An upcoming third-person shooter video game, Gears of War 4 is scheduled to be released on 11 October. It’s the 5th instalment in the Gears of War series, and the fourth main instalment. Surprisingly, it has been developed by The Coalition, unlike its predecessors, which were developed by Epic Games.
In the meantime, you can probably enjoy a game of bingo for a fiver until this game releases the following Tuesday. If you’re not much of a bingo fan, read on to know what’s changed and what’s not in Gears of War 4.
So what can you expect from its gameplay?
A lot of gameplay elements like performing active reloads and taking cover to avoid damage have been retained from the previous games. However, you’ll see a brand new feature called the Combat Knife. This weapon lets you use it for performing executions in new ways as well as for melee attacks.
You’ll also notice some neat new weapons like Buzzkill and Dropshot. While Buzkill fires ricocheting sawblades, Dropshot fires explosive drills.
This game will let you also perform a short distance shoulder charge. This will knock enemies off balance. However, enemies also have a little bit of extra power in Gears of War 4. They can pull players out of their covering positions and perform their own takedowns. So, you do need to be extra cautious in this game!
Another aspect that can make fighting a bit rough is the four categories of weather that has been created in this game. You’ll witness heavy breeze – dust, leaves and trees kicking up to violent category 3 windstorms that severely affect combat as well as weapon usage.
The Plot and Setting of Gears of War 4
If you’re wondering where the game starts from, then we know that it starts 25 years after all Imulsion on the planet Sera was destroyed by the Imulsion Countermeasure weapon. It even affected the Lambent and the Locust. Unfortunately, this destruction also knocked out the use of fossil fuels. So, humanity was forced to look for other ways to survive. The countermeasure was also responsible for starting Windflares – powerful windstorms that are formed from across the planet.
After the Lambent Epidemic, the reformed Coalition of Ordered Governments (COG) was able to estimate that only thousands of humans are left on the planet Sera. They came to a conclusion that the population can’t decline further and hence, walled off cities. This would protect the citizens from the dangers outside. The COG also declared martial law, which prevents any travel from outside the city wall, but some humans were not really happy with this decision. In fact, they rejected it, and started another group called the ‘Outsiders’. They live outside the COG jurisdiction and frequently conduct raids on COG territory in order to gather resources for their survival.
This instalment of Gears of War focuses on J.D. Fenix, who is the son of Anya Stroud and Marcus Fenix. J.D. Fenix, along with his friends Kait Diaz and Delmont Walker, also known as Del has to deal with a new danger that’s threatening the very survival of humans.
Just a few days ago, the developer of this game, Coalition announced on 19 September that this game has ‘gone gold’. This meant that a huge amount of development was finished and that major manufacturing has already begun. In fact, about 10 days after their announcement, The Coalition also posted a video. This video contains the first 20 minutes of the prologue gameplay.
You can watch the video here if you can’t wait for the game to be released.
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