Gears of War 4’s May update adds treacherous new maps and multi-GPU support

Gears of War 4’s May content update arrives tomorrow, packed full of surprises for fans! Strap in as The Coalition unveils a new original map created by the team, celebrate the return of a fan-favorite map from Gears of War 2, and see a beloved hero brought back from the dead to join the multiplayer ranks. There’s a lot of content for everyone and a few technical enhancements in there too.

As mentioned earlier, this month brings a brand-new map designed by The Coalition in Dawn, along with their first returning map from Gears of War 2 called Security. Dawn is set in a stunning Outsider village built around an abandoned mining colony and defined by two defensive structures–the high ground of the bar, and the entrenched mine on the low side. Prepare for a new kind of fight centered around the vital Dropshot spawn, as it’s surrounded by both high and low flanks and features a risk-it-all one-way vault to secure the weapon.

Since Gears of War 4 came out, fans have been asking the team to bring back some of the classic maps from Gears of War 2. The Coalition has worked extensively to bring this map up to modern graphical and gameplay standards, with improvements that incorporate Gears of War 4’s close-cover combat, Horde and proper support for respawn-based modes. The new setting for Security takes you to a fight over a glorious decadent depository, with stacks of gold bars providing makeshift cover throughout the map. Defensive lasers bar access to key parts of the map, so prepare for a tough fight for the button that disables the lasers to give your team control over the flow of combat.

Speaking of Gears of War 2, the plucky Benjamin Carmine met his horrible end inside the Riftworm. This month, you’ll be able to find Benjamin Carmine back from the dead in one of the game’s May Gear Packs as Zombie Ben Carmine–complete with his missing lower torso innards. Truly pleasant, right?

Aside from the maps, we’re excited to announce that multi-GPU support arrives with the May update for Windows 10 players! This has been a hotly-requested feature for months now and it’s finally here. It’s definitely a glorious day! The Coalition’s Windows 10 team has been hard at work implementing support for users who use multiple graphics card setups, and now fans can take full advantage of their setup to really push the visuals in Gears of War 4. The May content drop is definitely expansive so be sure to download it tomorrow!

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