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‘Gears of War 4’ Horde mode guide: How to succeed against overwhelming odds

Horde mode is the main draw for many Gears of War fans, and for good reason — it’s a tense and demanding battle royale that rewards dedication, skill and teamwork. “Horde 3.0,” the newest version, is arguably the highlight of Gears of War 4. It’s also the most complex version of Horde yet, and it won’t be easy for players to master.

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Horde 3.0 not only brings new enemies and maps, but a completely new player class system and the ability to build various types of defenses. As you can imagine, these systems totally change how you should approach the game: Each class has its own strengths, and building defenses to fortify strong map positions is now essential. There’s also a completely new leveling, credits, and card pack system that, although difficult to navigate, is important to success.

It’s worth getting to know all the intricacies of Horde “3.0” if you ever want to make it to wave 50, which is why we’re going to clarify things, setting the stage for your team’s next winning run.

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