Gears Tactics Available Now on Xbox Series X|S with Xbox Game Pass and Smart Delivery


  • Gears Tactics is available now on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One with Xbox Game Pass and Smart Delivery
  • Complete the Gears Tactics tutorial and get Armored Gabe Character skin in Gears 5 multiplayer modes
  • Play Gears Tactics before December 4 to receive the Thrashball Cole Character Pack

Gears Tactics, the critically-acclaimed fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from the Gears of War franchise, is available now on Xbox Series X|S as well as Xbox One, complete with optimizations for Xbox Series X|S, Smart Delivery and gameplay in 4K Ultra HD and 60 frames per second on Xbox Series X. To celebrate the launch on consoles, Gears Tactics is getting a major update that adds new features to all platforms. Players who pre-ordered or play by December 4, will receive the Thrashball Cole Character Pack.

Set 12 years before the first Gears of War, cities on the planet Sera are beginning to fall to the monstrous threat rising from underground – the Locust Horde. With the government in disarray, a squad of survivors emerge as humanity’s last hope. Play as Gabe Diaz, recruiting, equipping and commanding your squads on a desperate mission to hunt down the relentless and powerful leader of the Locust army: Ukkon, the evil mastermind who makes monsters. Against all odds and fighting for survival, outsmart your enemy in uniquely brutal, turn-based tactical combat. Experience the intensity of one of the most-acclaimed video game sagas in an exciting new way.

Xbox Series X|S Optimizations

Gears Tactics is Optimized for Xbox Series X|S and runs at 60 FPS and 4K UHD on Xbox Series X, with enhanced textures, increased world detail and a choice of 60 or 30 frames per second for cinematics. On Xbox Series S, Gears Tactics runs at 60 FPS and 1440p. Xbox Series X|S will feature fast load times and smoother gameplay with the addition of Variable Rate Shading. Through Smart Delivery, players will have the best available version of Gears Tactics for their Xbox console at no extra cost.

New Features

Today, a major update has been released to Gears Tactics players on all platforms: The Gears franchise’s signature companion bot Jack joins the fight as a new playable character with over 20 skills, new Deviant enemies add a new layer of challenge in the battles, new Supreme equipment rewards players with powerful gear to play through the campaign, and enhanced controller support delivers an optimized experience on Xbox consoles and PC.

Alongside the updated content, 11 new achievements (400 Gamerscore) are now available for a total of 1400 Gamerscore. Check out the full achievements list here.

Expanded Accessibility

Gears Tactics offers a great level of control over players’ experience, including comprehensive accessibility settings such as:

  • Full screen color blind mode
  • In-world UI only color-blind mode
  • Subtitles and closed captioning with adjustable font sizes
  • Adjustable UI font size
  • Screen reader
  • Gore and mature content filters

Players are also able to fully remap their keyboard controls, adjust camera settings, resize safe zones and manage the amount of information on the UI.

Alongside the launch of Gears Tactics on Xbox consoles, the game has been updated with an overhauled controller support, adding features specifically for the controller such as precision mode, sticky targeting, camera lock, and others. New features for keyboard and mouse input, such as zoom and expanded keyboard bindings have also been added.

Gabe Diaz Coming to Gears 5

Gears fans have fallen in love with Gabe Diaz, Kait’s father and the protagonist of Gears Tactics. We are pleased to announce that Armored Gabe Character Skin is coming to Gears 5 multiplayer modes, free for all Gears Tactics players that play or have played the tutorial of Gears Tactics. The skin will be available starting November 17, and we are happy to bring such beloved Gears Tactics character to Gears 5.

Xbox Gear Store

Gears fans will want to check out the latest Gears Tactics items now available on the newly launched Xbox Gear Store, including the lavish book, Gears Tactics: The Art of the Game, the Gears Tactics “Gabe” Tee by Luke Preece, and the Locust Drone Disciple 1/12 figurine from Storm Collectibles.

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