Gears 5 lets you play as Dave Bautista again (update)

What you need to know

  • Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from Xbox Game Studios.
  • You can play as actor and wrestler Dave Bautista in the game.
  • You can earn the "Batista Bomb" move from April 2 to 18.
  • You can access Gears 5: Ultimate Edition through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Updated April 2, 2020: Batista is back and he's bringing the "Batista Bomb" Play any mode this weekend and you'll get the Batista Bomb move for free. You can earn it through April 2 to 18.

For years now, actor and wrestler Dave Bautista has been eyeing the role of Marcus Fenix in the upcoming Gears of War film. While progress on the project is moving quite slowly, you'll still be able to see Bautista in action in Gears 5. Now, you might be wondering how. Well, he's a playable character in the multiplayer mode from the looks of it.

To unlock Bautista, simply play any version of Gears 5, including with your Xbox Game Pass membership, beginning September 15. The promotion ends on October 28.

Gears 5 is an upcoming third-person shooter from Microsoft's The Coalition team. The studio has worked on Gears of War 4 in the past, and it wants to make the sequel an even bigger adventure. The game is also more advanced on a technical front. According to Gears 5's Multiplayer Design Director, the franchise will feature 60 Hz servers for the first time.

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Asher Madan

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.