Gears of War 4 Ultimate & Collector's Editions Available, Season Pass Detailed

By Kelly Packard, 8 months ago
Collectors, take a moment to step away from the Gears of War 4 beta and feast your eyes upon the Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition and Gears of War 4: Collector's Edition, now available for preorder.

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In addition to the standard edition (game only), there will be an Ultimate Edition ($99.99 USD) and two versions of the Collector's Edition ($249.99 USD). As usual, there are plenty of goodies for anyone willing to spend the cash. Let's get into the details below.

Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition includes:

Gears of War 4 ($59.99 USD value)

Gears of War 4 Season Pass ($49.99 USD value)
Includes exclusive Vintage VIP Pack featuring Vintage JD and two Vintage weapon skins, permanent access to 24 additional DLC maps (two per month for a year) for private play on dedicated servers, an exclusive Developer Playlist that grants access to new maps, modes, and features that can be tested prior to broad release and six Gear Packs (which unlock character and weapon skins, emblems, equipment and boosts)

A limited edition SteelBook®

Early Access to Gears of War 4 on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, four days before the game’s worldwide launch.
Gears of War 4: Collector's Edition and Gears of War 4: Collector's Edition - Outsider include:

Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition ($99.99 USD value)

JD Fenix on COG Bike Premium Statue (19 Inches in Length, 11 inches in Height)

Frag Grenade Keychain (6 Inches in Length)

Exclusive Lithograph

In Game Bonus Content: Includes 3 Gears Crates

Premium Packaging Box
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As for the difference between the Collector's Edition versus Collector's Edition - Outsider, it appears to be JD's outfit. As seen below, in one image, he is wearing his COG uniform, and in the other, a civilian jacket.

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Collector's Edition - Outsider, JD Fenix on COG Bike Premium Statue Collector's Edition - Outsider, JD Fenix on COG Bike Premium Statue

Not only this, but buried in the description of the Ultimate Edition are the first details we've had of the season pass, which will be $49.99 USD separately:

Includes exclusive Vintage VIP Pack featuring Vintage JD and two Vintage weapon skins, permanent access to 24 additional DLC maps (two per month for a year) for private play on dedicated servers, an exclusive Developer Playlist that grants access to new maps, modes, and features that can be tested prior to broad release and six Gear Packs (which unlock character and weapon skins, emblems, equipment and boosts)
The release of the collector's editions just so happens to coincide with the Gears of War 4 beta opening to everyone today. The beta will continue to run until May 1st.

Still need a Gears fix after playing the beta and seeing the new collector's items? Check out the multiplayer trailer released last Friday, or keep up with the latest execution videos. For those who need to catch up on their Gears of War history, Gears of War, Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3 can all be played on Xbox One via backwards compatibility.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
College student, longtime gamer, writer and Sour Patch Watermelon enthusiast.