Gears of War 4 takes the iconic third-person shooter series and brings it back to life with an all new set of main characters and a new and more dangerous set of enemies. While the title is technically billed as an Xbox Exclusive, players can enjoy everything that the title has to offer on a Windows 10 PC. In this article we’ll walk you through all the steps you need to know in order to get Gears of War 4 running on your Windows 10 PC.

How to Get Gears of War 4 On Pc

In order to enjoy everything that is Gears of War 4 on your PC, you’re going to need to make sure you have the Windows 10 Anniversary update. We already walked you through this process a few weeks ago, so make sure you have it downloaded and ready to go, otherwise you won’t be able to play the game.

Once you have the Windows 10 Anniversary update installed, it’s time to open up your Windows Store application and locate the game. Because Gears of War 4 is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, purchasing it on the Windows Store, or via the Xbox Live Store on the Xbox One will unlock it for players on both platforms. This will allow you to easily switch between platforms, and pick up exactly where you left off without any issues.

Once in the store, purchase and install Gears of War 4. Wait for it to download, and then once it finishes, go ahead and launch the title. See? That was simple, right?

Running into problems? Make sure you have Windows 10 Anniversary Edition installed and activated on your current PC. If you don’t have Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, use the guide we linked above to find out how to download and install it so that you can enjoy Xbox Play Anywhere titles on your computer.

You’ll also want to make sure your computer stands up to the beefy PC requirements released by Microsoft a few weeks back. You can find that information in our Gears of War 4 walkthrough and guide. We’ll also have detailed collectible guides, boss strategies, and more information about the game coming in the next few days, so be sure to check back often to see new content.

Gears of War 4 can be enjoyed on both Xbox One or PC. In order to play it on PC, you must have the Windows 10 Anniversary update. If you follow the steps we’ve outlined above, you shouldn’t run into any issues getting Gears of War 4 installed on your computer, and ready to go. Are you ready to see what this new chapter of Gears has to offer? Then what are you waiting for? Dive in and save the world.