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Gears 4 Temp Cover This article concerns new content for Gears of War 4.
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Technical specifications


Damage Per Hit

Very High to Lethal

Magazine Size


Maximum Ammunition


Fire Mode



The Dropshot is a new weapon in Gears of War 4. It is a modified mining tool[1] that fires an aerial mine/drill bit which floats in a straight line over the battlefield for as long as the trigger is pressed. Once released, the mine will spin downwards violently, detonating after it hits the ground. If a direct hit on an enemy is achieved, the mine will drill into their head, decapitating them and causing their body to convulse until the mine detonates. If the mine hits anything, including an enemy, before the trigger is released, it will bounce off whatever it hits and explode after a short time.

When a drill bit is fired, a line showing where it will drop if released will be displayed as a guide. This line will be red if fired by the player or an enemy, and blue if fired by an ally. If whoever fired the Dropshot is killed, the drill bit will automatically spin downwards. The Dropshot is surprisingly effective against Guardians in Horde Mode if you manage to drop the drill bit immediately behind the shield.


The Dropshot's execution involves pushing the weapon into the downed enemy's head, lifting them up, and launching their body into the air.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit



  1. Metro: Gears Of War 4 hands-on preview – band of dudebros
  3. Game Informer: The Weapons And Enemies Of Gears Of War 4
  4. Game Informer: Rod Fergusson Answers Your Gears Of War 4 Questions

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