To celebrate July 4th, Epic have announced a special weekend event on Gear of War 2.'It's time to celebrate Independence Day! And we're going to do that with some extra experience and an onslaught of our version of fireworks, the beloved Ticker. Oh and it's looking like TU4 is going to drop just in time for this event!
Starting Friday morning you'll be receiving double XP as well as a 500 XP bonus awarded to the winning team. And to give a little extra bang to Horde we're bringing the Ticker squad (a group of Tickers that all spawn at the same time) into full effect. They'll be showing up a lot more throughout all the waves of Horde and they've completely infested every 10th wave with nothing but Tickers. So if you've been having trouble with Bloodmounts, this weekend is a good time to get your Horde on and get further than ever before. And don't forget that TU4 will give you experience for every wave you beat.
The event will end on Monday morning on July 6th.'
For the full details of TU4, please visit: http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=686830
Extra credit to http://www.trueachievements.com/Badly+Worn+Toy.htm
for additional information.