Following the end of the Locust War, rather than reclaim and rebuild old cities, the COG adopted the policy of constructing entirely new settlements using state-of-the-art automated technology and construction techniques. Settlement 5 was one of the latest examples of this approach. After construction was begun in 42 A.E. with the erection of its central tower, the main construction hub, Settlement 5 was near completion less than two weeks later, with the Windwall already operating and the inner-most districts ready for habitation. This rapid pace was made possible by DB Industries' DeeBees and autonomous construction equipment. Settlement 5 was intended to house a seed population of 730 COG citizens.
JD Fenix, Del Walker, Kait Diaz, and Oscar Diaz raided Settlement 5 in order to obtain its Fabricator, an advanced piece of COG technology capable of producing almost any device. They needed it to produce a capacitor for their village's electrical generator.
Settlement 5's cityscape was built with classical Tyran architecture in mind. The City has a comprehensive network of neighborhoods to serve various services for citizens. The Central District will be the seat of Government, housed in a single skyscraper. The Entertainment District will sponsor recreational activities for citizens in their free time. The Financial District will enable the inflow of public and private capital, business management, and will likely be expanded for commercial activities. The Medical District supports the Hospital and all healthcare needs of Settlement 5. There are four residential districts that will be able to house thousands of citizens. The Water District likely provides access to a nearby river for trade, water supply, and recreation.
- Gears of War 4 (First appearance)