Gears 5 Operation 2 Starts December 11 — Plus Double Star Weekend and Free Boost By Sean Carey, 27 Nov 2019 CommentsYou 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. 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: The Corporal Punishment achievement in Gears 5 worth 21 pointsReach the rank of Corporal in a Tour of DutyThe Sergeant at Arms achievement in Gears 5 worth 37 pointsReach the rank of Sergeant in Tour of DutyThe LOOTenant achievement in Gears 5 worth 78 pointsReach the rank of Lieutenant in Tour of DutyThe I'm The Captain Now achievement in Gears 5 worth 101 pointsReach the rank of Captain in Tour of DutyThe Generally Awesome achievement in Gears 5 worth 242 pointsReach the rank of General in Tour of DutyThe Seriously 5.0 - Chapter 1 achievement in Gears 5 worth 3481 pointsInsane Campaign, Master Horde & Escape Launch Maps & Characters, 20 Re-ups, General in TourThe 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 5Xbox One View comments Written by Sean CareyHey 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.