Gears 5 Video Showcases New Multiplayer Map, Training Grounds

Introducing Training Grounds.

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The Coalition has shown off more of one of the new multiplayer maps for Gears 5, which will have its first technical test later this week. The video shows off the new map, Training Grounds, which is set near the House of Sovereigns.

As you can see in the video, Training Grounds is a large, colourful map featuring lots of places to take cover and sneak around to get the jump on your enemies.

This is the second new Gears 5 map that The Coalition has shown off this week, the first of which was the map District. It has a different look compared to Training Grounds; check it out below.

Gears 5 launches in September, but The Coalition is inviting players in to try the game ahead of that through a Technical test for the multiplayer mode that begins on July 19. For more on the testing period, check out this rundown of everything you need to know.

In other news about Gears 5, the game has no season pass, so post-release DLC maps are free. There are also no random loot boxes.

Gears 5 follows Kat Diaz (played by Laura Bailey, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End's Nadine Ross) as she searches to uncover the truth behind her heritage and her connection to the Locust. The Xbox One and PC game launches on September 10, but early access begins on September 6.

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We need gameplay not this crap.

Avatar image for dacontag

Yup, I think this shows to me this’ll be a continuation of this terrible trend Microsoft has had this generation. They are being so quiet about the campaign that I think they don’t really care about it. They ultimately are focusing a lot more attention on the multiplayer scene.

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@dacontag: Gears multiplayer has always been real popular and what gave the series its longevity; I'm not surprised they're showing it off first. But I wouldn't go jumping to the conclusion they don't care about the campaign, Gears has always had a pretty solid campaign.

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Looks great. Very hyped for this game, can’t wait.