Starting with the main topic, I’d read that I can still get Cole even this late if I outright buy the game for the full $60 on the Xbox PC App, as that would count as a ‘pre-order.’ I have my doubts, but I figured I’d ask, is this true?
I currently have Gears Tactics through the Xbox Games Pass, and it’s been great fun. Admittedly I was a single day late on getting Cole. I didn’t have the money to pay for the $15 for the Pass (I’d had it before so I wasn’t eligible for the $1 first month anymore),
Money being that tight was an out of the ordinary thing due to other circumstances but I’m fine to buy the game for the full $60 now if I wanted, but I see little point in doing so if I truly can’t get Cole anymore. If it’s true and I can still acquire him, I’d do the full purchase.
Edit: If it’s still possible to get Cole AND purchase on Steam instead of Xbox PC (I’d like to be able to use some of the mods that have come out), that would be the most ideal.