The Coalition released a Gears of War 4 update this week which changes the amount of credits earned per multiplayer match and decreases the cost of Elite Packs. The developer outlined their reasoning behind the changes in a post on the official Gears of War 4 forums.

“After monitoring our data and hearing your feedback, it was clear the calculations that determine the rate at which Credits are earned were under our own expectations – and yours. Our Player Progression team have been working hard to address this as quickly as possible in order to improve the experience of acquiring Gear Packs,” the developer writes. “The goal of these new changes is to provide a more consistent reward per match for our players, and bring the time required to earn Gear Packs – including the customization focused Elite Pack – closer to our expectations.”

According to the new Gears of War 4 update, the cost of Elite Packs has decreased from 4,000 to 3,500 and credits earned from completing a multiplayer match has been increased. Elite Packs contain cosmetic items such as emblems, characters, and weapon skins.

The Coalition also promises, in a future update, to fix a known bug in which match bonuses display zero credits after completing the match. Match bonus credits are still rewarded and reflected in the player’s credit wallet.

This is a great start on tweaking rewards for the game, which can be a grind if trying to unlock characters and weapon skins. Despite the microtransactions in the game, Gears of War 4 is a solid multiplayer shooter and you can read more about it in Gamespresso’s review.

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