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Pay more to play Gears of War 4 early with the Ultimate Edition

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Gears of War 4 gives early access with Ultimate Edition

Gears of War 4 is currently in open beta on Xbox One, allowing anyone with a Gold Subscription to get a very early look at the chainsaw revving action of The Coalition’s first crack at a new Gears of War trilogy. It’s a trilogy which is kicking off in October later this year, and now in three very different flavours. The Coalition detailed three editions of Gears of War 4 that you’ll be able to pre-order and purchase – some of which give you a head start if you have the cash for it.

Call of Duty did it with their Zero-Day pre-order edition, EA does it with EA Access on Xbox One and now The Coalition has become the latest developer to offer a head start for gamers who have deep enough pockets. Gears of War 4 is up for digital pre-order on Xbox One, with the addition of the Ultimate Edition that runs you $40 more than the regular $60 pack. It includes a four-day head start, giving players access to the game on the Friday before the October 11th release date.

The Ultimate Edition also comes with a whole host of DLC, including “permanent access” to 24 DLC maps across private servers which will also provide early access to said maps in a pseudo testing phase. The Ultimate Edition also includes six of the random Gears of War skin lucky packs, which will randomly award you weapon, character and other skins as well as emblems.

Gears of War 4 will also be getting its own Collector’s Edition, which comes with everything in the Ultimate Edition, an exclusive steel book case for the game and a Vintage DLC Pack (which comes with some exclusive JD character and weapon skins). The Collector’s Edition also comes with a massive statue of JD Fenix, riding atop a COG bike and brandishing a Lancer. It’s made by Triforce, along with the adorable frag grenade keychain.

Gears of War Collector's Edition

I’m still not on-board with this idea of games now offering early access to a game for those who can afford to pay nearly double the asking price. Sure there’s more DLC thrown in here, but it’s a trend that more and more developers are trying to get away with. EA has been offering early access to their games for ages now, but let’s not forget that terrible Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pre-order stretch goal madness that tried to do the same.

Call me old fashion, but a game should come out when it comes out. For everyone, regardless of what you paid for it.

Last Updated: April 26, 2016

23 Comments

  1. OK now THAT is an impressive COGlectors edition!

    BUT, early access can GITC

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    • Ir0nseraph

      April 26, 2016 at 07:41

      The collectors looks nice but but that price , as for early access no need for that.

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  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 26, 2016 at 07:45

    $100 and then you still need to spend additional cash on those trading cards
    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view8/20131206/4915974/looney-tunes-sucker-o.gif

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 26, 2016 at 07:46

      But I guess it’s cool if you’re religious about the game

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 26, 2016 at 07:47

        Speaking to yourself again eh?

        That electric brick must have touched a nerve 😛

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 26, 2016 at 07:47

          Shocking I know

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          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 07:50

            I really had a bucket of laughs with that video

      • Ir0nseraph

        April 26, 2016 at 07:52

        My religion is fine , it’s the thought of forking out close or over 4K which seems to have locked my wallet shut.

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  3. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 26, 2016 at 07:45

    EVERY time I read “JD”, I think of this guy:
    https://thegrownupya.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/flashback.jpg

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    • Ir0nseraph

      April 26, 2016 at 07:46

      XD

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 26, 2016 at 07:46

      BUFFALO!

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 26, 2016 at 07:47

        EAGLE!

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  4. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    April 26, 2016 at 08:03

    More so, a game should be complete and working when it comes out…

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    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 26, 2016 at 08:21

      Also true

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  5. Avithar

    April 26, 2016 at 09:44

    You must ask yourself is the game that cool to pay that amount of money for?

    Then again i paid 1400 for the Arkham Knight… and then found out i still needed the season pass…

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