What you need to know

  • Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from The Coalition.
  • The game features a lot of new additions to its campaign and multiplayer.
  • It seems like it's getting a photo mode soon.
  • You can purchase Xbox Game Pass through Amazon.

Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from The Coalition, the Xbox Game Studios team responsible for the acclaimed Gears of War franchise. It launched in early access last week as an Ultimate Edition, and this week, the Standard Edition became available to everyone else.

While the game is getting great reviews, there are some missing features like a photo mode. Luckily, it seems like it's on the way because The Coalition's Rod Fergusson teased it on Twitter today. When IGN's Destin Legarie commented that the game needs a photo mode, Fergusson replied with a popular meme, urging patience.

Hopefully, the team will announce when the long-awaited photo mode will be available soon. Gears 5 should've launched with it to begin with.

Related: Gears 5 known bugs and launch issues

In Windows Central's review, Jez Corden wrote, "as a benchmark for visual excellence balanced against stellar performance, Gears 5 is technical wizardry. It also bridges platforms and storefronts... complete with... cross-play. The fact that Gears 5 manages to jam a... 12 to 18-hour campaign, several multiplayer modes, a map editor, and the promise of post-launch support represents one of the best deals in gaming right now. It's an even better value when you factor in Xbox Game Pass."

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