Gears of War 4 - Birthday Celebrations Continue!

Before we go any further... SKORGE!

We're incredibly happy to have returned this fan favorite character pack to Gears of War multiplayer after a 9 year hiatus. We'll get back to what's in the Pack further down. For now, let's dive into What's Up in Gears of War 4 this weekend!


Double XP is still running but we want to send out Gears of War 4's Birthday with a bang. We heard your feedback on wanting a weekend opportunity to get stuck in to Quad XP - so we're doing it! 4x XP will be active across Versus (Public) and Horde (Public and Private) from 10am PDT on Sunday until 10am PDT on Monday.

(Don’t forget, Bounties are not impacted by XP bonus events).


He “made RAAM look like a goddamn pushover” and now he’s BACK. Skorge has returned in all his glory, from his iconic dreads to his spiked battle armor – all faithfully recreated to look exactly as you remember him in the Gears of War 2 campaign. The team worked incredibly hard to bring Skorge to Multiplayer, and we couldn't be more excited to see him out in the wild.

Collect the iconic High Priest of the Kantus now alongside the Locust Flame Grenadier and Royal Weapon Skin set in the Skorge Emergence Gear Pack!

free flaming lancer

To celebrate a year of Gears of War 4, we're giving anyone who logs in from Friday 13th October - Monday 16th October a free Flaming Lancer! This is part of the Weapon Skins that are earned through completing challenges, so make sure you log in if you'll be trying to complete the whole set.

  • Double XP, which is on right now, will be running until we turn on 4XP on Sunday.
  • Golden Gear and Golden Gear weapon skins will be back on October 20th for a short time. If you missed out, they'll be back!
  • Golden Gun will be gone on October 16th! Make sure you jump in now if you're looking to play!

With the Birthday almost over, what's next? First up, we have our Map Drop coming in late October (don't expect it next week) with our Xbox One X Ready update. Speaking of which, we'll be talking and showing a little more of Gears of War 4 on Xbox One X soon. It's a beaut!

Halloween is also fast approaching! Planning to dress up all Gearsy for Halloween? Check out our 4K Cosplay Guides to help you craft your costume! If you cosplay a Gears character for Halloween, we'd love to see it! Tag @GearsofWar on Twitter with hashtag #GearsHalloween for a chance to win some awesome swag-arrific prizes.

Have a great weekend on Gears!