New Gears 5 Multiplayer Characters Enter the Fray

New Characters Join Gears 5’s Multiplayer Roster

Six new Gears 5 multiplayer characters became available in an update that went live Wednesday. Most of these new characters can only be played in Versus Arcade mode.

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Aside from four new Gears universe characters, the update also comes with two new Terminator characters, Grace and the literal killing machine Rev-9. The new Gears characters can be earned either through gameplay or from purchasing them for 500 Iron each but the Terminator characters must be purchased in a $19.99 USD character pack, according to Xbox Wire.

Here’s a list of all the new characters, per Xbox Wire:

COG Soldier (Hero)

  • Horde & Escape Abilities (Support Role)
    • Ultimate ‘Team Revive’ Instantly revive yourself and any ally in your team which are down, but not out
    • Passive – Enemies that die with your mark reduce the cooldown on your Ultimate
  • Versus Arcade Abilities
    • Loadout – Lancer, Auto Pistol, Smoke Grenade
    • Passive – Kills reward supply of Active Reload ammo to current weapon (0.5 multiplied by the clip size of the weapon)
    • Bounty – Multi-kills reward +1 skull (six-second window frame)

DeeBee (Hero, Robot)

  • Versus Arcade Abilities
    • Loadout – Lancer, Auto Pistol, Smoke Grenade
    • Passive – Short range X-Ray vision through walls
    • Bounty – Execution kills award +1 skulls

General RAAM (Villain, Locust)

  • Versus Arcade Abilities
    • Loadout – Lancer, Auto Pistol, Smoke Grenade
    • Passive Ability – Kills reward supply of Active Reload ammo to current weapon (0.5 multiplied by the clip size of the weapon)
    • Bounty – Multi-kills reward +1 skull (six-second window frame)

Warden (Villain, Scion)

  • Versus Arcade Abilities
    • Loadout: Lancer, Auto Pistol, Smoke Grenade
    • Passive: X-Ray vision through walls (1500 Unreal units/49 feet)
    • Bounty: Execution kill rewards +1 skulls

Grace

  • Horde & Escape Abilities (Tank Role)
    • Ultimate ‘Enhanced Melee’ – All melee hits will knockback and stun enemies
    • Passive – Taking damage reduces Ultimate cooldown time
  • Versus Arcade Abilities
    • Loadout – Enforcer, Snub, Flashbang
    • Passive – 75% Explosive resistance
    • Bounty – Explosive Kills +1 skull

Rev- 9

  • Bounty – Multi Kills +1 skull

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