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.

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.

Gears goes mobile

Gears Pop!

They're kind of cute

Mobile fans can finally get a taste of Gears of War with Gears Pop! on iOS and Android. It's not the hyper-realistic gore you're used to as this time it's in collaboration with Funko.

Fight the Swarm

Gears 5

Jump back into the world of Gears of War to take on a new threat to Sera as Kait Diaz tries to figure out the mystery of how the Swarm has compromised the Coalition's robot army, and just what her connection is to the enemy.

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