Gears of War 4’s Rotating DLC Maps Will Be Free, Unlocks Cards Will Mimic Halo 5’s REQ Packs

With Gears of War 4, The Coalition it opting to take a slightly different route when it comes to free and paid multiplayer DLC.

Instead of providing every bit of post-launch content for free or locking all of it behind a pay wall, The Coalition plans to deliver one DLC map at a time for a limited time on a monthly rotation. That means everyone will get to play on the same DLC map for one month before it’s replaced by another DLC map in the cycle.

Beyond that, there’ll still be the option to buy all of the new maps in order to use them in private matches. The Coalition says that only the host will need to own them in order for other lobby members to play on them. At launch, there’ll be ten multiplayer maps in total.

In addition, much like Halo 5: Guardians’ REQ packs, Gears of War 4 will feature cards that can be earned or paid for that will unlock customization options and other bonuses. Each crate will deliver five cards, some of which are consumable and others that are permanent.

Gears of War 4’s closed multiplayer beta starts this Monday, April 18, for anyone who played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. On the April 24, it’ll open up to all players on Xbox Live, finally closing on May 1.

What do you think of the approach The Coalition is taking towards Gears of War 4 DLC? Does it sound fair?

Source: VideoGamerTV







  • The anonymous employee

    Ugggggg

  • The anonymous employee

    Really cards like halo 5 leave them out please that’s what killed halo 5 also with micro transactions

  • John Evans

    This generation has been a massive let down. Halo 5’s REQ system sucks. I don’t want to see it in Gears.

    • Just a guy

      How has the entire generation been a let down? We’ve gotten some of the best games ever made this generation. Just because you don’t like one certain aspect of this generation doesn’t mean the entire thing sucks. People bitched about DLC maps last gen, and now it’s starting to phase out people are bitching about the new thing.

      Not everything can just be free. $60 doesn’t go as far as it used to. You can’t expect to pay $60 for 1-2 years of entertainment with the thing you purchased constantly being updated.

  • William Hamlett

    I don’t get how something you don’t have to pay for ruins the experience. This generation whines about having to pay for dlc, so they get rid of that…now they whining about something that that is literally an option…and not a game breaking one at that…wtf….

    • Barry Harden

      It ruined Halo 5 as it allowed any one with cash to spend the advantage in multiplayer match.

      • William Hamlett

        Did you even play Halo 5? The cards you are talking about are effective in one mode (Warzone) and you DON’T have to spend money to get any of that stuff…not to mention that you can kill someone before they can even use it. In the tournament level (e-sports mode/ Arena) you can’t even use those cards…the hell are you guys even talking about? You really whining about the ability to use cards in a mode that is purely for fun? The hardcore traditional multiplayer mode doesn’t even have cards in it, save costumes.

        • Barry Harden

          The fact that it’s even available for use in Warzone makes Halo 5 a cash grab. What if you only want to play Warzone? How do you prevent some scrub from paying out $20 for a vehicle when things don’t go his way and ends up turning the tide of the battle? Pull your head out of Micro$oft’s ass and see the cash grab for what it is. Moron.

          • William Hamlett

            You’re the moron buddy. If you honestly think that anybody who bought Halo., bought with the intention of playing a mode that had never been in the game before exclusively. My heads not up anybody’s ass, but you might wanna pull yours out of your own ass. Anybody who has actually played this games knows two things: 1) getting these weapons does not mean you are going to get to use them. The fact that all of this “broken $h!t you’re b!tching about can only be used if you are good enough to access the level that they unlock at for in game use. You can’t use a “god level” gun unless you’re good enough to get level 5 or 6. which aint easy if you suck at the game. There aint enough money in the world to buy skill. You’re talking like someone who has never played the game at all. 2) Even if you do unlock the level for a ultra rare or mythic level weapon, there is so much crap going on at once you could be picked off before you even fire a shot. Point is; most of the time (90+% I’m willing to say), if a guy is killing with high level gear, he would have been kicking your ass anyway. Paid for or not. That’s just the gaming aspect…let’s from a business standpoint; if I’m going to do what most of the industry is NOT doing (save Blizzard with Overwatch, Ubi with R6) and not give you all the DLC for free then I have to supplement my cash flow in some way, thus microtransactions. Again something that does not have to be done and something I guarantee you the best players don’t do. But here you go rambling like a f@#$ing child because you want to whine about something. I guess Hearthstone is bad because you can buy packs in that game with real money too. WTF man, get over yourself….

            • William Hamlett

              Also calling a product that is packaged, given an advertisement campaign, and sold (hopefully) for profit, a cash grab is redundant and delusional. What game company is making games to not make a profit….#takeheadoutofassplz

            • I see you’ve met Barry. Stirring shit up, as usual. Anyways, please don’t feed the trolls. Wouldn’t want to make them feel welcome or anything like that now 😉

            • Barry Harden

              Ahhh davey, welcome back. Still mad that I’m bringing up subjects you don’t want to see.

              I must’ve really pissed you off last year when I exposed this site for the Micro$oft mouth piece it really is. Stay bitter my friend.

            • Barry Harden

              Just look at the drivel you’re spewing.

              I’ll simplify this for you: If two players are on equal footing and one pays for REQ packs while the other has to wait and grind for them then this is PAY TO WIN.

              There are still debates to this REQ system in Halo forums tells me this is divisive and you clearly talking out of your ass.

          • Just a guy

            lol how many people do you think are going to spend $20 to get a vehicle to win one pointless multiplayer game?

            One in 100? One in 500?

            People who buy the types of things you mention are few and far between. I even bet you’ve played against a few of them and didn’t even notice.

            • Barry Harden

              Few and far between? The REQ packs generated enough money for Micro$oft to finally open their wallet and put in $2 Million in prize money for Halo tournaments. Without the REQ packs Halo would’ve been the laughing stock of competitive gaming.

      • Just a guy

        If anyone feels the need to spend real money to win one multiplayer game that means literally nothing to anyone, more power to them.

      • The anonymous employee

        If you played the game that is true but gears it’s exp cards buy doing the challenge on the card if helps get you more exp. To lvl your guy up. In gears it won’t ruin it. However I do agree with you on 1 thing. Games like halo and cod with stuff like getting better weapons or guns through out the game. Hurts the game because it’s pay to win which I don’t support. Gears is not

      • The anonymous employee

        It’s funny that u only go on this website and not the big boy website like in because you might get your feelings hurt by alot more other people because u say stupid stuff all the time. And we gamers are going to correct you all the way

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