This afternoon, The fine people at The Coalition will be releasing the Series 2 cards with some familiar faces and two classic fan favorite multiplayer maps and of course, new weapon skins along with updates to the community features that you’ve all asked for to help boost your online experience for Gears Of War 4.
This will be the biggest addition to the game since it’s release in September with 280 new cards to collect. There’s new weapon skins, 13 new playable characters including Armored Anya and Armored Sam, that show the deadly divas in their prime, dressed in the Gears 3 armor. Zombie Minh makes his debut sporting the giant hole from General RAAM’s sword right in his chest and according to The Coalition, there is a surprise Legacy character coming soon that can only be acquired through collecting scrap. Could it finally be the return of RAAM or Skorge!? Let’s hope so.
260 of the 280 new cards will be weapon skins across 13 full weapon skin sets. The animated lightning skin looks to be a popular one or acquire the Chillin weapon set to show how cool you can be in the middle of battle. These skins offer more unique ways to show what kind of soldier you really are and are sure to make you stand out in the battlefield. All Series 2 cards are available to everyone and are craftable using scrap.
Season pass owners new and old will be receiving the Series 2 Airdrop that is loaded 20 gears packs that have 60 random cards that will give you a head start on your collection of new content. The airdrop will be awarded to season pass holders January 13th. In addition to the airdrop, season pass owners will now be able to log in every Friday and be awarded a bonus bounty gear pack! That’s pretty killer! (See what I did there?)
Two fan favorite maps return to gears multiplayer as Blood Drive and Clocktower are now available. Blood Drive was a center focused map that spawned your team at the top a flight of stairs and head to the city streets to take control of the longshot or overkill to see who the better team really is. Clocktower, a personal favorite of mine, brings back memories of the first Gears Of War that I know an love. Its a close quarters map that is sure to bring intense one on one battles up top and lancer heavy fire down in the streets.
Quit penalties are now enforced for the first time in GOW4. You will have matchmaking timeout if you leave the game early, but there is a Join In Progress feature now so if you were kicked from the game for whatever reason, you can rejoin the match with no penalty. Spectator mode has improved now so that the action is kept front and center. Series 2 seems to deliver but you can never truly know until you play it yourself! Tell us what you think!