Gears 5 Unlockable Characters and weapon skins, NO MORE PACK SYSTEM!

(xFribbo) #82

Ryan Cleven (Lead Design Developer for Multiplayer) said last night on the developer stream, answering my question in fact that they want to implement the progression feature, but their system was entirely made from scratch, and by the time they were working on that feature, it ran up to launch and they had no time left.

Their initial plans were to use both progression and the card system. If they do this for Gears 5 I won’t mind the card system coming back, just hope it doesn’t dictate and cuts down the amount of characters we can unlock via progression.

Another question was asked which feature was the one he wished got implemented into the game and he brought progression up, saying how he regrets that it wasn’t put into the final game. And the challenges how to unlock Griffin, Classic Golden Gear, Diamond/Emerald Gear he also said how he wished they did challenges like this from launch.

This has increased my confidence and I do hope they get around to it in Gears 5. I’m sure we won’t be disapppointed.


I for one hate the pack system. I completely agree with what OP said, that it takes the feeling of accomplishment away from a cool reward. One of my favorite skins to go for, and return became my favorite skin in-game in Gears 3, was the Onyx skins for each weapon. 6000 kills with every loudout weapon was such a feat, and having an Onyx weapon skin to show for it felt great! Now, if there is a skin you like, you better hope you have crazy good RNG or enough credits/$ to buy enough packs.

I do not see these packs going away in 5. However, I do see TC implementing both, and with what Nodezero said on stream, that has me pumped. My only request when it comes to the pack system in 5, is don’t make base characters hidden away behind RNG. For example, Ben Carmine is my favorite COG character, I should be able to complete some in-game, non time gated task that allows me to unlock and play him in Versus. Packs should only consist of different variants of characters like Zombie, Black Steel, Etc. Everyone should have a fair shot at unlocking their favorite character without having to shed any amount of credits/$.

(J4CKA1) #84

That’s how they create demand. "oh everyone wants Griffin? " $15 for 1 skin. LOL!