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 for Xbox One

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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 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
  • Del
  • Fahz
  • Jack
  • 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.

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