Gears 5 will launch for Xbox One and PC on September 10, publisher Microsoft and developer The Coalition announced at the Microsoft E3 2019 press conference. Pre-orders will include the Terminator: Dark Fate character pack add-on.
Here are the latest details on the game, via Microsoft:
Escape is a new, aggressive, high-stakes co-op mode featuring a three-player suicide squad that must work together to take out enemy hives from within, which we announced at the Xbox E3 Briefing. It’s everything you love about Gears, turned up to 11. Tune into live.gearsofwar.com for the Escape gameplay debut beginning today at 5:00 p.m. PDT, featuring our friends Austin Creed, Tyler Breeze and AJ Styles from the WWE, or experience it for yourself at select Microsoft Stores through June 10.
Map Builder will debut alongside the game at launch. With Map Builder, you can create custom Escape hive maps and experiences to share with and challenge your friends.
Versus mode will make its debut in July with the Gears 5 Tech Test. Join us to be one of the first to play our all-new competitive game type – Arcade–a frenetic experience built for jump-in, over-the-top fun, as well as the next evolution of our esports mode, Escalation 2.0. Access to the Gears 5 Tech Test is included with Xbox Game Pass or by pre-ordering at participating retailers, including the Microsoft Store.
Horde mode will return in August with a hands-on gameplay debut at gamescom that will feature new character abilities can turn the tide on the battlefield.
Finally, the Campaign will debut with the release of Gears 5 into Early Access on September 6. With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera–herself. This is the biggest Gears campaign ever and the first to feature three-player split-screen campaign co-op. We can’t wait to experience it together with you.
More Choice in How to Play
With Gears 5, we are proud to offer more options than ever to be part of the Gearsfamily. The game will be available with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console, with early access for Ultimate members, for sale on digital stores including Steam and the Microsoft Store on Windows, and available on disc and digital download from our retail partners worldwide.
As we announced today, we’re pleased to offer the Terminator Dark Fate Character Pack as a bonus offer included with your pre-order or for Xbox Game Pass members who play before September 16.
For the fan who wants it all, Gears 5 will also have a Jack Drone Collector’s Edition, which includes the Ultimate Edition plus a premium collector’s box, a special collectors booklet, an exclusive in-game Jack skin and a functioning flying Jack drone for $269.99 USD at GameStop stores everywhere.9
Here is an overview of the game, via Microsoft:
The world is crumbling. Humanity’s reliance on technology has become their downfall and enemies are uniting to wipe out all survivors. As Kait you must journey across the biggest, most beautiful Gears world to uncover the origins of the Locust, and fight with your squad to protect what’s left.
- Never Fight Alone: Play solo or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, or online co-op. Battle alongside your friends anywhere with cross-play between Xbox One and PC.
- Explore Sera: Skim across glaciers, sail over deserts and descend into sunken ruins to discover the largest and most diverse Gears world ever created.
- Visual Showcase: Play every mode in 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second.
- Just the Beginning: Additional features, co-op and competitive modes still to be announced.