Gears 5 Multiplayer Will Get Free Characters, Maps & Features Every Three Months

By Sean Carey, 18 days ago
A video released over on the Gears of War YouTube channel details how post-launch multiplayer content will work in Gears 5, and it looks a lot like Fortnite's Battle Pass system.


Every three months, a new "Operation" will begin. Included in each Operation a bunch of new content will be added to multiplayer, including new modes, maps for both Versus and Horde, new tile pieces for Map Builder, new characters and customisation options. Escape mode will also be getting new hives and challenges regularly too.

With each Operation comes a Tour of Duty. Daily objectives and season medals can be completed to unlock more items which are only available during the Tour of Duty period. Items included are things like skins for both characters and weapons, emotes, banners, executions and blood sprays.

The first Tour of Duty starts with the launch of Gears 5. Players can unlock Desert Armour skins for Kait, Del and Fahz, Winter Armour for Del and Kait, a Final Touch Execution, a Salute emote and a Team Metal Gnasher skin. Fahz's Desert Armour, the Gnasher skin and Salute emote are exclusive only to this Tour of Duty.

Gears 5 officially launches on September 10th, but you can play four days early if you are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber. Check out the link below where you can get two months of Game Pass Ultimate for just $2.

2 months for $2
2 months for $2

Xbox Live Gold and over 100 high-quality games for one low monthly price. Play together with friends and discover your next favorite game. Joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will upgrade your remaining Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass for Console or Xbox Game Pass for PC time into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the same amount of time, up to 36 months. All conversions are final. See xbox.com/gamepass for details.



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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.