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This Week in Gears – September 21 – 27

Hello, everyone! Welcome to another This Week in Gears blog. Hope you’ve been enjoying Operation 8 Drop 2!

To celebrate the start of the 2021-2022 Gears Esports season we wanted to give the community a taste of what it’s like to compete in the Esports scene with this week’s Versus event! To that end, we prepared a combined list of modes and map rotations suited for a Gears champion. Our selection mimics what the pro players will be competing on this season. For this event, settings are also tailored to create a smooth Esports experience:

Control: District, Reactor, Regency, Speyer, Ritual

Execution 2.0: Canals, Checkout, Clocktower, Tomb, Ephyra

Escalation: Harbor, Training Grounds, Vasgar

This time around, the medal group reward we set up will give you this inductee of our fans’ Thrashball Hall of Fame: The Thrashball Drone.

The Thrashball Drone
Medal NameDescriptionStars
ProfessionalComplete 5 Matches in the Esports Versus Event4
Professional Body CountGet 50 Eliminations in the Esports Versus Event5
Professional CarnageDeal 50,000 Damage in the Esports Versus Event5
Consummate ProfessionalWin 5 Rounds in the Esports Versus Event6
The Thrashball Drone Medal Requirements

The Blight is all about adaptability. Every time you load into the Hive (excluding restarts), different fights and paths will be available thanks to a randomized selection of doors that are either locked off or opened up. Take the card you’ve been dealt and prepare to roll with it!

The new store items beginning Sept 21, 2021
  • Collector’s Keegan – 250 Iron
  • Comic Book: Issue 2 Set – 850 Iron
  • Made You Flinch Expression – 300 Iron
  • Flame Mark – 125 Iron
  • Laughing Bloodspray – 250 Iron
The featured store items beginning Sept 21, 2021
  • Thrashball Cole 30% Off – 175 Iron, 1,400 Gears Coins
  • Thrashball Kait 30% Off – 175 Iron, 1,400 Gears Coins
  • Thrashball Legacy Set 30% Off – 298 Iron, 2,380 Gears Coins
  • Spike Execution Pack 30% Off – 420 Iron, 3,360 Gears Coins
  • Touchdown! Bloodspray – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gears Coins

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

The season has officially kicked off with Split 1 Pro League Qualifier #1 taking place over the weekend! The 2021-2022 season will feature matches of Control, Escalation, and Execution with a whopping starting Prize Pool of over $500,000. We are pumped to tune in and see the top teams square off in what’s guaranteed to be a season of Gears madness.

The 2021-2022 Season will be operated by UMG Gaming and full information and important dates can be found here and as always, keep up to date over on @GearsEsports.

Gears 5 Women's Tournament on Sat, Oct 2, 2021
Gears 5 Women’s Tournament. Saturday, Oct 2, 2021. Register at

We’re excited to announce we have another Gears Women’s Esports Tournament coming up! Featuring a $5,000 prize pool, 32 teams of 4 players will get the chance to battle it out on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

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

Anya sporting the Chrome Steel armor
  • Chrome Steel Anya – 9.99 USD
The Swarm Pod Loadout Set
  • Swarm Pod Loadout Set – 7.99 USD



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