Showing posts with label The Coalition. Show all posts
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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.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Gears of War 4 September Update '17

Grab your gears and get ready for war as summer is heading to an end. What does that means for us? Well, it means nothing if you aren't playing Gears of War 4, because the month of September is here and it is time for some sweet update on your game. The Coalition and Microsoft Studios seem to have a trend of bringing updates of this game every other month to keep the gamers hooked and guess what? It is working.

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Gears of War 4 September Update '17

Before we get to the point where we go on details with what the update is offering us in September, why not check out the official September update trailer for a quick look into it.




Just like always, the September update features two brand-new maps to venture out from September 12. One of them is Mercy, the hometown of Dominic Santiago’s wife, Maria. Mercy is a classic fighting ground that players who played Gears of War 3 are very familiar with and its return was much anticipated. Whether it is close-quarters pew battles inside the church or the fight to rule the high ground, you will find the experience recognizable.

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Mercy Map

Then there is the second map called Harbor Haze! Now this one is set in day-time with dynamic mist mechanism. Meaning, it can appear when you least expect it. What significance it has for players? Well, the mist actually reduces your visibility and thus, lets you perform surprise attacks on your enemies. For those who already own the Season Pass, the two maps are already at their disposal and a 20% Bonus Credits for them.

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Harbor Haze Map

The update brings you 500 gamerscore that you will probably unlock though 20 new achievements at the beginning period of the game. So, if you are paying some close attention, you will probably get them automatically anyway. Also, major changes to the matchmaking process as they remove the regional matchmaking system. So, players will now find better matches based on best data center available. The eagerly awaited in-game ping and scoreboard for everyone is no longer a dream.

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Skill Based Matchmaking

Currently available on PC and Xbox One, Gears of War 4 has been played more than 10 billion minutes till date and it was all possible because of the devoted fans of the game. The game will see 4K support for Xbox One X as well as new graphical enhancements in 2018. To say thanks to their fan-base, they will arrange seasonal events like "11 Years of Gears," "Gearsmas" and "Thanksgibbing!"