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Gears 5 Versus Multiplayer Tech Test Kicks off on July 17
by Dana Sissons, Director of Communications, The Coalition Posted on July 5, 2019 at 9:00 am
At E3, we unveiled a brand new way to fight the Swarm in Gears 5: Escape. We wanted to show how we’re pushing the envelope by doing new things never seen in a Gears game before, and that throughout the summer, we’ll reveal more about Gears 5 ahead of its September 10 release. We said that we’d talk more about the Versus Multiplayer Technical Test in July, and today we’re happy to provide more details on how you can be among the first to play Gears 5 and help create the future of Versus multiplayer.

Multiplayer fans of all types can enjoy these weekend test sessions, as you’ll get to play Escalation (our updated competitive gametype) along with Arcade (a new and approachable multiplayer gametype) and a longtime fan favorite: King of the Hill. For players new to Gears or those that want to practice their skills and learn new mechanics we’ve added our new training mode – Bootcamp. The Tech Test also features a short Tour of Duty, which is a series of challenges for players to earn content – completing all of these challenges unlocks an exclusive Tech Test Banner. Players can also unlock three Versus Weapon Skins by completing some additional challenges. For a closer look at Escalation, be sure to check out the ELEAGUE Invitational next weekend (July 13-14) and stay tuned for additional details about Arcade next week.

Included with your Xbox Game Pass membership or as part of your Gears 5pre-order (whether as a separate 5×5 code from a participating retailer or bundled in your digital pre-order), the Tech Test will be available to download starting July 17 with online play being active from July 19 (starting at 10 a.m. PDT) through July 22 at 10 a.m. PDT, and then active again on July 26 (at 10 a.m. PDT) until July 29 at 10 a.m. PDT.

As mentioned earlier, starting on July 17 at 10 a.m. PDT, you can search for “Gears 5” to pull up the Technical Test on your Xbox One console or Windows 10 PC. If you’re an Xbox Game Pass member, you will see the Tech Test available to download in your library – same as any of the 100+ great games in the catalog. Note that between the weekend test periods, the Tech Test itself will be available for download, but servers will be offline. We also wanted to remind you that online multiplayer will require Xbox Live Gold on console, and that because this Tech Test is to help test our servers, you might encounter some queueing as you start to play. We hope to make Gears 5 a great online experience for all players and Xbox Game Pass members on launch, and this Tech Test will help.

For players on Windows 10 PC, we have the below chart that outlines minimum and recommended specs for the Tech Test:



Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you online starting July 19 ahead of sharing more about Horde and Campaign in the months to come!
WOW! Xbox is getting pretty scummy. Gotta pay to help them tech test :laugh:
 
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"Gears 5 is the largest Gears of War to date; it’s the largest campaign ever made, the largest PvE ever made, the largest versus ever made,” said Cleven. “The team at The Coalition is an extremely talented but focused team that believes in this game. They’re extremely passionate about bringing their mark, a high degree of quality, and a legacy that Gears fans will recognize. There is no magic bullet; it’s trusting the people around you."
 

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So that makes it ok? What sort of bulls*** is that.

Preorder it, LMAO. Not stupid enough to do that.
No it doesn't but it's what companies do these days AND they are giving the ability to earn stuff for the full game.
That's better than what most other companies offer...
I doubt you preorder any game unless it's about to release right?
You won't be getting the Ultimate version either I bet.
 

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For anyone checking, I just tried to play and the tech test doesn’t start until 10 am PDT
 
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Sexy. Just finished boot camp. Now I am in versus. Still creating a match after 9 minutes.

Yeah, wait times to get into matches & such are frustrating right now. Hopefully it's not like this all weekend let alone the full game...
 
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No it doesn't but it's what companies do these days AND they are giving the ability to earn stuff for the full game.
That's better than what most other companies offer...
I doubt you preorder any game unless it's about to release right?
You won't be getting the Ultimate version either I bet.
Don't care what is in it. Don't care who does it. Making people pay to help them test their product is scummy....it isn't even a debate.

You're right on both counts.

I bet the Ultimate edition has another scummy move and offers early access, right?
 
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Don't care what is in it. Don't care who does it. Making people pay to help them test their product is scummy....it isn't even a debate.

You're right on both counts.

I bet the Ultimate edition has another scummy move and offers early access, right?
I am going to side with you on this.

Remember that crap SONY did with GT?

It is weak to do this to gamers
 

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Tried the tech test on both my PC and Xbox One X. Both look really good. On my PC at 3440x1440 with everything set to ultra, I was getting between 70 -100 fps. Console version felt smooth as well and looked good with HDR. Really well done and seems optimized for both console and PC.