Revving up the wallet.
Amazon has listed a variety of microtransaction bundles for the upcoming Gears of War 4, which can already be pre-purchased ahead of their October 14 release.
These digital packs include a variety of cards and boosters, unlocking limited bonuses or unique items. We’ll provide you with a quick overview of what each pack does at the end of the article, but for now, here are all seven microtransaction bundles up for pre-order, courtesy of Game Idealist.
The largest and logically most expensive pack is the Deluxe Airdrop, which includes 10 Elite Packs, 10 Operations Packs, 10 Versus Boosters and 10 Horde Boosters. This one will set you back a rather hefty $49.99.
Elite Stack includes 5 Elite Packs, carrying a $24.99 price tag.
Operations Stockpile includes 15 Operation Packs at the price of $19.99. At the same price, the Starter Airdrop includes Elite Packs, 5 Operations Packs, 5 Versus Boosters, and 5 Horde Boosters, which will provide you with an early boost in your Gears of War 4 career.
The last and cheapest of the bunch is the Operations Stack, providing the buyer with 5 Operations packs for $7.99.
So, what do these packs do exactly? Well, every Gears of War 4 Elite Pack contains five random cards that unlock customization items. Each Elite Pack guarantees one item that’s Rare or above, which will increase the chance of obtaining a Legendary card.
An Operation Pack similarly bares five random cards, including at least one customization item with the rest of the deck consisting of Class Skills and exclusive Bounties.
Boosters, on the other hand, will provide you with Bounty Cards or Skill Cards. A Versus Booster pack grants the player five consumable Versus Bounty Cards, whereas a Horde Booster pack contains four Horde Skill Cards and but one consumable Horde Bounty Card.
Gears of War 4 hits the shelves come October 7.