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The developers of Gears 5 have announced the details for the game’s upcoming Gears of War Tech Test on July 19, 2019.


The Gears of War Tech Test is slated to be a small-scale sampling of Gears 5’s Versus mode, which is obviously still in development. There will be two focused periods of testing this month. The overall goal of the test is to ensure that the game’s servers will be able to manage the influx of players on its launch date — in order to avoid dreaded multiplayer issues when everyone takes the game home and calls off of work for an all-night Gears fest.

The Gears 5 Technical test will allow players to experience three different game modes across two multiplayer maps. The three game modes are:

  • Arcade
  • Escalation
  • King of the Hill

Bootcamp will also be available, which sounds like a glorified training mode, as well as Gears 5’s Tour of Duty. The latter will only be a small sample but will allow testers the ability to unlock exclusive Tester Weapon Skins that will carry over to the full game when it launches in the future.

Gears 5 Tech Test: When Is It?

The Tech Test will available for pre-download (at 15GM) on July 17 at 10 am PDT.

The first testing period will be between July 19 and July 22, at 10 am PDT for both dates.

The second testing period will be between July 26 and July 29, at 10 am PDT for both dates.

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Image courtesy of Gears 5 press kit.

How Can You Join?

The good news for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers is that they are already invited to participate in the Gears 5 Tech Test. The game may be pre-downloaded at the aforementioned time from the Game Pass Library.

Those not subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will have to pre-order the game either physically or digitally in order to receive a redeemable code.

Are you excited for the Gears 5 Technical Test? How many hours do you plan on testing the game’s various modes? Let us know in the comments below!


Images courtesy of IGDB/Gears 5 press kit, Twitter/@GearsofWar.

Dani Polo writes articles — which, considering where you’re reading this, makes perfect sense. He’s best known for writing technical gaming papers. He also writes about mainstream games, on subjects ranging from Halo to Minecraft. He enjoys reading about artificial intelligence and other nerdy stuff.