Gears of War 4 Horde Guide: Scout Class

Check this guide for tips on playing Scout in Gears of War 4 Horde Mode!

Scout is 1 of the 5 classes available in Gears of War 4 Horde Mode. It is all about running in first to gather Power and depositing it for your team. If you are playing Scout, you should be comfortable with close-range attacks and willing to get the closest to enemy lines.

I'm going to go over what the Scout class can do, as well as a few tips on playing it. If you want general help with horde, check out my Gears of War 4 Horde Mode guide.

This guide will go over the basics of the Scout class in Gears of War 4 Horde Mode including:

  • Scout Basics - What the class does, their loadout, and skills.
  • Scout Tips - Tips for playing the class.

Scout Basics

Even though the Scout sounds like a long-range or spotting class, it is not. It is a close-range attacker that stays near the enemy.

They do this because of skills they get to increase shotgun and melee damage. They can also have a wider range to pick up Power and deposit more in the Fabricator.

This class is the closest the game has to a tank.

Loadout
  • Retro Lancer - Assault Rifle that has a ramming melee ability that impales enemies.
  • Gnasher - The classic Gears shotgun. Great for taking people out at close-range.
  • Snub Pistol - Small pistol that deals average damage. Good if you need to conserve ammo for your other weapons.
Skills

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Remember, you have to unlock some skills and equip them before you get the effects.

  • Brawler - Deal more melee damage and take less melee damage.
  • Deposit Bonus - Adds bonus Power to the Fabricator when you deposit Power.
  • Energize - Gain health when you pick up Power.
  • Health Boost - Increases max health
  • Health Regeneration Boost - Health regenerates faster when wounded.
  • Pickup Distance - Increases radius of Power pickup.
  • Rage - Gain a percentage of Shotgun or Melee damage you deal back as health.
  • Shotgun Capacity - Any shotgun you carry can hold more ammo.
  • Shotgun Damage - Increases the damage you deal with Shotguns.
  • Shotgun Magazine - Any shotgun you carry can hold more in the magazine.
  • Speed Boost - Increases your movement speed.
  • X-Ray - Lets you see enemies through walls while you are in Tac-Com.

Scout Tips

  • Always be near the enemy, but stay on alert
    • You want to be close to get the Power, and deal more damage, but it does no good if you are dead.
  • Always pick the Deposit Bonus
    • This skill is great for the whole team because it allows them to build things faster and more often.
  • Get the Health and Movement skills
    • These are great for staying alive and getting to the enemy and Fabricator quickly.

That's it for my Gears of War 4 Horde Mode Scout guide. Let me know if you have any questions!

Published Oct. 21st 2016

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