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 (opens in new tab).
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.
|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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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.
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