Gears 5 Won’t Be Including A Battle Royal At Launch

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It is no surprise that the Battle Royal genre has become as massive as it is; it has rekindled the flame of previous video game veterans and even inspired a new generation of gamers. But when it comes to the all-new Gears 5 set to release this September we can expect no such thing at launch.

So far we know it will include a lengthy and satisfying campaign no doubt, along with plenty of multiplayer game modes such as the infamous Horde and a brand new Escape mode. Multiplayer director Ryan Cleven said this regarding a Battle Royale Mode while speaking to GameSpot, “Gears 5 does not include a battle royale mode. We’re big fans of the battle royale genre, but we would want to ensure we bring a battle royale mode to Gears in a meaningful way. We’re actively listening to our Gears community and will look to further evolve our game modes based on player feedback post-launch.”

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As compared to titles like PUBG or COD: Blackout, Gears has always relied on a close-quarters type of play. Jumping from cover to cover, purposely trying not to expose yourself and getting heavily punished if you do. So if a Battle Royal mode was implemented later on it would be interesting to what the devs come up with.

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Gears 5 will be available on September 10th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. And if you are apart of Xbox Game Pass, you can get the game four days earlier and get ahead of all your friends.

Would you like to see BR come to Gears 5? Make sure to let us know in the comments below.


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