Gears 5 EscapeSource: Xbox Game Studios

Out of nowhere, The Coalition revealed that Gears 5, which released back in September 2019, is getting some story DLC. There aren't too many details right now, but Gears fans can look forward to more campaign content later this year. The very name of the DLC is also a direct indicator of what to expect. Here's what we know about Gears 5 Hivebusters so far.

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What is Gears 5 Hivebusters?

Gears 5 Escape Trailer SnatcherSource: Xbox Game Studios

Hivebusters is a story DLC coming for Gears 5. This expansion pack of sorts is an add-on to Gears 5, which released in September 2019. We don't know right now if it will be a paid DLC or added to the game for free.

Gears 5 Hivebusters story, gameplay and features

Gears 5 Team ScorpioSource: Xbox Game Studios

Not many details have been given for Hivebusters so far. Still, given the name, it's almost certain to center around the titular Hivebusters of Scorpio squad: Jeremiah Keegan, Lahni Kaliso, and Leslie 'Mac' Macallister. Working under the command of Victor Hoffman, this group of Gears works to infiltrate Swarm hives, intentionally being podded, then revived and planting a Venom bomb to obliterate the hive.

The Coalition did tell IGN that this DLC will be around 3 to 4 hours long.

Will Gears 5 Hivebusters be on Xbox One?

Yes. While Gears 5 is being optimized for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, bringing new visual features like 60 FPS cinematics and better texture quality, the Hivebusters DLC is still being released on Xbox One and Xbox One X. This means if you haven't upgraded your gaming systems by the time it releases, you won't be left out.

When is the Gears 5 Hivebusters release date?

Gears 5 Hivebusters DLC is available on December 15, 2020. It's $20 and included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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