The Coalition has updated Gears of War 4 to increase the rate at which players earn XP and credits within Horde mode. The server-side update affects both public and private Horde matches.
In a post on the game’s official forum, it was said that earn rates for credits have been increased across all difficulties, and the total credit rate has also put more emphasis on completing individual waves instead of needing to complete consecutive ones. The reason behind the change was to not punish players if they try a higher difficulty or cannot complete the full 50 waves. The developer also increased the rate of XP earned on Horde classes.
This is not the first update to make Gears of War 4’s rewards system better. The Coalition previously increased credit rewards on competitive multiplayer matches and lowered Elite Packs from 4,000 to 3,500 credits to purchase. The developer said they will continue to improve the game, and published a list of upcoming changes currently being investigated such as weapon balancing, harsher quit penalties, and competitive cross-play with the PC version.
The update is live for both Xbox One and PC versions of Gears of War 4.