After just celebrating Gears of War 4
's first anniversary
in October, The Coalition is now honoring 11 years of the entire Gears of War franchise
. The festivities kick off today with a week of double XP and the Gears Classic mode, followed by the Thanksgibbing and Gearsmas holiday events. All in all, it's nearly a month straight of events.
The full schedule is as follows:
NOVEMBER 6TH - 13TH: DOUBLE XP AND GEARS 1 CLASSICEvery playlist in Gears of War 4 gets the Double XP treatment for this week long celebration of the 11th Anniversary!
The Gears 1 Classic is all about old school Execution with fast self revives with Gears 1 maps and weapons only, along with the return of the Marcus and RAAM team big heads from last year! Look out for a new Flaming Weapon challenge sign up on Tuesday where you'll be challenged to complete objectives in this playlist to earn the coveted Flaming Gnasher.
Dom is the featured character for our Weekly Delta Pack during this period.
NOVEMBER 14TH - 20TH: GEARS 2 CLASSICParty like it's 2008. Gears 2 Classic brings together Guardian and KOTH in this 2XP playlist only featuring maps and weapons that appeared in Gears of War 2. There'll also be a new Flaming Weapon skin up for grabs if you can complete the new challenges for this playlist.
Cole is the featured character for our Weekly Delta Pack during this period.
NOVEMBER 20TH - 27TH: THANKSGIBBINGThanksgibbing returns to Gears of War 4! This KOTH variant arms you with a Cluckshot (a holiday themed Boomshot) for a ton of explosive fun - and you can earn the animated Cluckshot weapon skin through another set of challenges to complete.
Marcus is the featured character for our Weekly Delta Pack during this period.
NOVEMBER 27TH - DECEMBER 3RD: TORQUE BOW TAGTorque Bow Tag is back for the first time since February! Duke it out to earn your Flaming Torque Skin by completing challenges and earn Double XP exclusively in this playlist.
Baird is the featured character for our Weekly Delta Pack during this period.
If you're a Gears fan, also keep an eye out for more to come. The Coalition has promised they'll be "launching surprises throughout the month — both big and small — as well as running some new community activities." In the meantime, take advantage of the double XP and the Gears 1 Classic playlist that are on offer this week.