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This Week in Gears – June 15 – 21

Hello everyone! It’s time, once more for another This Week in Gears!

Versus Event: Vampiric FFA

Our run of mutator-based events resumes with a two-week special event which runs up all the way until the end of Operation 7 – Drop 1!

This event is all about 14-player Free for All.

  • Vampire: All damage provided heals you, this presents the opportunity to go on an absolute rampage if you keep winning your fights.

Vampiric FFA also provides a special weapon set on, the Island Glow Orange weapon set. The medals needed to unlock it are below:

Medal NameDescription
Now who’s expendable? Complete 5 matches in the Vampiric FFA event 
Come on baby, die for papa! Get 100 eliminations in the Vampiric FFA event 
What’s the matter, you hurt? Deal 75,000 damage in the Vampiric FFA event 
Vampiric FFA medal requirements
A lancer featuring the Island Glow Orange skin set

Completion of this medal group will grant the Island Glow Orange skin set.

A chaotic event to end Operation 7 Drop 1 we feel… we can’t wait to see how you all get on!

Featured Hive: The Labyrinth

An aerial view of The Labyrinth

Which way to go? Which way is forwards?

Weekly Store

The new items in the Gears store for the days between June 15 - 22
  • Heroic Classic Baird – 40,000 Gear Coins
  • Black Camo Weapon Set – 425 Iron
  • G.O.A.T. Banner – 200 Iron
  • EZ Bloodspray – 250 Iron
  • Backpack Mark – 125 Iron

Feature Store

The featured items in the Gears store for the days between June 15 - 22
  • Bubbles Legacy Set – Free!
  • Xbox Pride Omen – Free!
  • 8-bit JinnBot – 500 Iron, 4,000 Gear Coins
  • Sweep the Floor Expression -300 Iron, 2,400 Gear Coins
  • Flowers Mark – 125 Iron, 1,000 Gear Coins

Gears esports

And here is what you can expect across the world of esports in Gears 5!

Gears Pro League

The Gears Pro League is in full swing, with three modes played across each match.

And for viewers a glorious weapon set and Black Steel Kait up for grabs!

The Gears Esports Syndrome Weapon Skin set
Kait Diaz in the Black Steel skin

The full information on the events can be found on gears.gg!

Women’s esports tournament

The Gears 5 Women's Tournament Poster featuring information about the event that begins on July 3, 2021

We’re extremely excited to announce we have another Gears women’s esports tournament coming up! Featuring a massive $5,000 prize pool, it’ll take place on Saturday, July 3, 2021.

You, and your team, can register to get involved at smash.gg! We can’t wait to watch the action go down!

EGL

For another weekend the team at EGL will be running another week of their EU open series!

Featuring matches of Control, Escalation and Execution 2.0 this tournament offers prize money up for grabs and the opportunity to square off against top teams in Europe & South America!

Look out for how to sign up on the @EGLGears Twitter!

Also, if you missed the announcement the upcoming Open Series has had its prize money doubled! Read here.

Store

A Locust Sniper wearing the Black Steel skin set
  • Black Steel Locust Sniper – 2.99 USD
The different weapons from Gears 5 with the Street Art Weapon Set designs
  • Street Art Weapon Set – 9.99 USD

Gears Glory

Our specially themed Gears Glory this month is all focused-on Pride! For this we’ve been asking you to send us GIFs or images of you doing an MVP pose at the end of your game with your Pride banners!

And as always, we love picking out some of our favorites!

Academy Anthony in Style

Jesse’s two favourite characters

KobeTrouble finishing his night in style

GowSykos happy that his Swarm is happy with the MVP!

Updates

In addition to the above, we’ll be releasing the following server updates:

  • Fixed an issue that could occasionally cause players to be gibbed from further away than intended.
  • Fixed an issue where coverslip speed boost in Execution was higher than intended.

And as always, take care and have a wonderful week!

TC

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