Ever since the Gears of War series'
second endeavor, Horde mode has been a staple of the franchise. The "survive as long as you can" game type evolved from setting up your own makeshift fortifications with carefully placed Boomshields in Gears of War 2
, to having a bona fide fortification and upgrade system in place with Gears of War 3
Though The Coalition confirmed months ago that Horde would be returning for Gears of War 4
, today we got our first real look at it. Horde 3.0 will feature class-based gameplay (such as Soldier, Sniper, Scout, Heavy and Engineer), skills, abilities and more. As you can see, fortifications will be returning. If you look closely, you might spot a few new enemy types too.
If you're into the sounds that set this scene, the trailer features music from hip-hop group Run the Jewels' unreleased upcoming album. The song is titled "Panther Like A Panther (I’m The Shit)." According to a tweet
from the Head of Xbox Games, Aaron Greenburg, the group's two members, Killer Mike and El-P, will be available in-game as playable characters in multiplayer modes.
If you're going crazy for this collaboration (as a lot of the Internet is at the moment), Run the Jewels is even selling Gears/Run the Jewels collab-themed merchandise on their website
Horde mode, and the rest of Gears of War 4
, will be available on Xbox One and Windows 10 on October 11th, with early access options for players who pre-ordered certain editions and consoles.