Microsoft's fifth Gears of War iteration debuts the latest spin on franchise's iconic Horde mode, a defining cooperative player-versus-environment (PvE) experience, pitting armed squads against unforgiving waves of foes. While embracing the chaos fundamental to Horde's identity, Gears 5 brings a deeper character-driven system, supporting formerly untapped strategies.
The faces of Horde are its new "heroes," attributing bespoke abilities to the Gears 5 cast. Each hero embraces personal abilities and skills via customizable loadouts in accordance with your playstyle. The game also packs a strong character roster at launch, while alluding to more with future updates.
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Gears 5 raises the stakes with Microsoft's latest evolution of the brutal shooter series. Amazon is currently offering the game at the cheapest price we've found, just $50. The game is expected to be released on September 10, 2019, while the $80 Ultimate Edition (opens in new tab) grants four-day early access.
Gears 5 Horde complete hero list
Horde compiles the stars of the story campaign at launch, including Marcus Fenix, Kait Diaz, among other franchise leads. Pre-release promotions also bring characters from the Terminator and Halo universes in an unlikely twist. We've wrapped up every Gears 5 Horde hero, as of the September launch.
- Marcus Fenix
- Kait Diaz
- JD Fenix
- Sarah Connor (Terminator Dark Fate Pack)
- KAT-B320 (Halo: Reach Pack)
- EMILE-A239 (Halo: Reach Pack)
Expect new additions to the Horde hero roster over the months ahead with future updates. The action-packed mode remains a key focus for Gears 5, with a refreshed hero system and accompanying perks promoting a new level of team play. In the meantime, Gears 5 remains available for preorder, currently starting as low as $50 via Amazon.
I don't understand, are these just skins, or does each character actually play differently? I'm guessing it's the latter because Jack is included. Not too sure how I feel about that, I liked running around as my Carmine scout in GoW4, but we will see in four days.
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