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Gears of War 4 Free Rise of the Horde Update
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Gears of War 4 Free Rise of the Horde Update

by Marc DuportJune 3, 2017

FORMATS: PC & XBOX ONE
RELEASE DATE: 6 June 2017

Prepare for the biggest ever update in the history of Gears of War 4 – and all for free – with the Rise of the Horde arriving on June 6th!  And, if you haven’t dived into the next chapter in the epic saga of Gears of War yet, you can try it for free beginning next week with our Game Trial!

Horde is getting a massive shakeup with the arrival of Rise of the Horde, with 15 brand new Horde Skills (3 per Class) to collect, Level 6 skills, Loot Drops, tuning changes and new difficulty levels!
New Skills

Both the new and existing Skills can now be taken to Level 6, making them even stronger than ever before! The new 15 skills arriving in Rise of the Horde focus on providing new ways to specialize the way you play your Class.

Engineer
Flow – Take reduced damage while repairing fortifications
Overclock – Increase the rate which Weapon Lockers replenish ammo
Salvage – Enemies killed by your sentries have a chance of dropping ammo magazines

Heavy
Thick Skin – Take reduced damage from explosions
Berserker – While carrying a heavy weapon you deal more damage as your health gets lower
Last Stand – While carrying a heavy weapon you take less damage as your health gets lower

Scout
Dodge – Take reduced damage while roadie running
Speed Loader – Roadie running will reload your equipped weapon automatically with Active Reload rounds
Cloak – Being stationary and in cover for seconds will cloak you from enemies – leaving the cover or shooting will remove the cloak. Shoot enemies from Cloak for a small damage boost.

Sniper
Steady Hand – Take less damage and have reduced camera shake (when being attacked) while aiming or scoping
Magic Bullet – Critical hits with precision rifles (Longshot, Markza, EMBAR) penetrate through enemies and increase the damage of the next shot
Called Shot – Targets you mark take increased damage from all sources

Soldier
Siphon – Planted grenade kills cause enemies to drop more Power
Resupply – Regenerates one grenade every [X] seconds (up to starting loadout number)
Assault Rifle Accuracy – Assault Rifles become more accurate the longer they are fired while in cover

Boss loot drops AND MORE
Take those new Skills out into the field and defeat Bosses in Horde Matchmaking for new rewards – each Boss Wave you defeat at Wave 30, 40 and 50 will drop a singular random Horde Skill. Harder difficulties increase the likelihood of a rare drop, so challenge yourself for the best chance at an awesome drop.

A new UI feature that now shows how many Power drops – and how much they are worth – are left on the field. While this benefits the whole team, Scouts can now rest safely at the end of the round knowing they cleaned up every possible Power drop out going into the next Wave.

New Difficulty Levels: Inconceivable and Ironman
New Maps: Avalanche and Rust Lung
20 new achievements are set to arrive with Rise of the Horde, offering an extra 500G total Gamerscore to collect in Gears of War 4!

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