Gears of War 4 continues to receive content updates in the form of the second major one for the game this year. It's scheduled to drop on December 6 with two brand new maps, game fixes, and other various improvements. Seaon Pass holders will receive the maps for free. If you're still way behind and haven't even picked up the game just yet, you can nab it for 33% off from December 1 through December 28.
The two maps, coming in hot on the heels of Checkout and Drydock from last month, are Speyer and Glory.
"Evacuated long ago, this lonely district of Speyer is a still image of pre-Locust War life. The battle for the sanctuary is a close quarters affair, but teams looking to control the sprawling academy will need to do so together. Speyer’s opulent interiors and quaint plazas are best suited to longer range engagements."
"A monument of military might, this COG battery was used only against the most strategic targets to maintain its secrecy. The defensibility of this fortress can be used to your advantage if captured, which includes a powerful mounted turret that can suppress the courtyard below."
You'll start seeing the maps being added to public playlists starting on December 13. All maps will be rotating in and out of public playlists, so even if you don't have the Season Pass you can play along with your friends, though Gridlock and Relic will be removed from the rotation shortly. If you have a Season Pass already, you'll earn additional XP and Credit when you play within the Developer Playlist while it's available, and early access to new maps as they're rolled out, as well as access to all current DLC maps permanently. Get out there and get your slay on!