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.
Gears 5: Hivebusters is complete with a new set of Achievements worth 210 Gamerscore.
|Designation: Scorpio||Unlock during the DLC Campaign||5|
|Out of the Frying Pan||Unlock during the DLC Campaign||5|
|New Island, New Mission||Unlock during the DLC Campaign||5|
|A Breath of Fresh Air||Unlock during the DLC Campaign||5|
|The Spirit Walk||Unlock during the DLC Campaign||5|
|Face the Creature||Unlock during the DLC Campaign||5|
|The Awakening||Activate Keegan, Lahni and Mac’s Abilities in the Hivebuster Campaign Expansion||5|
|Electroblade||Kill 50 enemies using Lahni’s Electroblade Ability as Lahni in the Hivebuster Campaign Expansion||5|
|Ready to Frontline||Kill 50 enemies as Mac through your Barrier Ability in the Hivebuster Campaign Expansion||5|
|Supplies for the Effort||As Keegan, activate Resupply ability 25 times in the Hivebuster Campaign Expansion||5|
|Enter Hivebusters||Complete all Chapters of the Hivebusters DLC (any difficulty)||5|
|Rite of passage||Complete all Chapters of the Hivebusters DLC on Insane||15|
|Renewed, not consumed||Find all Character Ability upgrades in the Hivebusters DLC||5|
|Operation: Ride the Snatcher||Complete the Hivebusters DLC in 3-Player Co-Op (Scorpio squad, dupes not allowed)||10|
|Searching for answers||Collect all Campaign Collectibles in the Hivebusters DLC||5|
|Class Act||Reach level five on any one Assault, one Tank and one Support||5|
|The Centaur Set||Max out each of the Anchor, Gunner, Pilot, Veteran, Brawler classes||10|
|A Gear of many talents||Complete a Versus match in each of Regency, River, Nexus, Clocktower, and Gridlock||5|
For all the details, check out Xbox Wire.