'Gears of War 4' Release Date, News & Update: Game is Discounted This Month, New Holiday-themed 'Gearsmas' Event Live Now

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Dec 19, 2016 06:27 AM EST

Here's something to get "Gears of War 4" fans in the Christmas Spirit. The recently released third-person shooter from The Coalition has a new holiday-themed "Gearsmas" event live now. Also exciting is the fact that the game is discounted this month.

The news comes via Engadget, which reports that the new holiday-themed "Gearsmas" event live now for "Gears of War 4" features a multiplayer event. This new multiplayer event that comes with the $0.99 "Gearsmas Pack" features "Snowball Fight," which literally enables gamers to fight using snowballs. Just like in real life, players need to pick up and form snowballs to fling at their opponents.

According to Slashgear, "Gears of War 4" new holiday-themed "Gearsmas" event live now also features several cosmetic items that gamers will surely enjoy. To battle it out with snowballs, gamers must use the Snowshot, which is a version of the Boomshot weapon. Gamers will also play with team deathmatch rules, with up to two snowballs.

The new holiday-themed "Gearsmas" event live now for "Gears of War 4" will be available only until January 4, so make sure to get it now. In addition, the game is discounted this month, so "Gears of War 4" fans can get it for just $39 in the U.S. The discount runs until December 28 only.

Fans can get the "Gears of War 4" new holiday-themed "Gearsmas" event live now by spending either 400 credits or $0.99 in the Xbox Marketplace. It also includes 28 cosmetic items, featuring the "ugly sweater" armor and gingerbread and wrapping paper weapon skins.

"Gears of War 4" is now playable on Xbox One and Windows PC. The third-person shooter video game is from The Coalition.

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