So I have been playing a lot of escape, which is an exciting new game mode in gears 5. I wanted to share some strategic tips, particularly in regards to the 6 possible characters you can play. Let’s get into it.
Keegan: I like to run the Hammerburst and Snub, along with 3 support skills that improve the supply drop. Pick up a hammerburst right away, that will be your primary weapon the entire run. You can grab a headshot weapon for some long range utility, or or an explosive launcher for your second weapon. His hammerburst is amazing at downing drones. Once the drone is down, take the meat shield. This will give you some defense and you can still whip out the custom snub and deal decent damage. Rinse and repeat that strategy throughout the run. A good time to pop your resupply is in the safe room. Everyone is crowded in and won’t miss it, and ammo is usually low at that point. Good time to resupply. Use it again when trying to seal the hive, to make sure everyone has plenty of ammo for that.
Lahni: always be thinking about flanking as her. It is your job to get behind enemy forces and draw their attention and shoot them in the back. Her deflection skills will help you survive and nimble skill will help you get into position fast. Once the enemies are thinned out and in disarray, you can move in and start meleeing and executing, with or without your electro blade depending on the stakes.
Mac: His primary job is to take damage for the team so they can get into position. His crazy tough skill is a must have for this. His bloody boltok can deal decent damage too. Try to bounce between targets to spread the bleeding around better. Use the barrier to not only survive but completely flip the scrip in critical moments. Lethal barrier + extended duration is great for that.
EMILE: His melee attack is amazing. It deals a ton of damage and along with the bleed, basically anything you melee is doomed. Melee as much as possible to conserve ammo for bigger fights. Grab a gnasher off the first grenadier you run into. During larger fights, look for an opening to charge right into the fray and lay down the drop shield. Active reload the gnasher and poke out here and there firing slugs at enemies. Anyone pushing the shield gets knifed or gnashered. This also causes a huge distraction that creates options for your teammates. Shield duration makes the shield last longer in these situations which is critical, and close range recharge can help ensure it is ready in the first place.
KAT: Why would you ever play kat in escape?
Sarah Conner: I don’t particularly recommend Sarah Conner for escape. She isn’t an obviously terrible choice like kat but on closer inspection her skills just don’t gel that well with an escape environment. Stopping power is great of course, tough skin is situationally useful such as against flocks of juvies, but everything else is very lackluster.
Well that’s about it! Thanks for reading hope this helps! Please, share any tips you have for escape as well.