Gears 5 is out, and the release date was just the beginning. A new post from The Coalition explains what to expect after the launch.
Gears 5 launched with Operation 1: Launch, and the next one will begin in December. Coming in this first Operation are new Supply cards, special events, and new characters.
Here’s a schedule of everything The Coalition has explained for Gears 5 Operations so far.
After the games launch, a new selection of cards will be added to the Supply and the Gears 5 Store will be refreshed. Tuesdays will also bring in a new Featured Escape Hive, and you’ll be able to earn rewards – such as weapon skins.
October will bring in more juicer content. The weekly refresh schedule will continue, and weekly Special Events will begin for both Versus and Horde mode early in the month. The Coalition says you should look forward to classics like One Shot One Kill (OSOK) returning as well as some newcomers.
Later that month, Gears 5 will get its first post-launch characters, including a new COG Hero with their own Ultimate and Skills for use in Escape and Horde mode. You’ll be able to earn them just by playing the game, which is nice.
There isn’t anything confirmed for November, but that doesn’t mean that nothing will be added at a later time, perhaps a holiday themed update.
This is where Operation 2 begins. This one’s going to roll out a lot more stuff to Gears 5. Below is a list from the Coalition about the new features.
- Versus Modes
- Multiplayer Maps
- Characters including COG Heroes
- Tiles for Map Builder
- New featured events
- New weekly Escape Hives
- New weekly Supply Drop content
On top of all that, there will be new featured modes, special events, store items and cards that will continue beyond Operation 2.