Gears Of War 4 Xbox One-PC Cross-Play For Multiplayer Is Now Available

Cross-play is now live for Social Quickplay.

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After testing it last year, developer The Coalition today announced that cross-play between Xbox One and PC is now available in Gears of War 4's multiplayer mode.

As announced on the Xbox Wire, cross-play is available in the Social Quickplay playlist, while the Gears of War 4 Core and Competitive playlists will not feature cross-play. The Coalition said it found from the test period that people on Xbox One and PC had around the same level of skill (in terms of average kill/death ratio, score, and kills per match), but the developer wants to make sure that Ranked playlists are "as closely matched and competitive as possible," so there will be no cross-play for these.

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More than 115,000 people took part in the cross-play test weekend last year and the split was very lopsided; 91 percent of players were on Xbox One, compared to 9 percent on PC.

"We are incredibly excited to bring our Xbox One and Windows 10 PC communities closer together in Public Versus multiplayer through the power of Xbox Live," The Coalition said. "Thank you for your participation, feedback and passion--without our incredible fans, this decision would not have been possible."

In other news, an update for Gears of War 4 released this month added two new maps and more than two hundred cards to collect.

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Good thing about Gears' control schemes is that playing on the Xbox controller doesn't really feel worse than mouse/keyboard. Tried both on PC and was getting my ass kicked a whole lot more when using mouse. I just got used to the controller over all the years playing Gears.

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@sellingthings: An gamepad vs gamepad option is needed for both ?

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I haven't bought this yet but is the campaign really not that good or is that exaggerated?

The trailers looked good. Especially the one with sound of silence.

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@lrdfancypants: I think the campaign was good for a new studio picking up a series they had no experience with. Regardless with Rod leading the project. They did pretty well. Feels like a real gears game and I hope the campaign in 5 will be a lot more story heavy.

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@lrdfancypants: You should still get it if you want to get GOW 5 and later. Its not amazing but it is still very fun. Main problem with the campaign is the final fight.

Game tries sooo hard for a sequel. But the game is still very fun. Horde mode is insanely fun.

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@lrdfancypants Campaign is meh. Previous games had better campaigns.

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@jeffnate: that's a real shame.

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I just got an email from MS saying XBL's sub is increasing by 20%. Anyone else?

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@Barighm: https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/5qjdkl/xbox_live_price_increase_for_canadians/

That's what i could find on it and not surprising if it's just an increase for Canadians

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So would I need to have an Xbox One in order to play on windows? Or can I just buy from the Windows store and play from my pc without any restrictions?

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@alucardswrath: No XBOX one needed. Simply buy in windows 10 store and play.

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@alucardswrath:

Cross-Play...should just be the Windows Store Version.

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This is great news!

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That's awesome. I don't play Gears 4, but it's always nice when cross-play is implemented in games!

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Thanatos must be mad now

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@sladakrobot: And right now somewhere deep in his mom's basement, Thanatos2K is typing a comment.

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@sellingthings: i expected him to come here and say that he was wrong...that would make him a bit more respectable poster here in GS

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@sladakrobot: Why would he be mad lol.

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@freeryu: he repeated endlessly there is no crossplay and never will be between X1 and Pcs

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@sladakrobot: Oh lol

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Can't believe some Xbox gamers are actually mad about this

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@sellingthings: i am curious why ps4 players doesnt pick up the "vs ps4 players only" option

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@sellingthings: thats what i heard...most crossplay ps4 games have that option. They can choose to stay in the ps4 matchmaking

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That's seems cool, can't wait to play!

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Controller vs KB/M was roughly equal? That's surprising.

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@93ChevyNut:

A very a small sampling of PC gamers is likely why things appeared balanced.

"91 percent of players were on Xbox One, compared to 9 percent on PC"

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@beantownsean: Gears is 90% shotgun battles, so precision isn't exactly the priority. It's also a 3rd person shooter and not an FPS, which is also another factor in terms of aiming.

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@vickissv2:

I'm sure, but still we're talking 10,350 PC players to 104,650 XBO gamers.

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@beantownsean: yeah I didn't find one good player in that 9 percent. We played full gears squads that were on pc and win 40 and lost 0.

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@neoistheone: How do you talk to people on the PC version?

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@UnrealPro: the PC players use Xbox live for voice chat.

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