This Week In Gears - Dec 8th - 14th

THIS WEEK IN GEARS: DECEMBER 8 – 14

This Week in Gears will fill you in on everything happening in-game for Gears 5!

UPDATED MEDAL GROUPS

We’ve updated the following Medal Groups:

  • BARE YOUR TEETH – On the Offensive medal changed from Score 10 Touchdowns to ‘Get 10 Executions with the Lancer’
  • VERSUS – Gridiron Denials has been changed to “Guardian Leadership – Get 25 Kills as the Leader in Versus Guardian Matches”
  • RANKED – Gridiron Veteran has changed to TDM Veteran “Win 25 Rounds of Team Deathmatch Matches”
  • RANKED – Diversified has been updated to include TDM as one of the 4 progression criteria (TDM, KOTH, 2V2, FFA)

We’ve also moved the Developer Playlist to the lead tile in the Quickplay section. Get hands-on with our final, major tuning update before it fully goes live early in the new year. This tuning brings a more balanced experience to combat.

2020 GEARS ESPORTS WINTER MAJOR

The poster for the 2020-21 Gears eSports Winter Major, featuring multiple esports competitors in different reaction poses

The first major event of the 2020-2021 Gears Esports season is this weekend! Tune into live.gearsofwar.com starting at 8 AM PT/10 AM CT/11 AM ET to watch the best teams in the game battle it out over a $140,000 prize pool, and for your chance to claim unique weapon skins along with other great prizes like ASTRO headsets, DXRacer chairs and more.

Keep an eye on the Gears Esports Twitter for more details.

VERSUS EVENT: SHOTTY SNIPES

A gnasher and a sniper rifle, taken from this week's Versus Event

This beloved classic makes its Gears 5 debut this week!

Shotty Snipes is a 5 vs 5 TDM style playlist where everyone spawns with an 8-round Longshot and a 24 round Gnasher. Worried you won’t have enough ammo? Fret not, as pistol, grenade and secondary weapon pickups have been changed to Gnashers, while power and heavy weapon pickups provide additional ammo for your Longshot.

HORDE EVENT: CLASSIC HORDE

We’re keeping up the Classic Horde event one more week to give more people the opportunity to earn the Bloody Weapon set!

For those who haven’t had a chance to jump into this event yet, Classic Horde brings us back to the days before fabricators, ultimate abilities, skill cards or passives, and when everyone started off with just a Lancer, Gnasher and Snub. Using the Horde Frenzy model of 12 waves with a boss every 4 waves, the Classic Horde playlist will also be restricted to only the new maps introduced in Operation 5.

ESCAPE HIVE: THE ONSLAUGHT

You may have already guessed it from the title, but The Onslaught is exactly what it sounds like – an onslaught. Blitz your way through hordes of enemies while taking advantage of the mounted turrets along the way to escape the toxic venom and survive.

WEEKLY STORE

The new items for the Gear Store for December 8, 2020

  • Hivebuster Clayton – 250 Iron
  • Team Scorpio Banner – 100 Iron
  • Team Scorpio Mark – 65 Iron

FEATURE STORE

The featured items for the Gear Store for December 8, 2020

  • Quartermaster Keegan – 500 Iron or 4,000 Gears Coins
  • Islander Lahni – 500 Iron or 4,000 Gears Coins
  • Wilds Mac – 500 Iron or 4,000 Gears Coins
  • Team Scorpio Bloodspray – 125 Iron or 1,000 Gears Coins

ESPORTS

The celestial lancer skin, available for a limited time in-game

  • Celestial Weapon Set (Full) – $9.99 USD
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No new CS

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No chrome steel character? :frowning:

Would’ve loved to see an older one make a return, at least for a week. One day, Scion… one day.

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Lol I got those Gridiron medals in co op vs ai. Glad to see the ranked is finally updated. Finally can mop up the last 2. Also tc let’s get that update to scrap skill cards. Will benefit a lot on the heroic skins.

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Tc is embarrassing cs mac really then 3 weeks and not even a returning cs wow

They don’t normally even announce the chrome steel in these update posts anyway.

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Im really hoping we get one becuase the 20$ on mu Xbox is becoming dusty

Mac will be gone. But neither a new or a returning one is just embarrasing at this point.

I appreciate that they bring back Stream-skins but last time they stopped adding CS they did so for almost 6-8 weeks with no compensation.

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Still waiting for gilded chrome steel hivebuster winter armor desert armor collector’s Thrashball Drone.

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Yes, they do.

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Should i spend the 20$ or wait

On Mac? Go for it imo. I bought him right away.

Ugh man i just cant stand his hair and hes just so unoriginal

Yeah I’ve got 18. I bought the 3 pack of $20 xbox giftcards last weekend. Was gonna use it on Cyberpunk because I had some left for tax already, but since Hivebusters is gonna be 20 bucks probably spend it on that.

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Hmmm all team scorpo stuff ? I wonder.

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Still waiting on the new Clayton skin from the Op 5 trailer, not this Hivebuster variant.

Also, still hoping for returning Chrome Steel characters, specifically, Jermad

What’s the point in putting Keegan for the “featured” slot when he’s already considered an “essential” item? And I believe that Scorpio Squad banner is essential as well. Whys it going up in the new section for iron only? I’m very lost.

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They did the same thing for Cardboard Jack.

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