The Gears of War franchise reaches a tremendous milestone next week. On November 7th, it will be its tenth anniversary since the original Gears of War launched. In these ten years fans got to play five titles within the series that brought memorable character moments, emotional endings, and jumping 25 years into the future of Sera with Gears of War 4 to start a whole new saga.
The thing that makes this franchise truly special is the Gears fans – from the stories shared finding love through Gears, the huge tattoos of favorite characters, intricately crafted fan-art built from months of effort, to simply connecting with one another because of the game. As a thank you to one of the best communities in gaming, The Coalition is announcing “10 Years of Gears”, a series of celebrations to mark this incredible milestone for Gears of War.
Tenth Anniversary Gear Pack
First seen in the Outsider community during the Gears of War 4 campaign, Gary Carmine is here and ready for action – if he can stay alive. Death runs strong in the Carmine family, and the Tenth Anniversary Gear Pack teaser video pays tribute to the family tradition as Gary Carmine takes to the Versus battlefield. It’ll be up to you to save Carmine when you play as him this November!
Gary Carmine is part of a special Tenth Anniversary Gear Pack built for fans. This special pack contains Gary Carmine, a trio of weapons themed to the previous Carmine brothers, commemorative anniversary weapons and emblems to collect as you play. Obtainable exclusively through gameplay, each 200 Credit pack contains one 10 Years of Gears customization item, one 10 Years of Gears Emblem or bounty, and a random card from the Gears of War 4 Launch Series of Cards. The full list of content can be found below:
- Gary Carmine Character
- Anthony Carmine Longshot
- Benjamin Carmine Gnasher
- Clayton Carmine Lancer
- 10 Years of Gears Lancer
- 10 Years of Gears Hammerburst
- 10 Years of Gears Retro Lancer
- 10 Years of Gears Markza Mk. 1
- 10 Years of Gears Enforcer
- Gary Carmine Emblem
- 10 Years of Gears Emblem
- 5 Bounties, each themed to a Gears of War game
The Tenth Anniversary Gear Pack arrives in-game on November 7th.
Enjoy brand new ways to play with returning fan-favorite playlists:
- One Shot, One Kill, the ultimate fan-favorite special event with a new Gears of War 4 twist. This sniping-focused mode spawns you only with a Longshot – but now the EMBAR is available for pickup on the battlefield to change the game. Now is the time to go for those collateral headshots!
- Gnashers-Only King Of The Hill returns to Gears of War, bringing with it a gib-filled carnage of objective-driven, close-quarters combat. Your trusty Gnasher is your only friend as you battle to control the hill.
Community Events and Competitions
On top of all the in-game action, there will be several days of community events, announcements and competitions throughout the “10 Years of Gears”. This includes a Game with Developers event next week, allowing fans and developers from The Coalition to play together. Details on how to join will be announced soon.
Also coming next week is the official launch of The Coalition Army. Thousands of fans have already signed up to be part of the initiative, with The Coalition delivering brand new content hand-built by the team, and providing a new way to access resources like 4K Cosplay Guides, Stream overlays and more.
[Source: Xbox Wire]