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Drones are Juvies that have mutated inside a nest. They are tough and resistant soldiers who resemble the backbone of the Swarm's army. They usually use the Hammerburst II, though they use other weapons such as Lancers as well. There are several variations, each for separate purposes.
Like their Locust predecessors, they also speak in short phrases. Some of them are:
The Drone is a playable multiplayer character for the Swarm in Gears of War 4, and has four unlockable character skins, excluding its Default skin: Color Blast, Festive, Onyx Gold, and Spectre. Its Festive skin is only available in the Gearsmas Gear Pack, and its Onyx Gold skin is only available in the Onyx Gold Swarm Pack (February 2017, avalible in mystery packs).