If I pre-order Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition through a retailer, do I still get 4 days early access?
Yes! We’re extremely happy to be able to team up with retailers to ensure physical purchases of Ultimate Edition also gets fans into the fight early. More details will be announced by retailers closer to release about how to pick up your copy on October 7th 2016.
Does the physical copy of Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition come with a download code or disc for the game?
The physical copy of Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition comes with a disc.
How can I pre-order Gears of War 4 on Windows 10?
Gears of War 4 on Windows 10 is exclusive to the Windows Store, and not available at retailers. Pre-orders for the Windows 10 version are currently not available – however, you can pre-order a digital version of the Xbox One version via your Xbox console or Xbox.com, and receive day one access thanks to Xbox Play Anywhere for the same price. You’ll also have the added bonus of owning the game digitally on both platforms, and any pre-order DLC for use in Gears of War 4 will work on either platform.
Do I have to buy digitally if I want to play with friends on another platform?
No. Crossplay is enabled regardless of if you buy physically or digitally, meaning you can play with friends in Crossplay compatible modes regardless of how you prefer to purchase.
Xbox Play Anywhere – which means one purchase at no additional cost provides you access to both the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions of the game – is exclusive to digital orders only.
What happens to my progression and DLC if I play on another platform?
All your progression, saves and DLC transfers to both platforms free of charge. If you choose to split your time between PC and Xbox One, you’ll carry everything from one to the other!
What does it mean to own all future DLC maps with Season Pass if they are all free?
We’re incredibly excited to be bringing all our future maps to all our fans for free, no matter which version of the game they buy. With 24 maps releasing over the year following release, we want to keep things fresh and focused – as such, we’re rotating maps in and out of availability in public play often.
If you want to play a map in Private Match at any time, regardless of its public availability, the Season Pass gives you access to all future DLC maps in Private Play. This means you can take on Horde mode on any map you like whenever you like, as well as creating your own Versus matches with friends on maps of your choosing.
As an additional note, ALL maps included at launch (‘in the box’) on release come with lifetime access to those maps for Private Matches.
Is the Developer Playlist similar to the VIP Playlist in Gears of War: Judgment?
No. The Developer Playlist will appear for a short period of time in advance of any content drops – such as new maps or modes – for fans to preview and test prior to their release to all players. Once that content drop has been released to every player, the playlist will disappear until we near the next content drop.
Is there an official Gears of War 4: Collector’s Edition?
No. The JD COG Bike Collector’s Statue has been made in partnership with TriForce – each retailer who sells the statue will decide if it’s bundled with or without the game.
Is the Collector’s Statue available to purchase in my region?
Our partners at TriForce are working on making the statue available for purchase in as many regions as possible, including more retailers yet to be announced. We recommend following @ProjectTriforce on Twitter for the latest availability updates.
Where should I direct any further questions I have about the Collector’s Statue?
Please contact Project Triforce via this link: http://www.projecttriforce.com/index.php?p=contact