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‘Gears of War 4’ Developer Is Already Training Us Up

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chris-littlechild - April 19, 2016

  Since Microsoft first heard about this newfangled ‘console’ thing and brought us the Xbox, they’ve left an indelible mark on the world of video games. Certain exclusive IPs are right up there with the biggest names in the industry. How many spacetastic space marines are introduced in games these days without drawing comparisons to the iconic Master Chief? I’ll tell you how many: None. That’s how freaking many.  

Halo, as we know, is still going strong, what with the Xbox One-exclusive Guardians getting its DLC on as we speak. But what of another system big name, Gears of War?

Marcus Fenix and his studly buddies pretty well popularized the third person shooter. They’ve given us over a decade of nostalgiatastic memories (there are some things you never forget; first kiss, first time you got laid, the first time you chainsawed your way through a Locust warrior’s skull and leave him a blood-leaking heap of pain and defeat on the asphalt).

Like all games that defined genres (Doom, Mario Kart, etc), there have been imitators out the wazzoo. But Xboxers want the original. More specifically, they want Gears of War 4. The multiplayer beta of the game is incoming, and developer The Coalition want to be sure that our asses are ready for it. Which is where this lil’ clip comes in.

The team are bringing us a series of videos dubbed Beta Tutorials. Up first is The Basics, which will get new players off to the best start while also helping introduce Gears veterans to the new mechanics in the fourth game. Close cover combat, you say? Competitive active reload system? I’m listening.

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