Say hello to Operations.
Gears 5 post-launch content schedule was today detailed by developer The Coalition.
Post-launch support will come in the form of Operations, three-month campaigns that provide a host of new content. We’re in the midst of Operation 1, while Operation 2 will begin in December.
In Operation 1, we’ll see new Supply cards added to the pool each Tuesday, alongside a new Escape Hive. The Gears 5 Store will also be refreshed on a Tuesday (so more likely closer to Wednesday here in Australia).
Operation 2 will include a bunch of new content, as follows:
- Versus Modes
- Multiplayer Maps
- Characters including COG Heroes
- Tiles for Map Builder
- New featured events
- New weekly Escape Hives
- New weekly Supply Drop content
Access to new characters
New characters can be “earned through gameplay or purchased directly” according to The Coalition. New characters — like Dave Bautista — will be introduced with new Operations; once an Operation ends, that character can still be purchased. Character-specific cosmetic items introduced in an Operation are limited to earn/purchase in that Operation’s time only.
Gears 5 is available now on Windows PC and Xbox One and is part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription program.