As the title says , this is something ive been thinking about for awhile since the carmine patch came out. Honestly i like both systems of horde in 4 and 5, but the lack of characters and the character locks are disheartening when i am playing, so hopefully this is something that can spark and idea for the coalition to keep in mind as they work on this new overhaul. Also i am not a horde veteran, i just play the mode casually.
Ps all these ideas will have no more character locking in mind.
Integrating ults and classes
One way i thought about working though both problems is having the characters keep their ults and passives but be able to switch classes , for instance if you are marcus you will still have living legend but can be an engineer and repair/upgrade fortifications . This would also let you keep some character specific cards(like jd’s daddy’s boy) for instance. and in my mind be the easy medium but comes with a problem, people would be able to spam jd artillery while being engineers , or any other characters for that matter , which leads to my second idea.
You like del’s kit but you love being baird, with this one you would be able to switch characters kits around with each other to mix and match. For instance im playing jd but my group needs and engineer. I would put engineer kit 2 (bairds cards and passive/ult) on so that i would have a deebee ult but be able to fortify our base while still keeping my character. losing the personalization of character but bringing the most custom experience in my book . But last but not least …
4 horde style
Gears 4 horde style would completely take away the hero system, but would allow the coalition to add more ults, cards, and class specific things a lot easier. Most characters in the game already have a semblance or straight up class skills in there kits already( Kait’s camo or faz’s xray being straight from the scout class if i remember correctly). No more worrying about character specific things but losing out on all the personality perks.
I hope i was able to get my point across and let me know which ones you guys like more. Thanks for reading and have a nice day .