The Coalition announces the 10th Anniversary DLC pack for Gears of War 4, which will add Gary Carmine, retro weapon skins, and new emblems on November 7th.
On November 7th, 2006, the Gears of War franchise debuted on Xbox 360, kicking off a blockbuster series for Microsoft that is still going strong to this day with the recent release of Gears of War 4. In celebration of the franchise's 10 year anniversary next Monday, The Coalition is prepping some free DLC for Gears of War 4 that players can unlock with its in-game currency.
The DLC comes in the form of the 10th Anniversary gear packs, which will cost 200 credits. Earning 200 credits in Gears of War 4 shouldn't be too difficult now that The Coalition has tweaked the way microtransactions work in the game, so dedicated players should have no trouble unlocking all the new DLC items.
Once the 10th Anniversary gear packs are added on November 7th, players will have one new character to unlock, Gary Carmine. Gary Carmine is a member of the ill-fated Carmine family, the members of which are killed off in most Gears of War games. So it's fitting that Gary is introduced to fans in a bloody new trailer for the DLC, depicting his brutal demise by a number of the weapons featured in Gears of War 4's arsenal.
The Carmine family will be well-represented in the new DLC pack. Come November 7th, players will be able to unlock Anthony Carmine's Longshot sniper rifle, Benjamin Carmine's Gnasher, and Clayton Carmine's Lancer. They will also have the chance to unlock Gary Carmine's emblem, in addition to a special 10th Anniversary emblem.
The rest of the content being added in the DLC pack includes five new bounty challenges, as well as special 10th anniversary skins for Lancers, Hammerbursts, Retro Lancers, Marzka Mk. 1, and Enforcers. Beyond the cosmetic items and new character, players can also look forward to two new playlists being added to the game in the form of the snipers-centric mode One Shot, One Kill and the chaotic Gnashers-Only King of the Hill.
For hardcore fans of the franchise, Gears of War 4's two new playlists, the 10th Anniversary DLC, and its nods to the series past should be well appreciated. If it's a sign of things to come in regards to the studio's plans for future DLC, then Gears of War 4 should be a game that receives quality updates for a long time to come.
Gears of War 4 is available now for PC and Xbox One.