Gears of War 4 will be coming out on the Xbox One, as well as the PC, very soon. If you are planning to pick up the fourth mainline installment of the popular third-person shooting series, there are a few complementary products worth checking out if you want to get the most out of the game. You can find out list of products to purchase along with Gears of War 4 with our buying guide below.
Like other major games, Gears of War 4 comes with a season pass. This downloadable content bundle includes a Vintage VIP Pack (which include five exclusive digital items in addition to the Vintage JD character skin). The other extras are the Vintage JD Emblem Vintage character skin, Vintage JD Bounty character skin, Gnasher weapon skin and Dropshot weapon skin.
The Gears of War 4 Season Pass also has 17 Starter Air Drops (which is split between two Elite Packs, five Horde Boosters, five Operations Packs and five Versus Boosters). Furthermore, subscribers will get the ability to use the 24 additional maps for private play via dedicated servers. Finally, the pass grants access to the exclusive developer playlist, which is used to play test new features, maps and modes before they are released to the general public.
As you can see above, Gears of War 4 comes with various packs and boosters. While optional, these microtransactions may help improve your experience.
An Elite Pack contains five random customization cards, one of which is a rare-or-better item that will boost your odds of obtaining a legendary card. An Operation Pack has five random cards with at least one being a customization card. The Versus Booster includes five consumable Versus Bounty cards. Last but not least, the Horde Booster houses the four Horde Skill cards and one Horde Bounty card.
If you are planning to get any of the above Packs and Boosters, there are several bundles available to help you save a bit of cash if you are planning to buy many of them. You can check them out with the links below:
- Deluxe Airdrop – Includes 10 Elite Packs + 10 Operations Packs + 10 Versus Boosters + 10 Horde Boosters
- Elite Stack – Includes 5 Elite Packs
- Operations Stockpile – Includes 15 Operation Packs
- Starter Airdrop – Includes 2 Elite Packs + 5 Operations Packs + 5 Versus Boosters + 5 Horde Boosters
- Horde Booster Stockpile – Includes 15 Horde Boosters
- Versus Booster Stockpile – Includes 15 Versus Boosters
- Operations Stack – Includes 5 Operations Packs
Gears of War 4: Prima Collector’s Edition Guide
Another complementary products worth checking out is the Gears of War 4: Prima Collector’s Edition Guide. The book is designed to provide a complete walkthrough of the campaign, including co-op play. Also featured are coverage of every multiplayer map and mode in addition to tips for unlocking every achievement.
The Collector’s Edition also comes with some extra bonuses, including the replica Metal Cog Tag necklace, two downloadable Gear Packs, downloadable tracks from the official soundtrack in addition to download codes for the digital eGuides for Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3 and Gears of War 4.
You can buy the Gears of War 4: Prima Collector’s Edition Guide here.
The Art of Gears of War 4
If you like the aesthetics in Gears of War 4, then you might also want to check out the official art book. This product features hundreds of concept art pieces, finished renders and production art pieces. Also included is commentary from the development team over at The Coalition.Purchase The Art of Gears of War 4 with this page.
Gears of War 4 Xbox One S 2TB Console Limited Edition Bundle
If you don’t currently own a Xbox One console, then you might want to consider getting the Gears of War 4 Xbox One S 2TB Console Limited Edition Bundle. The main centerpiece of the set is the Custom Crimson Omen Xbox One S 2TB Console with matching Xbox One Wireless Controller.
Also included are a vertical stand and digital version of Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition (which includes the Season Pass, Vintage Limited Edition Console Pack, six Gear Packs, exclusive in-game items as well as four days early access to the game). The Gears of War 4 Xbox One S 2TB Console Limited Edition Bundle can be purchased with this link.
Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition Xbox One Wireless Controller
Since Gears of War 4 can be played in co-op locally, you should consider getting a second controller if you don’t already have one. The standalone Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition Xbox One Wireless Controller is the exact same as the gamepad that comes with the above-mentioned Gears of War 4 Xbox One S 2TB Console Limited Edition Bundle.The controller is available for purchase here.
Funko Pop Figures
Microsoft collaborated with Funko Pop to create stylized miniature figures based on the characters from the upcoming third-person shooter. You can check out the Gears of War Funko Pop Figures via the links below:
Gears of War 4 Prop Replica Customized Lancer
Hardcore fans of the series, especially those who are into cosplaying, might want to check out the Gears of War 4 Prop Replica Customized Lancer. This item, which has been officially licensed by Microsoft, provides a 1:1 scale of the classic weapon with measurements of 41.7 inches in length by 5.1 inches in width by 13 inches in height in addition to weighing 10.5 pounds. It comes with an adjustable sight, removable functional flashlight, levers, switches, triggers as well as illuminated LED lights.Gears of War 4 Prop Replica Customized Lancer can be bought with this page.
Last but not least, you might want to check out the previous installments of the franchise before jumping into the fourth mainline release. Fortunately, Microsoft will be including all four Xbox 360 Gears of Wars titles with purchase of Gears of War 4. The bonus games can be downloaded from the Xbox Store and played on the Xbox One thanks to being backwards compatible. The offer, which applied to all digital and physical versions, will expire by the end of 2016.If you haven’t done so already, you can buy the game with the following links:
So, if you are planning to purchase Gears of War 4, make sure to check out the complementary products we mentioned above so that you can get the most out of the Xbox One console exclusive.