This Week in Gears: December 22nd - Jan 4th

THIS WEEK IN GEARS: DECEMBER 22-JAN 4

The festive season is here! Gearsmas is going to take us through the New Year. We’ve got lots of things to keep you entertained!

  • Glowies are here!
  • 2XP (and free boost) for everyone
  • Snowball Fight returns
  • Jingle Juvies sticks around
  • New store updates

THE LAMBENT HAVE ARRIVED!

Various Lambent Locust enemies in battle-ready stances

The dark wintery nights are here and what better way to light them up with a sinister trio of Glowies.

The Lambent are available in the store individually or as a bundle. And for those of you asking, we are releasing the Lambent as stand-alone characters so we have the ability to create Lambent variants in the future. As usual, they will be available for Gears Coins in early January.

Each character is available for 250 iron or in a bundle for 1,500 Iron. The bundle includes:

  • Lambent Grenadier
  • Lambent Drone
  • Lambent Theron Guard
  • Lambent Flesh full weapon Set
  • Sorrowed Sway expression
  • Lambent Civil War banner
  • Locust Rune Queen Mark

LET’S GET GRINDING!

If you’re looking to increase your re-ups or level up your PvE classes, then we have the Gearsmas present for you – 2XP! We’re also giving everyone free Boost so it’s really like 4XP.

And yes, we will finally reveal our re-up changes in the New Year.

VERSUS EVENT: SNOWBALL FIGHT

A Locust Drone wielding a boomshot in a snow-covered battlefield

We all love a good ole fashioned snowball fight… so we’re bringing back this fan favorite just in time for the holidays. For those who haven’t played this before, it’s a Team Deathmatch-like mode that equips players with a Boomshot that shoots snowballs.

HORDE EVENT: JINGLE JUVIES

A Juvie donning Christmas-inspired gear

These antlered-terrors are sticking around until January 4th, so you can enjoy the wave after wave after wave of yelping Juvies.

As a reminder, Jingle Juvies is a 20 wave Horde event that features a lot of Juvies sporting antlers and boss waves featuring a lot of Juvies and lots of regular enemies to keep you on your toes.

Also, the issue where players were getting incorrect rewards when completing the Daily Challenge will be resolved with tomorrow’s changes.

WEEKLY STORE

New items for from the Gears Store for the duration of the 2020 holidays

  • Fruitcake full weapon set – 850 Iron
  • Nice Present For You expression – 300 Iron
  • Gearsmas 2020 mark – 125 Iron

FEATURE STORE

Featured items for from the Gears Store for the duration of the 2020 holidays

  • Krampus Scion – 1,500 Iron or 10,000 Gears Coins
  • Gift Wrapped loadout set – 500 Iron
  • Ugly Sweater Jack – redeem for free
  • Gearsmas 2019 banner – redeem for free

ESPORTS

Chrome Steel Marcus Fenix

  • Chrome Steel Marcus – $9.99 USD
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Very NOICE!

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Well it’s about damn time we get word on the missing Lambent characters.

So I need to commit suicide 30 times to get Santa Marcus!? :thinking:
I mean it is based on a Boomshot event… :sweat_smile:

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No CS sale

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Nope, you need to throw your snowball up in the air and hope it hits something.

Mmmmm Chips! Yummy.

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4XP is nice. Going to get the rest of my classes to 20.

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Time to get those promo characters to 20.

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Question for those that played last week - I played two full matches of Jingle Juvies but yesterday I noticed that the medal progress for everything is at zero. Did anyone else not have their progress tracked? This is the first time this ever happened to.me by the way. I played right after the update last week.

Doesn’t count as eliminations. Tried the same thing with the Event-eliminations and the Cluckshot.

Common issue with event-medals. At same point they always stop working even if the Event is still ongoing.

Question for @TC_Sera, is it possible to obtain the clarification of whether the 2x XP boost also applies to the bomus rewards from the daily Horde map/Escape hive and weekly Escape hive?

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When are with getting the x4xp, for the 2 weeks our this week end ?

Are we really gonna have to wait 2 weeks for these characters?

Yup, I suck at PVP so I’ll be hiding in cover, occasionally throwing a snowball and marking so I get a few eliminations. And pray I’m on a good enough team to get the 3 wins.
Anything more than that is counter productive to the team.

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Nope, they’re available tomorrow.

I meant for coins. I even quoted it for Christ’s sake.

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Does spotting an enemy gives you the elimination? I suppose if the enemy dies before the mark goes away which isn`t very long.

Far as I can tell marking gives you a “spotting” assist but no elimination.

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