The Coalition is promising monthly events in Gears of War 4
's Versus and Horde. Last weekend we saw the return of Feral Horde
; now it's time for the Versus weekend, which offers XP boosts in the Escalation game mode.
This weekend, earn 12,000 bonus XP per win in Escalation. If the game doesn't end in victory, don't worry — 9,000 bonus XP is still handed down for a loss. None is rewarded to anyone who leaves early, so be sure to stick it out until the end of each match.
For players who already enjoy the mode, this should be a nice reward. For those looking to earn Seriously 4.0
in the fastest way possible, it may be better to wait for an overall Double XP Weekend or continue to grind Horde in the monthly developer playlist if you're a season pass owner, although there does seem to be potential here for quickly ending matches and alternating wins within the context of a full boosting lobby.
The bonuses start on Friday, April 28th at 12 p.m. PDT and last until Monday, May 1st, presumably ending at the same hour as the start time.