Gears 5 Shines the Spotlight on Mac

By Rebecca Smith, 3 months ago
While the main characters in the Gears 5 campaign will be familiar to those who have played Gears of War 4, the game's new Escape Mode introduces three completely new characters. Mac, Lahni, and Keegan are the Hive Busters tasked with planting a poison bomb at the centre of each hive and exterminating it from the inside out. The game's latest trailer introduces us to the first of those characters: Mac.

Leslie "Mac" Macallister saw the Swarm wipe out his hometown, and he's looking for revenge. As the team's tank character, his Ultimate ability is the Barrier, an invulnerable shield that deploys in front of him and moves with him. His passive ability means that any damage he sustains in battle helps to recharge his Ultimate Barrier ability. You can see both of these in action in his spotlight video:


Players will be able to try out Mac's skills for themselves when the game is released on September 10th.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.