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Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition Grants Early Access To Game

by Matt Bertz on Apr 25, 2016 at 08:46 AM

Hardcore Gears fans may want to look into the Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition. This $99.99 package includes Gears 4, the season pass, a limited edition Steelbook case, and early access to the game.

The season pass (which will cost you $49.99 if you wait to buy it later) features a Vintage VIP pack with some weapon skins, permanent access to the 24 maps (which The Coalition plans to roll out two per month for a year after launch), private dedicated servers, access to a Developer Playlist that lets you try out new maps and modes before they become available to the wider public, and six Gears packs. These unlock new weapon skins, equipment, boosts, and character skins.

The early access period begins October 7, for days before the standard edition's release. You can pre-order the game now at retailers or online, and doing so grants you a Vintage Del Gear Pack that includes a new Del model, emblem, two vintage weapon skins, and a Del bounty. 

Microsoft is also offering a $249.99 Collector's Edition that comes with a JD Fenix COG bike premium statue, lithograph, and frag grenade keychain.

Our Take
If you're a Gears die hard who plans to buy the season pass anyway, the Ultimate Edition seems like the best deal available.