Tomorrow is Chinese new year and they will be celebrating the start of the year of the dog. Last week we brought you the news that Overwatch was marking this with a new event. Well, now Gears of War 4 is getting in on the action as well with a new event for the year of the dog. Here are all the details from the team at The Coalition –
We’re celebrating the Year of the Dog with a Horde Madness event that puts the focus on the Swarm’s very own attack dog – the Pouncer. (Yes, we did have to force that tie in a little bit). Prepare for an overload of Pouncers and Juvies with weakened fortifications as you fight to survive all 25 waves on either Normal or Insane difficulty.
You’ll be able to earn Midnight Omen Weapon Skins as a Horde Boss Loot Drop at the end of Wave 25 – only until February 23rd!
In response to community feedback, every full run – either on Normal or Insane – guarantees a Midnight Omen Weapon Skin. In addition, only two will be available this time out to reduce the chance of finding a duplicate – the Midnight Omen Enforcer and Boomshot.
Year of the Dog Daily Rewards
Oh you thought that was it? Nope! We’re giving away a bonus Year of The Dog weapon skin every single day beginning February 16th until March 1st. And they look SWEET.
We’ll also be offering a 48 hour First Win of The Day bonus as the start of the event and the end. Collect 800 Credits (up from 200) for your first win on February 15th, and 600 Credits for your first win on March 1st.
Permanent Double Class XP
As one last added bonus to our updates, throughout December and January, we activated Double Class XP to help players level up their Classes faster and take more skills into the fight. We have now decided to leave Double Class XP on FOREVER as the new default Class XP rate.
With Double XP this weekend, that means you’ll be earning 4x more experience than the old Class XP rate!
Overtime for the Thrashball Gear Pack
The Thrashball Gear Pack is back in Gears of War 4 for this weekend. Thrashball Cole and Drone feature alongside two Thrashball Team weapon skin sets. WOOO!