Gears 5 removing Map Builder, two achievements will auto-unlock

By Luke Albigés,

Gears 5 has removed its Map Builder feature, but the good news is that the two related achievements will not be discontinued. Instead, The Coalition has confirmed that both will auto-unlock for all players.

Two Gears 5 achievements relate to the creative mode, and if you haven't already unlocked them, they should pop automatically the next time you sign into the game. A surprisingly generous move from a game whose achievements famously demand hundreds of hours of players' time, right?

Free Gears 5 achievements

Gears 5I Made It All By MyselfThe I Made It All By Myself achievement in Gears 5 worth 26 pointsCreate and publish an Escape Hive

Gears 5Homegrown HiveThe Homegrown Hive achievement in Gears 5 worth 26 pointsComplete a Featured community built Escape Hive

If you've already got one or both, The Coalition is laying on some extra goodies instead, as outlined in the tweet — a special banner for 'I Made It All By Myself' and 10,000 Coins for 'Homegrown Hive.' Sure, they're anything but the most challenging achievements in Gears 5 and will barely make a dent in the 181-strong list, but a free achievement is a free achievement! It's certainly a far cry from what Rare did with its discontinued Sea of Thieves achievements, so the move will likely be music to a lot of ears.

Glad to see this? Does it help you out at all? Is this preferable to simply letting the achievements die? Let us know!
Luke Albigés
Written by Luke Albigés
Luke runs the TA news team, contributing where he can primarily with reviews and other long-form features — crafts he has honed across two decades of print and online gaming media experience, having worked with the likes of gamesTM, Eurogamer, Play, Retro Gamer, Edge, and many more. He loves all things Monster Hunter, enjoys a good D&D session, and has played way too much Destiny.