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Gears of War 4 Launches New Feral Horde Playlist and Free Weekend

The new playlist cranks up the Horde difficulty level, but only offers one map right now.

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Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition is offering a free weekend for the game's multiplayer starting today, highlighted by a new Feral Horde playlist that could have some new players running away screaming.

The first-ever Horde variant "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 in announcing the event. "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 playlist is automatically set to Hardcore difficulty, with Clocktower being the only map that will support it right now.

Here are the objectives for the weekend:

  • Complete 50 Waves in the Feral Horde playlist, earn the Tiger Skin.
  • Complete 100 Waves in the Feral Horde playlist, earn the Cheetah Skin.
  • Complete 200 Waves in the Feral Horde playlist, earn the Snow Leopard Skin.

Be sure to register at the game's official completion page so you can be tracked and earn your skins.

Also as part of the weekend, The Coalition is offering a three-card Feral Horde Gear Pack for 400 credits, and double class XP for every version of Horde, including public and private.

No official end date or time was listed for the event, but it will likely end some time Monday. 

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From The Chatty

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    February 24, 2017 8:30 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Gears of War 4 Launches New Feral Horde Playlist and Free Weekend

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      February 24, 2017 2:08 PM

      I'll be playing this weekend!

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      February 24, 2017 2:45 PM

      http://imgur.com/W9qYS5b

      Registration is required to be eligible for the skins. This is what it prompted me with. Nope!

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      February 24, 2017 2:50 PM

      Are we sure there's a free multiplayer weekend? I don't see anything about that in the official post, but the Shack's article says:

      "Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition is offering a free weekend for the game's multiplayer starting today..."

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        February 24, 2017 3:03 PM

        The wording is a bit hard to decipher, but it doesn't seem like it's free to try for anyone, the way free weekends go for multiplayer games on Steam.

        Instead it's just free online horde for those without Xbox Live Gold subs who already own the game?

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        February 24, 2017 3:06 PM

        Oh, you are right. I don't see anything in the source link or anywhere else for that matter, which mentions the free weekend stuff.