Gears 5 Operation 2 Starts December 11 — Plus Double Star Weekend and Free Boost

By Sean Carey,
You have just two weeks to complete Operation 1's Tour of Duty, as The Coalition has announced that Gears 5's second Operation will begin on December 11. Coming with the second Operation is the popular multiplayer game mode, Free For All, new heroes, characters and maps.

Gears 5 Free for All Operation 2

According to the latest Gears 5 What's Up post, Free For All will be joined by new Heroes Lizzie Carmine and Baird on December 11 as part of a huge update that includes new characters, maps, other new game modes and more. The Coalition is being tight-lipped about what exactly is on its way and will be revealing more about all the new content next week.

A new Feature Event is currently underway in Gears 5 too. Thanksgibbing is a variant playlist where all players start with a Cluckshot — a version of the Boomshot that fires powerful chicken projectiles. As part of the Thanksgibbing festivities, The Coalition is also running an extended weekend Double Star Weekend in Tour of Duty with free Boost so everyone can get involved. This could help alleviate some of the insane amounts of grinding needed for the following achievements:

Gears 5Corporal PunishmentThe Corporal Punishment achievement in Gears 5 worth 22 pointsReach the rank of Corporal in a Tour of Duty

Gears 5Sergeant at ArmsThe Sergeant at Arms achievement in Gears 5 worth 39 pointsReach the rank of Sergeant in Tour of Duty

Gears 5LOOTenantThe LOOTenant achievement in Gears 5 worth 82 pointsReach the rank of Lieutenant in Tour of Duty

Gears 5I'm The Captain NowThe I'm The Captain Now achievement in Gears 5 worth 107 pointsReach the rank of Captain in Tour of Duty

Gears 5Generally AwesomeThe Generally Awesome achievement in Gears 5 worth 253 pointsReach the rank of General in Tour of Duty

Gears 5Seriously 5.0 - Chapter 1The Seriously 5.0 - Chapter 1 achievement in Gears 5 worth 3312 pointsInsane Campaign, Master Horde & Escape Launch Maps & Characters, 20 Re-ups, General in Tour

The Double Stars and Free Boost extended weekend starts tomorrow, Thursday 28 and runs until Monday, Dec 2. To claim free Boost for each day, you will need to log in on that day during the event. You will also get some free in-game items too with the Cluckshot Boomshot Weapon Skin, Turkey Animal Mark, Cooked Turkey Mark and a Turkey Leg Mark.

Make sure you log in between these times each day to claim your free Boost:

  • Thursday Free Boost: 2:00 AM PT/ 5:00 AM ET/ 10:00 AM GMT – 1:59 AM PT/ 4:59 AM ET/ 9:59 AM GMT (Friday)
  • Friday Free Boost: 2:00 AM PT/ 5:00 AM ET/ 10:00 AM GMT – 1:59 AM PT/ 4:59 AM ET/ 9:59 AM GMT (Saturday)
  • Saturday Free Boost: 2:00 AM PT/ 5:00 AM ET/ 10:00 AM GMT – 1:59 AM PT/ 4:59 AM ET/ 9:59 AM GMT (Sunday)
  • Sunday Free Boost: 2:00 AM PT/ 5:00 AM ET/ 10:00 AM GMT – 1:59 AM PT/ 4:59 AM ET/ 9:59 AM GMT (Monday)
Source: Gears 5
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.