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This week in Gears 5 Feb. 10th

FEB 10, 2020


This Week In Gears 5 is our quick-fire Monday update to fill you in on everything happening in-game for Gears 5 over the next week!

Here’s what’s coming up for the week of February 11th – 18th:


Cupid’s Torque Bow Tag is back for Valentine’s Day! Not content with the carnage of previous years, Cupid seems to have gone a bit insane this year and tuned his bow for faster detonations with a whole lotta extra boom.

This year, we’re rocking Free For All as the mode for our Valentine’s Day festivities – think of it like speed dating, except more explosive.

Head into the Cupid’s Torque Bow Tag playlist and spread the gibbing love with 25 Torque Kills to earn yourself the Maria Weapon Skin Loadout set (pictured above). Bit somber for Valentine’s Day really, but we’re rolling with it.

Log in on February 14th for a date with Gears to pick up the free Valentine’s Day Blood Spray and Banner.


Get ready for another Free Boost Weekend coming up this week!

From Friday February 14th – Sunday February 16th, we’ll be giving away a free day of Boost every day to speed up those XP and Supply rates! Specific times below.

  • Starts: Friday February 14th at 2am PT
  • Day of Boost: Claimable each day from 2am PT – 1:59am PT
  • Ends: Monday February 17th at 2am PT


In What’s Up last week, we mentioned an incoming Gnasher Update in the near future – and near future right now means on track for server-side deployment tomorrow! Stay tuned for a full blog breaking down the changes tomorrow.


It’s time to deploy the third Versus Event Tour Medal for some quick and easy stars in future events (tip: they might give you a little indication of the following week’s event!). The next medal is for 25 Ring Captures in Versus Weekly Events. 3 down. 1 to go!


Show the COG you only have eyes an eye for them with the classic Cyclops Locust Drone character skin and more in this week’s Store.

  • Locust Drone Cyclops Character Skin – 500 Iron*
  • Neon Glow Sniper Weapon Skin Set – 500 Iron
  • ■■■■ Blood Spray – 200 Iron
  • Pixel Gnasher Banner – 100 Iron
  • Thumbs Down Mark – 50 Iron

*Reminder: purchasing a Character Skin does not include access to the Character. Use of Character Skins requires the base Character to be unlocked before associated skins can be used.

Looking for What’s Up? Here’s our announcement about the restructuring of What’s Up a couple weeks back:

What’s Up will be moving from Monday to Thursday.

With the fast-paced development environment at the studio, we feel we need to move away from Monday updates in order to better communicate what’s going on with Gears 5 outside of the shackles of a ‘save it for What’s Up’ template every week.

In other words, our plans are to post about news and information as they are ready more often. Ahead of our stream each week, we’ll drop a What’s Up to recap all the news, announcements and key information from the week past – so if you only read one thing every week, What’s Up on Thursdays is still the place to go.

Mod edit: Added the information.


It’s nice to see my main man from Gears of War 2, the Cyclops, back in MP. However I still don’t agree with the price, since the only difference is a helmet, a shoulder pad and he’s only playable in Versus.


Nice to see that they are actually finishing one of the many weapon sets that they started selling.


It’s like Deal or No Deal with this store. Either they release a boring winter skin or they release a variant that was AVAILABLE IN THE OLD GAMES FOR **NG FREE ON LAUNCH DAY!

No deal TC…
No. Deal. Next!


Also: fast paced development environment? Really. This is what they call fast paced…Ok. if you say so TC. My fast paced *** is gonna play Children of Morta and Witcher 3 on Switch. At least they don’t nickel and dime us for two worthwhile ‘items’ a week.


I like the Maria weapon skin, and torque bow kills I can do lol.


I know right you should get into the game dev industry and go over there to show them how it’s done.

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They should have Dom in store this week to go along with Maria’s weapon skin.


As an obsessive compulsive freak of nature who has actual knowledge of several programming languages, and how to properly test software and has done so for the better part of ten years…I probably could to be honest. Of course…I’d never work for a AAA dev on principle.

Gnasher gib range reduction 2maro!?

Not unless the totem was available. Characters are free.

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Having Cyclops be p2p is kind of a yikes lol, also we have only had 3 character skins in supply so that’s something -_- I guess

Cyclops got me wet

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Many are happy to see the Cyclops but they forgetting this Character was created by EPIC and it was free back in Gears Of War 2 .
Let that sink in lmao!


@ the comments about the cyclops being P2P…

This is a live service game.

Our purchases pay for the continued service to the game.

They have to sell us stuff, they aren’t going to work for free.

Playing as Cyclops will improve my gameplay drastically. I need it…

While I understand that, I could technically earn skins in Gears 4. I may have to grind and I’m not a fan of the loot box crap, but I will never get this skin if I don’t pay. Plus, I have to pay by next Tuesday, or it may be locked away until they have some deal months later.

I totally get we get operations for free and other content. But they should make a way to earn these skins from the store. Maybe let us use scrap and then give scrap for reups. They can balance scrap to make it useable in the store.

I honestly think they will release Clayton as a hero, then charge for Anthony/Benjamin as skins for 500 iron. Just not ideal especially when they claim they’re “listening” to feedback about the store.


I agree, have made same suggestion elsewhere.

If they put a tedious grind that incentivized buying, they may sell more and placate more people simultaneously.