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Gears 5 wallpaper pack brings stylized, 4K glory to your desktop

What you need to know

  • A new Gears 5 wallpaper pack is now available in the Microsoft Store.
  • The "Gears 5 x Luke Preece" series contains seven 4K wallpapers designed with artist Luke Preece.
  • Gears 5 launches September 10 and is available to preorder now for $50 (opens in new tab).

Gears 5, the next entry in the long-running Gears of War franchise, is nearly upon us, and you can now get in on the hype by adding a bit of Gears flavor to your desktop. Microsoft has released a new Gears 5 wallpaper pack (opens in new tab) on the Microsoft Store, and it's filled with stylized depictions of the game's characters in glorious 4K.

To design the art used in the wallpapers, Microsoft tapped artist Luke Preece for his particular style. From the description:

Gears of War partnered with UK-based illustrator Luke Preece to create a series of official illustrations for the Gears 5 launch. This 7-image 4k set, inspired by unique aspects and characters from the game, features stunningly-detailed portrayals of Kait Diaz, JD Fenix, Del Walker, Marcus Fenix, the Swarm Warden, and the Hivebusters in Luke's signature style. These images are to be used as a Desktop Wallpaper only.

Gears 5 is set to launch on September 10, and we recently got an extensive look at how the game is shaking the series up. If you want to check the game out for yourself, it will be released on day one as a part of Xbox Game Pass. If you're not a Game Pass subscriber, you can preorder the game now for $50 (opens in new tab).

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.