Gears of War 4 takes place 25 years after the Imulsion Countermeasure weapon destroyed all Imulsion on the planet Sera, taking the Locust and the Lambent with them as well.
Unfortunately, this also knocked out the use of fossil fuels, forcing humanity to adapt new ways for survival. The countermeasure also brought the advent of “Windflares”, powerful windstorms that form across the planet. Following the aftermath of the Lambent Epidemic, the reformed Coalition of Ordered Governments estimated that only hundreds of thousands of humans are left on Sera. To prevent the population from declining, walled-off cities were built to protect the citizens from the dangers outside. The COG also declared martial law, preventing any travel from outside of city walls. Some human survivors rejected the viewpoints of the COG and formed a group called the “Outsiders” that live outside of the COG jurisdiction, conducting raids on COG territory to gather resources.The game focuses on the son of Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud, J.D. Fenix (Liam McIntyre), who, alongside his friends Delmont “Del” Walker (Eugene Byrd) and Kait Diaz (Laura Bailey) deal with a new threat to humanity’s survival.
Never Fight Alone:
Enjoy two-player co-op campaign with friends locally via split-screen or over Xbox Live. Player 2 can select either Kait or Del.
Horde is Back:
Team up with four others and battle wave after wave of increasingly difficult enemies. Choose your combat class, level up your skills and deploy fortifications anywhere on the map to survive.
Brutal New Weapons:
An incredible arsenal of new weapons includes the Buzzkill and Dropshot, which can shoot around and over cover to rain destruction from all angles.
Explosive Versus Multiplayer:
Compete online in new and favorite game types, all at 60fps on dedicated servers. A new visible ranking system means fairer matchmaking for social, competitive and professional players alike.
Refined Cover Gameplay:
New close-cover combat moves and combat-knife executions turn each piece of cover into an offensive opportunity.
October 11, 2016