Gears 5 pulls back the curtain on an evolved Horde mode.

Ah, Horde mode. Now a staple of the Gears of War series, Gears 5 has finally revealed what its got waiting for us.

And even better, a deep dive with some gameplay to boot!

As per our friends at Microsoft:

Horde continues the evolution of the fan-favorite multiplayer mode that has become a cornerstone of the franchise with an all-new set of character-based gameplay mechanics where each character has their own personality, progression, play style and legacy that they bring to the table. Can you and four friends endure waves of ever-stronger enemies and bosses? 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, which lends an added dimension to building out the best team. On top of these major enhancements, we’ve also added Power Taps – a new mechanic that encourages players to move their bases for more power and rewards.

Final note here – Gears 5 is available to preorder now on Steam, and will feature crossplay across all versions!


Jon "Sikamikanico" Clarke

Stuck on this god-forsaken island. Father of two, wishes he could play more games but real life always gets in the way. Prefers shorter and often smarter experiences, but Halo is King.

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