Gears 5 update adds New Game+, Batista, Ironman mode


Gears 5 update will add a series of new features to the Xbox Series X iteration, including New Game+, Batista in the campaign, new difficulties with Ironman mode and more.

Ironman mode is one of two new difficulty modes that will be added to the game on 10 November, the launch of the Xbox Series X and Series S, joining Inconceivable. The New Game+ mode will able you to bring your previously-earned upgrades and abilities with you onto next-gen consoles.

Zoë Curnoe, Principal Lead Producer, said:
If you’re familiar with that in games like XCOM, [which] maybe is the best example where you don’t want to die ever — you’re trying to play through with one life [in Ironman mode]. That’s really challenging and that’s where bringing over your OP Jack is going to help you get through that. Or certainly playing through co-op if you’re both in Ironman, that would be a really fun thing to challenge as well. So we certainly loved the couch co-op challenges for Gears.

While Kait, Hel and JD will get new character skins, players will also be able to use Marcus Fenix’s Batista skin during the campaign. The update will offer up new Achievements giving players a good reason to play through campaign again.

The update will also offer up 120FPS in multiplayer, a reduction of latency across the board and enhanced lighting and shadowing.

Gears 5 is available on Xbox One and Windows PC and heads to Xbox Series X and Series S on 10 November. The title is also part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription program.