I personally felt that Gears of War 2 came out a little too quickly. I enjoyed the game, but was still suffering battle fatigue from playing the first one online so much. Due to this fact, the only online mode that I played (drunkenly) was the horde mode. I have been looking for an excuse to get back into Gears online and it looks like Epic is providing me with the perfect incentive. Begining Friday July 3rd Epic will be awarding double XP for all online matches and as extra 500 XP for the winning team. In addition to this incentive, you will also have to deal with the inclusion of a Ticker Squad in every tenth wave of horde.
Happy Emergence Day!