December 24, 2006

How to add an xbox live guest for Gears of War?

Posted in Category: Games — Amr Awadallah @ 1:20 pm | link | | comments (4)

Gears of War is an outstanding new game for the Xbox 360, the graphics and animation for this game are the best I have ever seen, especially when played back on an HDTV at 1920x1080p resolution.

That said, the menu system for the game was kind of an after-thought and is not very intuitive. The part that I and many other folks suffered with are how on earth to get an xbox live guest signed in so that both you and the guest can play together in split-screen on xbox live? I tried searching every where and I could not find an answer, but luckily after several attempts I was able to figure it out.

Below are the exact steps you need to do to get a guest signed in:

  1. Make sure the second controller is turned on and is not signed in to xbox live.
  2. From the main menu select VERSUS then select XBOX LIVE PLAYER MATCH
  3. At the bottom of the VERSUS PLAYER MATCH screen you should see this “Y Guest SIGN-IN” (see screenshot below)
  4. On the second controller press Y then select “Guest Xbox Live” from the list that drops down.
  5. That’s it, you are now ready to play with your guest

Gears of War Guest Sign-in


— Amr

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  1. I wanted to play gears of war with my friend on the same xbox on xbox live but even if I follow your steps on the second controller the guest account is missing and you can’t sign in with my second controller . Please help me .

    Comment by Suren — June 13, 2011 @ 2:52 am
  2. Thanks a lot for showing me how. I have been playing Gears for awhile and could never figure out how to get a guest.

    Comment by Trey — July 13, 2011 @ 4:09 am
  3. Thanks
    I was beginning to think It was in beta only. 😉

    Comment by AceCourier — September 23, 2011 @ 7:47 pm
  4. I have a hunch this will work for Gears 3

    Comment by Hitman — December 1, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

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