E3 2019: Gears 5 Launch Date and More

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

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oprainfall | Gears 5

 

Microsoft’s E3 presentation today confirmed the release date for Gears 5. The game is set to launch in a mere three months, on September 10th. You also have the chance to play it four days early via the Ultimate Edition or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

 

The Campaign mode will debut when the game hits Early Acces on the 6th of September. It is “the biggest Gears campaign ever and the first to feature three-player split-screen campaign co-op”. They also announced the new Escape mode, a high-stakes co-op mode where a suicide squad of three players must work in tandem to take out hives from the inside. Additionally, players will be able to create their own hive escape maps using the new map builder.

 

The Versus mode will debut in July in the Gears 5 Tech Test. This will include a new game type, Arcade, as well as the next generation of the Escalation game type. If you want to be part of the Gears 5 Tech Test, you can do so by pre-ordering at participating retailers, or also via Xbox Game Pass. They also have a collector’s edition of Gears 5 with extra goodies if you happen to have $270 burning a hole in your pocket. Finally, those who pre-order will get the Terminator Dark Fate Character Pack as a bonus. This also applies to those who play the game via Xbox Game Pass before September 16th.

 

They also announced that the Horde mode will make its return in August, with a hands-on gameplay debut that will take place at gamescom, and show new character abilities.

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