What you need to know
- Gears 5 is an upcoming third-person shooter from Microsoft's The Coalition studio.
- The game is expected to launch in early September.
- Microsoft just revealed the game's Xbox Achievements.
- You can preorder Gears 5 for $50 on Amazon.
Gears 5 is an upcoming third-person shooter from Microsoft's The Coalition studio. The studio has worked on Gears of War 4 in the past, and it wants to make the sequel an even bigger adventure. The title is also more advanced on a technical front. According to Gears 5's Multiplayer Design Director, the franchise will feature 60 Hz servers for the first time with this game, and there is one tuning setup across core and competitive multiplayer modes.
A personal journey
Explore the world like never before. Skim across glaciers, sail over deserts, and descend into sunken ruins to discover the largest and most diverse Gears world ever created.
Today, The Coalition announced that Gears 5 had gone gold. This means that the developer has wrapped core development, and will focus on further optimizing the experience with patches before launch. In celebration of this milestone, Xbox Wire released the massive Xbox Achievements list for the game. You can take a look at the spoiler-free list below. You'll be able to add to your Gamerscore across 71 achievements spanning Campaign, Escape, Versus, Horde, Map Builder, and more.
|My Body Is Ready||Complete Boot Camp||5|
|It Takes Three To Make A Thing Go Right||Complete an Act of Campaign in three-player co-op||10|
|Jack of One Trade||Complete an Act of the Campaign as playable Jack on any difficulty||5|
|I Was Born In A Crossfire Hurricane||Use Jack's Flash ability to stun three enemies at once in Campaign||10|
|Back Atcha||Get a kill with ricochet bullets using Jack's Barrier Ability||10|
|Back On Your Feet, Soldier||Use Jack's Stim upgraded ability to revive a DBNO friendly in Campaign||10|
|Shock and Awe||Use Jack's Shock Trap ability to shock six enemies at once in Campaign||10|
|Seraninja||Use Jack's Cloak ability to cloak and execute three enemies before de-cloaking in Campaign||10|
|An Enemy Among Us||Get a kill with a Hijacked Pouncer, Warden, Stump and Elite Hunter in Campaign||15|
|Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie||Use Jack's Fetch ability to acquire each Heavy Weapon in Campaign||10|
|Jack of All Trades||Acquire all of Jack's Ultimate upgrades in Campaign||25|
|JACKed Up!||Fully upgrade Jack's Abilities and Passives in Campaign||25|
|Relic Hunter||Equip three Relic Weapons at one time in Campaign||10|
|Relics of the Past||Kill an enemy with every Relic Weapon in Campaign||20|
|Not There To Buy A Timeshare||Unlock during Act 1 of the Campaign||10|
|And… He's All Yours||Unlock during Act 1 of the Campaign||10|
|Now I Gotta Get Up Again||Unlock during Act 1 of the Campaign||10|
|A Mouthful of Boom||Unlock during Act 1 of the Campaign||10|
|It's Time We Fight Them Together||Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign||10|
|Jameson Shipping Depot||Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign||10|
|That Old COG Technology||Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign||10|
|Let's Get You Some Answers||Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign||10|
|We Need The Old Plan||Unlock during Act 2 of the Campaign||10|
|Safe and Sound||Unlock during Act 3 of the Campaign||10|
|Cutting It Close||Unlock during Act 3 of the Campaign||10|
|Throw A Switch, See What Happens||Unlock during Act 3 of the Campaign||10|
|Let's Keep Pissin It Off!||Unlock during Act 3 of the Campaign||10|
|Then We Watch Each Other's Backs||Unlock during Act 4 of the Campaign||10|
|You Know I Ain't Going Out Like That||Unlock during Act 4 of the Campaign||10|
|Discovered the True Threat To Sera||Complete all Acts of the Campaign on any difficulty||20|
|All Aboard The Crazy Train!||Complete all Acts of the Campaign on Insane||25|
|It's Not Hoarding If Your Stuff Is Cool||Collect all Campaign Collectibles||15|
|Pennies from Heaven||Scavenge supplies from all fallen Condors in Act 2 and 3||10|
Escape and Map Builder achievements
|Pass The Soap||Pass through a refuge shower with 3 Hivebusters in the same shower cubicle||5|
|Master Of My Domain||Complete an Escape Hive on each difficulty||25|
|Who You Gonna Call? Hivebusters!||Complete five Escape Hives as each one of Mac, Lahni, and Keegan||10|
|The Three Musketeers||Inflict 9000 damage in Escape while 3 Ultimate Abilities are active||15|
|On The Razor's Edge||Get 100 kills while inside Hivebuster Venom||10|
|Brought A Knife To A Gun Fight||Complete an Escape Hive without firing a shot on Master Difficulty||25|
|Who's Your Escape Main?||Reach Character Level 15 with a launch Escape Character||10|
|Master Escape Artist||Reach Character Level 15 with Mac, Lahni, and Keegan||20|
|I Made It All By Myself||Create and publish an Escape Hive||10|
|Homegrown Hive||Complete a Featured community build Escape Hive||10|
|Can't Stop, Won't Stop||Beat fifty Consecutive Waves of Horde on any difficulty||25|
|Who's Your Horde Main?||Reach Character Level 15 with a launch Horde Character||10|
|Compulsive Horder||Reach Character Level 15 with Kait, JD, Del, Marcus, Fahz, and Jack||20|
|And I'll Form The Head!||Kill a Boss in Horde while all 5 players have active Ultimate Abilities||10|
|Reduce, Reuse, Recycle||As Jack, convert one of each weapon to Power using the Forge in Horde||20|
|Withdrawal Symptoms||As a team, collect Power from all 4 Power Taps within one wave of Horde||20|
|Perky's Revenge||Get a kill with three Perks active in Horde||10|
|Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship||Play a match of Arcade||5|
|One Sec, I'll Be Right Back||Switch characters in an Arcade match and kill an opponent who previously killed you||10|
|Where's My Product Endorsement Deal?||Win five matches of Arcade||10|
|My Place In The Machine||Complete placement matches for a Ranked Playlist||5|
|Grind Season||Win a Ranked Match in each week of a Ranked Season||25|
Progression and other achievements
|Sire, Interrupted||Kill a Sire while it's kidnapping a teammate in any mode||5|
|A Good Plan, Violently Executed||Execute a hundred Rejects in any mode||15|
|You've Got A Friend In Me||Make a new Ally in Gears Allies||5|
|Did We Just Become Best Friends?||Reach Level 5 with an ally in Gears Allies||10|
|BFFs||Complete a Versus match with a team of four Level 5 Gears Allies||15|
|Once More From The Top||Re-Up!||20|
|One, Two, Three Sorties||Complete all three Objectives for Tour of Duty in a day||5|
|Corporal Punishment||Reach the rank of Corporal in a Tour of Duty||10|
|Sergeant at Arms||Reach the rank of Sergeant in a Tour of Duty||15|
|LOOTenant||Reach the rank of Lieutenant in a Tour of Duty||20|
|I'm The Captain Now||Reach the rank of Captain in a Tour of Duty||25|
|Generally Awesome||Reach the rank of General in a Tour of Duty||50|
|Seriously 5.0 – Chapter 1||Complete Insane Campaign, Master Horde & Escape Launch Maps & Characters, Get twenty Re-Ups and reach General in a Tour of Duty||100|
It looks like you'll be able to play as Jack, the robot, in the campaign. It'll be interesting to see how this is implemented in Gears 5. Gameplay is expected to be revealed at Gamescom 2019, so the wait won't be too long.
If you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or preorder the Ultimate Edition of the game, you can play it four days early on September 6. Additionally, Xbox One X owners are in for a treat because the title runs at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second in the campaign and multiplayer.
Covered in ice
The best experience
Featuring the Omen submerged in ice and snow, the Gears 5 Limited Edition Xbox One X Bundle is available for preorder today. This bundle features the limited edition console, the Kait Diaz Limited Edition controller, and past games.
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