Gearsmas, the Gears of War 4 Holiday Event is live. This event takes place between December 16th and January 4th. During this time, players can participate in the largest in-game event up to now. Anyone playing can earn or purchase Gearsmas Gear Packs for 400 credits or $0.99 USD via the in-game store.
The news was announced by Adam Fletcher, Director of Community at the Coalition. You can check out the full brekdown on the Xbox news page and on their official Youtube channel.
Gearsmas Packs Collection
Gearsmas packs contain festive themed skins and an emblem to celebrate the holidays. Each 400 credits pack contains one bounty and two Gearsmas collection items. To collect all of the items below, you’ll probably need between 30 and 70 packs. These numbers vary according to the will of the RNG god, so be sure to stock up on that good karma.
- 3x ‘Ugly Gearsmas Armor’ Characters – JD, Kait and Swarm Drone
- 4x Gingerbread Weapon Skins
- 4x Festive Tree Weapon Skins
- 4x Snowman Weapon Skins
- 4x JD Wrapping Paper Weapon Skins
- 4x Kait Wrapping Paper Weapon Skins
- 4x Swarm Wrapping Paper Weapon Skins
- 1x Commemorative Gearsmas Emblem
There are also special timed rewards. They reward players for logging into the game on certain dates. For December 16th, the reward was Chuzzmas Emblem, while logging in on December 27th would’ve earned you the Ice Boomshot.
There are also new ways to play. Try a Snowball Fight. This new event features the first custom holiday weapon – the Snowshot, a weapon that fires snowballs. At the start, you’ll get only two Snowballs, so be sure to use them wisely. You’ll have to pick up more when you run out.
You can play Crossplay Versus from the Special Event playlist, but that’s not all. During the entire event, Snowball Fight and Crossplay Versus playlists feature a 50% XP boost.