Gears 5 cinematic gives us a quick glimpse at the campaign

What you need to know

  • A new cinematic for Gears 5 gives us our first look at a bit of the campaign.
  • The cinematic introduces a new character named Fahz with a cheeky exchange.
  • Gears 5 is expected to launch September 10 and is available to preorder for $60 (opens in new tab).

Gears 5 is one of the most anticipated titles of the year from Microsoft's first-party studios, and now we've got our first glimpse of the campaign. In a new cinematic posted to YouTube, we meet a new character to the Gears universe, Fahz. And while it doesn't reveal much about the campaign, it's humorous nonetheless.

The cinematic opens with Fahz sparring against a robot as JD Fenix and company walk into the room. After a brief exchange laced with a bit of Gears humor, Fahz challenges JD to a sparring match. Things don't end so well for the confident Fahz, however, and he storms away in anger before the camera zooms out to continue the playthrough.

We don't know much about the Gears 5 campaign so far, but it looks as if it may span several years given the shape JD is in in the first cinematic trailer we saw at E3 2018. It's likely we'll get more of a look at the campaign as we draw close to launch, along with information about what the "secret mission" is that is referenced in this cinematic. In the meantime, Gears 5 is expected to launch on September 10 and is available to preorder now starting at $60 (opens in new tab).

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  • Any glimpse of 2 player split screen? Gears 4 has this annoying aspect ratio when playing splitscreen where it has vertical black bars on the sides of the screen and making an already small screen even smaller. Which makes it really hard to see. This wasn't an issue in Gears 3.
  • The coalition need to really tweak Gears 5 game engine. Am still not convinced about the graphics. Gears 1 & 2 really pushed FPS graphics to a whole new level. Gears 4 even in 4k looks dated
  • Terrible E3 showing for a game that was supposed to headline for Xbox.
  • Oh now, why did they age so much ??? I liked to play yong guys in Gears 4