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Gears 5 |OT| "That's FIVE, motherfuckers!"

Bits N Pieces

Oct 27, 2017
Genuinely one of the best OT's I've ever seen, amazing job Slicer Dyster

I'll be in London with work from tomorrow morning and the first time I'm going to get a chance to play it will be Saturday. Pray for me.....


Feb 12, 2018
I'm excited, but slightly worried about the servers when the game launches since so many people have the Gamepass Ultimate... I imagine there's lots of people who now inadvertently own the game and will try it out. Not like Gears 4 where only those who purchased it, now a lot more people are going to own Gears 5 on launch day. Should be interesting.
Definitely predownload the game so you can at least play campaign without trouble.


Oct 27, 2017
I'm really excited about the side quests and open world sections. I love the Gears lore but the games up until now never gave you the ability to explore the world a little bit, it's always rushing you to the next encounter. I'm going to enjoy having some time to breathe in a Gears game.

Is it crazy that i want to buy a one x to play this game in its full glory lol
Hell no if you can afford it. I upgraded my S to and X just for Forza Horizon and if I hadn't I would have done it for this game. Love me some eye candy.

Thanks for posting this. I preloaded on my X last week and just checked and sure enough I had the standard edition chosen.
Just had to uninstall and choose the Ultimate. Glad i got that sorted out now. Again much appreciated you posting this.
How did you check? When I go to the Ultimate Edition version in the store it shows me the Play option and it says it's installed via Game Pass but the title is Gears 5 in my games list.


Oct 25, 2017

I dropped Gears 4 like a year ago so before the new game came out I decided to go back and finish it. Apparently I was literally at the last like 5 minutes of the game???
Also the game is okay


The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
The official Xbox twitter channels are saying September 6th for Ultimate right now and all I can think of is related to the OT title: “That's September Fifth, motherfuc****!“


Oct 25, 2017
I'm excited, but slightly worried about the servers when the game launches since so many people have the Gamepass Ultimate... I imagine there's lots of people who now inadvertently own the game and will try it out. Not like Gears 4 where only those who purchased it, now a lot more people are going to own Gears 5 on launch day. Should be interesting.
Gotta stress those Azure servers!

Plus if there's a game thats gonna be a shining example of what a major GamePass launch can do for multiplayer and what it means to your systems and resources ready, it should be a Microsoft-owned studio.

This will be big, but also imagine the numbers for Halo next year 😳😳


Oct 26, 2017
I plan to play the Campaign only until I am done with it. Which for me should take a bit over a week to do since I play these games slowly. With the talk of some open areas to explore it may take longer. Once the Campaign is done I will try some MP. I liked Arcade from the tests I was able to log in and had a great time.


Oct 25, 2017
the OT doesn't mention you can also play on five Gears 4 maps in Custom Lobbies (private and discoverable)
  • Dam
  • Forge Blitz
  • Foundation
  • Harbor
  • Reclaimed


Oct 31, 2017
The addition of Horde AI teammates is pretty cool. That OT has got me pretty hyped fro the game.
I hated how players would join, finish whatever bounty they were working on and then bounce leaving you hanging halfway through. What made it worse is there was no backfill in place so you were kinda screwed.

So ya this makes me happy.
Slicer Dyster

Slicer Dyster

Dec 20, 2017
Text-less OT:

Gears 5 OT
Genre: Action third-person shooter
Release date: September 5th at 9 pm local time (early access) & September 10th for standard release
Platforms: Xbox one and pc
Developers: The Coalition and Splash Damage.


A Seran odyssey
Gears 5 will feature the freshest and breathtaking vistas in the entire Gears of War saga. Flourishing green jungles, sulfuric red deserts and light-blue arctic areas. The game is broken up into two sorts of levels: linear-focused and a sub-open world where you can explore that area at your own pace. Gears 5 introduces a new vehicle called the Skiff.

Jack of All trades
Jack, the JACKbot, is back in Gears 5 and this time with a bigger role than ever before. Throughout the campaign, you will be able to upgrade your jackbot with different abilities like shocking enemies, giving your teammates extra health or cloaking your teammates. Jack is playable via 3-player coop.

Bound by Blood
The campaign focuses on Kait Diaz, former Outsider who is the grand-daughter of Locust Queen Myrrah. Right after the end of Gears 4, she has been getting visions about nightmare-ish outcomes and visions that make her question who she is supposed to be loyal to.

No longer a relic
Along your journey, you will find all sorts of collectibles ranging from story-driven artefacts up to items that will change the way how you play the game. Items like resources, upgrades for your Jackbot and Relic weapons which are weapons made for a specific playstyle. Examples are a Boltok which is meant for hip firing or a sniper rifle that will shoot two bullets when scoped in.


Suicide Squad
The mission is simple: get caught by one of the Snatchers, infiltrate the hive, plant a venom bomb in the heart of the hive and escape while you're chased by that same venomous gas. Simple, right! You might die though so just a heads-up.

My ultimate is charged!
Each character has its own set of passive and active abilities. Wait for your ultimate to charge and then at the right time, activate your ultimate to change the tide of battle and either increase your chance at survival... or just make your team so pissed that they rage quit... It's up to you soldier!

Danger is better with friends!
This new gamemode can be played with up to three people. Don't have anyone to play with? Don't worry, two fellow AI soldiers will accompany you during this dangerous escape. Are you holding a pizza dinner with friends? Even better! You can play Escape with local splitscreen coop.

Build your own hives.
The brand new Map builder mode allows you to create your very own hive. Very similar to Doom's (2016) SnapMap mode, you can place pre-made levels and set the amount of enemies per level. It's up to you whether you want to make a cozy chill friday evening level OR if you want to make the most cruel and utterly insane map that the community has ever seen. You're able to share your own custom map via an intuitive online sharing system.

Who ya gonna call? Hivebusters!
Team Scorpio is the name of the new Squad. Originated from the comic book set in the Gears of War universe called "Hivebusters", this squad will make it's game debut via Escape. Lahni Kaliso is a classified scout who likes to slice and dice her way through hordes of enemies. Her ultimate is an electrically-charged knife attack that stuns and damages enemies. Leslie Callister is a former Outsider turned Gear. Mac is specialized in tanking damage and is able to pull up a shield that defends the hivebusters from incoming damage. Jeremiah Keegan is a veteran Onyx Guard. He is the squad leader of Team Scorpio. He provides support to Team Scorpio and can use his ultimate to provide the much needed ammo in times of scarcity.

Classic Horde with a twist.
The 50-waves long "Player vs Enemy" experience returns in Gears 5. One of the new features is character-based ultimate abilities. All available characters will have distinct passives and active abilities ranging from being able to cloak yourself while in combat or being able to use x-ray so you can shoot through any obstacle on the map.

Each time you level up a character, you earn skill cards. These cards will give you passive bonuses taht can help you out during the most challenging waves. Bonuses such as a higher movement speed, receiving less damage while in cover or building fortifications for a cheaper price. You can upgrade skill cards by using duplicates or crafting duplicates using Scrap. Skill cards are not purchasable via real-life money.

Power for everyone!
When you kill an enemy or when your built fortification gets destroyed, it'll leave some power on the ground for you and your teammates to pick up. Power allows you to build more fortifications like turrets, decoys, fences, etc. Contrary to Gears 4, all players will receive an equal cut of power when picked up. Each 10 waves, a power tap will appear that you can control for even more power for every wave that your team controls it.

Never alone.
Did somebody just leave your Horde game at wave 39 or do you want to enjoy Horde without the need of going online and playing with randoms? No worries, you can toggle up to four different AI soldiers who will join your game and help you out in battle. They are however a bit weaker than the usual heroes that you'll come across in Gears 5, but any support is still better than no support at all!

Versus: Arcade

Heroes and the Swarm
You will pick from a selection of characters, each with their own unique active/passive abilities and distinct equipment loadout. It is very similar to a hero shooter-like experience mixed with the core of Gears Versus multiplayer. If you aren't a fan of the "gnasherfest" that the series' multiplayer has been known for, you can definitely check out this mode and who knows, maybe you finally make that click with Gears multiplayer.

Skulls and Glory.
Each character has an unique "bounty". For completing a bounty, like eliminating a character via a headshot, you will get a skull. You can spend these in-game skulls to buy weapons in a Counter-Strike like way bu tthis time at any moment during the match. These weapons vary from incendiary grenades to the new melee-focused Breaker Mace weapon.

Versus: Escalation

Ultimate domination!
The objective in Escalation is to control three rings on the map long enough to gain 250 points. Standing in a ring for several seconds will capture it. Controlling all rings simultaneously for 6 seconds is an auto win for the team. If your team hits 7 won rounds first, you won the match. Each player is given five lives at the start and you'll get one more life after the end of each round. If a team has no lives left, they will lose that round.

Pick me up!
Matches start out with no pick-up weapons. After each round is completed, respawn times increase and the losing team can place weapons anywhere on the map. At halftime, all weapons that have been placed will disappear and all three rings will randomly change place. After a round is completed, both teams can place a weapon on the map, upgrade existing weapons, activate a new loadout option or even play it dirty by disabling the opposing team's chosen weapon for three rounds.

Additional information:

Go Ultimate!
If you have Xbox Game Pass ultimate or if you bought the Ultimate edition, you'll get the following benefits:
- early access: play Gears 5 (including all multiplayer modes) four days earlier starting on September 6th
- halo reach character pack
- 30 days of XP boost
- steelbook (physical only)

Tour of Duty
A new system in Gears of War that is based on daily challenges and seasonal medals. For each rank-up, you will earn customization content ranging from character skins, weapon skins, banners, emblems, executions, blood splatters, etc. There is no premium or pay-only content in Tours of Duty. Content will vary depending on the current season.

Supply Drops
Every minute you play contributes to a random item drop from an unique pool of content. If you draw a duplicate card, you will automatically get Scrap which you can use to craft other types of items/cosmetics or to upgrade character skills for Escape/Horde. Supply drops cannot be purchased with real-world money.
Text-less OT is up as well!


Jan 23, 2018
So i have the game pre installeren on My x. But in games and apps it shows the standard edition silver icon, not the ultimate gold icon. So is this normal. When i acces the ultimate edition in the story it says play as if it’s installed with gamepass. It does not show any extras installed also.


Oct 26, 2017
Still waiting for that Mad World.. Last Day...Rendezvous with Death.. Ashes to Ashes...Tomorrow... trailer for Gears 5 Campaign.


Dec 4, 2017
So i have the game pre installeren on My x. But in games and apps it shows the standard edition silver icon, not the ultimate gold icon. So is this normal. When i acces the ultimate edition in the story it says play as if it’s installed with gamepass. It does not show any extras installed also.

bbq of doom

Oct 25, 2017
I am not sure. My tile in my installed games screen shows what looks like the regular game, it says nothing Ultimate. On PC it shows as Ultimate is installed. I am going to check in a little bit and click on it to see what it says. If needed, I will just redownload and ensure I select Ultimate. Boy it would really suck to hit the 9pm time and click on it for it say "you are too early" and then have to start the download. Not going to risk it!
Yeah, same. However, if you check the store pages it appears the Ultimate "includes" the Standard and a bunch of other stuff, so maybe that's why the tile is the same?

bbq of doom

Oct 25, 2017
Finally watched these sad trailers. Having not played 1-3 (and almost half of 4), only the first really resonated with me. But whew, what a trailer.


Oct 25, 2017
I'm interested in this but have not played gears before (outside a few minutes of 1).

Will i understand the story?

So i can ignore all the previous games?
On top of the Previously on Gears video that catches you up on Gears 4, there's another tab that shows what's going on in the Gears Universe. Not sure exactly what's in it though. I assume background info on characters/maybe summaries of previous games.



Oct 25, 2017
Honestly can't believe I'm excited for a Gears game in 2019.

I had 0 hype for Judgement and 0 hype for Gears 4. Never played Judgement and only JUST finished Gears 4 since it was the free game with gold last month (genius move on MS part)


Oct 28, 2017
Had PC Game Pass sub till December (thanks to the AMD promotion). Took advantage of the two month Ultimate for £2 deal, now I'm set till Feb 2020. Not a bad deal, wasn't sure if XGP Ultimate would stack like that. Happy I get to play Gears 5 early :)


Oct 26, 2017
Watched a bit of campaign gameplay and was really feeling it, might actually try and get my Windows updater working finally so I can get it on Game Pass.