Last night I noticed I had a friend playing the Gears of War 3 Beta and was playing team death match (I don't know where he came from just a random off of Xbox live). I messaged him over and over again trying to find out how this was possible but he never responded. I searched online for a good 45 minutes and NOTHING just that the beta starts the 18th for Bulletstorm Epic edition owners and the 25th for the rest of us. I honestly gave up and just figured maybe he knows someone important or something.
However today one of my personal friends said he saw a person online playing it as well. He investigated further and determined there is 90MB update when you log into bulletstorm and now the Gears of War 3 beta icon is lit up. However when he tries to launch it he receives a message that it won't be available until the 18th. I understand that officially it won't be available until the 18th but I still want to know how this is possible. Did they hack it? are we both crazy? I guess it's also possible we both know people that work at Epic?
How is it possible for people to play betas before they come out? I have seen people playing full games before they release due to them working in retail ect.. but what about betas?