Dave Bautista is Coming to Gears 5

By Sean Carey, 13 days ago
In a world of increasing Hollyworld cameos in video games, another movie star is set to enter the world of gaming. Fans of the Gears of War series have long been crying out for Dave Bautista to be a part of the franchise — namely as the actor that could play Marcus Fenix in a Gears of War movie. Yesterday, in a tweet, Bautista confirmed that he would be a playable character in Gears 5.

In an interview with Xbox Wire, the Gears of War series director Rod Fergusson directed Bautista's performance for the game, which included over 700 recorded lines of dialogue. Fergusson said:

“Adding Batista to Gears 5, we started with the fantasy of ‘Batista as Marcus,’ putting Batista into Marcus’ armor and starting with Marcus’ script. Then we added elements of “The Animal” Batista into his voice performance and onto his look by adding his signature Hollywood shades to his character. Batista was great in the booth, and I can’t wait for Gears and Batista fans alike to stomp some Swarm as The Animal.”
To unlock Batista, you will need to log on and play Gears 5 between Septemeber 15th through to October 28th. This includes both Gears 5 on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Gears 5 officially release on September 10th, or you can play four days early on September 6th if you are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber.

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We've got the full list of Gears 5 achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.

Check out our Best Xbox One Third-Person Shooters Available in 2019 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.