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This Week in Gears – March 9 – 15

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Hello everyone! 

It’s time for another edition of This Week in Gears, our first one a week after the launch of Operation 6!

Tour of Duty – Boost 

Before we dive into this week, we wanted to talk about the issue last week that recently resulted in an issue where boost wasn’t granting double stars upon completing your daily challenges.
We deployed a fix for the issue at the end of last week, and we’ll also be granting three days of boost as compensation. You can expect the boost to be granted to you after the store update tomorrow. Thanks for your patience, but hopefully this makes up for it!

Versus Event: Control 

Control returns for one last week. Control is based on King of the Hill but with some changes. While the main objective will be to capture an objective area, you will be required to stay inside the area to score points for your team. Additionally, each player will have an individual respawn timer and the ring will be 2.5 times bigger than the regular King of the Hill ring. 

Get stuck in! 

Read here for the full rundown of Control   

Horde Event: Escape from Kadar  

Escape from Kadar returns for one final week, Niles has been up to his old tricks again and has created unique enemies for you to take on in this 10-wave epic.

Expect to encounter unique Locust enemies who will use weapons such as the Retro Lancer and even the pipe!

Oh… and expect many, many sires. 

Read here for the full rundown of Kadar

Weekly Store

The new items, now available in the Gears 5 store for the Week of March 8
  • Collector’s Major Paduk – 500 Iron 
  • Medieval Full Set – 425 Iron 
  • Chest Pump Expression – 300 Iron 
  • FALLEN Bloodspray – 125 Iron 

Feature Store

The featured items, now available in the Gears 5 store for the Week of March 8
  • Zombie Benjamin – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 
  • Collector’s Sraak – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 
  • Windflare Legacy Set – 850 Iron, 6,800 Gear Coins 
  • STFU Bloodspray – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 

Gears esports

Note: We’ve updated the prices of the following esport organization bundles/loadout sets, $14.99 to $9.99 for the bundles and $9.99 to $7.99 for the loadout sets, additionally we’ve also removed the esport organization bloodsprays from each of these.

  • Team Rebel Bundle 
  • Team Rebel Loadout Set 
  • Rated R Bundle 
  • Rated R Loadout Set 
  • Elevate Bundle 
  • Elevate Loadout Set 
  • Hive Bundle 
  • Hive Loadout Set 
  • Fire N Ice Bundle 
  • Fire N Ice Loadout Set 
  • Pittsburgh Knights Bundle 
  • Pittsburgh Knights Loadout Set 
  • Rise Nation Bundle 
  • Rise Nation Loadout Set 

As we’ve previously mentioned, we’re looking to re-release some older Chrome Steel skins, expect more skins next week!

  • Chrome Steel Kantus – $9.99 USD  
  • Chrome Steel Palace Guard – $9.99 USD  
  • Chrome Steel Queen Myrrah – $9.99 USD  
  • Chrome Steel Legacy Weapon Set – $9.99 USD 

Essential store additions 

We’ll also be updating the store to add the following to the essentials, this means they’ll stay in the game permanently and can be purchased at any time.

  • Armored Tai – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 
  • Armored Sid – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 
  • Armored Mikayla – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 
  • Lambent Theron Guard – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 
  • Lambent Grenadier – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 
  • Lambent Drone – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 
  • Armored Gabe – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 
  • Armored Dizzy – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 
  • Armored Anya – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 
  • Sketched Full Set – 850 Iron, 6,800 Gear Coins 
  • Mech Vs Swarmak Banner – 100 Iron, 800 Gear Coins 
  • Team Scorpio Banner – 100 Iron, 800 Gear Coins 
  • Dizzy Banner – 100 Iron, 800 Gear Coins 
  • Giant Worm Banner – 200 Iron, 1,600 Gear Coins 
  • Dizzy Skull Mark – 65 Iron, 500 Gear Coins 
  • Team Scorpio Mark – 65 Iron, 500 Gear Coins 
  • Big Boom Mark – 65 Iron, 500 Gear Coins 
  • Ketor Skorge – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gear Coins 
  • Rapid Fire Execution – 300 Iron, 2,400 Gear Coins 

Gears Glory 

This month is International Women’s History Month and that perfectly sets up our theme for Gears Glory!

In the next week you can expect the following on our streaming platforms! 

  • March 10: A stream from LadyBoss we’ll be hosting – 10:00 am PST
  • March 12: A stream from the Ladies of Dior, a women’s esports team –12:00 PST 
  • March 13: The International Women’s History Month esports tournament

Take care and have yourselves a wonderful week. 

TC 

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