Gears 5 is receiving a new mini-campaign as DLC on December 16, and it’ll be available as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The campaign, Hivebusters, follows the heroes of the game’s Escape mode as they go on a “suicide mission” to take down a Swarm hive.
The campaign will be playable in three player co-op, with Lahni, Keegan, and Mac featuring. You’ll be able to use and upgrade their Ultimate Abilities, which was not the case in the regular campaign. The game will come with 16 achievements, totaling 210 Gamerscore, too.
This DLC is written by Kurtis Wiebe, who also wrote the Hivebusters comic series, published across 2019. This DLC is based on those comics.
Gears 5 is releasing a Game of the Year edition alongside this DLC, which includes Hivebusters and earlier updates. The DLC also benefits from Xbox Series X/S optimizations, including 4K graphics, shorter loads, and quick resume.
If you don’t have Game Pass, you can buy the DLC separately for $20.
Gears 5 recently added WWE stars The New Day as DLC, and in a stranger twist, introduced an update to let you replace Marcus with the wrestler Batista throughout the campaign. Gears 5 is also available on Steam, making it the first game in the series to appear on the storefront.
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