Gears of War 4 Map Update - Impact Dark and War Machine Gears of War 4 - Impact Dark Multiplayer Map Flythrough Gears of War 4 - War Machine Multiplayer Map Flythrough Roses are red, violets are blue, Torque Bows for me, and Torque tags for you! Arriving today, the February update adds two new maps, a week-long Valentine’s event, new Gear Packs to collect and further improvements to the game. Read on for all the info and special news about upcoming features – including updates on hotly requested Legacy Characters! Valentine’s Event Gears has always embraced the Holidays, and this Valentine’s Day is no different. February 10th marks the beginning of over a week of Valentine’s Day celebrations, with new Gear Packs to earn, daily Valentine’s themed bounties, another Craftable Character to collect, and the much-requested return of Torque Bow Tag (with a Cupid-style twist!). Stay tuned for more news on Valentine’s Day events later this week! Guardian Improvements Speaking of Guardian, we’ve got new surprises in store for fans of the mode. Based on fan feedback, we’ve changed the spawning system from the original spawn swap solution to something entirely new – Leader Spawns. Now, you’ll respawn in a location close to your Leader adding a new tactical edge – Leaders now need to position themselves in beneficial areas of the map, while other players will have more opportunity to get back to their leader and come to their aid. This new update to Guardian is perfectly suited to the intense low visibility combat of Impact Dark – try it out for yourself in the Developer Playlist this week! We can’t wait to hear what our fans think of this new approach to Guardian! Looking Forward There is much more to come from Gears of War 4, with exciting new features, characters and content arriving in the months ahead. Today, we want to share a few updates on some hotly requested community features and content that is on the way. Back in November, we announced we were working on a new feature based on fan feedback – a pre-game lobby system for Core and Competitive playlists to improve the ranked experience in Gears of War 4. Today, we are excited to share that Core and Competitive lobbies will arrive next month in the March update! We will share more details, news and first looks at this new system closer to release. Late last week, we sent out our latest ‘Gears Feedback Program’ survey to fans which included questions related to playlists and weapon tuning. We will be sorting through the feedback in the coming weeks and reporting on any changes that we may implement to help streamline and improve the in-game Gears of War 4 experience. Following on the heels of Dizzy, we are hard at work bringing back more Legacy Characters by updating their voice work and character fidelity to make them right at home in Gears 4. Beginning next month, this work will turn into a steady flow of Legacy Characters for our fans – from iconic heroes of the past to the hotly demanded return of Locust Characters! We also have some huge updates coming this summer to Horde! New “Inconceivable” Difficulty (Campaign & Horde) IronMan Mode (Campaign & Horde) Level 6 skills for all class skills More skills for existing classes New achievements And much more!