Gaming News 08 Apr 2021 9:19 AM +00:00

Gears 5: Operation 1 Characters In Gears of War 5

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Four brand new characters have arrived to Gears 5 multiplayer in the form of COG Gear, Warden, DeeBee and General RAAM; this is part of Operation 1. Launching with a limited pool of characters, this is no doubt a welcome set to the online servers filled with Halo Reach and Terminator characters roaming around online.

Read More: Gears 5: Tips And Tricks Tutorial To Improve Your Multiplayer Gameplay For Beginners And Experts

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Meet The Characters

COG GEAR – HERO

  • Abilities In: Arcade, Escape, Horde
  • PVE Style: Support
  • PVE Ultimate: Team Revive – Instantly revive downed allies
  • PVE Passive: Enemies that die with your mark reduce the cooldown of your Ultimate
  • PVE Skills: 13
  • Arcade Passive: Bullets For Blood – Receive Active Reload Ammo for Kills
  • Arcade Loadout: Lancer, Talon, Flashbang
  • Arcade Weapon Tree: Retro Lancer (3), Random (5), Claw (6)
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The backbone of the COG Army, the COG Gear is a strong support character that brings teammates back into the fight!

Their Ultimate Ability instantly revives teammates from across the battlefield, saving the day in both Horde and Escape. Their PVE Skills focus on supporting allies, including providing Stim to teammates and tougher damage resistance to keep them in the fight.

The COG Gear also comes with two base skins of the COG Gear – the Male Private Vermelo and the Female Private Casan!

DEEBEE – HERO

  • Abilities In: Arcade
  • Arcade Passive: X-Ray – See nearby enemies through walls
  • Arcade Loadout: Lancer, Talon, Smoke
  • Arcade Weapon Tree: Boltok (2), Overkill (4), Breaker Mace (6)
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Due to DeeBee units being present in PVE modes, the DeeBee is one of the only exceptions where a COG Team Character (ie. Hero) will not have gameplay abilities in PVE.

WARDEN – VILLAIN

  • Abilities In: Arcade
  • Arcade Passive: X-Ray – See nearby enemies through walls
  • Arcade Loadout: Lancer, Talon, Smoke
  • Arcade Weapon Tree: Boltok (2), Overkill (4), Breaker Mace (6)
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GENERAL RAAM – VILLAIN

  • Abilities In: Arcade
  • Arcade Passive: Bullets For Blood – Receive Active Reload Ammo for Kills
  • Arcade Loadout: Lancer, Talon, Flashbang
  • Arcade Weapon Tree: Retro Lancer (3), Random (5), Claw (6)

Players who earned Gilded General RAAM through the Road to Gears 5 Challenges in Gears 4 will automatically unlock General RAAM as a Character for Arcade, including the base RAAM Character Skin.#

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EARNING CHARACTERS

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Totems are your new way to unlock Characters in Gears 5, opening up a path of Challenges to complete in order to add the Character to your collection.

CRAFT YOUR TOTEMUnder the new Totems section in the Customization Menu, spend 100 Scrap to craft the Totem of any Hero or Villain character you want to unlock.

COMPLETE CHALLENGESEquip your Totem to activate tracking for character challenges associated to the Totem. Note: Only ONE Totem can be active at a time and must be equipped to track progress.

Each Character has five objectives to complete in order to unlock. In this Character Drop, all Characters have the same four objectives with one unique objective themed to each character. Note that these do NOT track together – only for the equipped Totem.

Here’s a hint: XP and unique objectives can be earned while you’re completing your other objectives – so double up to get them done faster.

You can read more about the operation and the objectives available on the official Gears 5 site.

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Written ByChris Trout@TheTrout91

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