Gears of War 4 is getting a massive March update with new updates, maps, and ranked lobbies.
The new maps include:
"A lone neon-lit Diner in a dusty wasteland is the latest battleground in Gears 4! Developed over the course of the last 18 months, this map represents one of the most refined tactical experiences yet seen in a map from The Coalition.
Combat inside the Diner is intense and claustrophobic as you fight for control of the kitchen and Sniper Spawn. Expect smaller engagements that demand close-quarters skills to come out on top.
The parking lot is a more open affair where the focus shifts to ranged combat. Work as a team and win the outside and open up new flanks to catch out your opponents in the Diner!"
"Old Town is back! One of the standout maps from Gears of War 3, this map has been re-imagined in a snowy UIR Costal town, complete with a looming UIR Base lurking in the background.
Old Town features the same layout fans know and love, with its clearly defined three lanes and asymmetrical elevation change from low to high. Fight over the Torque and Sniper under the Belltower, stall to stall in the market, or hunkered down in the tight, long sight-lined alleyway.
With new weapon swaps, the dynamics of the critical alleyway fight have evolved. One round will force the fight into close range with the addition of the Overkill shotgun, while the other will encourage ranged combat thanks to the new Markza pickups. Win the fight to claim the Boomshot or – new to Gears of War 4 – Dropshot that spawns here."
Both maps are available now on the Developer Playlist for Season Pass holders, with double experience and 20% bonus credits. For everyone else, the maps will be available on March 14th.
Ranked Lobbies for Core and Competitive playlist that allow players in pre-game to be placed into a lobby with map voting, bounty selection, and customization options. Quitting will cancel the countdown to the match to ensure fair competition.
The Coalition is starting off the March update with the release of a Legacy Character in the coming weeks with March Gear Packs. New character and weapons skins will also be added in the weeks to come.
March 24th will start a Versus-themed weekend and on March 31st a Horde-themed weekend. New themed weekends will follow every 3rd Friday following the update.
Gears of War 4 is now available on Xbox One and Windows 10.