This Week in Gears – October 5 - 11

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to another This Week in Gears blog.

Versus Event: FFA 14: Precision

Sharpshooters round up! Keep your sights straight and your head low as you pop skulls to victory—this week’s Versus Event features the Longshot and Markza Mk2 as loadout weapons in FFA 14: Precision! The Longshot will help you in mid to long-range where patience is key, while the Markza MK2’s firepower will get the job done if one bullet is not enough. Or you could always go full blindies. Your choice! Oh, and bullet penetration is on for that sweet, piercing action.

While you’re out there, aim to complete the Precision Medal Group and earn the Island Glow Teal Weapon Set.

Medal Name Description Stars
Head Hunter Get 20 Headshots in the FFA 14: Precision Versus Event 5
Precision Veteran Complete 5 Matches in the FFA 14: Precision Versus Event 4
Precisely! Get 75 Eliminations in the FFA 14: Precision Versus Event 5
Precision Carnage Deal 75,000 Damage in the FFA: 14 Precision Versus Event 5
A Lancer featuring the Island Glow Teal Weapon Skin

Featured Hive: The Wanderer

This week’s Hive is called The Wanderer, named after the invulnerable (yes, literally un-killable!) Mulcher Scion that walks the halls of Hive. As you navigate towards the exit, you’ll need to work around this unstoppable threat in order to get out – if he makes it onto the Helipad, there’s no escape.

Tougher modifiers for this Hive also make The Wanderer even more effective with quicker movement and ultra-stopping power – which makes running past enemies a thing of the past.

Weekly Store

New items available in the Gears 5 Store beginning October 5, 2021
  • Cell Block Marcus – 500 Iron
  • UIR Jack – 500 Iron
  • Propaganda Weapon Set – 850 Iron
  • Salute Banner – 200 Iron
  • Guitar Mark – 125 Iron

Feature Store

The featured items in the Gears store starting on October 5, 2021
  • First Minister Stroud – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gears Coins
  • Pixel Art Jack – 500 Iron, 4,000 Gears Coins
  • Pixelated Legacy Set – 425 Iron, 3,400 Gears Coins
  • Fighting Pose Expression – 300 Iron, 2,400 Gears Coins
  • Gnasher Pixel Art Banner – 100 Iron, 800 Gears Coins

Gears Glory

For the month of October, we want to see your Inktober creations! We know our #GearsFam is filled with talented artists and illustrators, and we want to celebrate that. As always post away with the hashtag #GearsGlory, we’ll be keeping an eye out!

Gears Esports

And here is what you can expect across the world of esports in Gears 5!


Black Steel Locust Beastrider
  • Black Steel Locust Beastrider – 2.99 USD

Studio Holiday Update

Canadian Thanksgiving is around the corner so our staff will be on break. We wanted to give you a heads up that this means there won’t be a This Week In Gears for the week of October 11th. The store will keep the same items, in case you still need to grab the phenomenal Cellblock Marcus by then. It will also buy people some time to earn the Island Glow Teal Weapon Set, or just to flat out enjoy the fierce FFA: 14 Precision Event, as it will be sticking around for another week.



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Cell block Marcus over sad Dom


Gonna need you to repeat that in American.


That Island Glow Teal is GORGEOUS

@WickedlyInocent look. I knew it would be called Teal because its one of the shades of blue i can recognize lol


Instead of turkey and ham, they eat Canadian bacon and maple syrup flavored chicken.

They also dance to Drake songs.

I know this because I majored in Canadian in college.


I.just want them now. But I’ll have them soon

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I cant really recognize reds or greens lol.

I’m terrible at recognizing most colors tbh.

I just know that I like it when I see it.


Pumped for Inmate Marcus. They should tatt him up and make him extra swole too. After all he’d been locked up for years with nothing better to do other than lift. Looks like man-hands makes her return. Another Island Glow set? I’m afraid they’re in danger of overdoing it after getting good reviews on these sets. When will it end? Do we really need an Island Glow for every color?

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I have red/green and yellow/blue colorblindness so most colors looks the same, theres shades of certain colors i can actually distinguish which are the ones I like. Lol

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Damn I hate how this op has been nonstop pvp rewards but damn it want that teal I could Actually play this

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In case somebody needed even more confirmation that all skins shown in the trailer weren’t coming by the time this Operation ends.

I am just waiting for Heroic RAAM to be happy :frowning:

What colors do you really like then? Lol.

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I had to laugh at this. In my experience, the Unstoppable Threat usually makes it to the first supply room…and that’s about it.

Ooh, and look! Anya’s hands are still huge in the photo! Good times.

Otherwise, meh.

Well duh obviously her hands are fine :sunglasses:


XP event for Canadian Thanksgiving please? Ive been holding off boosting the last reup and a half in hopes of an XP event at some point.


With another good player you can safely skip supply rooms and just unga bunga your way to the helipad. Saves about 5-8 minutes, depending on usual pace.

Blue and Pink are my favorite colors. Mostly because when I see them I can tell what they are.

Colors like yellow/green/red/brown all look the same to me and if someone asked me what color something is I literally can’t tell them what color it is lol

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Teal skins look ok so will probably earn those.

The end game feel is very real though isn’t it?

Wreck-It Anya :smirk:


I sometimes cant tell colors because I dont know the specific name of that shade. Like I’m still unsure if the COGs signature color is royal blue or not lmao.

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