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Gears 5 Official Versus Tech Test Trailer

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Here is an overview of Arcade, via the Gears 5 official website:
We are excited to reveal your first look at Arcade, a brand new type of Versus experience for all types of players. This ultimate jump-in / jump-out mode brings hero characters, each with their own distinct abilities and weapon upgrades, to Gears 5 Versus players.

Arcade Deathmatch is just the beginning, where two teams of five race to be first to 50 kills. This promises to be unlike any Gears Team Deathmatch you’ve ever played!

■ Zero to Heroes

Picking a character is more than just who you want to play—it’s about choosing the way you want to play.

Each hero character has a unique combat style defined by a passive ability, a bounty, a loadout, and a dedicated set of weapon upgrades.

These traits let you play your way more than ever before, whether you want to get up close and personal, keep at a distance with the Longshot or somewhere in between—we’ve got the character for you.

The Tech Test features five heroes* to choose from in Arcade Deathmatch:

Hunter – Kait / Swarm Hunter

  • Passive: Increased Movement Speed
  • Bounty: Execute for an additional Skull
  • Loadout: Hammerburst, Talon Autopistol, Smoke Grenade
  • Upgrades: Boltok, Incendiary Grenades, Torque Bow
Kait and the Swarm Hunter are versatile characters thanks to their fast movement and vision-blocking smoke grenades.

Their weapons let them catch enemies off guard at range before relocating to avoid being targeted by opponents, or by executing fast flanks on unsuspecting enemies with Incendiaries and Talon.

Support – JD / Swarm Drone

  • Passive: Spot enemies who damage you. Enemies you spot reward health to killer.
  • Bounty: Multi-kill for an additional Skull.
  • Loadout: Lancer, Snub Pistol, Flashbangs
  • Upgrades: 3 Random Weapon upgrade slots of varying quality
JD and the Drone are the backbone of any team, providing critical healing to teammates who kill any opponents you mark while supporting from a distance with his sturdy loadout.

While their weapon upgrades are randomized, this gives JD and the Drone more versatility as they move between supporting fights and taking out enemies. Plus, who doesn’t love a little surprise sometimes? This hero character is recommended for new players to give the best variety of power weapons.

Heavy – Del / Scion

  • Passive: Receive Stim(Extra health above the normal maximum) for Kills
  • Bounty: Multi-kill for an additional Skull
  • Loadout: Hammerburst, Talon Autopistol
  • Upgrades: Buzzkill, Mulcher, RL-4 Salvo
If you’re all about the big guns, Del or the Scion is the hero for you.

While Heavy Weapons make this a slower paced hero than others, their passive ability adds additional health (known as Stim) every time they get a kill. This helps them survive when exposing themselves to engage with Heavy Weapons.

CQB – Marcus / Swarm Grenadier

  • Passive: Cover slide speed and distance increased
  • Bounty: Execute for an additional Skull
  • Loadout: Enforcer, Snub Pistol, Smoke Grenade
  • Upgrades: Shock Grenades, Gnasher, Breaker Mace
For the bold and the brave, these heroes are all about getting up close and very personal. Their loadout and weapon tree sacrifices range in exchange for some potent close range weaponry.

Without many tools to fight at range, their passive allows them to take cover quickly and close the gap. If you see Marcus or the Grenadier pull out Breaker… run.

Sniper – Fahz / Swarm Sniper

  • Passive: Immune to flinching when ADS or fully scoped
  • Bounty: Headshot kill for an additional Skull
  • Loadout: Lancer, Talon Autopistol, Flashbang
  • Upgrades: Boltok, Marzka, Longshot
Fahz and the Swarm Sniper are for players that love to snipe from a distance thanks to their headshot centric weapons of increasing quality.

Both can take hits without flinching while they line up those sweet headshots on opponents that dare to challenge them at range, so keep calm and land your shots to make them truly shine.

■ Eliminations Get Skulls, Skulls Get Weapons

Skulls play a critical role in boosting your power and claiming victory on the battlefield.

Each Elimination (a kill or assist) puts Skulls in your bank for you to purchase upgrades from your character’s unique weapon tree. Each weapon tree offers weapons of increasing power to pick from– the better the weapon, the more Skulls you’ll need to cash in to equip it.

Cash in Skulls at any time to upgrade, even in the middle of a fight. And don’t worry, Skulls aren’t streak based, so you’ll keep your unspent Skulls even if you die. If you want to mix it up and change characters mid-match, the skulls transfer over so a new character can even start with their most powerful weapon option.

Finally, earn Skulls even faster by using each character’s specific bounty that earns you bonus Skulls.

■ Love that Pop!

Headshots are better than ever in Gears 5, and you’ll see them often in the amped up action of Arcade Mode.

Exclusively in Arcade, headshot damage is boosted to give every weapon a chance to pop heads. This makes Arcade the most fast-paced, visceral experience in Gears Versus. Aim for the head and watch them pop!

Additionally, to keep the focus on each Hero’s distinctive play style, slide cancels in Arcade have a longer cooldown than the standard one-tuning found in the rest of the Versus experience. Without wall bouncing in Arcade, cover to cover action truly shines and we can’t wait for you to try it.
BRING OUT THE GNASHERS!
 
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Tomorrow you can download it and get ready for the 19th
 

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everyone is just going to play marcus for those sweet gnasher kills. Life finds away even with delayed slides.
 
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GOTY contender, kept a lot of what's great about the series relevant (reloading, cover system etc.) Gears has gotten better.
It will not win any awards. Critics don't take Gears seriously to give it awards now. I just want a good fun Gears game. Don't care about goty award
 

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Preloaded. Im more excited about this than i thought i would be. Got the whole gang ready to drink beer and shoot things.
 
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Preloaded. Im more excited about this than i thought i would be. Got the whole gang ready to drink beer and shoot things.
I’ll be on if you ever need an extra brother in arm💪🏼
GT: I Sir Guts I
 
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Who cares.

1. Why is there a girl. 2. Why is there a spiked club while there are futuristic weapons involved. Is it supposed to be ironic or something?
Who cares? You do. You asked. Don't be a dick.
1. Because she's the main character. Was in Gears 4 too. 2. It's a Swarm weapon. They build their armor and weapons from scraps. Did you not play Gears 2 or 3 either? There was a big meat cleaver. Brutal primitive weapons have been around in Gears for over 10 years.
Is your post supposed to be ironic or something?
 
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kept whats great about series ? maybe for somone who played i coop , because i cared about Gears single player allways and i dont care about this now
 

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kept whats great about series ? maybe for somone who played i coop , because i cared about Gears single player allways and i dont care about this now
3 people co-op in this one so you’re good to go
 

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Who cares? You do. You asked. Don't be a dick.
1. Because she's the main character. Was in Gears 4 too. 2. It's a Swarm weapon. They build their armor and weapons from scraps. Did you not play Gears 2 or 3 either? There was a big meat cleaver. Brutal primitive weapons have been around in Gears for over 10 years.
Is your post supposed to be ironic or something?
Everything after Gears 1 was milk. Thanks for letting me know that 5 has continued down the shit pipe too.
 

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There’re still people like you? Damn this is sad. If you aren’t interested in the first place why are you in this thread?
I keep asking myself the same think on that pokemon shield/sword thread. People who don't want to be a part of the conversation or even put a decent arguments, but still bait like hell.
Just ignore those people.
 
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If I set my Xbox to New Zealand time, maybe I can play tonight? It worked for SoT launch day -1.
 

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If I set my Xbox to New Zealand time, maybe I can play tonight? It worked for SoT launch day -1.
Might work but I think MS had the workaround for this. I think it still works though. Good luck with the servers
 
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Watching the dev steam and I am really looking forward to Arcade mode. Wasn't expecting it to be a hero based mode. Looks fun as hell. And that Lancer GL with the mortar is just redonkulous. So many changes in gameplay from previous gears. 18 hours till test. 😫
 

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Watching the dev steam and I am really looking forward to Arcade mode. Wasn't expecting it to be a hero based mode. Looks fun as hell. And that Lancer GL with the mortar is just redonkulous. So many changes in gameplay from previous gears. 18 hours till test. 😫
Glad the footsteps sound is now useful
 
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Pumped. Set up a looking for group post in the Gaf club. I may be on a little later than I originally posted but will be this evening if y'all are trying to team up.
 

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Pumped. Set up a looking for group post in the Gaf club. I may be on a little later than I originally posted but will be this evening if y'all are trying to team up.
Message me, you’ll probably find me online.
 
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