What’s Up – November 18 2019

JD and Kait face off against a horde of Swarm

Welcome to What’s Up, your weekly update on all the latest news, game updates and more in Gears 5 and beyond.

Here’s What’s Up in Gears this week:

  • Boost Bonus Weekend: Double Horde Character XP (with free Boost)
  • Versus Playlist: Classic OSOK
  • Weekly Supply Drop
  • Featured Escape Hive: The Last Stand
  • Weekly Store Update
  • November 13 Live Update Recap

Boost Bonus Weekend: Double Horde Character XP (with FREE boost)

Time to level up some new Horde Heroes with our next Boost Bonus Weekend for Double Horde Character XP!

From 2am PT on Friday until 10am PT on Monday, Boost will get you 4XP (2x the usual Boost rate) towards leveling up characters in Horde.

We’re also giving away FREE Boost this weekend. Log in each day to unlock your free day of Boost. Here’s when you can claim each day of Free Boost:

  • Friday Free Boost: 2am PT – 1:59am PT (Saturday)
  • Saturday Free Boost: 2am PT – 1:59am PT (Sunday)
  • Sunday Free Boost: 2am PT – 1:59am PT (Monday)

Versus Weekly Playlist: Classic OSOK

We know you’ve been waiting with bated breath for this one. Classic One Shot One Kill is coming to Gears 5 beginning Tuesday at 10am PT!

Classic One Shot One Kill is all about Longshots, where headshots reign supreme and melee is nowhere to be found. Scope up and love that pop.

Supply Content Drop

Supply Drops are another way to earn rewards in Gears 5, dropping you content from the Supply Pool every time you fill your Supply meter just by playing the game!

Here’s this week’s drop of Supply content available this Tuesday:

Weapon Skins: Relaxed (Longshot, Overkill, Snub)

Marks: Smiley Face, UIR Sawblade

Banners: Training Grounds, Vasgar

Featured Escape Hive: The Last Stand

The final Escape Hive of Operation 1 arrives this week with the appropriately named The Last Stand!

In this Hive, you’ll face a series of encounters that will switch you from aggressor to defender as you fight to survive incoming enemies and make your way to the exit!

Weekly Store Items

This week’s Weekly Store Items are getting a little retro with the Pixel Omen Loadout Weapon Skin set!

Pixel Omen Lancer
Pixel Omen Lancer
Animated Windflare Lancer
An image showing this week's Store. Details below.
  • Pixel Omen Loadout Weapon Skin Set – 500 Iron
  • Animated Windflare Lancer Weapon Skin – 400 Iron
  • Cardboard Sniper Weapon Skin Set – 500 Iron
  • Snowflake Blood Spray – 100 Iron
  • Iron Skull Banner – 100 Iron

Don’t forget, we have discontinued the daily Item slot and will only have Weekly Content available in the store.

November 13th Live Update

Last week marked a major service update to Gears 5 with new improvements to Ranked (along with a Ranked Reset), Phase 2 of our 3 part matchmaking update and new melee tuning.

You can read all about the Ranked and Matchmaking updates here, or head over to last week’s What’s Up for full details on our melee tuning changes.

Signing Off

It’s a short and sweet one this week as the team continues to be heads down on finalizing Operation 2 featuring new modes, maps, Heroes, Villains, improvements and a whole lot more coming your way.

The days are getting shorter, but so are the number of days between Operation 2 and you getting your hands on it. In the meantime, we’re continuing to work on further improvements and we’ll keep you updated as best we can as we have more to share.

See you online,

TC out.