Guide: Gears 5 Pre-Order Bonuses, Collector's Edition, Jack Drone, And More
The new Microsoft exclusive launches in September.
In its E3 2019 press conference on June 10, Microsoft finally revealed more details about Gears 5, the highly anticipated sequel to Gears of War 4. The third-person shooter will release September 10, 2019 for Xbox One and Windows PC, and it'll be available on day one for Xbox Game Pass members.
Gears 5 continues the story of Kait Diaz, who was first introduced as a side character in Gears of War 4 and is now embarking on a journey to uncover the truth about her connection to the Locust and its origins. Other characters from Gears of War 4 will return, including JD Fenix, his father Marcus Fenix, and Delmont Walker. The story campaign will be playable solo, and it will also allow for online multiplayer and local split-screen gameplay.
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The Xbox E3 conference revealed Gears 5 will also include a new Escape Mode, described as "an aggressive, high-stakes, three-player co-op mode featuring a suicide squad that must work together to take out enemy hives from within." The development team also announced a Terminator crossover for Gears 5. You'll be able to play as either The Terminator or Sarah Connor, and Sarah Connor will even be voiced by the original actress. To play as Connor or The Terminator, you must pre-order or buy and play Gears 5 within its first week.
If you're hyped for Gears 5 after everything we learned from E3, here's everything you need to know about pre-ordering so you can make sure the game is in your hands on day one.
Gears 5 pre-order bonuses
Gears 5 has quite a few pre-order bonuses. Pre-order any edition of the game or pre-install it with an active Xbox Game Pass membership before launch, and you'll receive the Terminator Dark Fate Character Pack. As mentioned above, that lets you play as Sarah Connor and the T-800 Terminator. You'll also get access to the Gears 5 Tech Test and be the first to play the game. Pre-order the digital edition, and you'll also receive the Vector Lancer Skin and 7 days of Boost.
Plus, order at any of the below retailers, and you receive in addition:
- GameStop: Marcus Tattoo Lancer weapon skin
- Amazon: NCOG Marine Lancer weapon skin
- Best Buy: $10 reward credit for My Best Buy members + Carmine Tattoo Lancer weapon skin
Pre-order Gears 5 standard edition
If all you want is the base game, the standard edition of Gears 5 is your best bet. You'll also get any applicable pre-order bonuses.
- Get it at Amazon -- $60
- Get it at Amazon (digital) -- $60
- Get it at GameStop -- $60
- Get it at Best Buy -- $60
- Get it at Best Buy (digital) -- $60
- Get it at Microsoft Store -- $60
Pre-order Gears 5 Ultimate edition
For $20 more, you can get the Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, which includes the base game and any pre-order bonuses, plus the Ultimate Edition character pack, 30 days of Boost, and 4 days early access to the game. Order a physical copy, and you'll also receive an exclusive steelbook and sticker sheet.
- Get it at Amazon -- $80
- Get it at GameStop -- $80
- Get it at Best Buy -- $80
- Get it at Microsoft Store -- $80
Pre-order Gears 5 Collector's edition
If you want to go big, there's also a Gears 5 Collector's edition, and it's available at GameStop. The Ultimate Collector's edition and Jack drone bundle includes:
- Ultimate edition of Gears 5
- Premium collector's box
- Alex Ross steelbook case
- A fully functional drone based on Jack from Gears 5, with remote controller
- Custom display stand
- Damon Baird ID badge with detachable lanyard
- Embroidered DBi patch
- Jack schematic art print
- Dbi Jack booklet
- Exclusive in-game Jack skin
If you want to save $20, you can also get the standard edition and Jack drone bundle for $250, which includes all the physical collectibles minus the Ultimate edition-specific bonuses. You can also purchase the drone separately from the game for $200--it also includes the Collector's edition physical collectibles.
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