Gears 5 Adds WWE Wrestling Trio The New Day As Playable Characters

The New Day can be earned through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks, or purchased.


Gears 5 has added three new characters to its multiplayer roster, and it's a trio that wrestling fans will get a kick out of. The New Day has arrived in The Coalition's shooter, bringing their signature flamboyance and colorful verve to the game.

Xbox has launched this WWE Survivor cross-over event, and there are two ways to get your hands on these characters. Through to December 4, you can purchase the three characters in a $20 pack. Alternatively, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can unlock them through Ultimate Perks. You'll only have until December 4 to do so, though.

The New Day is made up of Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Big E. You can see them in action in the trailer below.

The WWE has also launched some official The New Day/Gears 5 merch, if you want to wear this crossover event on a shirt. And during the Survivor Series PPV on November 22, The New Day showed up in their custom Gears 5 armor, showing the tie-in off to the assembled digital crowd. You can check it out in the tweet below.

Gears 5 previously added former WWE superstar Batista as a playable character--and then, strangely, added in an option to replace Marcus with Batista throughout the campaign.

Gears 5 is included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for console and PC. The game was recently upgraded for Xbox Series X/S, and GameSpot's Gears 5 review has been updated to reflect the changes introduced.

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