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.

Save Sera

Gears 5

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.

Campaign achievements

Name Description Gamerscore
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

Name Description Gamerscore
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

Horde achievements

Name Description Gamerscore
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

Versus achievements

Name Description Gamerscore
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

Name Description Gamerscore
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.

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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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