A huge staple for the Gears of War franchise is the ever evolving Horde mode. Horde is a cooperative, wave survival mode that has been with the franchise ever since its second installment. The mode has evolved over time with each addition to the franchise, and continues to do so in the upcoming Gears 5. You can watch the reveal trailer for the new and improved game-mode above.
As seen in the reveal trailer, Gears 5’s Horde mode offers brand new ways to play, by giving playable characters unique, ultimate abilities. These abilities are unique to each character, not class. The game-mode also offers a fresh take on the base building dynamic of the game, as well as the skill card system. You can watch Rod Fergusson and Ryan Cleven, from The Coalition, break down the new improvements, and changes below.
Alongside the Horde mode reveal, it was also announced that a Halo: Reach character pack is available with the purchase of Gears 5: Ultimate Edition, or an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. The pack grants you access to Emile and Kat, as playable characters across all modes, as well as themed weapon skins, a banner, and blood-spray. You can check out the announcement trailer for the cross-over pack below.
Will you be picking up Gears 5 when it hits shelves in September? What will be your mode of choice? Let me know in the comments!