'Gears of Wars 4' Latest News & Update: Snowball Fight Mode, Gearsmas, Snowshot, & More

By Caroline , Updated Dec 19, 2016 11:41 PM EST

"Gears of War 4" has become one of the most played shooter video game this year. This is the fourth franchise of "Gears of War" series which was developed by The Coalition for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One. The gameplay, which is famous for using new elements such as Dropshot weapon and Buzzkill, has reached thousands of gamers worldwide.

Nowadays, the trend for every game is to catch up with the current theme or season by incorporating related designs to its own gameplay. For instance, "Overwatch" and "Destiny" has dressed up in regards to the holiday spirit. Meanwhile, "Gears of War 4" has acquired its own snow-theme which is tagged as "Gearsmas". This includes several holiday-inspired cosmetic items, together with the latest Snowball Fight play mode. The said event is ongoing for all GoW4 players which can be played only until January 4, 2017 via  SlashGear.

The Main Attraction

Players of "Gears of War 4" will surely be delighted with the new Snowball Fight mode. A holiday version called Snowshot will replace the Boomshot for the mean time, and will fire explosive snowballs. Deathmatch rules are applied for this mode as players is allowed to carry up to 2 snowballs only and for the challenging part, the player needs to grab more snow ammo.

Other Christmas Features

Aside from the new game mode, gamers can enjoy the other parts of the event which includes the Gearsmas Packs. According to Xbox, this feature allows gamers to customize their avatar to catch up with the holiday vibe. It contains Holiday Presents with 28 unique pieces of collectibles such as the Ugly Gearsmas Armor, Gingerbread Weapon Skin, Snowman Weapon Skin, Festive Tree Weapon Skin, Commemorative Gearsmas Emblem, and many more. Gearsmas Packs cost 400 credits, equivalent to $1 in Xbox Marketplace.

It has also announced special timed rewards, for the first time, which is about giving holiday present for two special dates, December 16 and December 27.

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