Ah! What a time to be alive! It seemed for ages that loot boxes, season pass schemes and paid DLC was the path every game was going to be taking. This trend, after even getting the attention of lawmakers around the world, have finally started receding. EA is eliminating this with Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, Activision is going to do the same for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Now, it is the turn for The Coalition. Through an official announcement in their site, The Coalition announced Gears 5 is not going to have any season pass or loot boxes.
It gets even better, The Coalition stated:
“Gear Packs are gone. So is Season Pass. You can earn exclusive customization. Earning content in Gears is something we know many of you care deeply about. You’ve asked and we’ve listened. In Gears 5, our goal is to create a player-first experience when it comes to in-game content, and it starts with this:”
- No Season Pass
- No Gear Packs
- DLC Maps are free for matchmaking and Private Play
- Exclusive earnable content in the all-new Tour of Duty system
- All store purchases are direct, no RNG so you always know what you will get
Gears 5 looks amazing!
During E3, we were able to play some of the new Gears of War 5 co-op mode Escape. It was an adrenaline fueled experience. We will post our impressions soon! Meanwhile, you can take a look at part of the gameplay we captured during this demo.
Looking for more E3 insights? Take a look at our Monster Hunter World Iceborn preview!