The Coalition is giving a nice little nod toward those who have been along for the ride. The developer has confirmed that those who have played a previous Gears of War game on their current Gamertag will get acknowledgement in Gears of War 4.
The First Wave
To be honest, it isn’t much. But it is a nice touch. Within Gears of War 4, “Legacy” players will be given an official Emblem within the game called First Wave. Anyone that has simply booted up Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, or Gears of War: Judgment will qualify. However, you must be subscribed to Xbox Live Gold or have signed in with Silver within the last year.
You can go into the game’s customization menu to equip it. The Emblem features “a Gear carrying a old COG banner under a new dawn.” Again, a nice little nod from The Coalition. In addition to that, previous players will also be entitled to a bonus Operations Pack. Said packs “contain 1 guaranteed customization item and 4 cards of any type. These will be sent via Xbox Live message – redeem the code provided to claim your pack.”
The Operations Packs are going out as of today and will continue to do so throughout the week. Signs are looking good for Gears of War 4. We’ll see you back on the battlefield October 11th.