All posts by Dana Sissons, Director of Communications, The Coalition

New “Gears Forever” Trailer Shows The Biggest Gears Yet – Xbox Wire

We’re just a short time away from the biggest Gears yet with Early Access for either Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or with Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, and today while fans eagerly await its release, we’ve got a brand new trailer showing off Gears 5’s five modes.

In Gears 5, there are five thrilling ways to play: the all-new aggressive, high-stakes co-op mode Escape; the competitive Versus mode, featuring nine modes including the all-new Arcade for players of all levels; the deepest Horde Mode ever;  the intuitive Map Builder and the biggest Campaign yet.

Yesterday, we shared news about latest blockbuster partnership in Gears 5 with WWE Superstar Batista making an appearance in Gears 5 as a multiplayer character, donning the armor of the legendary Marcus Fenix. Fans can also look forward to the inclusion of Sarah Connor and the T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator: Dark Fate and Spartans Emile-A239 and Kat-B320 from Halo: Reach with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition.

Gears 5 early access will begin at 9pm on September 5th in your local time zone. For countries with multiple time zones, the earliest time zone will determine when you can play. For example, North American early access will begin at simultaneously at 9pm ET, 8pm CT and 6pm PT.

Both Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition owners will be able to gear up and take the fight to the Swarm. On behalf of everyone at The Coalition, we’re excited to have fans jump into the world of Gears 5.

For more information on Gears 5 and the Gears franchise, stay tuned to Xbox Wire or follow Gears on Twitter @gearsofwar.

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Author: Microsoft News Center

Gears 5 Versus Multiplayer Tech Test Now Open to All Xbox Live Gold Members – Xbox Wire

The Gears 5 Versus Tech Test began last weekend, inviting both those players who have pre-ordered Gears 5 and Xbox Game Pass members to rev up their Lancers and roadie run through their opponents on the way to victory. Thanks to the incredible Gears fans, both new and veteran, who made our initial Gears 5 Versus Tech Test weekend a smashing success. This weekend we’re extending the invitation to join the action to all Xbox Live Gold members as part of Xbox Live Free Play Days this weekend.

Starting at 10 a.m. PDT tomorrow, COG hopefuls who are new to the Gears 5 fight can enlist in the Boot Camp training mode and then jump right into Arcade, the new game type designed for over-the-top fun. If you’re returning for another round following last week’s Tech Test, be sure to check out fan-favorite King of the Hill, the updated competitive game type Escalation and continue your Tour of Duty, a series of challenges that grant sweet rewards. A new reward has also been added – the Wreath Bloodspray, which can be earned by completing one match during the Tech Test from 5:30 – 6:30 pm PDT on Friday, July 26. No matter your level of Gears familiarity, Gears 5 offers a game type for you.

To ensure you’re ready for battle, search the Microsoft Store for Gears 5 Tech Test and download to your library. The Tech Test is available for download right now, but servers will be offline until tomorrow at 10 a.m. PDT. We also wanted to remind you that online multiplayer will require Xbox Live Gold for Xbox Game Pass for Console members, and that because this Tech Test is to help test our servers, you might encounter some queueing as you start to play. We hope to make Gears 5 a great online experience for all players and Xbox Game Pass members on launch, and this Tech Test will help.

Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you online! Be sure to visit and follow @GearsofWar on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest on Gears 5 ahead of its worldwide launch on September 10.

Gears 5 will release on September 10 for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Xbox Game Pass. Early access starts on September 6 for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition purchasers. Pre-order details can be found on the Microsoft Store.

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Author: Microsoft News Center

Gears Pro Circuit Descends on Mexico City February 1-3 – Xbox Wire

Get ready for the Gears Pro Circuit Mexico City Open on February 1-3 at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, where top Gears Pro Circuit teams from around the world will compete for a $200,000 prize pool. Tickets are still available for fans to watch 70+ teams like OpTic Gaming, Denial and Ghost Gaming (the #1 LATAM team). There will also be a 2v2 Gnashers tournament on February 2 – registration begins on Saturday and is available to the first 100 spectators/pro players that sign-up.

Tune in to throughout the weekend to claim exclusive free in-game items including the new Glow and Mexico City weapons skins. If you want to fully immerse yourself in the Gears saga after the Gears Pro Circuit Mexico City Open, Xbox Game Pass members can now play every Gears of War game.

Have a great weekend Gears fans – we’ll see you from February 1-3 as teams battle it out in Mexico City! Be sure to visit and follow @EsportsGears on Twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest information about Gears Esports.

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Author: Steve Clarke

Gears Pro Circuit Season 2 Heads West to San Diego – Xbox Wire

Gears Pro Circuit Season 2 makes its first appearance on the West Coast this week with the Gears Pro Circuit San Diego Open, taking place from September 28th-30th at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. The top Gears teams from around the world will all be in attendance as they battle it out for a piece of the $250,000 prize pool.

OpTic Gaming comes into the event as the favorite to take home the title following their dominating performance in New Orleans and winning the last seven online 2Ks. Echo Fox coming in as the second seed is looking to avenge their loss in New Orleans and take home the championship. Ghost Gaming and Spacestation Gaming, Europe’s top team, both feature new team members as they look to run the table to the Championship Match on Sunday.

San Diego also marks the Gears Pro Circuit debut of 2v2 Gnashers Only on Boxes. Featuring a $10,000 prize pool, this side tournament will take place during the Gears Pro Circuit San Diego Open and will have some of the top players in Gears looking to prove their CQB dominance. Anyone with an event pass (spectator or team) is eligible to compete for free. Registration will be from 10am-1pm PDT, on Saturday, September 29th at the main registration table on a first come, first serve basis. Make sure to get their early as the tournament is capped at 96 teams and will start at 2:00 PM PDT on Saturday.


Watch all the action at starting at 2:00 PM PDT on Friday, September 28, then into the weekend on both Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM PDT.

Visit and follow @EsportsGears on Twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest information about Gears Esports and the Gears Pro Circuit San Diego Open!