This Week in Gears - Dec 17th - 22nd

THIS WEEK IN GEARS: DECEMBER 17 – 22

Welcome to a special Gearsmas-Themed This Week in Gears! Before we get to the regular stuff, we’ve got a few updates.

DEVELOPER’S PLAYLIST TUNING

With the release of TU12, a few components of the developer’s playlist were mistakenly disabled. The good news is we will be reverting the tuning tomorrow, December 17. And as a reminder, this tuning will roll out into the game in January.

FATHER GEARSMAS MARCUS

Various Locust characters sitting beside a Father Gearsmas Marcus in a comical festive setting, sitting by a large Christmas tree

We’ve got a special Gearsmas medal group that will keep you busy this holiday season. And if you need one more present, you can unlock Father Gearsmas Marcus for free just by completing the Gearsmas medal group.

  • Making a List – Win 60 Versus Rounds, Horde Waves or Escape Acts
  • Dashing Through the Snow – Complete 25 Rounds of Snowball Fight Versus Event or Jingle Juvies Horde Event
  • Checking it Twice – Win 3 Matches of Jingle Juvies Horde Event or Snowball Fight Versus Event
  • Jingle Hell – Get 50 Juvie Eliminations in the Jingle Juvies Horde Event
  • Naughty or Nice – Get 30 Eliminations with the Snowshot in the Snowball Fight Versus Event
  • One Horde Open Slay – Deal 200,000 damage in Versus, Horde or Escape

VERSUS EVENT: OSOK

The One Shot One Kill match-type logo

OSOK is makes an abbreviated appearance this week, so get those headshots in while you can. Just remember, the best way to spread Gearsmas cheer is to pop heads loud and clear.

And for the Snowball fight fans out there, your time will come.

HORDE EVENT: JINGLE JUVIES

A Juvie donning Christmas-inspired gear

That’s not Santa’s sleigh you hear coming at you…it’s wave after wave after wave of yelping Juvies.

Jingle Juvies is a 20 wave Horde event that features a lot of Juvies sporting antlers and boss waves featuring a lot of Juvies and lots of regular enemies to keep you on your toes.

WEEKLY STORE

The new items for the Gears 5 store for December 17 until December 22

  • Abominable Grenadier – 1,500 Iron
  • Gearsmas Tree Full Set – 850 Iron or 6,800 Gears Coins
  • Gearsmas 2020 banner – 200 Iron

FEATURE STORE

The featured items for the Gears 5 store for December 17 until December 22

  • Nutcracker Shepherd – 1,500 Iron or 10,000 Gears Coins
  • Ubly Sweater legacy weapon set – 425 Iron or 3,400 Gears Coins
  • Gearsmas 2019 Mark – redeem for free
  • Happy Gearsmas expression – redeem for free

ESPORTS

Chrome Steel Marcus Fenix

  • Chrome Steel Marcus – $9.99 USD
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That Gearsmas Marcus actually looks pretty cool

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Never played jingle juvies, looking forward to trying it. Looks like good content, not bothered by skins in the slightest but even I like the look of the Marcus.

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Paduk will make jingle juvies a complete and total joke lol

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Not if it’s like last year and there’s a ton of Poppers as well.

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NOOOOOOO abominable is buy only! Awesome skins tho.

Give it a week and it’ll be purchaseable using Gear Coins. All custom items have been like this since Gear Coins have been introduced.

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Paduk’s stim can save him from one popper blowing up.

If the dead poppers blows up another popper, then it’s lights out lol

So there’s still no V-Day Sam available to buy with coins with her being locked behind a completely asinine paywall? Awesome

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Pants-status: creamed.

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Clean yourself up boi!

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I love jingle juvies.

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I liked everything, specially that image of Gearsmas Marcus, I need it as a wallpaper for my notebook.

I will happily put aside POP! for unlocking these medals.

I don’t think they should’ve had two Marcus skins but it is what it is. I’m glad to see the Krampus skin is still exclusive… for a little while longer I’m sure

That juvie sitting casually on Marcus’ lap is unnerving AF, lookin’ all hopeful 'n ■■■■.
shiver

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

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Abominable Grenadier – 1,500 Iron

Dear god almighty…why. (Don’t say it’ll be able to be bought with coins…if it’s the same as the other gold cards…Ronin Karn, Workout Fahz, and The Nutcracker…then it’ll be 10K. I can upgrade class cards with that.)

Why so much? It costs $5.00 less than the Hivebusters dlc!

Whoever comes up with these prices is insane.

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It’s costs that much because people will buy it my friend. Plain and simple.

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There can be 3+ of them at a time. I only played it on Beginner for fun last year but damn it was literal Popper madness. Especially on the final wave(20) which was 80% Poppers, 10% Juvies and some other enemies. Sure felt that way. Also had triple Warden spawns on wave 10 here and there.

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Whales exist. Someones’s gonna buy that skin.

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