Gears of War 4 is offering up a new weekend-only Horde playlist and giving out double class XP right now. The new playlist is called Feral Horde, and it's the first-ever playlist for a variant of Horde. In a forum post, developer The Coalition explained why Feral Horde is more challenging than regular Horde. "Feral Horde ratchets up the intensity of each wave, changing the composition of each wave to focus more on constant pressure and unrelenting assault," the developer said. "Prepare to move, dodge, and scrap your way to victory against new waves filled with hefty amounts of Explosive Trackers, Swarm Grenadiers, DR-1s, Dropshot Scions, and more."
The Feral Horde playlist is automatically set to the Hardcore difficulty, and it's available on only one map, Clocktower. To encourage people to try Feral Horde, The Coalition is offering up three Swarm character skins. To get them, you need to first register your Gamertag and then do the following:
- Complete 50 Waves in the Feral Horde playlist (unlocks the the Tiger Skin).
- Complete 100 Waves in the Feral Horde playlist (unlocks the Cheetah Skin).
- Complete 200 Waves in the Feral Horde playlist (unlocks the Snow Leopard Skin).
Additionally, The Coalition has released a Feral Horde Pack, which comes with everything shown in the picture below. It's available right now for 400 Credits.