Gears 5 Beta Tests Start Later this Month

Here's when you'll be able to first get your hands on Gears 5 for both Xbox One and PC.

By Logan Moore

July 5, 2019

Ahead of its release this September, The Coalition has today announced when fans at home will first be able to get their hands on the upcoming release of Gears 5 and it’s a lot sooner than you might think.

Beginning in just a few weeks on July 19, Gears 5‘s first “Tech Test” will kick off. This phase will allow The Coalition to test out features of the game’s Versus mode prior to launch. Arcade, Escalation, and King of the Hill will be the three modes that will be available for play across two different maps from Gears 5. In addition, two new features from the game, Bootcamp and Tour of Duty, will also be available in the test.

There will be two separate beta phases that will both be running before the end of July. The first is slated to kick off on July 19 and will last until July 21. The second will then begin the following week on July 26 and will extend until the 29th. You’ll be able to download the Tech Test beginning on July 17 and it will weigh in around 15GB. This beta will also be available on both Xbox One and PC.

So just how can you gain access to this beta for Gears 5? Well, if you’re already an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, it’s pretty simple. Both those on Xbox and PC who subscribe to the service will gain access to the Tech Test for free as part of the subscription. Conversely, you can also pre-order Gears 5 digitally to gain access or utilize a code for the beta that you should receive by pre-ordering at retail stores.

Lastly, if you want to see what PC specs you might need to run Gears 5, you can check out the infographic at the bottom of the page.

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If you’d rather wait until the entirety of Gears 5 is out before you decide to jump in for yourself, you honestly don’t have much longer to wait. Gears 5 is set to launch on September 10, 2019, for both Xbox One and PC.

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