Gears 5 HivebustersSource: Windows Central

What you need to know

  • Gears 5 is a third-person tactical shooter from the Coalition and Xbox.
  • Operation 6 is about to begin in Gears 5, which will add new content to its multiplayer.
  • The operation is starting with three new characters and a new map, with a mid-operation content drop planned.
  • Operations in Gears will become shorter and more densely packed with updates from here on out.

Gears 5 is continuing to add additional content to its intense multiplayer with the announcement of Gears 5 Operation 6. The next major Operation for Gears 5 is going to make some crucial changes to how Gears 5 handles new content, and will add new characters and maps for players to enjoy.

To begin, Operation 6 will start to shorten Gears 5 Operations from 16 weeks to 11 weeks, and will split content drops into two portions: the initial launch-content, and mid-Operation content. Each content drop will now contain at least two characters. When Operation 6 starts, Gears 5 players will have three new characters with Colonel Victor Hoffman, Queen Reyna, and Locust Zealot. There will also be a new map called Speyer.

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The Coalition will drop more information on what's coming in Operation 6 in the coming weeks.

If you haven't played Gears 5 yet, it has certainly earned its place as one of the Best Games for Xbox. It also recently got some excellent campaign DLC. In our Gears 5: Hivebusters review, we said that "fast action is offset by surprisingly introspective character development, all in a jaw-droppingly gorgeous jungle setting." You can play Gears 5 and its multiplayer through Xbox Game Pass.

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