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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 (opens in new tab).

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.

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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 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.

9 Comments
  • Well....if not a gears movie then the gears game is the next best thing to be in.... :)
  • He's either called Batista or Bautista. Someone got the name wrong.
    Edit: He did it. What a weird move.
  • His wrestling name is Batista, and his real name is Bautista. Both are correct.
  • You could have mentioned that in the article.
  • I've never played a Gears of War before tho I did have Gears 4 for Xbox 360. Looking forward to try out Gears 5 since I have Game Pass Ultimate. The game looks pretty slick. I wonder what the framerate will be on the Xbox One S?
  • Gears of war 4 wasn't on xbox 360 , did you mean gears of war 3?
  • It'll probably 30 FPS in the campaign and 60 FPS in multiplayer.
  • Just subsribed to game pass ultimate for the first time a couple days back because the first 2 months is only $2, and its actually a great idea, it's like Netflix for games and I can't believe gears 5 is part of it. Really can't wait t9 play this game!
  • Can't wait to drop a couple of Batista Bombs