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Gears 5 has 19 different pride flag banners and we live for them

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Yas, Locust Queen!

Gears 5 has 19 different pride flag banners available to players, furthering The Coalition’s pledge to make the game accessible and inclusive to all.

Available for use in multiplayer mode, each of the game’s 19 pride flags are able to be crafted for 100 in-game silver-style credits (look, I forget what they’re called and I’ll update this with the proper name soon). We had enough of those credits when we started the game to craft pride flag 18, our flag of choice. There are flags for everyone, though, from a polyamourous pride flag to a transgender one. The sky’s the limit.

“At The Coalition, we believe that gaming is for everyone. And we believe that gaming is better when we embrace the things that make us unique and respect diverse perspectives,” The Coalition head, Rod Fergusson, said in a statement regarding the flags.

Gears of War is a series grounded in diversity, and we’re proud to celebrate it in our characters and our players. The Gears 5 team was incredibly passionate about including flags representing the different aspects of Pride and we’re thrilled players can show up as their authentic selves while playing.”

You can access the pride flags by heading into Gears 5 multiplayer, then hitting Y to customise your characters. Head to the flag section to get started.

Gears 5 is available now on Windows PC and Xbox One as part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription program.