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.
- Its early-access launch has been plagued with problems and the team is offering in-game compensation.
- You can purchase Xbox Game Pass through Amazon.
Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from The Coalition. Not only does the game feature a larger campaign, but it also provides plenty of multiplayer modes. Some of the more underrated features of the game have to be its accessibility support and 60 Hz servers for smooth competitive matches. However, its early-access period hasn't been without problems.
Today, the team announced that it was giving players in-game items as compensation for the early-access problems. According to a post on Twitter, The Coalition is awarding five days of Boost which grants faster progression and 600 Scrap. It should be added to your account in the next two days.
As a token of our appreciation for your patience and support during this weekend’s Early Access, we’re awarding 5 days of Boost (Faster progression) and 600 scrap (Craft Skills or Supply cards). Look out for it in the next 48 hours.
Thank you so much playing Gears 5!As a token of our appreciation for your patience and support during this weekend’s Early Access, we’re awarding 5 days of Boost (Faster progression) and 600 scrap (Craft Skills or Supply cards). Look out for it in the next 48 hours.
Thank you so much playing Gears 5!— The Coalition Studio (@CoalitionGears) September 10, 2019September 10, 2019
It seems like the majority of the problems Gears 5 is facing, even when it comes to its campaign, are related to server issues. Since the title is part of Xbox Game Pass, let's hope it's fixed before Tuesday because even more players will have access to the game in a few hours.
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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