Merry Gearsmas, everybody! Gears of War 4‘s Gearsmas event has recently begun, and adds festive holiday joy to all the multiplayer gore.

You’ll be able to earn 28 pieces of seasonal goodies, including ugly Christmas sweaters for your characters to wear. Matchmaking has also introduced a special mode called “Snowball Fight.” Catch Microsoft’s seasonal trailer below.

Seasonal Gear Packs called “Gearsmas Packs” have been released, containing a total of 28 cosmetic items you can earn that include the ugliest of Christmas sweaters and weapons skins that will make bring a special element of holiday cheer to the act of sawing your enemies in two. You can make the monstrous Swarm Drone spread some of that cheer with adorable reindeer antlers, or turn your gun into a gingerbread creation with weapon skins.

Each Gearsmas Pack costs 400 credits but, if you don’t mind microtransactions, you can also buy them for 99 cents per pack. Each pack contains one Bounty and two items from the list below.

Gearsmas Collection
3 Ugly Gearsmas Armor Characters – JD, Kait, and Swarm Drone
4x Gingerbread Weapon Skins
4x Festive Tree Weapon Skins
4x Snowman Weapon Skins
4x JD Wrapping Paper Weapon Skins
4x Kait Wrapping Paper Weapon Skins
4x Swarm Wrapping Paper Weapon Skins
1 Commemorative Gearsmas Emblem

Don’t forget, Gears of War 4 will also be giving you free special log-in bonuses for the holidays. Logging in on December 16 gives you the Chuzzmas Emblem, and logging in from December 24th – 26th will earn you the Ice Boomshot weapon which is a retooled Boomshot that shoots snowballs.


During the Gearsmas event, you will be able to enjoy a special online mode called Snowball Fight. You’ll be equipped with Snowshots to take down your enemies in a team deathmatch-style fight. You start with only two snowballs, and will need to reload by hunting down more on the battlefield.

Crossplay Versus has been added as a new matchmaking playlist as well. Xbox One and PC players can play with and against each other in this brand new playlist. Both Snowball Fight and Crossplay Versus will pay out 1.5X EXP throughout this event.

Gearsmas wraps on January 4th, 2017, so you better hurry if you’d like to try Snowball Fight or earn those new holiday rewards.