On November 7, the Gears of War franchise will celebrate its tenth anniversary. To celebrate developer The Coalition will be updating Gears of War 4 with Ten Years of Gears. This includes the Tenth Anniversary Gear Pack, in-game anniversary events, community events and competitions, and an update addressing versus credit gains, gear packs, and bounties.
Dropping on November 7 is the Tenth Anniversary Gear Pack which is purchasable for 200 credits, will net you a customization item, an emblem or bounty, and a randomized card from the launch series of cards.
The full content in the Tenth Anniversary Gear Pack includes: the Gary Carmine playable character with Anthony Carmine, Benjamin Carmine, and Clayton Carmine skins for the longshot, gnasher, and lancer respectively. A 10 Years of Gears weapon set that includes the Lancer, Hammerburst, Retro Lancer, Markza Mk. 1, and Enforcer. Gary Carmine and 10 Years of Gears emblems, and the following bounties:
- Welcome Back To The Army – Get 5 kills with a Hammerburst as Marcus (Versus)
- Security System Activated – Get 100 kills as an Engineer (Horde)
- That’s From Dom – Get a knife execution as Marcus (Versus)
- This isn’t a gun, it’s a comrade – Get 5 kills with a Markza Mk. (Versus)
- Broadcast THIS! – Get 10 executions (Horde)
Returning playlists One Shot, One Kill, and Gnashers-Only King of the Hill will also be available for players to participate in. Developers from The Coalition will also be playing online with the community this week.
Lastly, there has been an update already implemented in Gears of War 4 that balances some credit distribution through Versus mode, which is detailed below.
Following in the footsteps of the recent increase to the Credit earn rate in Horde, this update increases the Credit earn rate in Versus Multiplayer. We’ve also increased the amount of Credits received when losing to be much closer to winning, providing a more consistent income even if you’re having a rough night in Versus.
We’ve also heard your feedback on wanting more from the Bounty system. Following this update, Bounties will award significantly improved XP or Credits (depending on the Bounty) based on their difficulty, and have been rebalanced to offer achievable but challenging goals for each game mode. Bounties are now a really great way to level up faster, or build your collection of Credits.
As our final part of this update, we’re also revamping a number of our packs to provide more ways to acquire customization content. Whether you’re wanting to level up fast with Versus Boosters or building your Horde Skills with Horde Boosters, our new Gear Pack revamp allows you to build your collection of customization content through the Packs that suit your style.
Versus Boosters now contain one guaranteed customization item and four Bounties. One Bounty has a chance to be a second customization item.
- Horde Boosters now contain one guaranteed customization item, four Horde Skills and a chance for a Horde Skill to be a Horde Bounty
- Operations Packs now contain two guaranteed customization items