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Gears Pop! passes 1 million players

Gears POP!
Gears POP! (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Gears Pop! is a mobile collaboration between Funko and Microsoft.
  • It features real-time PvP gameplay.
  • While it is free, there are microtransactions.

It may be free-to-play, but that never guarantees people will actually play it. The Coalition's studio head Rod Fergusson took to Twitter to thank the community for an impressive first week as the game surpassed 1 million players on iOS and Android. With Gears 5 releasing soon, it's no wonder that people want as much Gears content as possible leasing up to its launch.

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Gears Pop! is a bit like Plants vs Zombies where our favorite Gears characters face-off against one another in "fast-paced explosive real-time multiplayer battles." Over 30 characters from the franchise are in the game currently, and you can bet that number will likely grow over time. It's not as bloody as you may remember the series (it's rated E 10+ for ages 10 and up), but it should still give longtime fans something to tide them over until Gears 5 releases on September 10.

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life, and is very happy Xbox is growing a stronger first-party portfolio. You can find her obsessing over Star Wars and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.