Gears of War 4 September update brings maps and more
The Gears of War 4 September update includes new multiplayer maps and achievements.
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The end of summer is fast approaching, but there's plenty more heat to come from Gears of War 4 this September! This month, we've got news on the latest maps, major matchmaking improvements and a look ahead to the future of the game. Let's get to it.
This Month's Maps
Now set in the end stages of winter, the fights you know and love are all here - including the close-quarters pew battles inside the church and the fight to dominate the high ground in the center of the map - playing just like you remember.
The mist can roll in from the sea at any time, dramatically reducing visibility and providing the perfect opportunity for surprise attacks or sneaky flanks. The mist changes the dynamics combat drastically - if you're brave enough to find out how.
Both of these maps are available now in the Developer Playlist with Double XP and 20% Bonus Credits for Season Pass holders. Look for them in Public Matchmaking for all players beginning on September 12th!
If you're new to Gears 4, these achievements are the perfect on-ramp for your first 10 hours in the game. Yet to jump in? Stay tuned for news on our Game Trial returning September 14th!
What does this mean for you? We'll match you on local data centers with players of similar connection quality more often, resulting in fairer and better quality matches every time you play.
On top of this new system, we've also improved the Skill Based Matchmaking to give you better quality skill matchups on top of better network quality, arriving mid-September with...
More to come this September
We'll also have two new Gear Packs this month beginning with the return of the Locust Sniper. On top of that, we'll have a brand new special event for Versus and a Bonus Loot Drop event in our 25 wave Horde experience - Horde Frenzy!
The Future of Gears of War 4
· Released 22 additional maps, with two more yet to drop, for a total of 34 maps in Gears 4!
Stats aren't the only story of this journey though. You - our amazing fans - have played more than 10 BILLION minutes of Gears of War 4. You've helped us refine the game with valuable tuning feedback, entertained us with your streams and videos, and humbled us with your stories of friendship, competition and even love over the past 11 months. All of this drives us every day at the studio and we want to thank you for the incredible support so far.
So does this journey end with our final map drop in October?
We will continue to support Gears of War 4 with a wealth of new content, events and more throughout 2018! Here's just a few of the ways Gears of War 4 will continue to grow over the next year:
· Our Xbox One X Enhanced Update, featuring support for 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos and new graphical enhancements
We'll have a lot of news to share about our huge multi-month anniversary events, like ‘Thanksgibbing,' ‘Gearsmas' and more in the coming months. We're also working on additional benefits for our Season Pass holders as we move into Year Two - look out for news coming in October.