Gamescom 2019: The latest news about Gears 5

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Microsoft did not hide that Gears 5 would be among the stars of Gamescom 2019. And that did not fail. The new game of The Coalition was indeed put forward during the show, which allowed us to learn more about it.

Horde mode will be back in Gears 5 and Microsoft is talking about a new evolution of this multiplayer mode. In the Gears 5 version of the Horde mode, this is about new mechanics of gameplay specific to each protagonist. According to the American giant, each character has his own “personality, progression, style of play and legacy.” In an attempt to survive, players will now be able to activate Ultimate Abilities such as JD’s Air Strike or Kait’s Camouflage.

Another novelty, players will be able to play Jack (the drone) in the Horde 5 mode of Gears. The latter does not need to take cover, can boost nearby allies and hack enemies. The Canadian studio behind the Gears of War games explains about the playable characters that other protagonists will be added over time. Finally, The Coalition also reported adding the “Power Taps” system to the Gears 5 Horde mode. The studio says the mechanics encourage players to move their bases to get more rewards and power.

As the leak this morning has indicated, Gears 5 will indeed offer content related to Halo: Reach. Buyers of the Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will receive the Halo: Reach Character Pack. The latter adds two new characters to the Gears 5 Horde and Versus modes: the Spartan Emile-A329 and Kat-B320 (these two heroes will have their own Ultimates and will be doubled by their original actors). But that’s not all. Cosmetics related to the Noble Team will also be present in this pack: a Noble Team skin for Jack, a Noble Team banner, a Noble Team Blood Spray, a Noble Team marker or a range of Noble Team weapons.

Finally, Microsoft has also announced a new Gears 5 clothing collection by AAPE by A Bathing Ape. People who buy clothes from this collection will receive cosmetic DLC for Gears 5. An AAPE x Gears 5 pack that also contains cosmetic elements will be offered in-game. The price of this pack has not yet been released.

Gears 5 will be released on September 10 on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam. Those who purchase the Ultimate Edition of the game will be able to play on September 6th.

Mark Wood

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