A month after launch, Gears 5 adds new multiplayer heroes and villains

Gears 5 is now available for pre-download on Xbox One and Windows 10

In an update available now, Gears 5 adds new multiplayer heroes and villains for Xbox One. At the moment, Gears 5 is the most played game title on Xbox One, beating out GTA V and Fortnite. Since its launch on Xbox Game Pass, Gears 5 is getting its first update, adding four new characters, including the COG Gear, the DeeBee, the Warden, and General RAAM.
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As noted in a post on Xbox Wire, the COG Gears, the DeeBee, the Warden, and/or General RAAM are earnable through gameplay or available for purchase. Terminator: Dark Fate is available as a separate character pack for $19.99, which includes Sarah Connor and the T-800 Endoskeleton.

Here is a breakdown of all four characters included in the new update.

1. COG Gears (Hero)

  • Ultimate  ‘Team Revive’ Instantly revive yourself and any ally in your team which are down, but not out
  • Passive – Enemies that die with your mark reduce the cooldown on your Ultimate
  • Loadout – Lancer, Auto Pistol, Smoke Grenade
  • Passive – Kills reward supply of Active Reload ammo to current weapon (0.5 multiplied by the clip size of the weapon)
  • Bounty – Multi-kills reward +1 skull (six-second window frame)

2. DeeBee (Hero)

  • Loadout – Lancer, Auto Pistol, Smoke Grenade
  • Passive – Short range X-Ray vision through walls
  • Bounty – Execution kills award +1 skulls

3. General RAAM (Villain)

  • Loadout – Lancer, Auto Pistol, Smoke Grenade
  • Passive Ability – Kills reward supply of Active Reload ammo to current weapon (0.5 multiplied by weapon clip size)
  • Bounty – Multi-kills reward +1 skull (six-second window frame)

4. Warden (Villain)

  • Loadout – Lancer, Auto Pistol, Smoke Grenade
  • Passive Ability – Kills reward supply of Active Reload ammo to the current weapon (0.5 multiplied by the clip size of the weapon)
  • Bounty – Multi-kills reward +1 skull (six-second window frame)

Stay tuned for more news on updates coming soon, including new Escape Hives, seasonal multiplayer game events, upcoming customization rewards you can earn through Versus, Horde and Escape game modes.

If you play Gears 5 before October 28, 2019, you can earn a free unlock of WWE Superstar Batista in multiplayer. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers the best deal, allowing you to play Gears 5 on Xbox One or Windows 10 for just $1 for first-time subscribers.

Gears 5
Gears 5
Developer: ‪Xbox Game Studios‬
Price: $59.99+

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Developer: ‪Microsoft Corporation‬
Price: $44.99/quarterly $1.00

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