Gears of War 4’s horde mode will now drop more credits and XP

Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 got an update on Friday evening that has made Horde mode more generous. Players can expect more credits and experience.

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The update was announced on the official Gears of War forums by community director Adam ‘PezRadar’ Fletcher. In full, the changes are as follows:

  • Credit earn rates have been increased across all difficulties.
  • Credit earn rates have been adjusted to tie in with finishing the waves, rather than finishing consecutive waves. The intention is to keep players from feeling punished for trying higher difficulties, or failing to complete all waves.
  • Level-up experience has also been increased across all classes.

In a response to a comment, PezRadar confirms this update will affect the PC version of the game. He withholds details about the exact percentage increases but says there has been “a decent bump.”

Concerns that the latest Gears is too stingy have been noticeable in its community since the game launched two weeks ago. Following such feedback, developer The Coalition increased the match completion bonus earned in Versus Multiplayer, and reduced the cost of Elite Packs. With the latest boost to rewards in Horde mode, progress should be much easier to make.

This latest update is live now, so if you enjoyed Gears but felt it was too grindy before, consider jumping back in. How generous is Horde mode since the change? Let our other readers know in the comments.