⚙️ Time to Crown 👑 Gears 5 Characters Skins Try Hard Collection

Of all the things to boast about… And given the audience on these forums too. :smiley:

Number of skins > Being #1 in the world for completions on The Detour (any difficulty) > Repeat solo master Escape Hives using the same class but different skins > Master solo Horde runs using Sam

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I mean, he is right about one thing. That he’s (possibly unreasonably) passionate about skins in Gears 5.

I’d also like to mention the fact that this points the absurd number of them we have for weapons out.


I think the only two things I’ve been impressed with on these forums were:

(1) The master solo Escape with all classes challenge, which was obviously a group effort by those involved.

(2) @Ultra_Gnasty’s master solo Horde ventures.

That’s not to say that I’m hard to impress. I’m a man of low standards. I consider a good day one where I don’t accidentally splash a bit of pee on the toilet rim. It’s just alot of the things that people on here like to boast about don’t do it for me.


Just think what we could’ve had if tc spent the same amount of time making skins on stuff that would’ve made the game better/fun.

Actually they did kind of. Me and 11 other people are the only ones on earth to have the entire toxic weapon set primarily because we all participated in the Master Solo Escape challenge last year. Keep in mind that it was merely a congratulations gift from TC Shauny rather than something TC officially organized which makes it all the more special in my eyes.

I know this.:unamused:

Pretty sure i even comment on the subject in that post by @CommanderCH2863

I was the 1st to suggest you guys get a reward

It leaves an even bitter taste in my mouth knowing that someone can just drop these skins on to some peoples laps yet cant commit to keeping the rewards in escape to at least let us earn them.

If you read down from this post you can see my thoughts on the toxicc set rewards.


Yeah. By all means, have a special super exclusive reward for these kinds of unique feats. The issue is that TC clearly ballsed up the Escape rewards with these incomplete sets.

It’s still terrible practice to randomly pick people out and individually give them skins. If anything, the skins should have been baked into the game and awarded to anyone soloing various hives.

It was also terrible practice to delist all of the other skins too. Ranked, general rewards, old store content, leaderboards, etc.

In b4 not randomly given out, blah, blah. (Not necessarily you, Defensor, but it is a predictable response)

It was an arbitrary community-driven challenge that a TC employee randomly decided to award content. It’s bad policy.

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Well done GC!

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While I don’t think the skins were baked into the game, there was a system in place before where people who got top percentage times on escape hives were rewarded with exclusive skins. But then people whined and moaned about not wanting to play escape so TC changed the top percentage reward to gears coins.

The full set was never released this way, and the original system was still extremely limited for no apparent reason. Strictly speaking, a top percentage based system gets harder over time as the top runs get more optimized. So why is a top 1% run now awarded with nothing when it got a skin before when that time was objectively easier to get?

A better way to do it would have been set time thresholds. Something like the gold times on weeklies but stricter, and again, possibly stuff for solo completions within a certain time or better as well.

TC has never gotten challenge rewards and content delivery right. They’ve improved a little bit over time, we’re certainly in a better spot now than the RNG packs of Gears 4 or the atrocious store during Gears 5’s launch, but they’ve been taking baby steps when this isn’t all that complicated.


The Gear Coins thing happened for Operation 4 though. The Toxic skins were (if I remember correctly) rewards for top 5% scoreboards for the Operation 3 hives.

All of the hives gave out some of the Toxic skins as rewards, but TC clearly messed up because there were some which were unreleased.

Im not saying it was a good system. Im just saying that there was a system in place for this previously. Definitely could’ve used some improvement. Still weird they never released the full sets.

What I am saying is that they couldve improved it had people not complained about having to play escape. Some people were upset they couldnt get the skins because they didnt want to play escape. Which is ridiculous imo because thats like saying “There shouldnt be versus rewards because I dont play pvp”

Same reply as for shinobi

Thank you Homie

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@GearsCharacters just not sure if this is something to be proud of or embaressed.

@WD_Hawkeye the same people that wouldnt play escape are the same ones that complain about TC not being innovative enough, or making changes to the game…that 5 is too vanilla. Need new different modes…etc etc. Then when TC does innovate and change- add new modes etc etc-they complain about how TC is “fing with gears-and changing things-and doing things nobody asked for-and wont play nor try the new modes”. Oh yeah. And say bc they bought the game all content should be basically free. Nothing legacy. Earned etc etc. I hate gears coins. And I hate what ranked turned into. Nothing cool to play for. And a leaderboard system that rewards the biggest losers who dont have a job, live at home with mom, and play gears 20 hours a day. With a k/d of .6 to 1. Terrible system for crybabies.


Damn you spent all that money on a special Xbone for it to be outclassed in a year.

Actually, you needed to buy(technically, order it and get the code, then cancel the order) a special statue to get that skin. Would come out to the same price if you stayed put with the order, though.

Oh yeah I remember that. Wasn’t it like 400-600$? Did it ever come out?

I remember getting ads to Pre-Order it on my Instagram for a while.

Dunno, I didn’t want the statue. Partly because whoever designed it thought it was a great idea to display all of Kait’s teeth, at least if my memory of the pictures is correct.

It probably did come out, though.