Gears of War 4’s massive January update is now live

The Coalition and Microsoft are making sure that Gears of War 4 starts off strong in the New Year with a massive content update that includes new maps, cosmetic items, season pass benefits, and more.

The Series 2 content update adds a bunch of new content into Gears of War 4, with the most significant addition being two brand new maps: Blood Drive and Clocktower. The new maps are available now for season pass holders and will become available to all players on January 17. Also included in the update are 280 brand new cosmetic item cards which include 12 new multiplayer characters (such as Armored Anya, Zombie Minh, V-Day Sam, and more), four new animated weapon skin sets, and 15 new static weapon skin sets. Also, if you’re a season pass owner, you’ll receive a free Series 2 Airdrop which contains 20 card packs containing new Series 2 items. Season Pass owners will also receive a special Bounty Gear card pack every Friday.

Lastly, the update contains improvements for Gears of War 4’s spectator mode and a new penalty system for players who quit out of competitive multiplayer matches early.

More information can be found over at the Xbox website.