It didn’t take long for those who purchased Gears of War 4 in its opening week to discover that earning credit and experience points was an unenviable task. Although Gears of War 4 delivered a stellar campaign and fun multiplayer, the process of earning credits and XP in horde mode requires plenty of effort with little payoff. Many fans were unhappy with how this seemingly forced many to delve into microtransactions instead of grinding the week away.
After the game’s first week on the market, The Coalition responded to fan feedback by making some initial adjustments to how credits were earned. The Elite Pack was dropped by 500 credits and the match completion bonuses were increased, but evidently this wasn’t enough to satisfy gamers feeling betrayed by the harsh pricing behind the random card system. Today, The Coalition has announced yet another update to Gears of War 4 earning rates.
In an update launched today, the credit earn rates have once again been increased across all difficulties. For horde mode, the credit earn rates now shift towards wave completion rather than consecutive wave completion, so those attempting to plow through horde mode on higher difficulties don’t miss out on credits if they don’t make through as many waves. The level XP earn rate has also been increased across all classes, though those who choose to purchase horde card packs will still have a significant advantage over vanilla players in the game mode.
Of course, The Coalition hasn’t just been working on properly balancing the play time versus rewards problems. The studio pushed out an update one week ago that introduced some much-needed multiplayer fixes for issues that plagued Xbox One gamers (PC gamers were unaffected). That patch should help keep players from breaking their controllers in frustration, though we’re sure somebody else is going to do so anyway.
Unlike the multiplayer fix, the new credit earning update is for both Xbox One and PC versions of the game, and should be available for download immediately. For those still ripping through the campaign, we’ve compiled a handy collectibles guide for the completionist Gears out there, and those who’ve completed the experience already can join in on our end game discussion.
What do you think about the credit earning process, Ranters?
Gears of War 4 is currently available for Xbox One and PC.
Source: The Coalition