This Week In Gears 5

FEB 3, 2020


Baird vs Lizzie

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 4th – 10th:


If you talk a big snipe game, now it’s time for the ultimate proving grounds with the arrival of FFA OSOK! Face off against 13 other players as you go for domes and vie for that top spot on the leaderboards.


The Blight is our latest challenge for Escape connoisseurs.

This new Hive 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!


Over the course of Operation 2, we’re adding 4 small bitesize medals to the Versus Events Tour Medal group to earn some extra stars by playing our Weekly Events!

Pick up 25 headshots in Versus Event Playlists to earn yourself a 3 Star Medal. Just in time for FFA OSOK!

Coming tomorrow, we’ll be adding the second medal requiring 25 explosive kills in a Versus Event Playlist for another easy 3 Stars.


Slay wrapped up for those cold February nights with the new Winter Armor JD Skin or add some color to the long winter with Neon and Warm weapon skin sets!

Winter Armor JD Character Skin

  • Winter Armor JD – 500 Iron
  • Neon Glow Rifle Set – 500 Iron
  • Warm Glow Sniper Set – 500 Iron
  • COG Logo Pixel Art Banner – 100 Iron
  • The Letter L Mark – 50 Iron

Looking for What’s Up? Here’s our announcement about the restructuring of What’s Up last week:

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.

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TC actively discouraging people to buy from the store by putting rubbish content in there.

Thank you TC :+1:


Lag is terrible.
Sponging is terrible.
Gnasher doesn’t shoot even after pulling trigger twice.
Shoot people with boom and drop only to have them walk away.
Dying behind cover still consistently happening.

Can we get an update on this stuff Thursday?


this is just insulting


What’s with the focus on this winter armor set? Are there lots of people collecting it and there’s high demand for the next one or something? That set looks boring to me. It got ruined for me when they put young Baird in winter armor anyway. The only way I’d want any more winter armor was if they did winter armor Locust swarm characters. Give me winter armor kantus, winter armor Raam and I’ll bite. Change it up with black and red highlights to fit the swarm aesthetic.


Thank god I don’t play anymore or else I would certainly be upset.


@TC_Octus as much as I love JD, that skin should be no more than 250 iron if you insist on selling it. Barely anything was done to him


I can’t believe you haven’t fixed Lizzie’s Ultimate, Marcus’ ultimate, the crazy AI which isn’t staggered and insta gibs you three times in a row… Just to name the most annoying ones.
But hey! The store has new content!


Now that I think about it winter armor Del was actually pretty cool. Marcus looked alright as well but I wasn’t paying for it with the collector’s version being free. Now they’re just overdoing it. They don’t know when to stop. We don’t need a winter armor version of every cog character. I’m afraid they’re running out of ideas for skins.


Its not that they are running out of ideas its that theres not that many characters out yet to make skins that people want. This is one of the reasons why the hero system is trash


I initially thought the winter theme would only be for the characters spending any significant amount of time in the colder areas, eg Kait and Del. Apparently I was wrong in that idea/assumption.

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It’s not GOW - it’s some game for children.
TC - you are just hopeless.


Neon and warm glow are sick wish it was full sets though!!! And the blight may be really fun and painful.

The thing on everyone’s mind right now is bug fixes and there’s no mention of them in this. It’s gonna be a slow month for Gears until Operation 3.

Also I feel like everything they add to the store is something that should’ve been added to Supply, and yet new Supply items just don’t exist anymore. Weren’t there supposed to be new supply items every week? That certainly didn’t pan out.


Yet again continuing to sell us stuff & won’t fix the ranking system … nah… I’m not supporting you anymore until you give me what I want. Period.

& that’s a working ranking system , at minimum. Every game has one. No excuse.

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Versus event. New hive. Nothing for horde. Thanks TC!


No disrespect,Please TC can you give us players who play only horde an event .:pray:t3:I will not touch PVP.


Lol. Yea, I was being sarcastic. Feels like horde has been largely forgotten. I mostly play horde.


I totally agree my friend,Hoping. Sooner then later we get a horde event