Microsoft’s Gears of War 4 is getting a new update some time this month, also a Valentine’d Day themed event. The update contains two brand new maps and both rip on previously available maps. Impact Dark is a nighttime version of the dark map and War machine is a drastic new take on the original Gears of War. The maps can be purchased by DLC and is also there for Season pass Holders.
“The new nighttime setting for Impact doesn’t just bring a new ambience,” according to The Coalition’s update post. “For the first time in Gears of War Versus, visibility is permanently reduced by smoke that has settled over the battlefield, forcing you closer to the action. Every weapon swap has been changed to alter the flow of the map – Snipers are now replaced with Boltoks, Dropshot replaces Torque/EMBAR and the Overkill now sits where Incendiaries used to.”
War machine has dramatic changes. “Moving away from the old abandoned train station locale, War Machine is now set in a new COG Settlement, standing out with its pristine appearance and gleaming grandiose features. Compared to the original, signs of life are everywhere – from the active DeeBee security bay, to the train sitting at the end of the platform ready to depart.”
The update also brings with it Guardian Improvements, which has tweaks to respawn changes.
The febuary Valentine’s update is dude to hit on the 10th and brings with it new gear and bounties.