For three months we’ll see free DLC for the game’s multiplayer.
Gears 5 is almost here, and it’s going to be something that many are going to enjoy on many levels. The game’s campaign will, of course, be a big selling point, but one thing that’ll keep us coming back is that classic Gears of War multiplayer- and The Coalition plan to support that for a good while.
The developers have released a guide for Operations, which is their fancy name for the post-launch support the game’s multiplayer will see. Operations will be the umbrella name that will include new modes, features, maps, characters, and fresh challenges refreshed. Operations will last for three months, and will be free to all users. But those three months won’t be the end, as there are plans for Operations 2 at a later date. You can see a full text and video breakdown below, or through here.
Gears 5 will launch on September 10 for Xbox One and PC. You can also check out our review of the game to see where we landed on the much anticipated shooter.
TOUR OF DUTY REFRESH
Complete Challenges and Earn Medals to progress a fresh Tour of Duty with brand new earnable rewards
Collect new earnable characters including COG Team Heroes, each with their own unique abilities, skills and more.
Our launch day collection of modes is only the beginning; expect even more modes post-launch beginning with Operation 2.
New arenas for Versus and Horde plus new tiles for Escape Map Builder.
Operations will give us the opportunity to include major new features, such as support for Versus and Horde in Map Builder.
ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO
Prepare to master new Hives, battle for your weekly Ranked Division rewards, earn new Supply Drop content and dive into Special Events every single week.
In addition, we’ll also be updating the game regularly to continually improve and refine the game based on your feedback!
TOUR OF DUTY
Every Operation brings a new Tour of Duty – a season long progression system that is full of free earnable cosmetic content.
Complete daily objectives and seasonal medals to earn Stars that help you rank up in Tour of Duty. Every level you gain, or medal group you complete, will come with a new piece of exclusive customization – like character skins, weapon skins, executions, blood sprays, banners, expressions, marks and more.
The more you play, the faster you rank up in the Tour of Duty and unlock new content. Select rewards are only available during each Operation – so complete the objectives and get this exclusive content before the Operation ends!