If you would like to play the Horde mode for Gears of War 4, you may be excited to hear that only the host of the session needs to own the maps in order for everyone to play. This news was passed along to Shacknews from The Coalition's Rod Fergusson.

A group of friends can have one friend pick up the maps and act as host for all sessions. If any of those people enjoy the maps, they can then purchase the maps for themselves in order to be the host for others. This is a departure from previous games in the series in which all players needed to own the maps in order to play together.