Gearing Up For the Endgame
In a recent dev blog, The Coalition explained how they plan to handle Gears 5’s post-launch content, which will not include a season pass or the Gear Packs from the last entry in the series.
The developer revealed that all post-launch maps released will be free to all players, and made a point to strongly iterate that there will be no loot boxes of any sort (or as some would call them, “surprise mechanics”). However, the game will still include a premium currency called Iron, which players can use to buy in-game cosmetics. There will also be something called ‘Supply Drops,’ which work similar to loot boxes, but are only earned through play and can’t be purchased with real money.
One thing that can be bought with real money though is timed boosts for multiplayer XP, character XP, and supply drop progression.
Gears 5 will also be introducing something called Tour of Duty, which is basically a battle pass. Players will be given daily challenges and “seasonal medals” that unlock customization content including character skins. Much like a battle pass, it’ll have “seasons,” and there will be no premium paid content in it.
The Coalition dropped a whole three new trailers for Gears 5 at E3 last week and we recently got an update on the upcoming Gears of War movie. Gears 5 drops on September 10th for PC and Xbox One. Let us know what you think in the comments!
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