The new Gears of War 4 multiplayer maps are the right price

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Gears of War 4 is getting its first batch of free content. Microsoft will be releasing Checkout and Drydock for multiplayer. Both are remakes of maps from Gears of War 3.

As part of the new wave of shooters that promise free content updates for everyone with multiplayer being supported by optional purchases, the upcoming map pack is the start of a new pricing model for the Gears franchise. Season Pass holders can use these two new maps starting tomorrow, while regular players will have to wait until November 8th to partake in the legacy goodness. Owners of the $50 season pass will also have permanent (as “permanent” as any virtual goods can be) access to all DLC maps, while freeloading peasants are at the mercy of curated playlists.