The days are getting colder and the nights are getting longer, which means it’s time for the seasonal signature event for Gears of War – Gearsmas! Beginning today, this year’s holiday spectacular marks the biggest event for Gears of War 4 yet with over 30 pieces of festive content to collect, a special playlist featuring the first ever custom weapon for Gears 4 and a whole lot more.
Take a first look at the Gearsmas Celebrations in the trailer above, then read on for all the juicy details.
The Festive Collection
Gearsmas brings a whole bunch of new festive-themed items to customize your look in the spirit of the holidays!
The Gearsmas Pack is full of Holiday Presents with 28 pieces of unique content to collect. For 400 Credits, each pack contains One Bounty and two items from the Gearsmas collection listed below:
- 3 ‘Ugly Gearsmas Armor’ Characters – JD, Kait and Swarm Drone
- 4x Gingerbread Weapon Skins
- 4x Festive Tree Weapon Skins
- 4x Snowman Weapon Skins
- 4x JD Wrapping Paper Weapon Skins
- 4x Kait Wrapping Paper Weapon Skins
- 4x Swarm Wrapping Paper Weapon Skins
- 1 Commemorative Gearsmas Emblem
For the first time, there’s also some special timed rewards to collect that can’t be found in the Gearsmas Pack. Our new Daily Rewards system will be handing out some holiday presents on the days listed below – simply jump on Gears of War 4 to claim your gift!
- December 16: Chuzzmas Emblem
- December 27: Ice Boomshot
On top of all the new customization items to add to your collection, there’s also new ways to play!
Snowball Fight is a brand new special event that features the first custom holiday weapon for Gears of War 4 – the Snowshot. This icy looking Boomshot that fires Snowballs which, in true Gears fashion, still gibs enemies!
The mode is a variant on TDM where everyone starts with the Snowshot and 2 Snowballs. Just like real-life Snowball Fights, you’ll have to scramble to pick up more Snowballs when you’re out!
In the spirit of coming together during the holidays, Crossplay Versus is also back in a Special Event playlist. Throughout Gearsmas, Xbox One and Windows 10 players can game on together in Social with squads of up to 5 players.
As an additional thank you to our fans, both of these playlists feature 1.5x XP for the duration of Gearsmas!
There’s even more to come throughout December for Gears fans. Later this month, the UIR are joining the fight with their own UIR Gear Pack – we’ll be revealing more information on dates and content in this pack next week.
Speaking of the UIR, fans have hunted down many an Easter Egg in our Campaign – but there might be something new to find on December 25. Good luck in your Easter Egg hunt Gears fans!
Never A Better Time To Join The Fight
If you haven’t picked up Gears of War 4 yet, there’s never been a better time to join. In the spirit of Gearsmas, Gears of War 4 has extended a special offer – a 35% discount! Head to the Xbox Marketplace in your region to find your local pricing.
Gearsmas runs until January 4th, 2017 so there’s plenty of time to get in on the action. From all of us at The Coalition, we hope you have a blast during Gearsmas and a safe and happy holidays. See you online for some Snowball Fights!