‘Gears 5’ Gets New Content/Story DLC For Xbox Series X/S Launch

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Gears of War fans have been given a plethora of content added to the latest game in the series, Gears 5. From several multiplayer and escape maps to the Terminator and Sarah Conner being added as playable characters in multiplayer, you can’t say The Coalition hasn’t been generous to fans. Now, Gears fans will be getting even more content when the Xbox Series X and S launch this November. Last week, Microsoft released a video highlighting the upcoming modes and features coming to Gears 5.

Taking full advantage of the Series X and S hardware, Gears fans can expect improved visuals over the Xbox One X version of the game. One of the new additions is the jump from 60 FPS to 120 FPS for multiplayer, making matches faster and smoother to play than ever before.

Fans of Gears 5′s campaign will get some love, as you’ll have the ability to fight alongside former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista. The actor best known for Guardian’s of the Galaxy‘s Draxx the Destroyer will replace Gears of War‘s original protagonist, Marcus Fenix, in the games story mode, with Bautista providing his voice. While he was already in Gears 5, Bautista was relegated to multiplayer matches. Other additional content to campaign is the long-requested new game+ mode, allowing you to keep all the upgrades you’ve obtained for jack in your completed playthrough.

Finally, it was announced that a new piece of story DLC would be coming to Gears 5 in December. This will be separate from the main story and revolve around Team Scorpion from Escape mode. In an interview with IGN, Gears 5 principal lead producer, Zoe Curnoe, told the website, “All I can say is December and the title is Hivebusters, so it might give you a little hint as to what that content might contain. That’ll be available on the new consoles as well, so it’ll be optimized for those two.”

A price for the DLC wasn’t revealed, but the DLC will be around 3-4 hours long.

The Xbox Series X and S will launch this year on November 10.

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