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Gears 5 getting more Terminator, classic Gears characters today

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Two villians, two heroes — plus two more from Terminator Dark Fate

New Characters in Gear 5 The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios

Gears 5 is getting six new playable characters today — two heroes and two villains, plus two additional characters from the upcoming movie Terminator Dark Fate.

The four Operation 1 characters are COG Gear, DeeBee, Warden, and General RAAM. Each of these characters has “powerful multiplayer abilities” and can be earned in Gears 5 or bought in the game’s store for 500 Iron. Hero COG Soldier has new abilities for Horde and Escape modes, as well as the Arcade. Hero DeeBee and the two villains, General RAAM and Warden, all have new abilities for Arcade.

Once you’ve unlocked these characters, you can use them as skins in Gears 5’s versus multiplayer. Here’s what to expect from the Operation 1 characters, via Xbox Wire:

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

The new characters from Terminator Dark Fate are Grace and new Terminator model Rev-9. (Grace is voiced by Mackenzie Davis, who plays the assassin cyborg in the movie.) Previously, Terminator Dark Fate characters T-800 Endoskeleton and Sarah — voiced by Linda Hamilton — were added to Gears 5. You can only buy Grace and Rev-9; they’re available as a pack for $19.99. Sarah and the T-800 Endoskeleton are available separately, again, for $19.99.

Here’s what to expect from Grace and Rev-9:

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

All of the new characters added today will be available at 3 p.m. EDT. Gears 5 developer The Coalition also said that “in the coming weeks,” the game will get “new Escape Hives, seasonal multiplayer events, and new customization rewards to earn through Versus, Horde, and Escape.”