Gears 5 is getting a fancy Xbox Series X update which is set to launch on 10 November 2020 alongside the new consoles. The update will bring with it some new visual enhancements, game modes and content. According to The Coalition, the New Game+, new difficulty modes and other content is free for all owners of the game. In addition, Game Pass subscribers automatically benefit from the update too.
Here’s what you will get on 10 November 2020 in the new Gears 5 Xbox Series X patch
- Two new difficulty modes (Ironman and Inconceivable)
- Character Skins for Kait, Del, and JD
- Weapon Skins
- Jack upgrades carry over
- Mutators (Big head mode, etc)
- New achievements
According to IGN, the new Inconceivable game mode is one level higher than the hardest difficulty in the original game. In addition, Iron Man “offers players a special challenge.” This mode features a one-life system similar to a permadeath mode. Zoë Curnoe, principal lead producer of Gears 5 claims the Gears 5 Iron Man mode offers a fun couch co-op experience for players as they try and keep each other alive.
When it comes to the Gears 5 skins, WWE’s Dave Bautista’s (Batista) is coming to the game. According to The Coalition, Batista will be an optional skin for Marcus Fenix with his own unique voice-over dialogue too.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#5FFF33″ class=”” size=”21″]”He had his fan campaign on Twitter, vying to be the star in the much talked about movie ideas and things like that, but this is a great way of delivering that to fans,” Curnoe said. “And of course he was super excited to participate when they did the skin for multiplayer. I think doing this in the campaign was just a natural evolution to say, okay, well the fans and him have said they want Batista as Marcus, so let’s actually make it happen.”
The Coalition claims that players can choose the Batista skin from the start of a new campaign and all appearances of Marcus will be replaced with the wrestling star.
Of course the Gears 5 Xbox Series X patch brings with it some fancy new tech too. According to the developer, the game now hits 120fps in multiplayer and supports cross-play between Xbox and PC. The new update will also bring some reduced latency on both consoles. In addition, the games will run at the “PC Ultra” settings which are designed for the highest PC equipment. This means Gears 5 has never looked better on the consoles. The update is set to launch before 10 November 2020.