Gears 5 Horde Mode Trailer Released and Halo: Reach Character Pack Announced

Gears 5 at gamescom 2019: Horde and Halo: Reach Character Pack

Today at gamescom 2019, we revealed the all-new Gears 5 Horde mode, which adds new gameplay features and Ultimate abilities to this signature mode. Every Horde character will have a unique Ultimate ability; this extends to cross-over characters like Sarah Connor from Terminator Dark Fate, and Kat and Emile from the newly announced Halo: Reach Character Pack. The Halo: Reach Character Pack is included as part of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam, and with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.


Horde is back and better than ever in Gears 5. Next month, Horde continues the evolution of the fan-favorite multiplayer mode that has become a cornerstone of the franchise with an all-new set of character-based gameplay mechanics where each character has their own personality, progression, play style and legacy that they bring to the table. Can you and four friends endure waves of ever-stronger enemies and bosses? Survive using new Ultimate abilities like JD’s air strike or Kait’s cloak, building defenses, collecting power, leveling up your skills and working as a team. Beyond traditional Gears heroes, you can now play as Jack, the flying support bot, in Horde. Jack doesn’t need cover and can buff nearby players or hack and hijack enemies making them fight each other, which lends an added dimension to building out the best team. On top of these major enhancements, we’ve also added Power Taps – a new mechanic that encourages players to move their bases for more power and rewards. For a first glimpse at the latest in Horde, check out the latest trailer and prepare to hop in with you and your squad in a few weeks.

Halo: Reach Character Pack

One of the most storied franchises in all of gaming is coming to the Gears franchise at launch when Halo: Reach drops onto Sera. From Noble Team, Spartans Emile-A239 and Kat-B320 will fight alongside the likes of Kait Diaz and Marcus Fenix in Horde and Versus. The Halo: Reach Character Pack also includes a variety of Noble Team cosmetics to choose from like a Noble Team Jack Skin, Noble Team Banner, Noble Team Blood Spray, Noble Team Mark and the Noble Team Weapon Set. The Halo: Reach Character Pack will be available for all Gears 5 Ultimate Edition owners and included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

We’re less than three weeks away from Gears fans descending upon Sera, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the next chapter of Kait’s story with you. Players can squad up four days early (September 6) and play through five thrilling modes across the deepest campaign yet with Gears 5 Ultimate Edition on Xbox One and Windows 10 as well as Steam and with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Steam players can pre-purchase either the Standard Edition or Ultimate Edition to enjoy the same bonuses and benefits as on Xbox One and Windows 10, and even join the Gears family for multiplayer thanks to cross-play.