This week in Gears: February 9 – 15
With a new week comes another This Week in Gears, featuring the re-up update, a Valentine’s weapon set to unlock, and more!
As previously announced, this week will see the anticipated re-up update, you can read the full details on the update here!
Note: With the update launching tomorrow, we wanted to make you aware that between 10:00 am PT and 11:00 am PT we’ll be launching the change to apply the correct re-up and rewards to your accounts if you haven’t received them and/or your levels restart your game and you’ll eventually receive the changes.
Versus Event: Cupid’s Torque Bow
With it being Valentine’s Day this week we are bringing back our classic event, Cupid’s Torque Bow!
Wield Cupid’s Torque Bow in this Valentine’s day twist on Torque Bow tag. Melee is disabled. And the objective is simple, eliminate the opposing team to win.
This event has a special legendary Riftworm Heart weapon set for you to unlock; this can be done by completing the following Medal group.
|Shot Through The Heart||Get 5 Headshot Kills in the Cupid’s Torque Bow Tag Event|
|Looking for Love||Get 50 Eliminations in the Cupid Torque Bow Tag event|
|Predator Hunter||Complete 10 Rounds of the Cupid’s Torque Bow Tag Event|
|Matriarch Hunter||Deal 50000 Damage in the Cupid’s Torque Bow Tag Event|
Oh, and expect the special Heart heads to make an appearance on your character…
Horde Event: Boss Rush
Staying for another week is our special Horde event, Boss Rush.
Boss Rush is summarised simply like this, for every wave you play, you will encounter a boss. There are ten waves to complete with each wave escalating in intensity and difficulty.
Alongside this event, we have a special medal group for you to complete, completion of the medal group grants you 3,000 coins with each individual medal completion granting you progress towards your Tour of Duty, medal details below.
|Carrier Hunter||Get 5 Carriers Eliminations in the Boss Rush Horde Event|
|Snatcher Hunter||Get 5 Snatchers Eliminations in the Boss Rush Horde Event|
|Predator Hunter||Get 5 Predator Eliminations in the Boss Rush Horde Event|
|Matriarch Hunter||Get 5 Matriarch Eliminations in the Boss Rush Horde Event|
|Kestrel Hunter||Get 5 Kestrels Eliminations in the Boss Rush Horde Event|
Enjoy the carnage, and we will see you in-game!
As previously mentioned last week Gears Glory continues with the focus on Black History Month.
Today, we are pleased to present shelbynicolecosplay’s take on COG armor.
Watch the streams on live.gearsofwar.com!
You can submit your community content via the hashtag #GearsGlory on Twitter and Instagram, throughout the month we’ll be highlighting our favorites culminating with our selected favorites at the end of February.
New TCA partners!
Recently we added some new TCA partners, so be sure to say hi, follow and support:
As a reminder, we are always on the hunt for more TCA members to join, and if you haven’t enlisted yet you can do so here!
- Winter Armor Baird, 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins
- V-day Sam, 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins
- Maria Legacy Set, 300 Iron, 2,380 Gear Coins*
- Maria Mark, 65 Iron, 500 Gear Coins
- Maria’s Angel Mark, 45 Iron, 350 Gear Coins*
* Store items marked with this have been given a special discount of 30% as they are already in the essentials part of the store.
Kait and Fahz return for another week but remember this is not the last of the older Chrome Steel re-releases be sure to keep an eye out for more of these next week!
We are continuing to investigate the issues behind the recent server latency issues, from our investigations last week we have now taken some initial steps on Versus servers first to start to rectify this, if this is successful, we will look to propagate it to the PvE servers.
We will continue to monitor as the week progresses and keep you updated as to our next steps.
Gears 5 PC EAC issues
We were recently made aware of an issue when attempting to play Gears 5 on PC with Windows Insider, this is the result of an update to the “Gaming Services” app for Windows, an update should be available for you to download from here, so make sure you get it so you can continue playing!
Lunar New Year!
This Friday is Lunar New Year, and with it comes The Year of The Ox! This Friday we’ll be adding the Year of the Ox Weapon set to the store for free. This will be available until March 2.
Here’s a small preview of the weapon skin!
4x ALL XP Weekend – February 12 -15
Finally, a reminder that we will be having a HUGE 4x ALL XP (yes, this includes Character XP!) weekend which takes place from the 10:00 AM PT on the 12th of February and finishes at 10:00 AM PT on the 15th. This should give you all a hefty jump to start grinding on the new rewards!
And as always, please take care of yourselves and have a wonderful week.