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Gears 5 - Hivebusters Launch Trailer

Bullet Club

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Return to Gears 5 with the Hivebusters expansion and undertake their first suicide mission. Explore the tropical Galangi islands, battle enemies with the team’s ultimate abilities and confront a deadly new predator. Included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Gears 5’s campaign expansion is a 3-hour volcanic island adventure

Hivebusters launches next week

Microsoft has detailed Gears 5’s campaign expansion, Hivebusters, and announced a December 15 release date.

Hivebusters is a three-hour add-on set on the volcanic Galangi islands, where lava flows and sandy beaches are “crawling with Swarm and a deadly new predator”.

The expansion sees players step into the shoes of a three-person squad which purposefully gets itself captured by the enemy in order to destroy hive strongholds from within.

Hivebusters releases at 6am PT/9am ET/2pm UK on December 15 and will be available with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on console, PC and Android at launch.

It can be pre-purchased separately for $19.99/£14.99 and will also be included with a new Microsoft Store exclusive Gears 5: Game of the Year Edition ($59.99).

Available from December 15, the Game of the Year Edition comes with the Halo: Reach Character Pack and 30 days of boost too.

“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,” Microsoft says.

“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.”

Hivebusters supports up to three-player co-op, split-screen or online, and features 16 new achievements to unlock for 210 Gamerscore.

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peter42O

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Looks great and action packed. Definitely looking forward to playing Hivebusters.
 

Desless1

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Perfect! Looking good as always. Like that we get different teams perspective in this story and universe.

Top notch Coalition!
 

Leyasu

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That little gameplay snippet looked really great.

Will play that next week
 

STARSBarry

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I mean after Gears 5 campaign it can't be very hard to make a more intresting game with more intresting characters and a not shit plot.

but to be fair from the trailer it looks a hell of alot more intresting than anything else they have done since Gears 3, will give this a wirl... gears 5 bored me to death and I uninstalled from gamepass after about 3 hours when I realised the decent first impression wasent going to get fixed after it was railroaded off to syberia.
 
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Dazraell

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Looks great, will definitely check it out. Hope it will be at least equally substantial as RAAM's Shadow for Gears 3.
 

Dazraell

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That looks like the shit we want. Take note MS.

Hope this does well for them as it does look really good. Now if only I actually had an XBOX (or is this coming to Steam perhaps?).

It's coming everywhere where Gears 5 was released, Steam included.
 
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cyen

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Looks great! Do we know if we can download it separately or we need the main game to be installed? Just deleted it a few days a go...
 
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I honestly think The Coalition are going to be a marquee powerhouse this gen regardless of platform, especially if they get to doing a new IP. Strongly talented studio there.

The DLC looks great, tho I think it should've been a bit longer. Maybe six hours at least, unless it's more a "three hours if you're really good, longer if you suck" kind of thing but I doubt that. Games don't really do that anymore.
 

Moogle11

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Nice! I didn’t even know story DLC was planned for this. Will work in a replay-of Gears 4 and 5 (wanting to do so now that I have a 4K HDR stag and XSX anyway) after a first play through of Cyberpunk and then play the DLC.
 

VAL0R

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Dinosaur chicken!? 🐔

So they come to snuff the rooster? Aww yeah-e-yeeeah.
ya know he ain't gonna die

 

Fredrik

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Okay this looks great! And I always search for a reason to play Gears 5 more, already did two playthroughs for the different endings, this will do nicely for another Gears session.
Had no idea there was a DLC coming, have they ever hinted this? Came out of nowhere for me.
 

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I don't know if many people have played this yet. I just gave it a little try last night and wow those graphics are very nice. Having an atmos soundtrack was a nice icing on top.

If you have game pass you should really give this a try. I've been making my way through the Spider-Man remaster on PS5 and that game looks good. But Hivebusters looks GREAT! I'll probably play the rest of it this weekend.
 
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