Gears 5: Horde Mode Gameplay Details, Characters, Abilities And More
Home / Gears 5

Gears 5: Horde Mode Gameplay Details, Characters, Abilities And More

Chris Trout
2 September 2019

Gears 5's Horde Mode was revealed at Gamescom 2019 and it has had a significant upgrade since Gears of War 4 in 2016. Read all about it here.

Horde Mode for Gear of War 5 was revealed at Gamescom 2019 last month and we’ve seen a significant number of changes planned ahead of the games release on 10th September, 2019. Players will be able to play the new and improved Horde Mode 4 days early if they bought the Ultimate Edition as well as receiving the Halo Reach: Character Pack

What's New About Gears 5's Horde Mode

Perhaps the biggest chance is the fact that all playable characters now have ultimates/special abilities - this operates similar to Call of Duty Black Ops 4's specialists.

JD Fenix can call in an airstrike, while Kait can use a cloaking ability and Fahz has an X-Ray that allows him to see through walls. This new addition will greatly change the dynamic of Horde mode and how your team plays around them.

Another major change to the multiplayer gameplay is the introduction of "power taps". Gears 5's horde mode is more aggressive than it has been in the past and you will need these "power taps" to expand your base and uprade your arsenal to be able to survive the 50 waves available - not just camp in one spot.


There are new characters available, most recently announced was the Halo: Reach pack, which can be received by ordering the Ultimate Edition. From Halo: Reach’s Noble Team, Spartans Emile-A239 and Kat-B320 will fight alongside our heroes.

Marcus Fenix will also make an appearance as well as the Cog's trusted sidekick Jack, who has the ability to hijack enemies and use them at its discretion, alongside more characters to be revealed later on.

Follow us on Twitter for the latest Gears 5 news. Tweet us your thoughts on the new Gears 5 Horde mode.

Written By
Chris Trout

*Gfinity may receive a small commission if you click a link from one of our articles onto a retail website and make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. For more information, see our Cookie Policy. All prices listed were accurate at the time of publishing.