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Ruben Fields
July 8, 2019

Now if you're a fan of the Gears of War series, you'll recognize the game mode from Gears of War 4, however there are a few changes and updates that have been made. 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. Gears 5 will be released on Xbox One and Windows 10 on September 10, but Xbox Game Pass subscribers and owners of the game's Ultimate Edition will get early access on September 6.

As promised at E3 2019, a technical test for Gears 5 multiplayer will take place, and there are two sessions available. The Xbox One test also requires you to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play.

Escalation: The pinnacle objective mode of Gears is back and better than ever. The Gears 5 tech test will show up in the "Ready to Download" section starting July 17.

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Non-members will be able to access the test by pre-ordering Gears 5 from the Xbox and Windows stores or from participating third-party retailers who will provide access codes.

The announcement also goes over the three multiplayer modes included in the test. A new training mode was added for those new to Gears or those who want to practice and hone skills called Bootcamp. Dana Sissons also warned the users that tech test is planned to test the game's servers, players may experience some queueing.

The tentpole franchise that launched on the Xbox 360 is back with its newest release. Arcade is a "new approachable, frenetic Versus experience", while Escalation and King of the Hill offer familiar game types.

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