On Tuesday, June 6th, the Coalition is bringing what they call the “biggest ever update in the history of Gears of War 4” to players, and all for free! Rise of the Horde as it’s titled, brings with it 15 brand new Horde Skills (3 per Class) to collect, Level 6 skills, Loot Drops, tuning changes and new difficulty levels. Now with each Boss Wave you defeat at Wave 30, 40 and 50, you’ll receive a random Horde Skill.
The update also brings about the debut of a brand new Versus Special Event: Golden Gun. This custom-built mode arms gamers with one bullet and a hip-fire only Boltok, where you have to land your bullet to instantly have it return to the gun, otherwise prepare for the longest reload of your life. The two new difficulty levels for Campaign and Horde modes, called Inconceivable and Ironman, in addition to Avalanche and Rust Lung maps from Gears of War 2 and Gears of War 3 respectively. And finally, the update brings Crossplay in Ranked Play, bringing Xbox and Windows players together in the battle to earn the highest rank possible.
Then to top everything off, from June 9th and running until June 15th, Gears of War 4 will be getting a limited time trial version. The full game trial will offer 10 hours of free play in Gears of War 4, including the entire first Act of the Campaign plus full access to the Horde and Versus experiences.
You can read more about the update here.