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Gears 5 Adds Six DLC Characters

The Coalition has offered up six new Gears 5 characters for purchase: two heroes, two villains, and two characters from the upcoming film, Terminator: Dark Fate.

The Operation 1 characters include COG Gear, DeeBee, Warden, and General RAAM. Though they function only as skins in standard versus multiplayer, each character comes with new abilities and playstyles for Versus Arcade, ranging from aggressive to tactical. You can purchase them for 500 iron each or unlock them in-game via the tedious grindfest known as the Totem system.

The update also adds Grace and Rev-9, the new Terminator model from Terminator: Dark Fate. Like the previously released Sarah Connor, Dark Fate star Mackenzie Davis has provided the voice for Grace, adding an extra layer of novelty. You can purchase Grace and Rev-9 together as a character pack for $19.99. If you missed Sarah Connor and the  T-800 Endoskeleton, you can complete your Dark Star set for an additional $19.99.

Here's the full breakdown of the new characters and their abilities straight from the team at The Coalition.

COG Soldier

A trained soldier in the Coalition of Ordered Governments is known as a Gear. After they've completed their extensive training, they must pledge "...I shall hold my place in the machine and acknowledge my place in the Coalition. I am a Gear."

Horde & Escape Abilities (Support Role)

  • Ultimate – 'Team Revive' Instantly revive yourself and any ally in your team which are down, but not out
  • Passive – Enemies that die with your mark reduce the cooldown on your Ultimate

Versus Arcade Abilities

  • Loadout – Lancer, Auto Pistol, Smoke Grenade
  • Passive – Kills reward supply of Active Reload ammo to current weapon (0.5 multiplied by the clip size of the weapon)
  • Bounty – Multi-kills reward +1 skull (six-second window frame)

DeeBee

From construction and civil service to all manner of military applications, DeeBee automation has fundamentally transformed COG society.

Versus Arcade Abilities

  • Loadout – Lancer, Auto Pistol, Smoke Grenade
  • Passive – Short range X-Ray vision through walls
  • Bounty – Execution kills award +1 skulls

General RAAM

General RAAM rose to command the Locust military through incomparable cunning and ruthlessness. In the name of Queen and Horde, RAAM and his blights marched resolute to conquer the surface of Sera – and nearly succeeded.

Versus Arcade Abilities

  • Loadout – Lancer, Auto Pistol, Smoke Grenade
  • Passive Ability – Kills reward supply of Active Reload ammo to current weapon (0.5 multiplied by the clip size of the weapon)
  • Bounty – Multi-kills reward +1 skull (six-second window frame)

Warden

A Warden is a Scion of immense size and strength, adorned with capes and helmets that evoke the raiment of elite Locust Guards. These intimidating foes were likely once high-ranking members of Myrrah's army.

Versus Arcade Abilities

  • Loadout: Lancer, Auto Pistol, Smoke Grenade
  • Passive: X-Ray vision through walls (1500 Unreal units/49 feet)
  • Bounty: Execution kill rewards +1 skulls

Grace

Horde & Escape Abilities (Tank Role)

  • Ultimate – 'Enhanced Melee' – All melee hits will knockback and stun enemies
  • Passive – Taking damage reduces Ultimate cooldown time

Versus Arcade Abilities

  • Loadout – Enforcer, Snub, Flashbang
  • Passive – 75% Explosive resistance
  • Bounty – Explosive Kills +1 skull

Rev-9

  • Bounty – Multi Kills +1 skull

Beyond the fresh DLC characters, Gears 5 players have new Escape Hives, seasonal multiplayer events and customization rewards earned through Versus, Horde and Escape to look forward to in the coming weeks.