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Screamers were a variation of Swarm Juvies. Seemingly malformed, if a Screamer was released from its pod, it would release a piercing screech that would rupture all other pods in the vicinity, likely freeing a pack of Juvies to overwhelm the perpetrator.


Since Screamers aren't proper enemies, they aren't fought. However, to avoid releasing a Screamer and thus awakening additional Juvies, avoid popping as many pods as possible.

Behind the scenes[]

  • Screamers are limbless and incapable of attacking the player, and actually die after emitting their eponymous scream, as if they were too underdeveloped to exist outside their pod yet.
  • Screamers only appear in the campaign.
  • Strangely, though Screamers are presumably an underdeveloped or malformed Juvie, their facial structure is vastly different - their jaws run vertically down the middle of the face, as seen during the first Screamer cutscene in Gears of War 4. This might indicate that instead of being a malformed Juvie, the Screamer is a deliberately-grown organism, presumably for aiding in the defense of Hives.


Hollow and Enemy Creatures
Locust Horde
Berserker (Matriarch) · Boomer (Butcher, Flame Boomer, Grinder, Mauler, Mauler Elite, Savage Boomer, Tremor) · Drone (Beast Rider, Bolter, Cyclops, Disciple, Flame Drone, Grappler, Gunner, Miner, Savage Drone, Savage Hunter, Savage Marauder, Sniper, Spotter) · Grenadier (Flame Grenadier, Grenadier Elite, Hunter, Hunter Elite, Savage Grenadier, Savage Grenadier Elite, Ravager) · Kantus (Armored Kantus, Savage Kantus, Zealot) · Rager · Sire · Theron (Cleaver Theron, Palace Guard, Savage Theron, Theron Elite, Theron Sentinel)
Hollow Creatures
Bloodmount · Brumak · Corpser (Shibboleth) · Digger · Gas Barge · Heart Leech · Kraken · Kryll · Leviathan · Mangler · Nemacyst (Ink Grenade) · Nemacyte · Reaver (Assault Barque, Hydra) · Riftworm · Rockworm · Rock Shrew · Seeder · Serapede · Siegebeast · Tempest (Shrieker) · Ticker · Torture Barge · Wretch
Former · Lambent Berserker · Lambent Brumak · Lambent Bull · Lambent Dog · Lambent Drone (Lambent Drudge) · Lambent Grenadier · Lambent Gunker · Lambent Leviathan · Lambent Polyp · Lambent Stalk · Lambent Theron · Lambent Wretch
Canker · Carrier · DeeBees (Bastion, Reject, Stump) · Drone (Elite Drone, Grenadier, Elite Grenadier, Hunter, Elite Hunter, Imago, Sniper, Elite Sniper) · Flock (Leech) · Hive Beast · Juvie (Screamer, Popper) · Kraken · Locust (Drone · Matriarch · Sire) · Scion (Armored Scion, Heavy Scion, Scion Elite, Warden) · Snatcher (Pouncer) · Swarmak
DR-1 · Shepherd (Deadeye) · Tracker (Shock Tracker) · Watcher (Guardian, Sentinel)