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If you're in the market for more Gears of War, well that's exactly what you're getting in just a few days. According to a recent announcement, Gears of War 4 is set to receive a massive update including brand new skills for players to unlock, new Achievements to discover, a new difficulty mode and more.
What's being touted as the biggest batch of DLC to ever be injected into Gears 4, Rise of the Horde will give players plenty of reasons to head back into the fray starting June 6 on Xbox One. And in case you haven't taken the plunge with the latest game just yet, you'll also be able to try it out free of charge later this month.
The announcement kicks things off with the introduction of 15 new Horde Skills (three per class) for players to collect and use across the wave-based mode of Gears 4. This update will also include Level 6 skills for you to discover, new loot drops and some fine-tuning to keep things nice and balanced.
The Gears 4 Horde Mode takes a few pages from games like Team Fortress 2 or even Battlefield, emphasizing class roles over everyone coming into the match with the same basic setup and abilities. The hope is that these 15 new skills will allow players to tweak their various classes more than ever, so one player's sniper might be completely different than another player's, with each playing to their individual strengths and weaknesses.
To help keep things tough as nails, a pair of new difficulties is also being added into Gears 4, including Inconceivable and Ironman. In Horde, Inconceivable basically makes the players weaker and the enemies stronger. In the campaign, you'll see a similar effect, plus you'll find fewer resources on the battlefield. Ironman, on the other hand, means you've got one life to live. Don't waste it.
You can check out the trailer for the DLC below.
If you prefer competitive modes, then you'll want to check out the new Golden Gun mode this June. In this mode, you get a hip-fire only Boltok with one damn bullet that does a lot of damage. If you hit your mark, the bullet is instantly returned to the chamber. Miss your shot and you're in for an excruciatingly slow reload.
Finally, if you're looking to take Gears 4 for a spin on your Xbox One, you'll be able to download and play the game free of charge from June 9-15. You'll get 10 hours of untethered gameplay in that time, so use them wisely. And if you decide to stick around, your progress will transfer over to a purchased version of the game.