Clocktower and Blood Drive arrive this month.
Gears of War 4 is getting a major update this month, bringing with it two Classic multiplayer maps that series fans will no doubt recognize.
As detailed on Xbox Wire, Blood Drive returns and blends together the classic Gears 2 map with the “improved flow” of the re-imagined successor featured in Gears 3. Check out the video below for a sneak peek new version coming to Gears 4:
Clocktower will also be added to Gears 4’s selection of multiplayer maps this month, “re-imagined as the stunning Bank of Bronn as it’s slowly claimed by the Swarm.” Watch the clip below for a fly-through look at Clocktower:
Season Pass holders can check out both maps in the Developer Playlist starting today. On January 17, both will be available to everyone in Public Play free of charge.
In addition, 280 new Cards are available for players to collect, with the arrival of Series 2. Thirteen new characters have been added, along with more than 260 new Weapon Skins.
Alongside the fresh batch of new cards, Gear of War 4 is also receiving a third Title Update, which adds improvements to Spectator Mode, as well as “quit penalties,” which punish those who quit a match early with a matchmaking timeout.
For more on Gears of War 4, check out IGN’s comprehensive wiki guide.
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