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Gears of War 4 July Update
« on: July 05, 2017, 01:30:14 PM »



A new month means a New Update and The Coalition is bringing you The July Update. The Update will be available later on today (June 5th). As usual, you’ll see two maps for the month including some added Windflare surprises there’s a whole bunch of events and characters to collect.



Check out the trailer above for the first footage of Raven Down and Reclaimed Windflare in action, then read on all the info!


NEW MAPS: RAVEN DOWN AND RECLAIMED WINDFLARE

This month brings back the classic action of Raven Down with the new challenge of fighting it out in a windflare with Reclaimed Windflare!

RAVEN DOWN
The fast and furious action of Gears of War 1’s Raven Down is crash landing into Gears of War 4! Set on a tight intersection with a crashed King Raven in the middle, combat on this map is up close and personal – frags can help you to get an edge in combat, but this map is all about your core Gears combat skills.



RECLAIMED WINDFLARE
The peaceful farm setting of Reclaimed is about to be ravaged by a Windflare! Previously only available in the campaign experience, Windflares are incredibly powerful storms that culminate in the fearsome stormwall with lightning bolts that can fry you in seconds.

As you play in Versus and Horde, the Windflare will periodically roll into the map, challenging you to battle your enemies and the elements. You’ll need to master movement in the strong winds and judge your aim with projectile weapons well in the wind. As the stormwall hits, prepare to dodge lightning bolts that target players – look for the telltale sizzle to know when to move!




COMING THIS MONTH



Before the emergence of the Locust Horde, Cole was a hugely famous Thrashball star – long before he was a star in the COG battling the Locust (and now the Swarm). This month, you can relive Cole’s glory days with the release of Superstar Cole in an upcoming Gear Pack!



Keeping in the off-duty theme, this month’s Craftable Character will be Civilian Anya – find her early in our Gear Packs before her release later this month.

Continuing this month, there’s a bunch of new events for Gears fans to sink their chainsaw teeth into:

Raven Down 24/7: To celebrate the release of the ever popular Raven Down, we’ll be running Raven Down 24/7 across multiple game modes later this month!

More for Horde Players: We recently released a new variant of Horde called ‘Anything Goes’, which pits you against 50 waves of randomized enemies. We’ll have another new Horde event for fans to take on later this month.

Stay tuned for more news, including the first information on Ranked Season 2, coming throughout July.


UPDATE NOTES

• Players shot at point-blank range in cover will no longer receive reduced damage
• Players can no longer survive under the avalanche on Avalanche
• Players can no longer capture the rings in KOTH on Avalanche from below the balconies
• Fixed an exploit allowing players to keep weapons after a change in Arms Race
• Fixed an issue where players could leave a Ranked Lobby just as they join one without being aware, resulting in a suspension
• Updated Palace Guard dialogue to match their intended voice
• Improved Oscar’s dialogue tuning to match improvements for other characters in the Rise of the Horde update
• Horde: Reduced effectiveness of spawn manipulation on Security
• Horde: The Sniper’s ‘Called Shot’ mark ability now works when using a turret
• Horde: A Scout using Cloak will not break Cloak by roadie running in cover
• Horde: Enemies killed by Explosive Headshots will no longer reset the Magic Bullet Multiplier
• Improvements to the Lightning Weapon Skin set animation
• Fixed display issues with YJeter’s Lancer Skin
• Added 21 new Country Emblems (available in Gear Packs and Craftable)
• Miscellaneous fixes and improvements

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Re: Gears of War 4 July Update
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 01:48:28 PM »

GEARS OF WAR 4 - JULY VERSUS EVENT



There's plenty to play for this weekend with Raven Down 24/7 Gnashers Only, the return of FOUR Locust Gear Packs to the Gears of War Store and a free Community Designed Gnasher to add to your collection!

RAVEN DOWN 24/7

All Raven Down, All The Time!

Get up close and personal in this special Raven Down only variant of Gnashers Only with 50% Bonus XP. Battle for survival in Team Deathmatch or prepare for objective carnage in King of the Hill using Competitive 2.0 settings. Raven Down 24/7 will be available for a limited time only.

THE LOCUST ARE BACK!

Missing some Locust characters from your collection? This week The Coalition is bringing back FOUR different Locust Packs by popular demand to help you complete your Locust Horde collection. Here's a rundown of the Packs on offer:



RAAM's Emergence

The RAAM Emergence Pack contains the infamous General RAAM in all his imposing glory to add to your collection. This Pack also contains Kantus and Savage Kantus, RAAM Weapon Skins, Corpser Weapon Skins and more to collect! Each Pack also contains a small chance to find Bernie Mataki.



Palace Guard Pack

The Queen's most elite Therons, the Palace Guard, have arrived to take their revenge on the Groundwalkers! Originally appearing in Gears of War 2’s campaign, The Coalition knows fans have been dying to take to the battlefield as the Palace Guard for themselves – and now’s your chance! Adorned in ornate gold armor, these imposing Therons stand out from the crowd.



Savage Locust Pack

Get Savage on the COG with the new Savage Locust Gear Pack! The Savage Locust Gear Pack contains the the Savage Grenadier, Drone and Grenadier Elite, which stand out with their primal look from life after the flooding of the Hollow.



Locust Drones

The Locust Drones Gear Pack contains two classic Locust Characters to collect - the standard Locust Drone and the fearsome Locust Grenadier! This Gear Pack also includes 2 Weapon Skin sets themed to iconic enemies - Boomer and Juvie. Look out for the unsettling blinking eye on the Juvie Weapon Skin set!

Mega Packs are available for Palace Guard, RAAM's Emergence and Savage Drone Packs. A standard multi-Gear Pack bundle is available for Locust Drones. Find these Packs in store until Monday!

COMMUNITY GNASHER GIVEAWAY



Login between July 28th and July 30th to claim II JessLL II's Toasty Gnasher! This is the third winning design from our Community Weapon Skin contest, inspired by the WHO WANTS TOAST?! Easter Egg from the Gears of War 2 campaign - and perfect for a long Gnasher filled weekend with Raven Down 24/7.

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