About daily I check the Gears forums to see what players have figured out about Gears 5 Horde. Unfortunately most threads about Gears 5 Horde are centered around voicing displeasure about the parts of it that people don’t like.
I’m interested in starting a thread to share specific information that players have figured out about how Gears 5 Horde works that the publishers have yet to release, or may not ever publish in a detailed manner.
It’s clear that each hero character has different options as to what they can build at the Fabricator, what is it specifically for each.
There are Power Taps that can be captured, how much energy can you get out of them and when?
There’s a Forge, how much energy do you get from destroying weapons? what affects this amount?
I was playing in a horde match yesterday and some explained that a teammate saved them from an enemy during the middle of an execution animation, (not sure if this was a Sire or not).
Here’s a few things that I have figured out so far, but could use more verification.
Jack can make Forges and Weapons Lockers
Fahz can make Barriers and Weapons Lockers
I think - Power Taps generate 100 after surviving 1 wave, 200 after 2 consecutive, 400 after 3, 800 after 4, then continue to generate 800 each wave there after that they are not destroyed. Resets if destroyed.
Forges generate 10 energy per weapon at lvl 1 with no cards applied, 20 energy at lvl 2 with no cards. This may vary depending on the amount of ammo in the weapon up to 40 a lvl 1 for a full ammo weapon.
Reviving more than one teammate at the Fabricator does not cost energy, but there is a longer respawn delay for each teammate revived.
I’m sure I have learned more, and can share here if others find this useful and contribute.
p.s. I feel like I am in the minority, but I am enjoying this horde and plan to play it quite a bit to experience different characters and strategies.