What you need to know

  • Microsoft has dropped it latest mobile game Gears POP! for Windows 10, iOS and Android.
  • The real-time multiplayer game pits players in real-time Gears of War battles with a lovable Funko POP theme.

Updated August 22, 2019: Updated to note the Windows 10 version is also now available.

With a highly anticipated fifth entry to the Gears of War franchise slated for next month, Microsoft has debuted Gears POP! for Windows 10, iOS and Android devices. The free-to-play mobile spin-off fuses the gritty third-person shooter with Funko's adorable vinyl figure lineup, among the latest of Xbox franchises exploring on-the-go experiences.

Gears POP! brings familiar faces for returning Gears of War fans, featuring iconic series characters in lovable figurine form. Players will assemble a roster of units for real-time player-versus-player battles, comparable to hit mobile games like Clash Royale. The app combines traits of collectible card, tower defense, and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, suited up in the Gears universe.

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Gears POP! is downloadable across Windows 10, iOS and Android devices, with Xbox Live integration serving multiplayer, achievements, and more. A healthy list of Xbox unlockables totaling 1000G has surfaced, alongside its own spin on the series' infamously challenging "Seriously" achievement.

Note that when you sign in to the Windows 10 version while also signed in to the mobile version, you'll get a message telling you that you're signed in on another device and you'll be signed out there. However, that doesn't actually appear to be the case. Both devices, at least for now, will remain signed in and sync progress.

Gears POP! is now free for download on Windows 10, iOS and Android via the links below.

Fight and collect

Gears POP!

Gears POP merges Microsoft's gritty Xbox shooter with the lovable figure line. The free-to-play multiplayer experience draws clear inspiration from Clash Royale, now available on iOS and Android.

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