Gears 5 Now Available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscribers

By Sam Quirke, 17 days ago
Gears 5 Ultimate Edition is now available for those who have pre-ordered a copy of the game to own, or to those who have subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Players on the Pass can now officially begin their hunt for those 68 Gears 5 Achievements, including the latest instalment of the series' notorious Seriously challenge.

Gears 5 Achievements

The Ultimate Edition of Gears 5, which is the version included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, includes a Halo Reach Character Pack and 30 days of Boost, as well as the four days of early access before full release. Boost is a new purchaseable item for the series — entirely optional — which gives the buyer accelerated progression for a set time. Specifically that means Double XP for Multiplayer, Double Character XP for Horde and Escape, and doubled speed for Supply Drop progression.

Gears 5 is Play Anywhere, available on Xbox One and PC, featuring cross-platform multiplayer for those two platforms. It also offers 2-3 player local co-op and 2-5 player online co-op. It is, of course, enhanced for Xbox One X, with 4K Ultra HD and HDR 10. The game will not have paid Gear Packs or a Season Pass — all additional content for the game will either be free (for example, future multiplayer maps), purchaseable direct from the game's store (with no RNG determining what you get), or earnable in the game's "Tour of Duty" progression system.

Reviews have already been highly positive for the game — particularly for the sheer amount of content available across its 15+ hour campaign and horde of multiplayer modes. It's currently on an 86 rating after 40 official reviews on Metacritic. If you already have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, there's little excuse to not dive in and give it a go even if you are less familiar with the series. We're going to be sending Heidi and Sean on their first Gears adventure later today on our TrueGaming Network Mixer channel — be sure to tune in from 4pm BST.

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 for details.

Check out our Best Xbox One Third-Person Shooters Available in 2019 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.