This Week in Gears – July 6 – 12
Hello everyone! It’s time, once more for another This Week in Gears fresh off the back of Operation 7 – Drop 2!
Versus Event: Mercy 1 v 1
A throwback to Gears 3, this Versus Event is all about you versus another player. Set on the 2 v 2 Mercy map, this throws you into the Mercy Church to try and secure the victory. Oh, and of course the Gears 3 filter is enabled for this.
A special medal group is available to be completed during this, and you can find the full details on that below.
|No Mercy||Complete 10 rounds||4|
|Got Another!||Do 25,000 damage||5|
|Ain’t So Tough||Get 25 kills||5|
|That’s gotta hurt||Win 5 matches||6|
Completion of this medal group will grant 3,000 Gear Coins!
Horde Event: Horde Mania
Horde Mania features fast, intense waves and an extremely short build time. Your team will feel the pressure of near-constant action across 25 waves. All maps will be in rotation during this event, and we can’t wait to see just how messy this will get!
Featured Hive: Forever
A hive with different encounters each time you play.
- Sharpshooter Mikayla – 500 Iron
- Croc Weapon Set – 850 Iron
- Unicorn Banner – 200 Iron
- You Missed Bloodspray – 250 Iron
- “No” Mark – 125 Iron
- Kilo Squad Baird – 500 Iron, 4,000 Gear Coins
- Niles Legacy Set – 850 Iron, 6,800 Gear Coins
- Unicorn Bloodspray – 125 Iron, 1,000 Gear Coins
- Unicorn Mark – 65 Iron, 500 Gear Coins
- Clash Banner – 100 Iron, 800 Gear Coins
And here is what you can expect across the world of esports in Gears 5!
Gears Pro League
The Gears Pro League continues! As the push towards the end of Split 3 continues. For those of you watching the league, you can be in the running for a glorious weapon set (Syndrome) and Black Steel Kait!
The full information on this week’s matches and the table can be found here!
Keep an eye out on the EGL Gears 5 Site for more tournaments taking place across EU and SA!
- Black Steel Armored Anya – 2.99 USD
Our specially themed Gears Glory this month is all focused on Pets! For this, we’ve been asking you to send us your adorable images of you and your Pets!
And as always, we’ve picked out some favorites!
In addition to the above, we’ll be releasing the following server updates:
- Added the Locust Sniper and Flame Grenadier to the Essentials store.
- Capture the Flag has now been added to Custom.
- Removed Mercy as the map you see on the Main Menu, the game will now rotate through each map giving you a different main menu on each launch.
- Addressed an issue with Mercy’s rings on Control.
- The following maps have now been added to the competitive rotation for Execution:
- Training Grounds
And as always, take care and have a wonderful week!