"Gears 5" Just Introduced A New Set Of Characters

This morning, Microsoft and The Coalition introduced a new set of characters to Gears 5, giving the game two new heroes and two new villains. This update adds in the COG Gear, the DeeBee, the Warden and General RAAM, the ruthless Locust military leader. This update also throws in two other fun additional characters from Terminator Dark Fate into Gears 5 multiplayer! You will be getting Grace, featuring the voice of actress Mackenzie Davis, and the new Terminator model Rev-9. Both added in preparation for the film's release in November. We have details of the characters for you below before you go get them in Gears 5.

"Gears 5" Just Introduced A New Set Of Characters
Credit: Microsoft

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)


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)


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

See below for a full breakdown of the new characters and their abilities:


  • 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

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