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Gears 5: Hivebusters – It’s about goddamn time!

The long rumoured and all but confirmed Hivebusters DLC is officially revealed today and is coming to your Game Pass subscription on December 15th.

All the details from Xbox Wire below:

Gears 5: Hivebusters Expansion

In the new expansion, play as Lahni, Keegan and Mac – the heroes introduced in Gears 5’s Escape mode – in their first mission as part of the secretive Hivebuster program. Thrown together and dubbed “Scorpio Squad,” their suicide mission to destroy a Swarm hive may hold the key to saving Sera and their own redemption.

  • Enjoy a new, 3-hour campaign set on the volcanic Galangi islands. The island lava flows and sandy beaches are crawling with Swarm and a deadly new predator.
  • Use and upgrade Ultimate Abilities in a campaign story setting for the first time.
  • Up to 3-player co-op, split-screen or online.
  • 16 new achievements to unlock for 210 Gamerscore
  • The expansion supports Gears 5 Xbox Series X|S optimizations, including reduced load times, quick resume, variable refresh rates and 4K HDR Ultra visuals on Series X.

All sounds rather reasonable, and the fact it’s included in your Game Pass subscription is all the more reason to go and check it out. Of course, if you’re not a subscriber, you can purchase the DLC for $19.99.

New Achievements

Gears 5: Hivebusters is complete with a new set of Achievements worth 210 Gamerscore.

Designation: ScorpioUnlock during the DLC Campaign5
Out of the Frying PanUnlock during the DLC Campaign5
New Island, New MissionUnlock during the DLC Campaign5
A Breath of Fresh AirUnlock during the DLC Campaign5
The Spirit WalkUnlock during the DLC Campaign5
Face the CreatureUnlock during the DLC Campaign5
The AwakeningActivate Keegan, Lahni and Mac’s Abilities in the Hivebuster Campaign Expansion5
ElectrobladeKill 50 enemies using Lahni’s Electroblade Ability as Lahni in the Hivebuster Campaign Expansion5
Ready to FrontlineKill 50 enemies as Mac through your Barrier Ability in the Hivebuster Campaign Expansion5
Supplies for the EffortAs Keegan, activate Resupply ability 25 times in the Hivebuster Campaign Expansion5
Enter HivebustersComplete all Chapters of the Hivebusters DLC (any difficulty)5
Rite of passageComplete all Chapters of the Hivebusters DLC on Insane15
Renewed, not consumedFind all Character Ability upgrades in the Hivebusters DLC5
Operation: Ride the SnatcherComplete the Hivebusters DLC in 3-Player Co-Op (Scorpio squad, dupes not allowed)10
Searching for answersCollect all Campaign Collectibles in the Hivebusters DLC5
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

For all the details, check out Xbox Wire.

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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