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How to unlock Thrashball Cole Gears Tactics pre-order bonus

Placing a pre-order for the PC version of Gears Tactics on Steam or Windows 10 ahead of its April 28 release date nets you the Thrashball Cole Character Pack. Once you’ve downloaded the latest Gears of War title, how should you then go about unlocking the Thrashball Cole Gears Tactics pre-order bonus in-game?

Stick with this guide to learn how to access the Augustus “Cole Train” Cole recruit wearing his Thrashball Armor Set in Gears of War Tactics.

How to unlock the Thrashball Cole Gears Tactics pre-order bonus

Thrashball Cole Gears Tactics pre-order bonus

If you pre-purchased Gears Tactics on PC — be that via Steam or the Windows 10 Store — then you’re automatically entitled to the Thrashball Cole pre-order DLC. You don’t need to redeem a code or anything like that in order to access the exclusive character, rather just take note of the “CASES” menu that appears in the top right corner of the screen.

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How to access Thrashball Cole Gears Tactics pre-order DLC

  • Boot up Gears Tactics.
  • Locate the “CASES” menu pop-up that appears in the top right corner of the screen.
  • “1 NEW REWARD TO CLAIM” should be displayed.
  • Click the “CLAIM” option.
  • Click the “CONFIRM” option.

After doing that, you’ve successfully claimed the Thrashball Cole pre-order bonus in Gears Tactics.

Here’s everything that’s included:

Gears Tactics Thrashball Cole Character Pack contents

  • Augustus Cole recruit.
  • Thrashball Armor Set with rare abilities.

It’s worth noting that Thrashball Cole will only join your squad when you reach Act 1 Chapter 4 in the campaign. If he doesn’t appear before that point, it’s totally expected and nothing to worry about.

If you’re playing Gears Tactics through Xbox Game Pass for PC, or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, then you need to play the strategy title before May 4, 2020 to be eligible to claim the Thrashball Cole Character Pack.

Is the Gears Tactics Thrashball Cole Character Pack included with Xbox Game Pass?

  • The Thrashball Cole pre-order bonus is available through Xbox Game Pass for PC.
  • To receive the DLC, you must play the game before May 4, 2020.

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