Dana had mentioned they planned more for the Gears 5 anniversary than Sam, Minh and Sraak… but no other maps, or characters afaik. I’m still questioning whether to believe this is actually all we get. I mean, don’t get me wrong, an XP boost is nice for those who can use it(I have not checked the weapon skins in-game yet)… but I can’t help but feel this is just a little lackluster.
I really wanted an event. Me and some of my buddies were talking about jingle juvies and how much we loved that event. The 6x XP is great for me as I’m 20 lvls away from reup 30 and I can make a strong push towards 40 so I’m great full for that but do understand that an occasion such as an anniversary of a big game like this deserves more/better celebration.
Agreed. I want to use Borderlands 3 as an example. Gearbox did weekly events for 6 weeks leading up their 1 year anniversary. They also push out a hotfix every single week. They even released a new DLC that marked the end of Year 1.
TC didn’t even throw a bone with, dare I even say it, a horde event. The 6x XP is nice but shows the glaring issues around their ridiculous Re-ups and their rewards. I really hope they come through on that fix.
I can’t say I’m that surprised by their “exciting week” but my disappointment stems from the fact that this is probably it until Operation 5.
I enjoy the 3x xp (6x boosted). Great for Horde/Escape and I enjoy it even for re-ups. I don’t mind the grind. Hell, I don’t even need to finish. Just feels good that each game I play, which will be many by the time the next Gears comes, it’s going toward some progression, however trivial. In Gears 2/3 I maxed out fairly quickly that xp meant nothing for the majority of my time on the game. This game, it may always matter. But to each their own.