In case you missed it, we’ve had a lot of updates and news for Gears 5 – Free Play Days, Batista, and Operation 3 Gridiron. Let’s jump in!
Welcome to Gears 5 – Operation 3: Gridiron! Get in on this single life objective mode with two teams fighting to run a neutral flag into their opponent’s end zone. Race to be the first team to hit 13 points to win, where you and your team fight to seize the flag, control weapons, and key positions in each short two-minute round. You’re going to need to work tactically together to claim each win! More details on Gridiron can be found here on Xbox Wire.
Also: Batista is back! Play now through April 20 and you’ll automatically receive the Batista Bomb execution and Batista skin in-game!
Lastly, find this punch card in the Microsoft Rewards app on your Xbox One console! You can earn up to 500 Microsoft Rewards points by watching the new Operation 3 Gridiron trailer, earning any one of the new achievements added for Operation 3, and watching Gears 5 on Mixer.
Don’t have Gears 5? No problem. It’s easy to get in on Operation 3: Gridiron, because Gears 5 is part of Free Play Days starting today, April 6 through April 12. All Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Gears 5 online with their Gold friends during Xbox Free Play Days! Console, Windows 10 PC, and Steam — everyone can play together.
We’re all in this together. Let’s get in some game time with our friends and jump in!
From one of gaming’s most acclaimed sagas, Gears 5’s celebrated campaign and refreshed multiplayer are optimized with new features for the Xbox Series X|S update.
Campaign: With all-out war descending, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself. New campaign features let you take your character and weapon skins into new playthroughs and enjoy bonus difficulties and modifiers.
PvP: May the best team win! With new modes and content since Launch, Versus rewards every competitive style, from casual to pro.
PvE: Co-operatively battle to survive. Pick your character, pick your class, and hunker down in Horde or push through in Escape.
Xbox Series X|S Optimized: Gears 5 has been upgraded to take advantage of Xbox Series X and S, including: reduced load times, instant resume, 120 FPS in Versus and variable refresh rates. Plus experience 4K HDR Ultra visuals on Series X.
Smart Delivery: Buy a copy of Gears 5 for your console and automatically download the version optimized for your device for free, including for Xbox Series X and S.
Three-player Campaign Co-op: Battle alongside your friends in three-player online or split-screen co-op.
Accessibility: Customize your gaming experience with updated accessibility features, including full controller remapping, single stick movement, Adaptive Controller support, narrated UI and menus, improved subtitles and more.
* Some modes and features require Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Game Pass Core on console, memberships sold separately. www.gears5.com