Upcoming Gears 5 update adds 'Kantus' villain and more

Gears 5
Gears 5 (Image credit: Microsoft)

Source: Microsoft

Source: Microsoft (Image credit: Source: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from Xbox Game Studios.
  • It's getting a new villain named Kantus soon.
  • Operation 2 bundle owners get Kantus for free.
  • Gears 5 is part of Xbox Game Pass.

Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from The Coalition, an Xbox Game Studios team. It received great reviews at launch and the multiplayer mode seems to have gained a lot of traction in recent weeks. Today, the developer detailed what's part of the latest update.

While the upcoming update may not be as feature-rich as past ones, there are a lot of notable additions to the game. You can read about the major ones below.

  • Kantus is a new villain and brings challenges.
  • The Operation 2 bundle owners receive Kantus for free.
  • The estimated time for matchmaking has gotten better.
  • The weekly store update brings new items.

According to the post, the "fifth and final character of Operation 2 – the Kantus – is set for release this month as part of Title Update 4." Kantus is a mirror of Lizzie Carmine so expect similar abilities. You can read more about the update on the Gears 5 website. Do you still play the game? What do you think of the multiplayer? Let us know.



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