The latest installment in the Gears of War series, Gears 5, will be released September 10 in an 18+ uncut version. Microsoft recently announced this in parallel with the announcement of the gold status of the video game. Subscribers to Microsoft Game Pass Ultimate or who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of Gears 5 can play four days early as part of Early Access. The game will also be part of the Xbox trade show appearance at Gamescom 2019.


The developers - and probably also the fans - are very excited about the latest part of the series. Gears of War is one of the most popular Xbox game series and has delighted gamers with fast, hard fights and cool characters since 2006. Regardless of whether players get to know the latest chapters of Kait's fate or fumigate the underground nests of the Horde - everyone should get their money's worth in the most comprehensive title in the Gears universe to date, the developers promise. Gears 5 is released uncut with USK 18 approval and combines a thrilling story with nerve-wracking battles - both in single player and in multiplayer mode.

Gears 5 at Gamescom 

To get fans in the right mood for the launch of Gears 5, the developers are unveiling the next milestone at Gamescom 2019. In the Inside Xbox episode on Monday, August 19th at 17 p.m., the makers will present the brand new Horde mode, followed by the world premiere of the new Gears 5 campaign gameplay at the opening show, Gamescom: Opening Night Live, starting at 20 p.m.

At The Coalition, we can't wait to show the world Gears 5 in a month's time. The team has worked hard for our fans and we hope you enjoy the launch of Gears 5 as much as we do. The greatest thing the Gears franchise has ever seen awaits you.
Rod Fergusson, studio head at The Coalition

To fuel the anticipation, the developers have the Complete Achievement List for Gears 5 published: Players can add 71 achievements to their gamerscore, for example, spanning Campaign, Escape, Versus, Horde, Map Builder and other modes.

Gears 5 will be playable at Gamescom 2019. Image: Microsoft

Gears 5 will be playable at Gamescom 2019. Image: Microsoft

Defeat 50 waves in the horde or complete an escape maneuver without firing a single shot: committed players must master various challenges while collecting up to 1.000 achievement points in Gears 5.

We are incredibly proud of what the team at The Coalition has achieved. With five exciting modes and the most complex campaign to date, it's not only the greatest gear of all time - thanks to 4K HDR gameplay at 60 frames per second on Xbox One X, cross play on Xbox and Windows 10 and over 20 barrier-free features such as adaptive controller support it's also the most technically sophisticated part of the range.
Matt Booty, corporate vice president of Xbox Game Studios

Gears 5 will be released on September 10 for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Xbox Game Pass. Early Access begins September 6th for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition buyers. Details on pre-ordering can be found in the Microsoft Store. Fans who don't want to wait until the launch should visit the Xbox booth at Gamescom 2019 in Cologne from August 20 to 24 and try out Kait Diaz's latest adventure live on site.

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