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See also: List of Gears of War Executions.

Execution is a multiplayer mode in Gears of WarGears of War 2, Gears of War 3, Gears of War: Judgment and Gears of War 4.

Rules and Regulations[]

Execution is similar to the gameplay mode Warzone in that the objective of each team is to kill all members of the enemy team before the time limit runs out. Like Warzone, if the time runs out in a round of Execution with at least one player on both teams, the round ends in a draw, with neither team gaining a win, and players can only be revived two times, and will automatically die if downed a third time.

Execution differs from Warzone in that a downed player will revive at the end of the bleed-out time instead of dying. In addition, weapons will not damage a downed player beyond a certain range, excluding a headshot with a Longshot Sniper Rifle, Snub Pistol, or Boltok Pistol or a hit from a Boomshot. Execution encourages players to perform an Execution on enemies. However, players can be killed without an execution at close range by the Lancer Chainsaw Bayonet or from a direct hit with a Gnasher Shotgun.

One-shot kills and instant downing weapons are extremely popular in this mode, with the Gnasher Shotgun and Longshot Sniper Rifle being some of the most used weapons, with many matches starting off with both teams forgoing their assault rifles and switching to their shotguns automatically.

Multiplayer modes

Annex · Arcade · Arcade (Gears 5) · Arms Race · Assassination · Beast · Breakthrough · Capture the Leader · Dodgeball · Domination · Escalation · Escape · Execution · Guardian · Horde · Horde 2.0 · Horde 3.0 · King of the Hill · Master at Arms · OverRun · Submission · Survival · Team Deathmatch · Warzone · Wingman