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Gears 5
Gears 5 Box
Developer: The Coalition
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Release date: 2019
Genre: Third-person shooter
Game modes: Campaign Mode, Co-op Campaign, Multiplayer
Rating: ESRB: Rating Pending (RP)
Achievements: Gears 5 Achievements
Platform: Xbox One, Windows 10
Media: Blue-ray disc, digital

Gears 5 is the sixth game in the Gears of War franchise. It was first announced during Microsoft's press conference at E3 2018.


Set after the events of Gears of War 4, the world is crumbling. Humanity’s reliance on technology has become their downfall and enemies are uniting to wipe out all survivors.

The game's narrative is centered on Kait Diaz, as she journeys across Sera to uncover the origins of the Locust and attempt to rescue members of her village that were kidnapped.[1][2] Her connection with the Swarm will be explored.[3]


New enemies and weapons will be introduced. The game supports online co-op and splitscreen multiplayer.[4]


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Behind the scenesEdit

The game's existence was leaked in May 2018 via a Wal-Mart listing. It was officially unveiled at E3 2018.[5]

The game was designed to have a greater emphasis on narrative than previous instalments, reflecting shifts in the medium towards a more personal style of storytelling.[6]

In a break from previous games, the game's official title is "Gears 5," dropping the "of War" part of the title. This was a change that Rod Fergusson was pushing for, as using "of War" in conjunction with titles such as Gears Pop! and Gears Tactics felt cumbersome. He noted that "Gears X" was already common shorthand to describe the numbered installments of the series.[7] Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg clarified that the series itself still retains the name "Gears of War," though actual installments will simply use the "Gears" title.[6]




  3. Game Informer #104: E3 2018
  6. 6.0 6.1
Gears of War series
Main Games: Gears of War () • Gears of War 2 () • Gears of War 3 () • Gears of War 4 () • Gears 5
Other Games: RAAM's ShadowGears of War: Judgment () • Gears of War: Ultimate EditionGears Pop!Gears Tactics
Books: Aspho FieldsJacinto's RemnantAnvil GateCoalition's EndThe SlabKilo Squad: The Survivor's Log
Comics: HollowBarrenDirty Little SecretsThe Rise of RAAMStand-Alone Issues
Booklets and Guides: Destroyed BeautyBeneath the SurfaceThe Art of Gears of WarThe Art of Gears of War 3The Poster CollectionThe Art of Gears of War 4
Other Media: Gears of War (film)Gears of War: ExileGears of War: The Board GameGears of War: Tactics