Gears of War 5 Will have no Season Pass or Loot Boxes
Gears 5 developer, The Coalition recently announced that the new Gears of War game will not have any loot boxes or use a season pass.
They explained in a blog post that the studio will be handling in-game content a bit differently. There will be no season pass and all of the DLC maps will be free. There will also be no Gear Packs which contained weapon skins, character skins, and abilities for Horde mode. Typically, you could buy the packs as well as simply earn them in the game, unfortunately you can mostly only gain things through these packs.
According to the post:
“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.”
So it seems like that Gears 5 will be using a “Tour of Duty” system which acts something like Fortnite’s Battle Pass.
“The path to each piece of content earnable is clear – you will know what you need to do to earn each specific customization item. In addition, there is no ‘Premium’ pay-only content for Tour of Duty.”
Also players will earn a Supply Drop which will give a free. Item after playing a multiplayer mode for a certain amount of time. Also just like these games, a premium shop that includes unique items bought with Iron, which can be bought with real money or earned in the Tour of Duty.
Gears 5 will be launching on Sept. 10 for Xbox One and PC, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will get to play four days early.
For more info on Gears of War 5, check out our coverage here.