What you need to know

  • Gears 5 launches on September 10.
  • The title features new modes like Escape.
  • The game continues the new story started in Gears of War 4.
  • You can preorder it for $60 on Amazon.

Last year, Microsoft stated that Gears 5 would launch sometime in 2019. Even though half of the year is already over, we didn't get a release window or a concrete release date. Luckily, the Taiwanese games rating agency had other plans. According to a listing on the body's website, Gears 5 launches on September 10.

During E3 2019, Microsoft confirmed the release date. Gears 5 looks like it tells a personal story and focuses on the mental anguish of the main character. It's unclear where the story will go from there, but The Coalition studio head Rod Ferguson said that it's the biggest Gears game ever made.

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New modes like Escape are also being added to the game. There will be plenty of opportunities to play it down the line, and you can even test it out in Microsoft Stores. However, the highlight of the announcement had to be the stunning collector's edition. It features a lot of amazing items, and it'll probably sell out really fast. Keep in mind that it's exclusive to GameStop.

Save the planet

Gears 5

A personal journey

Explore Sera. Skim across glaciers, sail over deserts and descend into sunken ruins to discover the largest and most diverse Gears world ever created.

The complete package

Gears 5: Collector's Edition

Packs a drone

If you're a fan of the Gears of War franchise, be sure to check out Gears 5: Collector's Edition because it includes a lot of amazing items that you'll love.

Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories

Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.

PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)

This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.

ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)

This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.

Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)

Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.

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