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"Bound By Blood"
—Gears 5 slogan
Gears 5
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Developer: The Coalition
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Release date: September 6, 2019 (Ultimate Edition and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

September 10, 2019 (Standard Edition and Xbox Game Pass)

Genre: Third-person shooter
Game modes: Campaign Mode, Co-op Campaign, Multiplayer
Rating: ESRB: Rating Pending (RP)
Achievements: Gears 5 Achievements
Platform: Xbox One, Windows 10
Media: Blu-ray disc, digital

Gears 5 is the sixth game in the Gears of War franchise. It was first announced during Microsoft's press conference at E3 2018.

PlotEdit

Set after the events of Gears of War 4 and Gears of War: Ascendance, the world is crumbling. The Swarm has corrupted the Coalition's robot army and is descending upon human cities. With danger closing in, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself.[1]

The game's narrative is centered on Kait Diaz, as she journeys across Sera to uncover the origins of the Locust.[2][3]

GameplayEdit

New enemies and weapons will be introduced. The game supports online co-op (up to three players at a time) and splitscreen multiplayer.[4][5]

The game is releasing a new three-player co-op game mode called Escape. It follows the Hivebuster squad Team Scorpio as they make their way through Locust and Swarm enemies, escaping a gas bomb that will kill everything.

Another new mode is Arcade, in which players earn points for downs and kills that they can spend to acquire better weapons.

AppearancesEdit

By type
Characters Creatures Events Locations
Organizations and titles Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Characters

Creatures

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea

Retail Editions and Pre-Order BonusesEdit

Gears 5 Ultimate

Digital bonuses of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition

HaloReachPack

Halo: Reach Character Pack

The full version of Gears 5 will release with the Standard Edition of the game on Xbox Game Pass on September 10, 2019.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will get access to the Ultimate Edition version of the game at no extra cost. Ultimate Edition owners will be able to play the game early on September 6, 2019. Additionally, a special Terminator Dark Fate Character pack, including Sarah Connor and the T-800 Endoskeleton from the film, will be available as a pre-order bonus. The character pack, along with a bonus Vector Lancer skin and 7 days of Boost, can also be acquired by playing Gears 5 on Game Pass prior to September 16, 2019.[6] Ultimate Edition owners and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will also get the Halo: Reach character pack, containing 2 characters, Emile and Kat, and various Halo themed customization items. Gears 5 will also get a Collectors Edition, exclusive to GameStop.

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Gears 5 Ultimate Edition (Digital)Edit

  • Play on September 6, 2019
  • Halo: Reach Character Pack
  • 30 Days of Boost

Gears 5 Ultimate Edition (Physical)Edit

  • Play on September 6, 2019
  • Halo: Reach Character Pack
  • 30 Days of Boost
  • Exclusive Steelbook
  • Gears 5 Sticker Sheet
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Gears 5 Collectors Edition

Gears 5 Collectors EditionEdit

  • Limited Edition RC Jack Drone
  • Ultimate Edition Game Disc
  • Exclusive In-Game Jack Skin
  • Alex Ross Steel Book Case
  • Jack Drone Remote Controller
  • DBi Collector’s Booklet
  • DBi ID Batch with Gears 5 Lanyard
  • Jack Schematic Art Print
  • Embroidered DBi Patch
  • Premium Collector’s Box

MultiplayerEdit

Multiplayer ModesEdit

Multiplayer Maps Edit

Multiplayer CharactersEdit

The game will consist of COG vs Swarm/Locust in versus multiplayer again very much like its predecessor Gears of War 4. On the 19th March 2019, the Coalition announced that players had a chance to unlock “Gilded” RAAM in Gears of War 4 by completing a set of challenges. By completing all three challenges would allow players to carry “Gilded” RAAM over to the Gears 5 Multiplayer. The Coalition stated that this would be the only way to own RAAM at launch in Gears 5 and he would be the first of several earnable characters that will be available in Gears 4 and follow you into Gears 5. Due to the challenge for players to complete, this was a direct confirmation that the Locust would return to Multiplayer.[8]

COG/OutsidersEdit

  • Fahz Chutani
    • Armored Fahz (Common)
    • Desert Armor Fahz (Epic)
  • Sarah Connor (Unlocked by preordering Gears 5 or playing it through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in the first 14 days)
    • Sarah Connor (Terminator: Dark Fate) (Legendary)
  • Kait Diaz
    • AAPE Camo Kait (Legendary)
    • Armored Kait (Common)
    • Desert Armor Kait (Epic)
    • Gears eSports Kait (Legendary) (Unlocked through Gears of War 4 by completing a challenge by September 2, 2019)
    • Gilded Kait (Legendary) (Unlocked through Gears of War 4 by completing a challenge by September 2, 2019)
    • Ice Kait (Legendary) (Unlocked by purchasing the Gears 5 Kait Diaz Limited Edition Xbox One Wireless Controller)
    • Winter Armor Kait (Epic)
  • Emile-A239 (Unlocked by preordering Gears 5 Ultimate Edition or playing it through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
    • Halo: Reach Emile-A239 (Legendary)
  • Marcus Fenix
    • Armored Marcus (Common)
    • Batista (Legendary) (Unlocked by playing the game between September 15 and October 28, 2019)
    • Gilded Marcus (Legendary) (Unlocked through Gears of War 4 by completing a challenge by September 2, 2019)
  • JACK (Customizable for Horde mode only)
    • Carbon Fiber Jack (Legendary) (Unlocked by purchasing the Gears 5 Collector's Edition)
    • Factory Jack (Common)
    • Halo: Reach Noble Team Jack (Legendary) (Unlocked by preordering Gears 5 Ultimate Edition or playing it through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
  • James Dominic Fenix
    • Armored JD (Common)
    • Desert Armor JD (Epic)
    • Gilded JD (Legendary) (Unlocked through Gears of War 4 by completing a challenge by September 2, 2019)
    • Scarred JD (Epic)
  • Jinn-Bot (Appears as the COG Leader in Guardian matches)
  • Lahni Kaliso
    • Hivebuster Lahni (Common)
    • Islander Lahni (Epic)
  • Kat-B320 (Unlocked by preordering Gears 5 Ultimate Edition or playing it through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
    • Halo: Reach Kat-B320 (Legendary)
  • Jeremiah Keegan
    • Hivebuster Keegan (Common)
  • Leslie Macallister
    • Hivebuster Mac (Common)
  • Delmont Walker
    • Armored Del (Common)
    • Desert Armor Del (Epic)
    • Winter Armor Del (Epic)

Swarm/DeeBees/LocustEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The game's existence was leaked in May 2018 via a Wal-Mart listing. It was officially unveiled at E3 2018.[9]
  • The game was designed to have a greater emphasis on narrative than previous instalments, reflecting shifts in the medium towards a more personal style of storytelling.[10] It is designed to build on feedback from Gears of War 4; Rod Fergusson has commented that the prior game "didn't go far enough."[5]
  • In a break from previous games, the game's official title is "Gears 5," dropping the "of War" part of the title. This was a change that Rod Fergusson was pushing for, as using "of War" in conjunction with titles such as Gears Pop! and Gears Tactics felt cumbersome. He noted that "Gears X" was already common shorthand to describe the numbered installments of the series.[11] Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg clarified that the series itself still retains the name "Gears of War," though actual installments will simply use the "Gears" title.[10]
  • On the 19th March 2019, the Coalition announced that players had a chance to unlock “Gilded” RAAM in Gears of War 4 by completing a set of challenges. Once completing the challenges, this would allow players to carry over “Gilded” RAAM to Gears 5. This would be the first of several characters earnable in Gears 4 that would carry over to Gears 5. This was confirmation the Locust would return to Multiplayer.[12]
  • All smoking references were removed from the game; the developers worked with Truth Initiative, an anti-smoking group. According to Rod Fergusson, "I've seen firsthand the devastating impact of smoking. It’s always been important for me to not use smoking as a narrative device, which is why we made the conscious choice to avoid highlighting or glorifying smoking in ‘Gears 5’ and throughout the Gears of War Universe moving forward."[13]
  • Rod Fergusson explained that Gears 5 is not the second game in a second Gears of War trilogy, but part of an ongoing saga that began with Gears of War 4: "We're trying to get out of the trilogy mindset. The word I like now is 'saga.' Just the idea that we don't want to limit ourselves to a beginning, middle, and end, one-two-three thing. 'Oh, this is the Empire Strikes Back game.' That kind of thing. For us it's just about where the story can take us and what stories we can tell. This is just a continuation of the saga."[14]
  • It was decided to have more levels take place during the day, in comparison to Gears of War 4 where much of the game took place at night.[15]

TriviaEdit

VideosEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.xbox.com/en-us/games/gears-5
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gaYo--WXm4
  3. Game Informer #104: E3 2018
  4. https://screenrant.com/gears-of-war-5-trailers/
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/06/gears-5-developer-says-its-riskier-than-the-last-one/
  6. https://www.gears5.com/whats-up-e3-2019
  7. https://www.gears5.com/launch-maps
  8. https://gearsofwar.com/en-gb/RAAMChallenge
  9. https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/06/microsoft-announces-gears-of-war-5-and-two-spinoffs/
  10. 10.0 10.1 https://www.gamespot.com/articles/e3-2018-why-its-called-gears-5-and-not-gears-of-wa/1100-6459850/
  11. https://www.theverge.com/e3/2018/6/10/17446156/gears-of-war-5-funko-pop-franchise-xbox-e3
  12. https://gearsofwar.com/en-gb/RAAMChallenge
  13. https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/07/gears-of-war-5-is-going-to-avoid-highlighting-or-glorifying-smoking/
  14. https://venturebeat.com/2019/09/09/gears-5-interview-rod-fergusson-explains-the-story-characters-accessibility-and-ending/
  15. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/gears-5-dev-refused-to-compromise-on-frame-rate/1100-6469734/?ftag=NLS-04-10aaa1d
Gears of War series
Main Games: Gears of War () • Gears of War 2 () • Gears of War 3 () • Gears of War 4 () • Gears 5
Other Games: RAAM's ShadowGears of War: Judgment () • Gears of War: Ultimate EditionGears Pop!Gears Tactics
Books: Aspho FieldsJacinto's RemnantAnvil GateCoalition's EndThe SlabKilo Squad: The Survivor's LogAscendance
Comics: HollowBarrenA Pendulum Wars StoryDirty Little SecretsThe Rise of RAAMHivebustersStand-Alone Issues
Booklets and Guides: Destroyed BeautyBeneath the SurfaceThe Art of Gears of WarThe Art of Gears of War 3The Poster CollectionThe Art of Gears of War 4RetrospectiveThe Art of Gears 5
Other Media: Gears of War (film)Gears of War: ExileGears of War: The Board GameGears of War: Tactics
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