Gears of War 4 season pass costs £40


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So, what do you get for your hard-earned cash?

 

Microsoft said the season pass includes the exclusive Vintage VIP Pack, which features Vintage JD (no, not the whiskey - JD is Marcus Fenix's son and star of the game), and two Vintage weapon skins.

 

You also get permanent access to 24 additional DLC maps (two per month for a year) for private play on dedicated servers.

 

Gears of War 4, remember, does something interesting with its maps. The game comes with 10 maps, and all DLC maps are free, but they're rotated in and out of public matchmaking like free-to-play champions are rotated in and out of League of Legends.

 

However, if you want to play one of the out of rotation maps, you can buy it with real world money and host a private game. Those you invite do not need to own the map to play it.

 

Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-04-26-the-gears-of-war-4-season-pass-costs-40

 

Go digital only future they say, Publishers will provide cost savings onto consumers...

 

£40 is some Activision tier nonsense.

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carOS

The season pass is widely regarded as the cancer of gaming. It's supposed to be part of the package when you purchase the game and consumer should be smart enough to boycott any publisher that exploit it. 

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6 minutes ago, Master of Alien said:

The season pass is widely regarded as the cancer of gaming. It's supposed to be part of the package when you purchase the game and consumer should be smart enough to boycott any publisher that exploit it. 

They kind of have you snookered with most MP stuff though. Especially with maps, however Gears tying dedicated servers to season pass holders is shoddy. Pretty sure paying for Live should cover that.

 

Either way expect season pass prices to keep going up. Publishers keep testing the waters for ways to get more money, and as long as enough gamers buy in they'll keep increasing the ceiling to new heights. See FO4 season pass going UP in price AFTER release... smh.

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Andrew

Waste of money considering the free rotational maps and GoW's history with paid maps resulting in splintered (tiny), MP population. Certainly not worth £40.

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Skiver

TBH Gears is one game I'm interested pretty much solely for the campaign, I loved the MP on Gears 1 as it was the first true MP experience I ever had. After that gears MP became get good with a shotty or go home - I quite often went home :(

 

 

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1 hour ago, Audioboxer said:

They kind of have you snookered with most MP stuff though. Especially with maps, however Gears tying dedicated servers to season pass holders is shoddy. Pretty sure paying for Live should cover that.

 

Either way expect season pass prices to keep going up. Publishers keep testing the waters for ways to get more money, and as long as enough gamers buy in they'll keep increasing the ceiling to new heights. See FO4 season pass going UP in price AFTER release... smh.

It's not tied to season pass holders, pass holders just get all the maps in the deal.  If you're not a season pass holder you can just buy one of the maps and still run it on a dedicated server,  it's the difference between buying them all from day 1, or buy just the ones you like when they show up months later.

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