Gears 5 Has Gone Gold

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Microsoft and The Coalition have announced that Gears 5 has "gone gold"--the phrase in the games industry signifying that a final build has been sent to manufacturing. That's a big moment for any studio, and prepares the game to be stocked on store shelves upon release in September.

The studio posted about the milestone on the Xbox blog, along with word that it will be going to Gamescom on August 19 to show off the new Horde Mode and another look at the campaign. We know that a Horde mode tech test is planned for sometime this month, so the Coalition may be planning to make that announcement at Gamescom. The blog also gave the full list of Achievements, which it promises are spoiler-free.

"From all of us at The Coalition, we couldn't be more excited to share Gears 5 with the world. I want thank the team here who has worked so hard for our fans, and we all hope you are all as excited as we are to play Gears 5," said studio head Rod Fergusson in the announcement. "This is furthest we have ever taken the franchise, living our studio mantra of 'if you want to go far go together'."

Gears 5 will be available for all Xbox Game Pass subscribers on September 6, before its official retail launch on September 10. The Horde Mode tech test will also be available for Game Pass subscribers, along with anyone who pre-ordered the game.

Microsoft recently announced a slew of Gears-branded hardware coming alongside the game launch, including a limited-edition Xbox One X console, standard Xbox One X and S bundles, a new controller, wireless keyboard and mouse, and more. Check out our Gears 5 pre-order guide for more details.

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And they still haven't showed the SP right?

I'm intrigued...

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Nice. Love Gears for the single player and Horde Mode. I'm too lousy at MP to even bother anymore as there are a lot of Gears players who play nothing but Gears and just wreck everyone. Still love the campaigns though even if the story is getting rather meh.

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What I like about the new gears compared to the old, or even games in general of shooting is how amazing it feels to take out a enemy player, it feels seem less and justified even on the worst connection.

When I murder a enemy player they go down and there's no lag in detection only in movement, that's a rare odety, because you feel less inclined to scream when you were killed because killing in the new gears is so easy yet also so hard it's so balanced in everyway. Not like gears of war remaster edition it had hit detection issues and was terrible, and gears Original original was not dedicated so the host always had the advantage.

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Its sad to see people on here still partaking in "console fanboyism". i mean really?

I have, in the past, owned an Xbox One, PS4 and a high end PC (although not today, Ive had to sell them due to money issues).

They are all great platforms for gaming. I personally could not choose between an Xbox One and PS4, I still have my Quadcore PC (with 8Gb Ram and chunky GPU). PC gaming has a certain magic to it too, it has something "special" that is hard to explain fully,

Don't ask me to choose a favourite, i dont have one, and, more importantly, who cares? It's completely unnecessary.

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@Foxhound1982: questioning product choices is usually seen as a personal attack by some people, specially if mum said "Ok baby, choose ONE".

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@Foxhound1982: Great looking console. This Gear's one will be my seventh Xbox one , Third one being an X. I do have PS4 Pro Spiderman edition and the first black one as well as a Switch but to be honest i just get confused with all the crap on the Switch online Store so i barely use it.

Gears series has always been interesting but i really hope this has not become woke in latest iteration. There has been enough of that nonsense in games of late.

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@deviltaz35: Of course its fallen to the militant feminist agenda, seeing male characters we know, and have grown used to, being pushed aside and replaced with women has infected every form of entertainment. I just find it sad and unnecessary.

No-one has a problem seeing new female characters appearing in new games/movies etc, What pisses people off is when existing male characters in existing stories are pushed aside to make way for them. The new Wolfenstein for example. If we can't play as "Terror Billy". Then im not interested. Wolfenstein IS B.J. Blazko.

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I can't be the only one who has tired of this series long ago, The first Gears was, and will always be the best. It just went downhill from there. As for Gears 4, i played half an hour of it then traded it in.

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@Foxhound1982: I think the real issue is that the entire game is based on a mechanic they sorely need to twist or update to remain relevant and exciting.

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@Foxhound1982:I like the idea of the snow and ice in this one though. There is a lot they could do with that gameplay wise.

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Not having played Gears 4 yet, and with this coming shortly, this is the first time this gen I have wanted an Xbox. With a little over a year until next gen, I guess Ill hold off.

The special edition Gears X1X looks nice though...

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@ballis: it is in the gamepass, and I think Ultimate is there too. Also for PC.

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dunno, combat looks kinda slow and clunky

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Wasn't a big fan of the passed 2 releases but all the time I've spent playing gears 1-3, I'm still excited when a new one releases

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Can't wait for some horde mode. Just hope MP is better than GoW 4 and judgement.

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Wish microsoft does a halo move and release the remaining gears for pc. Some people like me would like closure after gow 1. Sad epic developed the game with them, so there might be sum licensing and releasing issues. I heard gow 4 is extremely buggy so hestiant to buy it

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Crap. Never finished 4. I've got homework to do...

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@dr_vancouver: if the game didn't hook you enough, that may be a problem with it.

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@santinegrete: I won't lie, after what was probably between a third to a half way in, it was my least favourite Gears ever.

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Another title with the SJW box ticking agenda. People are so bored with this in media today from Netflix, Hollywood and video games. Less creativity and everything just seems to be a virtue signalling exercise. You can't sell content on the sole basis of virtue signalling. There is something quite mediocre about these type of experiences compared to more creative media we have been used to over the years that were more relateable.

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@Paddy345: Yes how dare there be women in a video game.

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@robbehG: My comment has nothing to do with the lead being a woman

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@Paddy345: That is what is worrying me too about this as Microsoft seem to think it is what the majority want. I don't care who is the lead character. I love Tomb Raider but i just hope it is not forced just for the sake of it.

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@Paddy345: Completely ridiculous take. If simply making a Gears game with a female protagonist is a "box ticking agenda", then any female protagonist is. You're ASSUMING a motive, which essentially boxes them into making games where you always play as a guy, or you get accused of having an "agenda".

The story by the end of Gears 4 was centered around Kait and her family, and this game will explore that more. Therefore, she's a natural choice for player character in this game, instead of JD again. They've literally never made a big deal about this change, once.

If you're referring to the smoking thing, then you should have done your research. Gears 4 didn't have any smokers in it either. Variety painted this as some sort of new thing for the series, but it wasn't. Even the old Gears games didn't really have much smoking in them.

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@shakesmcqueen: well said. Couldn't have said it better.

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Really enjoyed playing Gears 4 online. I'll probably get 5 too if it's not ruined by mtx and dlc. I wasn't happy with the way they handled Gears 4 online but it didn't hurt my experience that much so i'm cool with it. Kinda

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I will give Gears 5 an chance being I get to play it without buying it, so in an way it will be an full version demo. :) If I like it I get an 20% discount for buying it and if I don't oh well.

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Is it me or has anyone else noticed a lack of marketing on this? I mean I know it's still a month away but damn you'd think they'd show more stuff.

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@xenomorphalien: good observation. It does not need it from me, but it is a good observation.

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@xenomorphalien: I mean, they had the longest segment at Microsoft's E3 conference by far, they've got a panoply of "limited edition" Gears branded hardware announced, they are unveiling the game more at Gamescom in a week, and it's still too early for commercial and print advertising to really ramp up yet.

Seems like a pretty typical launch to me.

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@xenomorphalien: what's there to even show? This ship has sailed. Gears 4 was a borefest. This doesn't look any better. It will sell by default because there's nothing else to even play on the x flop.

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@onehitta323: Literally nobody cares what you think on anything Xbox related lol.

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@xenomorphalien: obviously you and the other x bots do, otherwise you wouldn't bother to respond. It's ok. You're just easily triggered. Maybe next gen will cheer you up.

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@onehitta323: No we just respond to make fun of you lol.

Calling people Xbots pretty much makes you lose credibility instantly. Can't expect 8 year olds to have an actual debate. :(

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@xenomorphalien: I'd be moody as well if I invested in a game console and was let down this gen. No need to get triggered so easily but I understand that you can't help it. Whatever you gotta tell yourself to sleep good at night :)

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@onehitta323: Except I'm not let down and have loads of games to play. It's pretty ironic that you say I have to justify my purchase when you're on here 24/7 trying to explain how your box is better than others like an 8 year old with no friends and has nothing better to do lmao.

Like, why is every comment you make about the console war? You're the most insecure person on here. We can all read your comment history. You're an open book.

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@xenomorphalien: Keep telling yourself that. If that helps you sleep good at night then it's a cool story.

aawwww you're my #1 fan. How cute.

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@onehitta323: You have nothing to say lol. Are you done yet? It'll be okay, I promise.

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@onehitta323: You mean besides Forza games that sell like hotcakes? Can't wait to see the new Fable open world game that is one of gaming's worst kept secrets. It's build on the same engine as Forza Horizon 4 so should be amazing.

They bought all the best studios now anyway and hired the right people so we will see a huge turnout for next gen. In the meantime it is still the best platform all round as most people play multi plat and not exclusives anyway.

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@deviltaz35: wrong. People buy consoles for the exclusives, which is why microsoft got destroyed this gen. If you want to buy a console based off of "hope" then go for it, have fun collecting dust till hope arrives. For xbox one instead of hope, it was more like nope!

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@onehitta323: Sorry you have lost me? I already stated above i have PS4 Pro and Switch as well as as soon to be 7 Xbox one's including 3 X's once this Gears 5 console comes out. I also have a regular PS4 and 2 Pro's including the Spiderman one nor am I against Sony releasing exclusives.

I have enjoyed some over the years. Most of the Uncharted series i thought was great just not much else has interested me. I like Detroit Become Human except for rather silly controls.

Spider Man did nothing for me nor did the new version of God of War (I loved it back on PS2 just not this current format) , i love the look of the console but not a Superhero fan other than that. i did like Infamous though and would rather Sony invested in that series than Spiderman.

I really mostly just collect the consoles , i don't use them all that often to be honest. I haven't opened the previous White Xbox one X for instance . I generally only game on the weekend so only play 1 or 2 games a week.

I just like collecting things more than playing them overall and love behind the scenes tech more than actually playing the game in most cases.

People have a short memory though it seems as back in 360 times Microsoft was the one doing everything right and the PS3 was playing catch up.

No-one knows what will happen next gen in any case , Sony could Bomb or they both could and everyone might end up buying the next Switch instead who knows.

The great thing about gaming these days really is freedom of choice as there is just so much out there to explore but as i said i am more into behind the scenes anyway.

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You really should stop pushing anti-consumer services like Gamepass. On a separate note, I can't wait to play 5 though I hope they learned their lesson from 4 and removed the online requirement for private, local multiplayer and brought bots back. I'd much rather play with opponents that are intelligent, don't cheat at every opportunity, and won't send a bunch of hate messages for simply playing the game. If it is online only like 4 though I'm sad to say this'll be the first entry in the main franchise that I will skip entirely. Can't support anti-consumer practices.

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@reznik00: Oddly the take up of people buying First part Microsoft titles hasn't been affected by Gamepass according to Devs if anything it has led to more people buying them as more people find out about them. I am still on the fence if i would bother buying games i can just hire for next to nothing though.

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@deviltaz35: tried Ruiner on gamepass. Loved it enough to get it on steam.

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@santinegrete: I can't place that one at all.

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@reznik00: Er, how is Game Pass "anti-consumer"? Is Netflix anti-consumer?

Even the developers whose games are on Game Pass, have expressed their support of Game Pass.

There's nothing inherently "anti-consumer" about a game requiring an internet connection to play, either. As long as they don't try to hide that fact.

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@reznik00: I do not know about the anti-consumer practices being I do not see Gamepass as anti-consumer. but I can understand playing with people who act like children. Trends like Gamepass are sprouting up now as the internet has evolved where most knew this was coming and companies are just taking advantage but for me even though I partake in it see some disadvantages of it for one when the internet goes down so do your access to the games, but it is what it is.

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@reznik00: How the hell is Gamepass anti-consumer? If anything it's probably the best service in gaming.

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