Gears of War: Judgment's microtransactions listed in full

Suite of in-app purchases for Gears of War: Judgment ranges from 80 to 4,000 Microsoft points.

Gears of War: Judgment offers players a range of microtransactions for player customisation and to boost the rate at which they earn in-game experience points.

For 80 Microsoft points, players get double XP for their next 10 multiplayer matches. 320MSP nets the same but for 50 matches, whereas 560MSP provides double the experience for 100 matches.

The biggest microtransaction, which is being sold for 800 Microsoft points, confers two times the experience for 200 matches.

The game's 1,600MP VIP pass, which was detailed in February, also offers up a permanent double XP bonus on selected playlists solely for players with the VIP pass.

Gears of War: Judgment also comes with 16 purchasable weapon skins and 22 purchasable armour skins.

Weapon skins are sold individually, with Microsoft asking for 240 Microsoft points per static skin and 320 Microsoft points per animated skin. Static armour skins cost 320 points, with animated armour skins going for 400 points.

Skins can also be bought in bundles. The Epic Weapon Skin pack, which contains all of Gears of War: Judgment's animated and static weapon skins, is being sold for 1,600 Microsoft points. The static weapon pack on its own goes for 1,200 points, whereas the animated pack will set players back 800 points.

All of the static armour skins can be bought together for 2,000 Microsoft points. Buying the static and animated armour skins together costs 2,800 Microsoft points.

The Total Skin Pack, which contains every weapon and armour skin in the game, costs 4,000 Microsoft points.

Gears of War: Judgment is the latest full-priced console game to offer in-app purchases to customers, with the game joining the likes of Dead Space 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Mass Effect 3.

GameSpot's Gears of War: Judgment review is in the works. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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themasterspy
themasterspy

Paying for double XP through the game isnt really any different from people buying mtn. dew and doritos for double XP on Halo 4

IJONOI
IJONOI

I'm not sure I understand this. I played, and loved the first 3 gears. But I think I'll give this one a miss. (most series after 3 installments are just milking it, elder scrolls aside). 

I dont get  why people would pay for double XP if it doesn't unlock any bonus in the game. Or why people would even care about there level full stop? Or why you would want a weapon skin you havent earned? Lets face it, if you see someone in blops 2 with diamond guns, you think yea, that mofos earned it. Good on him. But this is like, meh, who give a flying figs newton. 

navyguy21
navyguy21

Selling experience gives an extremely unfair advantage to those with more disposable income. Im fine with weapon skins, but anything that alters gameplay or player progression and balance shouldnt be allowed. You are basically paying to be better than others, rather than actually being better. Hope this doenst catch on...........but it probably will :|

Chimzard
Chimzard

Look, as long as they don't make you pay to shoot or swing the weapons you use in these games, or worse, make you pay for game functionality, things will be A-OK. 

Microtransactions have been around for a while you know. Valve has been doing it with TF2 for a few years now. All those small apps on your Android or iOS device, chances are a few of those also have microtransactions. Stuffs expensive! We know this. But you don't HAVE to buy a small useless skin or camouflage in order to play. The game works fine without it.

TL;DR Game's fine without this crap, stahp complaining.

jlwood830
jlwood830

This is ridiculous... selling experience?  Give me a break!

No thank you.

BladeStrike1234
BladeStrike1234

This is bad. Thanks to EA many other developers are now going to try make microtransactions "normal". Do not support this!

Agronot
Agronot

A lot people on here complained when games cost $40, same people complained when they cost $60...then they complained when map packs came out. I swear if there was nothing to complain about your heads would explode...and yet these same people are still buying games. everything cost...nothing is free. Do I think games cost too much...yes. Knowing I can't buy every game that comes out I have to choose what I want now..get the rest I want on sale later. The world is not going to come to an end because they now charge you to change the color of your shiny play gun. It still shoots the same way. Who said you HAVE to get those skins?!

josetoronja
josetoronja

The game comes with only 4 fking  maps on multiplayer and other 4 for overrun, dafuq? I suppose they are stupid enough to put the other maps as dlcs.... Screw you Epic Games.

RavageCobra
RavageCobra

Just another reason to stay away from Judgment, screw you Epic. And Microsoft for that matter.

SplitShift
SplitShift

This game is most definitely NOT pay to win. A player at lvl 30 has zero advantages over a lvl 1 player. Paying for double XP is just a waste of money, not "pay to win".

njkindred
njkindred

I'm really enjoying the game but REFUSE to purchase any micro-transactions that give an advantage, even by increasing XP.  I know, it puts me at a disadvantage to players who DO "pay to win", but I'll live with that. I'll just have to "grind" to keep up!

The cosmetic stuff should be EARNED in-game though. I could care less that you BOUGHT a player skin...who cares?!  But they'd count for something if they were a visible sign to all that you ACCOMPLISHED something, THAT would encourage the re-play-ability that publishers are so desperately seeking !!

Divisionbell
Divisionbell

And this is why I won't be buying this game

Divisionbell
Divisionbell

And this is why I won't be buying this game.

justinka777
justinka777

so its just like Free to play FPS, only without the free part............

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

I can honestly say I won't be buying any of those.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Don't buy this crap.  Just don't.  Don't even buy the main game.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

Microtransactions and DRM both are ruining gaming globally..

Annonith
Annonith

Quake III have more player skins than Gears and they are all free.

Gaming is going backwards.

telaros
telaros

WOOOT! Pay to Win is best play!


EDIT: In all seriousness I bet this is to make up for the game splashing out all over torrent sites. Still, avoiding the multiplayer on this one like the plague.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Stop bitching people. This is still a great game. Just don't buy any micro-transactions and you'll be good! No need to whine! I don't agree with microtransactions, but my god, some people on here are acting like the game is ruined because of it. Doesn't effect the actual game in any way.

sgreen79
sgreen79

Bethesda continues to carry the torch (imho) as the one company who really gives a rip about it's consumers. Perhaps there are others, but there are certainly few to name. 

mouseteeth
mouseteeth

It wouldn't even bother me that much if there were more than FIVE unlockable skins and the rest were paid. So there's about 25 I can stare at that all cost money, and five that I can unlock. It's completely ridiculous. If the overrun mode wasn't so much fun, I would return this. I'm insulted as a consumer that I paid $60 for this game, when having all of the content would actually cost me, and this is no joke, $125.

zintarr
zintarr

FU Epic I am done as a customer of your products.  Not buying it.

thegroveman
thegroveman

So, are retail $60 games now just a down payment?  Call me old fashioned, but maybe I'd like to feel like I experienced a complete product, not a goddamned storefront.  The latter half of this generation has really soured me on the concept of DLC period.  If it goes much farther down this path, I can find a new hobby.

conor9393
conor9393

exactly the reason i didnt buy this game

EmphaZima
EmphaZima

Wouldn't it be funny if you bought this crap and the next day and MS had a double XP weekend?  Would you get quadruple XP then?

Cowboy-Bebop
Cowboy-Bebop

CRAP! I just purchased this d@mn game. Oh well, I'm taking it back. I'm not supporting micro transactions that beef up online play. Done with EA and now done with Epic. I only hope Ubisoft and TakeTwo don't do the same thing.

gutsallover
gutsallover

Meh. I don't play shooters all that much, but I purchase one every year or two because I do joy them in limited quantities. I was considering purchasing this one, since I had fun with the first Gears of War back in the day, but I am adamantly opposed to micro-transactions. I already hate that a lot of shooters make you pay a ridiculous amount of money for only a handful of new maps, but normally I'm willing to deal with it. This is just a bit too much. Sorry Epic Games.

ChiefReaver
ChiefReaver

I was hoping they wouldn't do this again...

hadlee73
hadlee73

Why does it seem like the more I read about this game the more it sounds like it was designed to be a mobile game concept that was changed into a full console release? The mission structure, story structure and micro transactions all say "mobile" to me.

Atolm1
Atolm1

The only microtransaction i would pay for would be one that would allow me to take the clothes off that Damon character. That is one hot ass male character design!

agpickle
agpickle

Microtransactions should only be in f2p games.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

There's a reason people pirated your game, it's a F2P you pay for. Way to go, Microsoft and everyone who bought this game.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Yeah I think the season pass is pushing it.

Wrathesoul
Wrathesoul

I am honestly over all this greed from game makers, I am totally over microcrapactions. Slowly thiis sort of thing will cause people to totally lose interest and not buy their nice looking short arse games (Mostly EA at this point) Until other game makers take a step back and look at a true customer loving company like CD Red (The witcher etc makers) and see how they GIVE its players HUGE content updates and such for free never asking for more after you buy the game and have the best of the best support.. The other companies who are greeding people with short games or rushed games both with DLC that should have been in the game from the start or already on disc or cmicrocrapactions will fail sooner or later.

vault-boy
vault-boy

I'm not a fan of microtransactions in pay to play but this isn't THAT bad. I mean really, who gives that much of a fuck about xp anyways?

kessel21
kessel21

i've never played a gears game but i know how this would've translated to BF3 (i assume it'll be done in BF4 now.......EA's not one to let a dollar go).  unreal that a pwner could unlock X gun/equipment all the faster and then roll.  it took how long for DICE to nerf the DART?  pwners will be able to exploit it all the faster now.  unreal.

Boss-COG903
Boss-COG903

@IJONOI who gives a flying fig newton about diamond gun and blops 2 seeing some some one at lvl 50 they earned it. there is also acheivements to obtain thats why i would buy it or the fact that you reach lvl 50 and then re-up for another tour of duty over and over again to get your 200gs

bigdg912
bigdg912

@navyguy21 You don't get anything for leveling in this game except a higher number and some medals. What "unfair advantage" are you talking about? Higher level doesn't make them good at the game intrinsically. The micro transactions are purely superficial. I would be upset if they had a tangible effect but you people are just acting ignorant.

bigdg912
bigdg912

@SplitShift your use of logic will, likely, never be fully appreciated here. Too much "this is the first step on the road to damnation" talk goes on here. The problem is (another poster pointed this out already) that micro-transactions have been around for a while. On consoles, I have never experienced a micro transaction. Not once have I purchased anything that would be considered one. You know why? Because they, so far have not been necessary.

If anything, I feel this game did micro transactions right. "Let's throw some worthless skins out there for them. If they buy them, bonus for us. If not, they can still enjoy the game without being shortchanged." Paying for double XP? Oh well. So your level is higher than mine... who cares. Game plays exactly the same. Does that bigger number that that person has bother you? If it does, you're going to have some issues in the real world.

TL;DR - It's just skins and a number. Neither impact the game. Neither one make the purchaser better. Neither one give the gamer an advantage (other than the higher level number, which doesn't really give any advantage). I'm not saying it's right, just that this is micro transactions done the right way.

thegroveman
thegroveman

@XboxGuy1537 It doesn't effect the actual game in any way....yet.  I don't like the trend that all but guarantees that subsequent games will start tying our gameplay experience to our participation in microtransactions.  Best to oppose the tide now before it sweeps over us.

Allerletzt
Allerletzt

@kessel21 I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about but levels do nothing aside from unlock a little achievement and give you a number next to your name and an icon. It has even less of an effect than in COD or BF3. As in, literally nothing aside from cosmetics.

IJONOI
IJONOI

@Boss-COG903 @IJONOI ... Your missing the point though. they haven't earnt it, theyve bought it. So it's just not impressive. Games are expensive enough without all these added microtransactions. It's getting to be a bit ridiculous. 

Boss-COG903
Boss-COG903

@bigdg912 @navyguy21  i agree to a certain degree hardcore gears players are going to buy it because the instant gradifacation of reach higher levels acheivement seekers and completionists love this idea because of helping reach their goals....this is kind like a free giveaway of a pokemon at a event.

navyguy21
navyguy21

@bigdg912 @navyguy21  

Well, to be honest, i was assuming you got weapons and things as XP and level rewards like most shooters. I havent been following Judgement really since i never finished 3. So if im wrong, i apologize. I still think paying to level is unfair if you got weapons or some other in-game items that gave you an advantage. If this doesnt, then good, i retract my statement :)

kessel21
kessel21

@Allerletzt @kessel21 mmmmmmmmmmmmmmno....as you level you unlock items or perks.  paying instead of playing will let a pwner unlock those faster which is giving them a leg up.  DICE called it a "shortcut" in BF3.  At least when they did it, it was 6+ months after release and you actually "owned" something (the unlocks) rather than renting retarded double XP. 

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

@Tripwolf And what does that even unlock? Last I remembered it wasn't like CoD where you unlock every good weapon by ranking up. All the power weapons in Gears are on the map.