Gears 5 Horde mode detailed
The survival mode returns with tweaks and character-based gameplay mechanics
At gamescom 2019, developers The Coalition have announced new details about Gears 5 Horde mode.
Survive using new Ultimate abilities like JD’s air strike or Kait’s cloak, building defenses, collecting power, leveling up your skills and working as a team. Beyond traditional Gears heroes, you can now play as Jack, the flying support bot, in Horde. Jack doesn’t need cover and can buff nearby players or hack and hijack enemies making them fight each other. Also new are Power Taps – a mechanic that encourages players to move their bases for more power and rewards.
The Halo: Reach Character Pack is included as part of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam, and with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. From Noble Team, Spartans Emile-A239 and Kat-B320 will fight in Horde and Versus. The Pack also includes a variety of Noble Team cosmetics.
Gears 5 is set to launch next month on PC and Xbox One.