Pre-order bonuses on physical console games are not unknown to gamers, but in the past if you wanted to pre-order a digital download code (for pre-loading purposes) you’d be expected to pay full price and get no cash incentives in return. That’s not the case on Gears of War 4. If you buy before tonight’s launch the Microsoft Store is tossing in a bonus $10 gift card.
- Gears of War 4 + $10 Gift Code (Xbox One/Windows 10 Download) — $59.99
It’s important to note that this Gears of War 4 code is a part of the new “Xbox Play Anywhere” program, meaning this same game code will allow you to play either on your Xbox One and/or on your Windows 10 PC. Only a handful of titles are a part of the program, but this Gears of War 4 code is one of them. More details on Xbox Play Anywhere here.
The $10 bonus gift card is meant to be valid only while Gears of War 4 is a pre-order. The trend is Microsoft expires the deal in the wee hours of the morning the next day, so if you’re a few hours late there’s still a chance to get the $10 gift card.
The gift card is actually more of a gift code that arrives via email once Gears of Wars 4 officially releases. The gift code is usable for anything sold at the Microsoft Store, including towards more games or controllers.