Epic Games is giving folks who have played in the Gears of War 3 beta a chance to invite their friends to play with them. The “Never Fight Alone” promotion will give everyone a chance at earning a buddy token just for playing at least one match in the GoW 3 beta. You can earn up to an additional five buddy tokens by completing the following meta-achievements by Wednesday:
• Purchase any “Gears of War” content from Xbox LIVE Marketplace (including a Gears of War Game Add-on, a Gears of War Games on Demand title, or a Gears of War Avatar item)
• Play 20 or more hours of the Gears of War 3 beta (any time already spent in the beta will count toward this challenge)
• Add a 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription to your existing account (purchased from retail or online)
• Play more than 100 hours of any Gears of War title, lifetime to date
Xbox Live will automatically track any of those achievements and award the buddy tokens via email on May 8. So if you’re tired of trying to get your beta keys from Cliffy B. on Twitter by posting pictures of yourself in a dress with a cat on your head, this might be the workaround you've been waiting for.