Gears 5 'Operation 3: Gridiron' adds new characters and modes, available now (update)

Kait executes a Swarm soldier with the Breaker mace
Kait executes a Swarm soldier with the Breaker mace (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from Microsoft.
  • The game's multiplayer mode is still quite popular after many months.
  • It's getting an update called "Operation 3: Gridiron' on March 31 with new characters and modes.
  • You can purchase Gears 5 for $60 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Updated March 31, 2020: Gears 5's latest update is now live on Xbox One and PC. You can start earning the new content right now.

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Gears 5 is a third-person shooter that has quite a strong multiplayer following even until now. The Coalition has updated the game several times since then, each time adding new features and balancing weapons.

However, it looks like the best is ahead of us. Today, the team revealed a first look at "Operation 3: Gridiron." The trailer is quite bombastic and reveals a lot of details. The update launches on March 31.

As you can see, new characters and maps will be added to the game. The highlight of the experience has to be the titular mode, Gridiron, which features one life. Gears 5 multiplayer is already a hectic experience, and Gridiron will probably add even more intensity to the game.

In Windows Central's review, Jez Corden wrote, "While some of the new elements come across as a bit under-iterated and rudimentary, it's the basis for growth that is perhaps the most exciting aspect as a long-time Gears fan. The Coalition shows that the franchise has legs for some serious longevity."

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.