon.

• December 25th "4 Frag Grenades" - 15x XP
Every frag grenade pick-up now includes four grenades instead of the usual two.

• December 26th "5 Torque Bow Tags" - 16x XP
Many creatures who usually carry rifles in Horde mode will now carry torque bows.

• December 27th "6 Melee monsters" - 17x XP
Horde waves will now entirely consist of melee creatures.

• December 28th "7 Sires a Storming" - 18x XP
This one isn't explained, though my guess would be Sires on every Horde wave.

• December 29th "8 Old School Gears Heads" - 19x XP
The old 4 vs 4 multiplayer mode makes a return.

• December 30th "9 Boomers Booming" - 20x XP
Boomer squads in every Horde wave.

• December 31st "10 Waves of Tickers" - 21x XP
Horde enemies will be Tickers only.

• January 1st "11 Wretches Wretching" - 22x XP
Wretches with shotguns will make an appearance.

• January 2nd "Some of the Above" - 23x XP
This is a combination of concussion grenades, extra clips of ammo, extra frag grenades in each pickup, 4 vs 4 multiplayer mode, and Ticker horde waves.

Fergusson has also confirmed via Twitter that there will be golden lancers and hammerbursts for everyone. The XP bonus will be applicable across all multiplayer game modes as usual.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.