Posted Fri Dec 16, 2016 at 04:59 PM PST by Levi van Tine
The true spirit of Christmas, at the end of a gingerbread boomshot.
'Gears of War 4' (see HDD's review here) is joining the litany of holiday-themed events with Gearsmas, live now through January 4th. Each pack, listed for 400 credits or $1, contains two items from the list of 28 customization options, ranging from ugly sweater characters to wrapping paper and gingerbread weapons. Also, any players who log in on December 16th and/or December 27th will receive a free gift, an emblem and a boomshot skin respectively.
Gearsmas includes two special playlists: Snowball Fight, basically a boomshot versus mode, and Crossplay Versus. This is a continuation of an event they ran recently joining PC and Xbox One players together in multiplayer harmony. Both playlists will be in rotation throughout the Gearsmas festivities and offer a 50% xp boost.
The Coalition also mentioned the upcoming UIR packs, a development outed a few weeks ago when both the Gearsmas and UIR offerings were accidentally put on the digital storefront for a few moments after a server update. The UIR is the Union of Independent Republics, a Russian-flavored confederacy that fought against the hegemonic Coalition of Ordered Governments in a human civil war on Sera before the apocalyptic events of E-Day. The Coalition will have more details on these packs come next week. Finally, 'Gears of War 4' itself is under a 35% discount for the holidays, so if you've been holding off on getting involved in the action, now's your chance to enjoy it for less than $40 (the Ultimate Edition is also on sale for $80, although the season pass is of questionable value at this point).
Source: Xbox Wire
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