Gears Of War 4 April Update Adds Giant Bunny Heads, Free Maps, And More

Gears of War 4 grows again this month.

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Microsoft has announced the details of Gears of War 4's April update, which adds new maps, Easter-themed content, and balance changes, among other things. All of this was covered on Xbox Wire.

Starting with the Easter content, this includes a new mode called "Bunny Hunt" that gives players giant bunny heads that sort of look like Frank from Donnie Darko. Additionally, there are five chocolate Easter egg weapon skins that you can unlock. Microsoft will announced more details on the Easter content next week, with the event itself starting on April 14. Easter itself is on April 16.

As for the new maps, April's Gears of War 4 update adds two more that you may recognize from Gears of War 3: Hotel and Slab. They have been "updated and refined" for the new game.

People who own the Gears of War 4 season pass can play the new maps right now in the game's Developer Playlist, and can earn double XP and a 20 percent bonus credits boost. The maps will become available for everyone (for free) starting on April 11.

You can watch the videos embedded in this story to get a closer look at the maps.

Also coming to Gears of War 4 in the April update is another COG character for the Legacy Character lineup, following Tai who was released in March. Additionally, the Locust character Kantus is coming to Gears of War 4 through a Gear Pack in April.

What's more, new Horde and Versus events are scheduled to begin on April 21 and April 28, respectively, though Microsoft did not share any more details about these.

Finally, Microsoft is rolling out new weapon tuning changes for Gears of War 4 in April. This is described as a "major update" for both Core and Competitive.

"Our Core changes mostly focus on making the starting weapons fit their role better than before, with reduced range on the Gnasher, improvements to the Hammerburst and slight tweaks to the Lancer," Microsoft said. "For Competitive, it's all about adjustments that highlight the teamwork and competitive nature of playing with these team-focused settings."

You can see a full rundown of the Gears of War 4 changes here on Microsoft's blog.

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That bunny head looks silly. lol

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At a cost of 200GB's of hard drives space. Bet you wished you signed up day one for EA Access now to get that spiffy free external HDD.

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xbox is the pits

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Why can't the Coalition get it correct it's been six months of this game being out and they still don't have it correct and they have gears 1 gears 2 Gears 3 to look at what's so hard.The coalition had a taste of gears of War and come up with gears ultimate which was pretty good and for Gears 4 you really messed it up. I'm still waiting for more characters for the Gears of War roster I'm tired of playing as only a drone and the new Commando dom thats in gears of war 4 straight sucks I want the old Commando Dom from gears 3 and Golden hunter!

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@mightynumb3r9: "Correct" is just a matter of opinion. The changes they make have more to do with the style and habits of how players have evolved in multiplayer. Gears of War 4 multiplayer is the best and most purest form of the series and I always appreciate free updates and tuning. They have no obligation whatsoever to do these things after release and for that I am thankful.

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Looks like mixture of Bioshock and Batman Arkham city map.

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Lets forget about the gears of war 2 maps!

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I see they've decided to go the "call of duty route" and add childish things to the game and basically turn it from an adult game to a kiddie game with all the stupid costumes.

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@se7en1989: Gears has done things for holidays at least dating back to Gears 3. for Halloween they have pumpkin heads. For St Patricks day they have Leprechaun heads. Its nice to have a littler humor in the gameplay itself not the After game show like what COD does.

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@spartanx169x: Yet we all need to recall Rod very specifically saying that "Gears MP has kind of become a mockery of itself, and we want GOW4 to be a serious competitive MP experience."

But hey, when you're raking in money hand over fist for neon-vomit skins, why not just go back to the silly stuff? Only $3.99 per pack, which MIGHT net you the thing you wanted...

In 3 and J, these things were free for participating.

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@Pyrosa: I would rather that players be charged for cosmetics vs map packs. all day everyday.

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@se7en1989: Been doing events since Gears 2. This isn't new.

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Nice. I'll be firing it up tonight to play a few rounds on the new maps.

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I gotta get to this one day. Need a new computer though for this one.

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@Barighm: You don't want to spend much just for THIS game. Spend for something worthwhile, like a PC-only shooter or TW:Warhammer, or Dawn of War 3. If that rig happens to also play a discounted copy of GOW4, then that's just a bonus.

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@Barighm: If you want to be decent, expect a big learning curve with lots of practice.

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