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This Week in Gears – June 22 – 28

Hello everyone! Another This Week in Gears awaits us as we ramp up to Operation 7 – Drop 2!

Versus Event: Vampiric FFA

For the last week of Operation 7 – Drop 1, we’ll be continung with Vampiric FFA!

This event is all about 14 player Free for All with two mutators active.

  • Vampire: All damage dealt heals you, this presents the opportunity to go on an absolute rampage if you keep winning your fights.
  • Explosive Headshots: Should you happen to headshot an enemy it’ll cause an explosion taking out any enemies nearby.

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

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

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

Featured Escape: The Mist

In The Mist, you and your squad must navigate your way to the exit through a dense fog. Keep your head on a swivel as the enemies will use the lack of visibility to their advantage to ambush you any chance they get.

Weekly Store

The new items available in the Gears 5 Store for June 22 until 28
  • Locust Grenadier Ravager – 500 Iron
  • Blood Vial Weapon Set – 1500 Iron
  • Reaper Banner – 200 Iron
  • L Bloodspray – 250 Iron
  • Coffin Mark – 125 Iron

Feature Store

The feature items available in the Gears 5 Store for June 22 until 28
  • Bubbles Legacy Set – Free!
  • Xbox Pride Omen – Free!
  • Winter Armor Marcus – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins
  • Cobra Bloodspray –250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins
  • Fridge Mark – 65 Iron, 500 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

It’s a special week as the 3rd Open Series Split finals take place!

Featuring matches of Control, Escalation, and Execution 2.0 this tournament offers $7,000 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!

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

As we’ve previously mentioned, 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!

Operation 7 – Drop 2!

And before we wrap things up here, look out for our Operation 7 – Drop 2 reveal post this Wednesday! Taking you through what to expect through this drop!

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

TC

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