Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for .Gears of War 4 A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for .Gears of War 4 http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Microsoft's Black Friday Deals Kick Off TodayJason Love

There are a lot of titles on sale here so I definitely recommend perusing the full list. Outside of Gears of War 4, the other standout co-op titles I see here include Forza Horizon 3, Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition, Dragon Age: Inquisition GOTY Edition, and a Master Chief Collection + Halo 5 Bundle. It's worth noting, again, that these deals are only on the digital versions of these games. The physical disc version will go on sale starting this Friday, November 24.

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Gears of War 4's Horde Mode Got an Update Last WeekJason Love

The stealth patch was pushed out late in the day on Friday so some folks may have missed it. Here are the notes from the announcement post:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14609/gears-of-war-4-s-horde-mode-got-an-update-last-week.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14609/gears-of-war-4-s-horde-mode-got-an-update-last-week.html Gears of War 4 Co-Op FAQNick Puleo

How many players can play Gears of War 4 locally (couch co-op)? How many players can play Gears of War 4 via system link or LAN? How many players can play Gears of War 4 online? How many players are supported in combo co-op? What direction is the screen split in couch co-op for Gears of War 4? Does the PC version of Gears of War 4 support split screen play? How do you begin a co-op session in Gears of War 4? How does save game progress work for co-op play in Gears of War 4? Can I join a game if the host is further along than me in Gears of War 4? What does the Gears of War 4 season pass get you? Is combo co-op available for cross platform play? What is Gears of War 4 play anywhere? Is combo co-op supported for Horde? Is is possible to play Horde mode entirely offline? Can I use the same Microsoft account on my PC and Xbox One to play the Gears campaign and/or Horde mode in co-op?

 

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14588/gears-of-war-4-co-op-faq.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14588/gears-of-war-4-co-op-faq.html Gears of War 4 Co-Op ReviewMike Katsufrakis

With an engaging campaign, smart Horde mode additions, and a cast of characters that go beyond being the stereotypical "meatheads," Gears of War 4 is an impressive achievement. The Coalition has not only successfully transitioned the series from its previous stewards, but clearly took the time to improve upon the formula as well. This jus...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/review/1967/page/1/gears-of-war-4-co-op-review.html http://www.co-optimus.com/review/1967/page/1/gears-of-war-4-co-op-review.html Taste the Gears with Twenty Minutes of Prologue GameplaySam Tyler

The Prologue is set during E-Day and then 17 years later.  It is designed as a contained mission to help players get used to the game.  You won't get to play it yet, but you can see the video:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14531/taste-the-gears-with-twenty-minutes-of-prologue-gameplay.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14531/taste-the-gears-with-twenty-minutes-of-prologue-gameplay.html Cross-Platform Play, LAN Support, and More Confirmed for Gears of War 4Jason Love

Along with the PC couch co-op, the developer also stated that cross-platform play for the campaign and Horde mode would be supported between the PC and Xbox One versions. So, if you've got the Windows 10 edition and your best gaming buddy prefers the Xbox One, you can still take out those Swarm foes together. Finally, both Xbox One and PC will also feature offline LAN play, up to two players for the campaign and up to five for Horde. While that particular feature is fairly common for the PC, it's surprising to see it for the Xbox One.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14511/cross-platform-play-lan-support-and-more-confirmed-for-gears-of-war-4.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14511/cross-platform-play-lan-support-and-more-confirmed-for-gears-of-war-4.html The Coalition Details Gears of War 4 Horde 3.0 ModeJason Love

The two biggest additions to this version of the infamous Gears Horde mode are classes and player-built fortifications, such as turrets and barriers. While the reveal video showed off these features, there wasn't a whole lot of information about what those features actually mean in terms of gameplay. In a recent blog post, The Coalition went into further details and here are a few of the highlights:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14497/the-coalition-details-gears-of-war-4-horde-3-0-mode.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14497/the-coalition-details-gears-of-war-4-horde-3-0-mode.html Xbox Play Anywhere Titles Now Available for Pre-Order via Windows StoreJason Love

It's worth a quick reminder that the Play Anywhere program only applies to the digital version of the game purchased through either the Xbox Marketplace or Windows 10 app store. So, if you pre-ordered a physical edition of the game for the Xbox One, you're only getting that version. The full list of supported Xbox Play Anywhere titles can be found on the Xbox website.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14476/xbox-play-anywhere-titles-now-available-for-pre-order-via-windows-store.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14476/xbox-play-anywhere-titles-now-available-for-pre-order-via-windows-store.html Gears of War 4's Revamped Horde Mode RevealedJason Love

Taking a little cue from a number of other first-person/third-person shooters, the new Horde mode will allow up to five players to select a character class - the Sniper, Heavy, Soldier, Engineer, or Scout - before facing off against 50 waves of Swarm foes. Each class will have their own abilities and skills to help the team out as a whole, for instance, the Scout can spot enemies through walls, and they'll also be to utilize another new feature: the "Fabricator." This will allow players to build defense, turrets, and weapons as you try to survive as long as possible.

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We've embedded the trailer here in the post to watch, but keep in mind, it's limited in what it can display. Click through to YouTube and change the settings to 4k if you want to watch it in the higher resolution.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14430/enjoy-gears-of-war-4-in-4k.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14430/enjoy-gears-of-war-4-in-4k.html Pre-Order Gears of War 4 and Raise Dom from the DeadSam Tyler

Any pre-order of Gears 4 will unlock the Brothers of the End Elite Gear Pack.  As well as getting a couple of blinged up weapons, you also get access to three character skins from the previous trilogy; Tomorrow Anya, Old Man Marcus and Zombie Dom:

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We didn't talk about it too much during the big reveal at this year's E3, due in part to some conflicting information, but Microsoft has plans to release two consoles within the next year. The first of these, the Xbox One S, is essentially a slightly upgraded version of the current Xbox One. It will support 4k for video and Blu-Ray, and High Dynamic Range (HDR) for games (and TVs) that support it. It's also smaller than the current Xbox One and can utilize up to a 2 TB hard drive. The market for this console appears to be anyone who doesn't currently own an Xbox One.

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