Gears 5: Release Date, Story, Multiplayer, and More

Gears 5

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Gears of War 4 marked the beginning of a new story being told within Xbox Game Studios’ lauded third-person shooter series.

Once Gears fans reached the end of their journey in that installment, a huge revelation came to pass that was tied to one of the game’s newest protagonists. Gears 5 will expand on that character’s origin and delve even deeper into the origins of the vicious Locust army. Along with a single-player campaign that is promising to offer something new to longtime players, Gears 5 is arriving with a new co-op mode and welcome improvements to its legacy modes. The newest entry in the Gears of War franchise is setting itself up to be one of Fall 2019’s most sought after releases.

Before Gears 5 lands in everyone’s hands, let’s take a look at everything there is to know about this much-anticipated sequel.


Gears 5 Release Date & Playable Platforms

Gears 5

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Gears 5 is set for launch on Xbox One, Xbox One X, and PC (Microsoft Windows) on September 10, 2019. The game will also be available on launch day to both Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. The “Ultimate Edition” of Gears 5 allows players to access the game four days earlier on September 6, 2019.


Gears 5 Reveal Trailer

Gears 5 – E3 2018 – Announce TrailerIn Gears 5 as Kait, journey across the biggest, most beautiful Gears world ever created. Play solo or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, or online co-op and experience every mode in 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second. Coming in 2019. Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. Available on Xbox Game Pass at launch. Audio Description: https://youtu.be/8is4vyDmKN82018-06-10T21:35:41Z


Campaign

Gears 5 Kait

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Gears 5’s campaign can be tackled solo or with two other players via three-player online or split-screen co-op. As a direct continuation of the story being told within Gears of War 4, this sequel mainly follows the exploits of Kait as she looks to learn more about her family’s origins and its connection to the Locust. During her journey, Kait and her allies (JD, Del, and Marcus) must contend with the growing threat of the Swarm, who has gotten stronger due to their corruption of the Coalition’s robot army.

Gears 5

The Coalition, Xbox Game Studios

You can read up on the game’s main character profiles via the official website’s plot descriptions below:

Kait Diaz: Kait was born and raised beyond the COG’s formal jurisdiction. Her mother, Reyna, was the leader of her isolated Outsider village. Yet Kait also has deep family ties to the COG: her late father was a widely admired lieutenant colonel during the Pendulum Wars and her uncle, Oscar, was a highly decorated frontline Gear in the early years of the Locust War. Even after her induction into the COG, her true loyalties are unknown, even to her. Kait hasn’t told anyone about the Locust necklace her mother gave her before she died and the pressure of this secret is eating her alive. These tensions bubble under the surface as the squad fights off the Swarm and learns about Kait’s past.

JD Fenix: The son of Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud, JD grew up surrounded by stories of his war-hero parents. Unfortunately, an incident at Settlement 2 left JD deeply disillusioned with the COG, after which he and his best friend, Del, went AWOL and joined an Outsider village. After helping to fight back the Swarm’s initial push, JD has once again attracted the interest of First Minister Jinn, much to his father’s and friends’ dismay.

Del Walker: Del lost both his parents in the difficult aftermath of the Locust War and was siphoned into a boarding school, where he met JD Fenix. As a young officer, Del was part of a disastrous mission at the COG’s Settlement 2, which shattered his faith in First Minister Jinn’s government. Although Del recognizes the need to fight with the COG in the aftermath of the Swarm’s emergence, he is not necessarily thrilled to be doing so—and he is wholly unprepared to learn details about the Settlement 2 incident that JD has kept from him.

Marcus Fenix: After the Locust War, Marcus played a limited role in the COG, even though his wife, Anya, initially led the government. After Anya’s death, it became clear that the COG would favor authoritarian control over civic-minded rebuilding. Now that he and JD have been reunited, Marcus finds himself once again fighting for the COG, but his frustrations with authority and conflicts with his son remain ever-present.


Escape

Gears 5

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“Escape,” Gears 5’s newest three-player co-op mode, actually has a story of its own. Lahni, Keegan, and Mac are known as “Hivebusters,” a special unit with ties to “Team Scorpio.”

Players will take control of each character as they’re tasked with exterminating the Swarm hive from the inside. Lahni handles the Scout role, Keegan fills the Support role and Mac works as the trio’s Tank. Once they’ve all been captured by “Snatchers” and make their way to the heart of the Swarm’s hive, they’ll need to plant a “Venom Bomb” and escape the hive before everything goes boom. Three players will need to utilize their chosen character’s skills and weapons as they take down the Swarm opposition and try to make their grand escape.


Versus

Gears 5

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Gears 5’s competitive multiplayer suite will feature a multitude of game types, which includes “Arcade” and “Escalation 2.0.” Along with a host of classic maps, Gears 5’s will also introduce a litany of brand new maps to play on. The playable modes that you can look forward to hopping into during the July 2019 “Tech Test” and the complete game include the following:

Escalation: Gears 5’s updated competitive game type.
Arcade: a new and approachable multiplayer game type.
King of the Hill: a longtime fan favorite.
Bootcamp: a new training mode for players new to Gears or those that want to practice their skills and learn new mechanics.
Tour of Duty: a short series of challenges for players to earn content. Completing all of these challenges unlocks an exclusive Tech Test Banner. Players can also unlock three Versus Weapon Skins by completing some additional challenges.


Horde

Gears 5

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The franchise’s most celebrated mode, “Horde,” will make its return in this brand new sequel. What’s known thus far about Gears 5’s version of Horde is its debut of new hero abilities. Once again, players will need to fight together in a co-op setting as they accumulate power, build up their defenses, upgrade their skills, and eliminate different sets of enemies.

Each character now comes with their own special ability, which is referred to as “Ultimates.” JD relies on an “Airstrike” to rain down death from above, while Fahz uses his “X-Ray” ability to see enemies through walls and even kill them even if they’re behind an obstacle. As for Kait, her “Cloak” Ultimate ability allows her to go invisible for an allotted remainder of the time. And finally, Jack’s “Hijack” ability gives the helper robot the chance to hack into an enemy and directly control them.


Map Builder

Gears 5 Map Builder

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Another one of Gears 5’s newest modes is a Map Builder mechanic. At launch, the game will allow players to build their own custom maps that can be utilized within Escape mode. Once completed, these maps can be shared online as other players attempt to brave the dangers of your customized Hive playpen.


Trailers

Gears 5 – E3 2018 – Cinematic Announce TrailerIn Gears 5 as Kait, journey across the biggest, most beautiful Gears world ever created. Play solo or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, or online co-op and experience every mode in 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second. Coming in 2019. Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive. Available on Xbox Game Pass at launch. Audio Description: https://youtu.be/CznXwQA21Ak2018-06-10T21:35:11Z

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Gears 5 – E3 2019 – Terminator Dark Fate RevealBuy and play any edition of Gears 5 or play Gears 5 with your Xbox Game Pass membership by September 16th, 2019 to receive the Terminator Dark Fate Character Pack, featuring the T-800 Endoskeleton.** *Offer available with (1) pre-orders/purchases of Gears 5 made by September 10, 2019 at Microsoft Store, Microsoft.com, or at participating retailers, OR (2) Xbox Game Pass subscribers who are active subscribers and play Gears 5 by September 16, 2019. Requires broadband internet to download. Limit 1 per account. Terminator Dark Fate and its associated logos are trademarks and intellectual property of Skydance Media and are used under license to Microsoft Corporation. Learn more: https://www.xbox.com/games/gears-5 Subscribe to Xbox: 🎮: https://xbx.lv/2EEjmaR FOLLOW XBOX: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Xbox Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Xbox Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Xbox Audio Description: https://youtu.be/7DQFyZ-X60g2019-06-09T21:01:26Z

Gears 5 Escape Gameplay and Mechanics Reveal – E3 2019Rod Fergusson, Studio Head of The Coalition, unveils new gameplay from Gears 5 – focusing on the upcoming Escape Mode and character in-game mechanics, before dropping some special esports reveals. #InsideXbox #E3 #Gears5 Coming September 10, 2019. Learn more: https://www.xbox.com/games/gears-5 Subscribe to Xbox 🎮: https://xbx.lv/2EEjmaR FOLLOW XBOX Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Xbox Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Xbox Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Xbox2019-06-13T00:50:26Z

Gears 5 Escape Explained – IGN FirstCheck out an exclusive in depth explanation of Gears 5 newest multiplayer mode Escape. Gears 5 ELEAGUE Trailer – E3 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R29eUOh7s8Q Gears 5 – "Bound by Blood" 4K Trailer – E3 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zREREPmsJjg Subscribe to IGN for more! http://www.youtube.com/user/IGNentertainment?sub_confirmation=1 ——————————— Watch more on IGN here! ——————————— DAILY FIX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_e1aXYckPE&list=PLraFbwCoisJCYFqFP7e7UQnHHZL05LooZ&index=2&t=0s GAME REVIEWS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCJmeQyJk1E&list=PLraFbwCoisJBTl0oXn8UoUam5HXWUZ7ES&t=0s&index=2 MOVIE REVIEWS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCJmeQyJk1E&list=PLraFbwCoisJBTl0oXn8UoUam5HXWUZ7ES&t=0s&index=2 TRAILERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr1dfwy4n90&list=PLraFbwCoisJA6xInpo8WhMSrR3Y7CjatL&index=2 NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctgzg7MZiZ8&list=PLyN6dWP9XPgpzD7LJttHSs_peWliw7QSW t #ign2019-06-17T17:00:00Z

Gears 5 Map Builder Official Gameplay Walkthrough – IGN FirstTake an in-depth look at the customization features in Gears 5's new map builder mode. Hands-On with Gears 5 Escape Map Builder – IGN First https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMYef2QmxLE Gears 5 – "Bound by Blood" 4K Trailer – E3 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zREREPmsJjg Subscribe to IGN for more! http://www.youtube.com/user/IGNentertainment?sub_confirmation=1 ——————————— Watch more on IGN here! ——————————— DAILY FIX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_e1aXYckPE&list=PLraFbwCoisJCYFqFP7e7UQnHHZL05LooZ&index=2&t=0s GAME REVIEWS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCJmeQyJk1E&list=PLraFbwCoisJBTl0oXn8UoUam5HXWUZ7ES&t=0s&index=2 MOVIE REVIEWS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCJmeQyJk1E&list=PLraFbwCoisJBTl0oXn8UoUam5HXWUZ7ES&t=0s&index=2 TRAILERS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr1dfwy4n90&list=PLraFbwCoisJA6xInpo8WhMSrR3Y7CjatL&index=2 NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctgzg7MZiZ8&list=PLyN6dWP9XPgpzD7LJttHSs_peWliw7QSW t #ign2019-06-20T21:51:09.000Z

Gears 5 Character Spotlight: MacMac is a loud and unapologetically brash Outsider who looks after his teammates with a protective shield. Play Mac in Gears 5's new 3 player co-op mode Escape beginning September 10th. Learn more at Gears5.com2019-06-26T17:00:01Z

Gears 5 Character Spotlight: KeeganPlay Keegan in Gears 5's new 3 player co-op mode Escape beginning September 10th. Learn more at Gears5.com2019-06-27T17:00:04Z

Gears 5 Character Spotlight: LahniIslander Lahni is the cousin of the legendary Tai Kaliso, packing a ruthless attitude and an electroblade that stuns enemies for easy finishes. Play Lahni in Gears 5's new 3 player co-op mode Escape beginning September 10th. Learn more at Gears5.com2019-06-28T17:00:06Z

Gears 5 – Meet Fahz CinematicMeet Fahz, a new character in Gears 5 played by Rahul Kohli.2019-06-11T18:19:33Z

Gears 5 Versus – 4 Things To Know About EscalationDiscover the evolution of Escalation in the first ever footage of Gears 5 Versus! See the full reveal of Gears 5 Versus at the ELEAGUE Summer Invitational on July 13-14. https://gears.gg Escalation is one of three modes in the Versus Tech Test, beginning July 19th. Learn more: https://www.gears5.com/techtest2019-07-06T04:00:02.000Z

Gears 5 – District Multiplayer Map FlythroughPrepare for a classic Gears street fight. This is District, the first new map revealed for #Gears5. Play District in the Gears 5 Tech Test beginning July 19th. https://Gears5.com/TechTest2019-07-07T17:00:05Z

Gears 5 – Training Grounds Multiplayer Map FlythroughFight in the shadow of the House of Sovereigns on Training Grounds. Play Training Grounds in the Gears 5 Tech Test beginning July 19th. https://Gears5.com/TechTest2019-07-11T17:29:26.000Z

Gears 5 – Official Versus Tech Test TrailerGet ready for the ultimate jump-in / jump-out Gears 5 Versus experience in Arcade, featuring Heroes with distinct playstyles that let you play your way more than ever before. Learn more about Arcade: https://Gears5.com/Arcade Subscribe to Xbox Game Pass and be one of the first to play in the Versus Tech Test on July 19th. Access is also available through digital pre-orders and physical pre-orders at participating retailers. https://Gears5.com/TechTest2019-07-16T13:00:00Z

Gears 5 Versus Trailer – Arcade ExplainedListen up Gears. This is your briefing on Arcade, the brand new jump-in / jump-out Versus experience in Gears 5 featuring Heroes with unique abilities. Play Arcade in the Tech Test by subscribing to Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. You can also play in the Tech Test by pre-ordering digitally or at participating retailers. https://Gears5.com/TechTest2019-07-18T17:25:43Z

Gear In The Machine Ep. 1 – Gears 5 Versus MechanicsWelcome back to Gear In The Machine, our series direct from The Coalition that takes you into the mechanics and features of Gears 5! In this first episode for Gears 5, Ryan Cleven (Multiplayer Design Director) drops all the details on what to expect from the new Versus Mechanics at play in Gears 5. Try these mechanics for yourself in the Gears 5 Versus Tech Test! Learn how to get involved at https://Gears5.com/TechTest2019-07-19T16:20:34Z

Gears 5 – Escape ExplainedGet ready for your Escape Briefing, a brand new 3 player co-op mode in Gears 5, with the one and only Victor Hoffman. Gears 5 releases on September 10th, 2019. Subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or pre-order the Ultimate Edition to play 4 days early on September 6th, 2019!2019-08-08T01:19:52Z

Gears 5 – Map Builder ExplainedGet ready for your Escape Briefing, a brand new 3 player co-op mode in Gears 5, with the one and only Victor Hoffman. Gears 5 releases on September 10th, 2019. Subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or pre-order the Ultimate Edition to play 4 days early on September 6th, 2019!2019-08-08T01:19:52Z

Introducing Gears 5 Horde Mode – New Multiplayer SurvivalGears 5 Studio Head and Multiplayer Design Director give us the first look at the new Gears 5 Horde Mode – Gear's defining multiplayer survival mode – featuring new gameplay, ultimate abilities, new features and bosses. Own Gears 5: https://www.microsoft.com/p/gears-5-ultimate-edition-pre-order/9p29x4pjg09x Subscribe to Xbox 🎮 https://xbx.lv/2EEjmaR ABOUT GEARS 5 From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears is bigger than ever, with five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself. Featuring Rod Fergusson – Gears 5 Studio Head Ryan Cleven – Gears 5 Multiplayer Design Director Thank you to all members of The Coaltion for making this video happen! Follow Xbox on other channels: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xbox/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Xbox Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xbox/2019-08-19T16:24:34Z

Gears 5 – Official Horde Trailer#Gears5 Horde is back and better than ever! Build a team of Heroes with unique Ultimates (including Jackbot!) and take on the most dynamic Horde experience to date. #Gears5 launches on September 10th. Get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or the Ultimate Edition to play 4 days early on September 6th.2019-08-19T16:19:03Z

Gears 5 Halo: Reach Character PackThe Halo: Reach Character Pack includes Emile and Kat multiplayer characters, Halo Reach: Noble Team Jack skin, Halo Reach: Noble Team banner, Halo Reach: Noble Team Blood Spray, and Halo Reach: Noble Team Mark (Character pack requires Xbox Live Gold on console, membership sold separately.)The Halo: Reach Character pack is included in the Gears 5 Ultimate Edition or with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Audio Description: https://youtu.be/ABHJxj7G0zo2019-08-19T16:34:09Z

Gears 5 – Campaign Story TrailerWith all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself. #Gears5 launches on September 10th. Play 4 days early with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or the Gears 5: Ultimate Edition.2019-08-19T18:04:58Z

Gears 5 x AAPE by A Bathing Ape® Customization PackThis is the #Gears5 x AAPE by A Bathing Ape ® Customization Pack! This Pack features the Kait Diaz x AAPE blue camo hoodie Character Skin, AAPE black camo weapon skin set, and other digital items available in-game on September 6th!2019-08-22T04:04:28Z

Gears 5 – Launch Maps TrailerIn Gears 5, we’ve set out to build the most diverse lineup of arena-style maps for Versus and Horde alongside 4 Hive-style maps for Escape mode! Learn more at https://gears5.com/launch-maps2019-08-28T18:55:28Z

Batista Comes To Gears 5Play as Batista in #Gears5 starting September 15 after WWE Clash of Champions! Gears 5 is available on September 6 with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Ultimate Edition pre-orders, with global release on September 10.2019-09-03T23:17:36Z

Gears 5 – Operations ExplainedWith the launch of Gears 5 fast approaching, we are excited to introduce Operations. Dropping every three months, Operations will evolve your Gears 5 Multiplayer Experience with FREE new modes, maps, Characters, major features, customization items and more!2019-09-04T18:04:54.000Z

Gears 5 – The Chain TrailerNever break the chain. #Gears5 Early Access begins September 6th with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Gears 5: Ultimate Edition, followed by global release on September 10th.2019-09-05T19:13:11Z

Gears 5 – Operation 1 Characters TrailerGet ready for 4 new Characters in Gears 5 starting TODAY, bringing new Arcade playstyles and the support-focused COG Gear Hero for Horde and Escape! Learn more on how to unlock these new Characters: https://www.gears5.com/operation-1-characters2019-10-16T16:32:06Z

Gears 5 – Terminator Dark Fate Character Packs TrailerJudgment Day has come and gone, but the threat lives on. Get the #TerminatorDarkFate Character Pack DLC today. Terminator in theatres November 1.2019-10-16T19:35:35Z

Gears 5 – Operation 2: Free For All TrailerThis is Operation 2: Free For All. New characters, new modes, new maps and a whole lot more: https://Gears5.com/WhatsUp-Operation22019-12-04T21:20:23Z

Gears 5 – Free For All Gameplay14 players enter. Only 1 reigns supreme. Be the best or die trying. Feast your eyes on pure Free For All slay up gameplay on the new FFA map Pit.2019-12-05T22:18:19.000Z

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Pre-Order

Gears 5

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Gears 5 is available for pre-order via two different editions – the Standard Edition (sold here) and the Ultimate Edition (sold here). The bonus character pack you’ll recieve for pre-ordering either edition is the “Terminator Dark Fate Character Pack,” which comes with skins for Sarah Connor and the T-800 from the film, the “Vector Lancer” weapon skin, and seven days of “Boost.” Another bonus that comes with pre-ordering either edition is access to Gears 5’s Tech Test in July 2019.

Gears 5 Ultimate Edition

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The Ultimate Edtion of Gears 5 also comes with the following goodies – access to the Standard Edition of Gears 5, the Ultimate Edition Character Pack, the “Halo: Reach Character Pack,” 30 days of Boost, and an Early Access period that lets players hop into the game four days early. Speaking of the Halo: Reach Character Pack, that DLC set comes with Emile and Kat as multiplayer characters, the “Noble Team” Jack skin, the Noble Team Mark, the Noble Team Bloodspray, the Noble Team Banner and Noble Team Weapon Set.

Gears 5 Jack Drone

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GameStop’s exclusive pre-order bundle for the game comes in the form of the Ultimate Collector’s Edition and Jack Drone Complete Collector’s Edition (sold here). Along with everything that comes with the Ultimate Edition, recipients of this Collector’s Edition will gain access to a physical Jack Drone. One of GameStop’s additional exclusive pre-order bonuses is a “Marcus Tatoo” weapon skin for the “Lancer.”

Check out our review for Gears 5 right here.

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