This game was released on September 10, 2019 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.
Gears 5 is an upcoming installment in the Gears of War shooter franchise developed by The Coalition. As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, the same digital copy can be played on Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs. The game will be included in the Xbox Game Pass library at launch. There is no season pass, and all new maps added post-launch will be available for free.
The protagonist of Gears 5 is Kait Diaz, an Outsider turned Gear who is tormented by visions of the Swarm and goes AWOL in search for answers. The game is said to have “the deepest campaign yet” as well as five multiplayer modes including Escape: a new class-based co-op mode where three players work against the clock (and a bunch of Swarm) to blow up a Hive and get out alive.
First off, pre-ordering Gears 5 or pre-installing it with an active Xbox Game Pass membership nets you the Terminator: Dark Fate Character Pack inspired by the upcoming movie for use in multiplayer:
- Sarah Connor Skin
- T-800 Skin
Second, the following retailers are offering exclusive Lancer weapon skins with 7 days of Boost for multiplayer:
- GameStop: Marcus Tattoo Lancer weapon skin & 7 days of Boost
- Amazon: NCOG Marine Lancer weapon skin & 7 days of Boost
- Best Buy: COG Air Lancer weapon skin & 7 days of Boost; $10 in rewards for My Best Buy members
- Walmart: Carmine Tattoo Lancer weapon skin & 7 days of Boost
- Microsoft Store: Vector Lancer weapon skin & 7 days of Boost
Lastly, pre-order customers at participating retailers and Xbox Game Pass members get access to the Gears 5 Tech Test on July 17th where they’ll have the opportunity to try out the Versus mode.
Ultimate Edition ($79.99)
The Ultimate Edition of Gears 5 includes the following extras:
- 4 Days Early Access (start playing on September 6)
- Ultimate Edition Character Pack
- 30 days of Boost
Collector’s Edition ($249.99 / $269.99)
Exclusive to GameStop, the Collector’s Edition bundles either the Standard or the Ultimate Edition of Gears 5 with a flying Jack drone:
- Premium Collector’s Box
- RC Jack Drone with LED lights
- Jack Drone Remote Controller
- Custom Display Stand
- Jack Schematic Art Print
- Steelbook Case with art by Alex Ross
- Damon Baird ID Badge with Gears 5 lanyard
- DBi Embroidered Patch
- DBi Jack booklet
Gears 5 is scheduled to be released on September 10, 2019, with Ultimate Edition owners able to start playing on September 6.