What you need to know

  • Gears 5 is an upcoming third-person shooter from Microsoft's The Coalition studio.
  • Gears Pop! is a free-to-play tactical mobile game for Android, iOS, and Windows 10.
  • Microsoft just revealed Gears Pop!'s Xbox Achievements.
  • You can preorder Gears Pop!'s big brother, Gears 5, for $50 on Amazon.

At Gamescom 2019, Microsoft provided a number of new announcements and details about the Gears of War franchise. While Gears 5 is an upcoming third-person shooter from Microsoft's The Coalition studio, Gears Pop! is a mobile game that's a lot of fun.

Gears Pop! launches on August 22, so the wait won't be too long to get your hands on it. It's a free-to-play title so there's no risk in testing it out. Doing so will also net you some sweet, sweet Gamerscore. There are 45 Xbox Achievements in the game and they total to 1,000 Gamerscore. You can read about them below.

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Name Description Gamerscore
It ain't easy, bein' green… Complete the Tutorial 10
Trooper Played 150 Troop Pins in Versus 5
Fortifiplaytion Played 25 Fortifications in Versus 10
Projectile Pro Played 25 Armaments in Versus 10
For Sera Killed the enemy Leader with the Hammer of Dawn in Versus 10
Territorial Captured 1000 pieces of cover in Versus 30
Covered Won a Versus Battle where you captured all available cover positions 20
Uncovered Won a Versus Battle without capturing cover 30
Superior Won a Versus Battle without losing any of your Outposts 10
Superiority Complex Won 100 Versus Battles without losing any of your Outposts 30
The cavalry has arrived! Killed 50 enemy Pins with Carmine's Shotgun Blast skill in Versus Battles 20
Player Pop! Played 10 Battles in any multiplayer mode 5
Pro Player Pop! Played 500 Battles in any multiplayer mode 30
Prime Player Pop! Played 1000 Battles in any multiplayer mode 60
Coalition of Ordered Wins Fully upgraded your Win Streak Gear Pack before opening it 30
Corporal Reached Player Level 5 10
Sergeant Reached Player Level 10 20
Major Reached Player Level 20 50
Put a Pin in it Collected a new pin from a Gear Pack 5
Put 20 Pins in it Collected 20 different Pins 20
Pin-nacle 1 Upgraded a Pin 5
Pin-nacle 2 Upgraded a Pin 3 times 10
Pin-nacle 3 Upgraded a Pin 10 times 20
Pin-nacle 4 Upgraded a Pin to max level 50
Arena Hunter Got promoted in Arena or League once 5
Arena Master Got promoted in Arena or League 3 times 20
League Rookie Reached the first league 30
League Legend Got promoted to the highest League 50
Bolo me away Killed 5 units at once with a single Frag Grenade in Versus 10
Power Trip Spent 100,000 Power in any multiplayer mode 30
Squad Goals Named one of your Squads 5
Time to Go! Destroyed 10 enemy Outposts with Kait Diaz in Versus 10
Well we're not here to sell cookies! Used Marcus Fenix to capture 6 different pieces of cover in a single Versus battle 20
Rapid Engagement Won a Versus Battle within 2 minutes 15
Dominant Won a Versus Battle 3 to 0 15
Common Purpose Won a Versus Battle with a Squad consisting of only Common rarity Pins 15
War Chest 1 Earned 20,000 Coins 10
War Chest 2 Earned 200,000 Coins 15
War Chest 3 Earned 2,000,000 Coins 20
The Big Bad Defeated a Boss in Horde 10
Ankle Buster Cleared 50 Horde Waves 10
In the Pocket Cleared 250 Horde Waves 30
Endless Summer Cleared 500 Horde Waves 50
Never Go Alone Played Horde with 20 different allies 30
Seriously Pop! Defeated 100,000 pins, won 1000 Versus Battles, reached highest League and cleared 1000 Horde Waves 100

Be sure to check out Gears Pop! on August 22. The game is surprisingly deep and the microtransactions don't seem like they're pay-to-win, at least in our early impressions. You can even "preorder" the title, despite the fact that it's free, by searching for it on the Apple App and Google Play stores. It's also coming to Windows 10 with cross-save across all devices.

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