Showing posts with label Gears 5. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gears 5. Show all posts

Friday, July 5, 2019

Gears 5 Versus Multiplayer Tech Test Release Date

Versus Multiplayer tech test weekend sessions for upcoming shooter title Gears 5 will kick off on July 19.

After a spectacular showcase at E3 2019 press event, developer The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios announced upcoming third-person shooter Gears 5 will be arriving on September 10, 2019 for PC and Xbox One.

Following Xbox press briefing, we had our first look at gameplay of new three player co-op mode Escape. To give players a taste of Versus Multiplayer mode before launch, weekly tech test is scheduled to start from July 19, 2019.

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Gears 5 Versus Multiplayer Tech Test Release Date

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During these weekend test sessions, players get to take part in Arcade, competitive game mode Escalation and King of the Hill. Those who are interested in sharpening their playing chops and learn new in-game mechanics can try out Bootcamp.

A brief Tour of Duty experience is featured in tech test to get new content and earn exclusive Tech Test Banner upon completing given Medals. Going further to unlock three Versus Weapon skins will require you to complete more challenges.

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If you have already placed a pre-order for Gears 5 or are a subscriber of Xbox Game Pass service, on July 17, 10 AM PDT, pre-download will be made available for you on PC and Xbox One to let you participate in tech test.

Console owners need Xbox Live Gold membership for online multiplayer but to help improve the experience for everyone, there might be some queuing. Also, recommended hardware specs for tech test on PC platform are detailed below.

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Official Tech Test PC Specs

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Online play will begin from July 19, 10 AM PDT to run till July 21, only to go live once again same time on July 26 and continue through July 29. In between test period, servers are to remain offline but tech test will be available to download.

Although Gears 5 will see Steam release for PC platform but The Coalition were quite specific about Windows Store pre-order for accessing test phase on their official announcement, which clearly indicates test sessions will not be available there. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Gears 5 Won't Have Season Pass

Coalition will not feature loot boxes or a Season Pass for their upcoming cover-based shooter game Gears 5.

Following a spectacular show at E3 2019 press conference, developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios announced that upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 will be launching on September 10, 2019.

Apparently, they have more plans to bring change to business model of this highly anticipated title from Gears of War franchise and one of their recent statement revealed that Coalition is getting rid of all Gear Packs and Season Passes.

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Gears 5 Won't Have Season Pass

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In an attempt to focus on player experience, developers are making all DLC maps free and you can always earn some exclusive customization items. Escape and Versus mode will not only give you direct rewards but leaderboard placements as well.

By playing Tour of Duty, you earn character skins and other stuff to customize for completing daily challenges and rank up with seasonal medals. Nothing is pay-only and every piece of content out there is earnable through gameplay.

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Spending more time in multiplayer mode will increase rate of supply drops and your chance to get more random content. On picking a duplicate card, it will turn into scrap that can be used to upgrade character skills or crafting items.

Although purchasing supply drop content with real-world money is not an option, you can always buy in-game currency Iron to get exclusive customization from store but none of these will provide any competitive advantage or whatsoever.

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There is no randomness on your store purchases like Gear Packs and you get exactly what you see. However, buying Boost can accelerate progression like increased rate of XP gain and more frequent supply drops for a limited period.

By doing away with loot boxes and Season Passes, Gears 5 is really heading into a new direction. This cover-based shooter will be available on PC and Xbox One via Xbox Play Anywhere while also featuring cross-play within Microsoft platforms.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Gears 5 Release Date

At Xbox E3 briefing, Gears 5 has been confirmed for a September 10 release date with Escape Mode and more.

It has been over a year since developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios remained tight lipped on any information about their upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 following an official reveal back at E3 2018.

Last month, an accidental leak from Taiwanese ratings board revealed official box art and a possible release date of September 10, 2019. Today, both of those leaks are eventually confirmed at E3 2019 press conference for Xbox One.

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Gears 5 Release Date

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Xbox E3 briefing has revealed five different game modes as well as its campaign that of course is part of main experience. From launch, there will be a Map Builder to let players create their custom Hive maps to play and share with friends.

A Versus mode will be deployed in July for test and Coalition invites you to take part in this competitive game type. Arcade mode is for action-packed fun and Escalation 2.0. will probably become an eSports favorite in future.

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Also, a brand-new trailer was released featuring a new "Escape" mode through a brief cinematic clip.




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A high-stakes mode designed for three player co-op, Escape will have your squad go behind enemy lines and hit them from within. In the beginning of the trailer, three COG members allow themselves to be taken by enemies to infiltrate.

Shortly afterwards, they wake up inside enemy hives to plant a bomb that will spell doom for them. When surrounded by Locusts, all three rushes to escape from their grasp and the bomb go off to eradicate them in large number.

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Horde Mode Returns

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August will bring back Horde mode during Gamescom 2019 to introduce new character abilities to have leverage over enemies in battle. Campaign will see return of protagonist Kait Diaz and explore her dangerous journey to Sera.

Despite everyone believing Locust Queen being long dead from ending of Gears of War 3, Kate is still having visions of her, which if obviously affecting her behavior. Wearing a Locust medallion, she goes out to discover her connection with them.

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A second trailer focused on Kait shows her having inner conflict and hints at a mysterious dark secret buried deep beneath.




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This cover-based shooter will have a crossover with upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate movie from fan-favorite Terminator franchise and receive a themed Character Pack featuring Sarah Connor and T-800 model of cybernetic killing machine.

By pre-ordering the game from Microsoft Store and Steam, you can access these iconic characters playable in multiplayer. However, Xbox Game Pass members have to download and play it before September 16, 2019.

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Gears 5 Ultimate Edition Pre-Order Bonus

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Pre-order bonus for any version will secure entry in Tech Test as well but Ultimate members can get in four days early, starting from September 6. In case of Ultimate Edition, you get all of the above-mentioned perks and 30 days of boost.

Gears 5 is the biggest release in Gears of War franchise and will feature cross-play across PC and Xbox One via Xbox Play Anywhere. A GameStop-exclusive Jack Drone Collector's Edition worth $269.99 will be available for U.S. regions.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Gears 5 Possible Release Date Leaked

Ahead of E3 2019, a possible release date and box art for Gears 5 has been leaked by Taiwanese ratings board.

Following its official reveal back at E3 2018, developer studio The Coalition has been keeping quiet for their upcoming third-person shooter game Gears 5 and publisher Xbox Game Studios probably planning for a showcase at E3 2019.

We are now close to a year of its official announcement and looks like its release date has been leaked recently. Latest installment of Gears of War franchise is about to arrive sooner than we think, according to Taiwanese ratings board.

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Gears 5 Possible Release Date Leaked

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Despite what its developers and publishers have intended, a box art have been leaked from official Taiwanese Industrial Development Bureau and this information and a Spanish fan site Generacion Xbox has originally noticed it.

They also uncovered a possible launch date of September 10 for the game, which needs some confirmation though. However, it is very possible for Microsoft to choose that release window to avoid competing with major AAA-titles coming in October and November.

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Gears 5 Leaked Box Art

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What they claim to be a possible cover of Gears 5 seems pretty legit, which prominently puts focus on Kait Diaz. She is holding a Locust pendant with Marcus Fenix on her right and Queen of the Locust Horde, Myrrah on her left.

Though Locust Queen was killed by the end of Gears of War 3, she appears in flashbacks or she probably was presumed dead and now is coming back. Del Walker and JD Fenix are on lower right corner, adjacent to two seemingly new enemies.

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What is barely visible in blood stains in lower middle is probably Locust stronghold Mount Kadar and it make sense as in-game narrative would send you on a journey to Sera to discover Locust origins and their connection to Kait.

E3 will kick-off just in a month and we most probably would see this box art being revealed along with some more footage. A Microsoft platform exclusive title, Gears 5 will be launched on PC and Xbox One through Xbox Play Anywhere.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Inside Xbox April 2019

Latest episode of Inside Xbox talks about backward compatible game, Xbox Game Pass and much more before E3 2019.

With E3 2019 only months away from now, latest episode of Inside Xbox returns with loads of news and upcoming announcements on gaming. New features and services for gamers on the platform will be revealed with promises to unveil more soon.

Present on stage were Director of Programming, Larry Hryb along with Kate Yeager and Rukari Austin to host a show that gives Xbox fans advance peak at exclusive gameplay footage, eSports updates and more juicy bits on E3 of course.

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Inside Xbox April 2019

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Watch the latest episode of Inside Xbox below for all exciting news and head straight to main course by jumping at 21:40.




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Mortal Kombat 11 | Official TV Spot




The show kick starts with a recent TV spot video of upcoming fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment that features debut entry of Kitana into MK11.

Both characters are depicted with near perfect accuracy of their video game counterpart and it was released a little while ago before dropping her official reveal trailer. Princess of Edenia puts up a fight against Scorpion here in her brief appearance.

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Xbox Game Pass | Ultimate
Since June 2017, Xbox Game Pass kick-started their monthly subscription service for Xbox One gamers, which has been pretty amazing. They allow players to sign up and continue for a low-monthly price to access over 100 great games.

Head of Gaming Services at Microsoft, Ben Decker announces Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that gets you a membership deal by adding advanced Xbox Live Gold multiplayer network features into one, due to a long period of member requests.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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So, you can now have access to a huge library of games and exciting multiplayer in one package just by paying $14.99 only each month. Before launching it later this year, currently they are testing the service within limited number of Xbox Insider members.

However, players who are currently using an active Game Pass membership on a regular basis does not have to migrate if they do not want to and it is completely voluntary for anyone to switch deal or remain at their existing positions.

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Sea of Thieves | New Competitive Game Mode
Action-adventure title Sea of Thieves from developer Rare Studio is getting its anniversary update and it includes fishing activities. Also, grab barrels or chests from other vessels using newly introduced Harpoon Gun on your ship.

Brand-new competitive game mode, The Arena will let everyone take part in short matches to have some fun and glory while at it. Then hop onto an epic journey in Shores of Gold storyline digging deep lore into pirate paradise on April 30, 2019.

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Xbox One S | All-Digital Edition




Then comes an all-digital edition of Xbox One S, which has been a topic for discussion for some time even before it was announced. This is exactly the same old 1 TB device that players love with all of its pros but minus an optical disk drive within.

Priced at 249.99, it offers a 50$ less and that is a good initiative point to start playing games on an Xbox console. Pre-orders are available from this instant and it will be fully available on Microsoft Store or other select retail market from May 7 onwards.

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RAGE 2 | Exclusive Gameplay Demo




A much-awaited first-person shooter sequel set in an open-world, RAGE 2 comes from Avalanche Studios and id Software. Even if you are not familiar with Rage from 2011, you don't need to know about gameplay mechanics or story at all and jump right in.

Into the boots of ranger Walker, we see him shooting down goon squad of wasteland using either his firepower or augmented abilities, because chasing enemies on a car and hunting mutants for sports makes a post-apocalyptic crisis all colorful and fun.

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Gears Esports | ELEAGUE




The Coalition developer studio head Rod Fergusson reveals plan of an upcoming six-part eSports event of live tournaments titled "ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series: The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood", starting from June 14.

Also, Versus multiplayer mode of Gears 5 will make its worldwide debut where top eight Gears of War teams would gather to compete. Eager fans can enjoy this exclusive event on Twitch and the B/R Live, where it will be streamed live from July 13-14.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order | Star Wars Celebration 2019




One of the most exciting reveal for Star Wars fans was upcoming anticipated action-adventure title Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts at Star Wars Celebration, Chicago.

Fallen Order is set after execution of Order 66 has wiped out majority of Jedi Order and actor Cameron Monaghan is cast as lone Padawan survivor Cal Kestis, who is on a constant run from Galactic Empire now that there is a galaxy-wide purge of Jedi.

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Backward Compatibility | Xbox One X Enhanced
Update on newly added backward compatible titles are Ninja Gaiden II, Fable II, Fable III, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Splinter Cell: Double Agent from Xbox 360 era has finally become playable on Xbox One consoles.

All six of them are enhanced with higher resolution for Xbox One X and offers 9 times their original pixel count, delivering their best possible version. If you already own disks for those games, you can start right away from today or purchase digitally if you want to.

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New Xbox One Backward Compatibility Additions

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Windows 10 Game Bar | New Features




Players on PC platform are getting new features on Windows 10 built-in overlay Game bar by having a more customizable UI and Spotify added to it. Getting in touch with friends aside from gaming and listening to music does not require you to make a switch.

Capturing gameplay screenshots is easier than ever and you can even share it on Twitter or make a meme without leaving your game. It allows you to instantly message your friends when they are online or watch them play live on Mixer stream.

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Warhammer: Chaosbane | Second Closed Beta
Fans of Warhammer fictional universe can get ready for some Diablo-esque dungeon crawling action in upcoming action-RPG title Warhammer: Chaosbane, set to launch on June 4 and its second closed beta program from April 18 to April 24.

All four classes of heroes are available for you to join forces with friends in a local co-op gameplay or even online. Plus, there is a limited edition demonic themed Xbox One X for giveaway for fans along with free beta codes.

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Xbox One X Warhammer: Chaosbane Special Edition

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Xbox One Spring Sale 2019
Don't forget to take a look at ongoing Xbox One Spring Sale and pick some gaming accessories consoles, games and some sick looking wireless controllers from Xbox Design Lab to enjoy amazing discount, more if you have Xbox Live Gold membership.

Titles like Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Crackdown 3, FIFA 19, Jump Force, Metro Exodus, Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Division 2 are on sale for some pretty great price-off sale, which would be a crime to pass on.

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Xbox FanFest | E3 2019




This year, Xbox FanFest program celebrates its 5th Anniversary and at E3 2019, they will arrange for 700 lucky fans from around the world to experience official Xbox briefing and showcase for their biggest moment yet.

After being picked through random draw from a pool of submitted Xbox Live gamertag, you can get each FanFest ticket for only $45. Entire sales amount from tickets will be given to a select charity that would be revealed in future.

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Xbox FanFest at E3 2019

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Finally, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer joined in to talk about Project xCloud that would allow anyone to play games on the go on their preferred devices and though currently in alpha testing stage, it would be a game-changing experience for all.

E3 2019 is coming in June and it is a wrap up for the last episode of Inside Xbox before that, which shared a news and tease to eagerly wait for it. So, live stage shows will be mostly focusing on many anticipating upcoming games for Xbox and PC.