Gears 5 won’t have Season Pass, Gear Packs

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Gears 5 has done away with its Season Pass and Gear Packs in favour of new, player-friendly systems.

“We’ve committed to delivering more earnable content than ever before through an extensive new system called Tour of Duty,” developer The Coalition detailed in a statement. Tour of Duty will replace Gear Packs, allowing players the chance to earn customisation items through play. No piece of content will be pay-only, meaning each and every item can be earned through some sort of in-game feat.

“We are committed to ensuring we preserve a fair competitive environment across our modes so there will be no items in the store that provide a competitive advantage for real-money purchasers, i.e. no pay to win,” The Coalition continued.

Morewover, The Coalition detailed that new some DLC maps will be delivered for free across both matchmaking and private play, though the developer didn’t rule out the ability to purchase maps.

Published by Microsoft, you can expect Gears 5 from 10 September across Windows PC and Xbox One.