Gears of War 4's Halloween Event Has Begun

There are a bunch of games celebrating Halloween, and Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition announced that its shooter is, too. The latest Gears...
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    There are a bunch of games celebrating Halloween, and Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition announced that its shooter is, too. The latest Gears of War game sees a remix to its Dodgeball multiplayer mode, in addition to a themed gear pack and the return of pumpkin heads.

    Pumpkin Ball is the new Dodgeball variant that reduces respawn protection and respawn times to one second. The Coalition describes it on its website as "a faster paced Dodgeball experience where the dead don't stay dead for long." In normal Dodgeball, teams of five try to eliminate the other team by killing each other. Downed teammates can be brought back only by killing an opponent and surviving for five seconds.


    Five of the "darker" maps from Gears of War 4 can host Pumpkin Ball matches. These include Fallout, Forge, Harbor, Impact, and Lift. Players can earn bonus XP rewards in Pumpkin Ball as part of the game's Halloween celebration. Additionally, pumpkin heads make their return exclusively to the new mode and feature a new design inspired by Gears of War 4's Juvie enemy. You can see it in the image above.

    Those interested in new gear have the Halloween Elite Pack to look forward to. It launches on October 27 and is a variant on the Elite Gear Pack, which includes a guaranteed card of Epic or Legendary quality. Any Legendary card from the Halloween pack is exclusive to the Day of the Dead Legendary Collection. It's available until November 1.

    The Coalition recently detailed some of the changes it plans to make in future updates. These include harsher rage-quitting penalties, louder teammate footsteps, and various fixes. You can see the full list here.

    Gears of War 4 received a score of 7/10 in GameSpot's review. Critic Mike Mahardy said, "This is a shooter teetering on the edge of something greater, but despite the improvements it makes to the storied franchise, its missteps hold it back. There is inspiration here, and creativity in the way Gears of War 4 rethinks its multiplayer modes. But the lackluster campaign and technical issues are blights on an otherwise exhilarating shooter. The result is a whole that doesn't reflect the quality of its often stellar parts."

    Source: GameSpot

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  1. 3xTiNcT
    Glad they're doing this. Don't want to spend money for packs though.
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    2. 3xTiNcT
      I just got on and it said it was $4.99 with no option to use my points. Hopefully they add the option to use them even though I just used mine on an elite pack.
    3. BreakdowN
      Oh, the Halloween packs are up for you? Man, why am I not able to see anything today, holy f***! That's pretty lame if they don't let you use points to buy them. Seriously been grinding so I could buy at least 2.. Not paying 5 bucks for 1 pack lol. What's even lamer is how they try and trick you into buying he 5 pack, thinking you'll save money when it's $25!!!!!!!!!
    4. 3xTiNcT
      Yeah I'm not liking how you have to pretty much pay money to get any of the cool stuff without grinding and getting lucky. The esports pack they had was pretty ridiculous too. It was $10 just for one pack. The only thing that seems discounted at all is the deluxe airdrop for $50 but at that price it isn't even worth it.
  2. Master
    Damn, I am missing out this year.
  3. BreakdowN
    Been playing the event off and on all day. Wish I didn't spend my points on normal elite packs tho :frown: Definitely want to try and get a few of those Halloween ones.
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