What you need to know
- Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from Xbox Game Studios.
- It's getting powerful characters like General RAAM today.
- You can unlock them by playing the game or purchase them through the Microsoft Store.
- Gears 5 is part of Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).
Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from The Coalition, an Xbox Game Studios team. It received great reviews at launch and the multiplayer mode seems to have gained a lot of traction in recent weeks. Today, the developer detailed how it would evolve the competitive experience with four new characters. The COG Gear, DeeBee, Warden, and General RAAM are being added to the game. Every character will feature powerful multiplayer abilities to master. It's a lot like Star Wars Battlefront II's Heroes and Villains.
These new characters are available today starting at 3 PM EDT and can be earned through gameplay or purchased in the store. However, there's more. If you loved the Terminator: Dark Fate crossover, you'll be happy to know that two new characters from the film are being added. Grace and the Terminator Model Rev-9 are both deadly additions to Gears 5.
In a press release Windows Central received, The Coalition added that in the coming weeks, new Escape Hives, seasonal multiplayer events, and new customization rewards will be revealed. It's never a dull moment, that's for sure!
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
This is the MS of old. This is so bad. Why aren't more people trashing this crap?
Oh maybe because it's MS doing it...
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