Gears of War 4 DLC Pass Is $50, Includes All of This

Here is a rundown of everything the Season Pass comes with.

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Microsoft has announced a Gears of War 4 Season Pass for DLC. The $50 package (not an uncommon price for passes for AAA games), includes an assortment of digital content like maps and more.

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Announced on Xbox Wire, the Gears of War 4 Season Pass includes:

  • VIP Vintage Pack -- Vintage JD character skin, vintage Gnasher and Dropshot weapon skins, vintage JD emblem, and vintage JD bounty that gives you extra XP.
  • Permanent DLC map ownership for 24-plus maps -- At least two per month for 12 months for private play on dedicated servers.
  • Developer Playlist -- This lets you play upcoming modes, maps, and variants before they are released publicly.
  • Six Gear Packs -- These let you unlock character and weapon skins, as well as equipment and abilities, along with bounties that offer extra XP.

As announced previously, Gears of War 4 multiplayer DLC maps will be free, but are offered on a rotating basis. The only way to guarantee that you can play a specific map whenever you want is to buy it, either through the Season Pass or presumably as a standalone offering.

In other Gears of War 4 news, Microsoft has announced a $100 Ultimate Edition, which comes with the game and Season Pass; in addition, everyone who buys this version gets to play four days early. A $250 Collector's Edition featuring an awesome-looking JD Fenix statue has also been announced.

Gears of War 4 launches on October 11. You don't have to wait that long to play, however, as the game's open beta is going on right now.

If you're more interested in Gears of War 4's campaign, you can check out this gallery of high-res images from the story component.

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