New maps and special events coming to Gears 4 this month

Two new maps will be coming to Gears of War 4 this month, including Forge Blitz and the Gears 1 map Canal. Season pass owners can play on these maps starting today and will net double XP and 20% extra cash. That’s not the only new item as the Classic Commando Dom skin is now available.

A special horde-mode event will take place on August 18th and a one-shot one-kill event will take place on the returning Canal map on August 25th.

The Coalition and Microsoft have been supporting Gears 4 pretty well since its launch last October, keeping it in the public eye despite a crowded shooter market.