It must be getting close to October, Gears of War 4
's launch month. The beta maps have been polished
, there's a shiny new Gears of War 4 Xbox One S with matching controllers
and now we're hearing all about the pre-order bonuses.
The new bonuses were detailed on the Xbox Wire blog
. Hopefully you enjoy the Gears of War series
, since you're going to be getting copies of the previous four games once again!
The first pre-order bonus is the "Brothers to the End Elite Gear Pack." "Brothers to the End" includes three playable characters including Zombie Dom, to drive home the point that "there’s no keeping a good soldier down." It will also include two golden weapon skins.
- “Tomorrow Anya” is named after her famous words following the end of the Locust War (“Tomorrow Marcus. We finally have a tomorrow.”) Her appearance is based on her look in the Gears of War 4 television commercial, “Tomorrow,” where she was introduced as the mother of JD Fenix.
- “Old Man Marcus” features an older Marcus Fenix as unveiled in the E3 2016 media briefing demo. Twenty-five years after the Locust War, Marcus and the COG have long since parted ways. His facial hair has grown long and his COG regulation kit has been replaced with by civilian clothes.
- “Zombie Dom” proves there’s no keeping a good solider down, at least in the form of this character skin created as tribute to Marcus’ dearly departed best friend Dominic Santiago.
- The Elite Gear pack also includes the Gold Wave Lancer and Gold Wave Gnasher — updated versions of the gold weapon skins awarded to the series’ most-dedicated day one players.
The "Brothers to the End Elite Gear Pack" includes four characters and two weapon skins
In addition to the "Brothers to the End" pack, players who pre-order will also be receiving the previous four Gears
titles, which is great if you're a newcomer to the series, and possibly redundant if you've already played them all or received them free through playing Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
. Those titles are of course Gears of War
, Gears of War 2
, Gears of War 3
and Gears of War: Judgment
Pre-order customers will also still be receiving the "Vintage Del Pack," which was already announced and includes the Vintage Del character as well as possible unique weapon skins depending on the retailer.
The pre-order bonuses are available no matter which edition (digital or otherwise) you have pre-ordered. Gears of War 4
is launching on October 11th worldwide. You can also access the game early on October 7th by purchasing the Ultimate or Collector's Edition
or the special edition console