And get two Achievements for your trouble.
Gears 5 is full of collectibles — that we know — but it’s also got a total of 17 Relic Weapons to collect and use. This guide will show you how to find them all.
In addition to being more powerful versions of the game’s normal set of weaponry, the Relic Weapons are also tied to a couple in-game Achievements including Relic Hunter (equip three Relic Weapons at one time) and Relics of the Past (get a kill with each Relic Weapon). For Relic Hunter especially, remember that you can store weaponry on the front of your Skiff.
There are a total of seven Relic Weapons in Act II and ten Relic Weapons in Act III of the campaign. We’re going to defer to Maka91’s excellent video guide to help you find them all.
Here’s a quick text rundown as well.
Act 2 Relic Weapons
- Enforcer Relic Weapon (Act 2, Chapter 2 only): This is on the left at the New Hope location.
- Longshot Relic Weapon: This is inside the red barn along the northern end of the map.
- Retro Lancer Relic Weapon: This is past the gate in Act 2, Chapter 4 — look in the centre of the map.
- Torque Bow Relic Weapon: This is also in Chapter 4, to the right as you enter the mine; look to the top of a hill.
- Boltok Relic Weapon: This is in eastern part of the map, northeast of the Condor Crash Site.
- Dropshot Relic Weapon: This is northeast of the Crash Site as well, behind a rock.
- Boomshot Relic Weapon: This is near the North Tower Substation.
Act 3 Relic Weapons
- Talon Relic Weapon: This is south of the Airport, next to Hangar 1.
- Gnasher Relic Weapon: This is south of the Talon Relic, on the northern edge of the map.
- Claw Relic Weapon: This is still in the northern part of the map, but getting closer its centre. Look for domed buildings buried in the same.
- Markza Relic Weapon: This one’s in the Pump Station location
- Hammerburst Relic Weapon: This is east of the City Ruins — look for the Crimson Omen on the side of a building.
- Lancer Grenade Launcher Relic Weapon: This is between the Water Tower and the Cosmonaut Training Facility.
- Snub Relic Weapon: This is southeast of the Rocket Hangar.
- Overkill Relic Weapon: This is north of the Bridge Control House.
- Embar Relic Weapon: This near the Crashed Condor Site in the southeast corner of the map.
- Lancer Relic Weapon: This one’s on the southern side of the ship at the Cargo Shipwreck location.
Gears 5 is available on Windows PC and Xbox One as part of the Xbox Game Pass program.