August 22, 2019 - Online
|Delisting||October 28, 2020 - Purchases Disabled
April 26, 2021 - Shutdown
|Links||Gears Pop! homepage [Archive]|
Mediatonic announced in-game and online on October 28th, 2020 that Gears Pop! would be shutting down on PC and mobile platforms approximately six months later on April 26th, 2021. Microsoft made a similar post on their Xbox Support forums around the same date. Mediatonic’s statement follows:
Thank you Gears! Together we have taken on countless waves of Horde and vanquished foes on the Versus battlefield but sadly Gears Pop! is closing on April 26, 2021. Until that time, we’re bringing back some of our most popular events, increasing Bounty rewards, and upping the drop rates for Legendary Pins. Effective immediately, in-app purchasing has also been disabled. Thank you for your understanding and support.
When is the last day I can play Gears Pop!?
You’ll be able to play, level up your pins, and use any remaining crystals in Gears Pop! until the servers are shut down on April 26, 2021.
What will happen to the purchases I made?
Refunds will be issued automatically for all purchases made within the last 90 days (effective October 28, 2020). Refunds will be issued for purchase transactions that occurred between July 30, 2020 – October 28, 2020. Once initiated, refunds may take a few weeks to be processed.
Why can’t Gears Pop! stay playable after April 26, 2021?
There are a number of things that go into maintaining a game beyond keeping servers active. Addressing issues, developing content, and providing support are critical in keeping a game running. Unfortunately, this is no longer feasible.
As suggested, the game likely did not find a sustainable audience on PC or mobile to continue funding development or maintenance of the title.
About the Game
For the first time ever on mobile, Gears of War & Funko Pop! have joined forces to deliver you explosive real-time multiplayer battles in the Gears universe.
Collect and upgrade dozens of iconic Gears of War heroes and villains, each designed with an adorable Funko Pop! vinyl design. Build the ultimate squad and lead them to victory in the Arena where you will compete against other collectors and competitors around the world in fast-paced tactical cover-combat!
- Strive for supremacy on iconic Gears battlefields in real-time PVP assaults.
- Over 30 Gears of War characters are ready for your orders, all brought to life from authentic Funko Pop! designs.
- Build your squad the way you want, mixing and matching COG & Locust units like never before.
- Turn the tide of battle with powerful ‘Ultimate’ abilities, including the devastating Emergence Hole that floods the battlefield with Wretches.
- Battle through the arenas and into big leagues to challenge the best players in the world and fight for even better rewards.
- Test your mettle against AI opponents to try out new squads and hone your strategies.
Thanks to Wakayama_PT for submitting this game to the site