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Gears 5 Operation 5: Hollow Storm launching today with new characters and maps

Today, Gears 5 players can enjoy a new Operation, called Hollow Storm, which makes quite some changes to the multiplayer portion of the game.

New characters

This Operation brings seven new characters to Gears 5. And it separates class and characters in PvE modes. In Horde and Escape players will now be able to pair any character with any class. This also means characters previously not available to Horde or Escape mode are now available.

The new characters are:

  • Dizzy Wallin
  • Tai Kaliso
  • Skorge
  • Anya Stroud
  • Lambent Drone
  • Lambent Grenadier
  • Lambent Theron Guard

Dizzy, Tai, Anya and Skorge can be picked up with the Operation 5 Bundle.

Operation 5 Bundle

New achievements

Class ActReach level five on any one Assault, one Tank and one Support5
The Centaur SetMax out each of the Anchor, Gunner, Pilot, Veteran, Brawler classes10
A Gear of many TalentsComplete a Versus match in each of Regency, River, Nexus, Clocktower, and Gridlock5
Exterminating the HollowGet 100 eliminations in Nexus5
Places to go, monsters to killWin a Ranked match in each of Regency, River, Nexus, Clocktower, and Gridlock10
So there’s the heroCollect one Heroic skin5
Didn’t want to look too civilizedCollect 20 Epic character skins5
Ben would have loved this thingGet an elimination with the Scorcher5
Solid GoldBeat the Gold Time in a Featured Escape5
Such carnageGet 400 GP in a Ranked match from eliminations5
Break them. Brutalize them.Get 100 GP in a Ranked match from ring breaks5
You’ve got character, kidOwn 50 character skins5
Gun CollectorOwn 360 weapon skins10

New maps (or returning maps)

  • Nexus
  • Regency
  • Gridlock
  • Clocktower
  • River (Gears of War 2)

Want to learn more about this update? Check out the full blog post at Xbox Wire.

Pieter "SuikerBrood" Jasper

29 year old gamer who grew up with Commander Keen and Jazz Jackrabbit. A PC Gamer. (Sorry, not sorry). Dutch, but actually Frisian. Loves Age of Empires, Sea of Thieves and wishes for a new Viva Piñata.

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