The Coalition has announced that Gears of War 4 is celebrating Halloween with its first special event that includes a new game mode and Gear Pack.

Starting today, October 27, players can play Pumpkin Ball, a spin on the game’s Dodgeball mode with faster respawn times. “Pumpkin Ball is a remix of Dodgeball that introduces 1 second respawn times and reduced respawn protection, resulting in a faster paced Dodgeball experience where the dead don’t stay dead for long,” the Coaltion said.

The playlist also sees the return of Pumpkin Head costumes redesigned with a new Juvie-style mouth. Bonus experience rewards are also turned on for the game mode.

gears pumpkinPumpkin Ball will be available on the game’s “darker” maps:

  • Fallout
  • Forge
  • Harbor
  • Impact
  • Lift

In addition to the special playlist, the Halloween Elite Pack, a variation on the Elite Gear Pack, is available today. The Halloween pack can be purchased on the game’s store page and includes one guaranteed Epic or  Legendary Card. Legendary cards from this pack are exclusively from the Day of the Dead Legendary Collection. The Halloween Elite Pack is purchasable until November 1.

Gear of War 4 is currently available on Xbox One and PC. Stay tuned for more upcoming updates on the game.


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