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Gears 5 – Operation 6 Patch Notes | New Horde Event Revealed!


Introducing the highly anticipated Gears 5 Operation 6 Patch Notes! Get ready to dive into the action on March 2 at 4:00 AM PST/12:00 BST on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox X. This update brings exciting changes to the Versus and Horde modes, promising an epic gaming experience like never before.

In the Versus mode, get ready to conquer Control, a thrilling twist on King of the Hill. Your objective? Capture and hold the objective area, but here’s the catch – you’ll need to stay inside the area to score points for your team. With individual respawn timers and a ring that’s 2.5 times bigger than the regular King of the Hill ring, prepare for intense battles and strategic gameplay.

But that’s not all! Horde mode introduces the brand-new event, Escape from Kadar. Niles is up to his old tricks again, unleashing unique enemies for you to face in this 10-wave epic. Brace yourself for encounters with Locust enemies armed with weapons like the Retro Lancer and even the pipe! And be warned, there will be plenty of sires to keep you on your toes.

In the PVP arena, we’ve addressed some pesky issues to enhance your gameplay experience. Say goodbye to regular weapon spawns that persisted in certain maps and the rare occurrence of starting with no weapon in ‘Gnashers Only’ modes. Spectators can now enjoy accurate observer numbers, and players will spawn in their correct positions in Escalation. Plus, joining a Guardian game in progress will no longer leave you without a spawn while your leader is still alive. We’ve also fixed visual glitches, improved weapon mechanics, and made playlist adjustments for smoother gameplay.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of Gears 5 with Operation 6. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, these patch notes are sure to excite and elevate your gaming experience. So grab your controller, rally your team, and prepare for an adrenaline-pumping adventure like no other.

Gears 5 Operation 6 Patch Notes:

Release Times: March 2 at 4:00 AM PST/12:00 BST

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox X


Control is based on King of the Hill but with some changes, while the main objective will be to capture an objective area, you will be required to stay inside the area to score points for your team, additionally each player will have an individual respawn timer and the ring will be 2.5 times bigger than the regular King of the Hill ring


We have a brand-new Horde event kicking off Operation 6 – Escape from Kadar

Niles has been up to his old tricks again and has created unique enemies for you to take on in this 10-wave epic.

Expect to encounter unique Locust enemies who will use weapons such as the Retro Lancer and even the pipe!

Oh… and expect many, many sires.


    • FFA Gnashers/Torque Bow Tag: Regular weapon spawns that persisted in certain maps will no longer continue to do so.
    • A rare instance in which a user may start with no weapon on ‘Gnashers Only’ modes has been addressed.
    • The observer numbers when spectating will now correctly line up.
  • Players now spawn in their correct position in Escalation.
  • Players will now spawn after joining a Guardian game in progress while their leader is still alive.
  • Players will no longer see the placeholder leader skin if they have no customization installed.
  • Gridiron: A endzone projection will no longer clip into a boat on Canals.
  • Gnasher: The Gnasher will now show ‘tracers’ when firing, this will allow you to visually see where your bullet trails go.
  • We’ve now improved the consistency when it comes to gibbing a player who’s sliding into cover.
  • Playlists that are set as 4 v 4 will no longer fill to 5 v 5 when bot backfilling is enabled.


  • Upon dying, Jack characters would see an “Ultimate Ready” text line, this is now fixed.
  • Users should no longer encounter multi-second freezes while playing Escape.
  • Horde: Fortifications placed inside walls will now be able to be picked back up.
  • Horde/Escape: Decreased the Frozen Damage Multiplier for Snipers from 5x to 3x.
  • Horde/Escape: Reduced Fabricator spawn blocking distance on River from 30m to 25m.
  • Horde/Escape: Decreased Frozen Damage Multiplier for Shotguns from 7x to 3x.
  • Horde/Escape: Tweaked the following daily rewards
  • Skill Cards (Advanced) 3 -> 4
  • Coins (Beginner) 100 -> 200
  • Coins (Inconceivable) 300 -> 400
  • Coins (Advanced) 150 -> 300
  • Blademaster: The Blademaster now correctly receives 30% damage resistance from melee attacks. (Previously hotfixed)
  • Pilot: When equipped on the Silverback, the Scorcher will no longer point to the ground.


    • Outsider Kait: Kait’s gums will no longer clip through her lip while performing the “Thumbs up” expression.
    • esports Kait: Kait’s shoulders are now weighted correctly during expressions which addresses clipping issues.
    • One of Dizzy’s character lines will no longer have a narrator voice play.
  • Characters will no longer display the wrong full model when full customization is not installed.
  • The character skin faction icon for cards will no longer overlap with the rarity.
  • Sid will no longer say “get out of my way” when shot by a teammate.
  • Abominable Grenadier: A minor weighting issue has been fixed on the cloth.
  • Recon Sid: A minor weighting issue has been fixed on Sid’s wrist while in high cover.
  • Swarm Elite Hunter: When held as a meat shield, the Hunter’s tassel will no longer flail out of control.
  • Lambent characters will now have their glow appropriately applied.
  • Jade skin: A texture seam present on the Jade Boomshot has now been fixed.
  • Myrrah: Myrrah’s Double Time voice expression no longer uses the incorrect voice line.
  • Onyx Guard Keegan: A skin clipping issue on Keegan’s left shoulder has been fixed.
  • Museum skin: The museum material at the back of the Markza will now be wooden instead of metal.
  • Jermad: Jermad will no longer use two fingers to point to his one eye in the ‘Watching you’ expression.


  • Foundation: An issue with a level of detail pop on a specific window has been addressed.
  • Nexus: Jack will no longer clip through certain segments inside in the map.
  • Nexus: During Horde users will no longer be able to attempt to vault through the gates at both spawns.


  • Players can now access the Extras menu even if they do not have the full campaign chunk installed.
  • The Heroic Venom Gnasher will no longer have brown crystals on the weapon when playing as the Swarm.
  • Users who have outdated graphics drivers for Gears 5 will now be advised to upgrade them to ensure they get the best gameplay experience.
  • The Async compute graphical setting being turned on will no longer cause graphical issues.
  • Fixed numerous crashes in-game across the game.
  • An issue related to players not spawning in a match has been fixed.
  • If you retro charge/attempt to chainsaw and get stunned your character will no longer automatically attempt to reload their weapon.

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