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Gears 5: Hivebusters DLC Will Add New Game +

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The Coalition has just confirmed that Gears 5 will receive a new DLC called Hivebusters. Scheduled for November 10, the update will add a new story and the New Game+ feature.

In an interview with IGN, Gears 5 Lead Producer, Zoe Curnoe confirmed that Hivebusters will add up to four hours to the game, but it wasn’t revealed if the DLC will be free. Not much of the story was revealed, it seems that the DLC is mostly made to showcase the enhancements that can be accomplished while playing on Xbox Series X|S.

“So the things that we’re doing with global illumination and constant mapping I think are a good example, and we’ve made sure that the content is really set up to take advantage of that. The ultra-res textures are now there and we can kind of tune them and make sure that they really show up in 4K resolution with the additional memory we have on these consoles and the ability to stream them in super fast.”

Gears 5 Hivebusters Key features:

  • Two new difficulty modes (Ironman and Inconceivable)
  • Character Skins for Kait, Del, and JD
  • Weapon Skins
  • Jack upgrades carry over
  • Mutators (Big head mode, etc)
  • New achievements

Zoë Curnoe, principal lead producer of Gears 5, told IGN that Inconceivable is one level of difficulty higher than what Gears 5 originally included, but Iron Man is a special challenge.

“If you’re familiar with that in games like XCOM, [which] maybe is the best example where you don’t want to die ever — you’re trying to play through with one life [in Ironman mode]. That’s really challenging and that’s where bringing over your OP Jack is going to help you get through that. Or certainly playing through co-op if you’re both in Ironman, that would be a really fun thing to challenge as well. So we certainly loved the couch co-op challenges for Gears,” Curnoe said.

Source: IGN

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