Here Is An In-Depth Look At The Map Builder in Gears 5

Here is a closer look at the map builder coming to the new escape mode in Gears 5.

August 11, 2019

Gears 5 is just about to launch next month and the developers over at The Coalition have dropped a video on the official Gear of War YouTube channel that gives a more in-depth look at the map builder coming to the game for the escape mode.

There will be a huge amount of customization options at the player’s disposal. To start, players will be able to build the actual map by connecting room tiles together that feature different types of gameplay spaces. Maps can be made pretty short by putting the exit room closer to the start or maps can include different “acts” by placing safe rooms throughout the level.


Players will be able to customize which type of enemies and the number of enemies in each room. The map builder will also let you determine what type of weapons players will be able to pick up as well as how much ammo and where the ammo is located.

Finally, Venom will also be fully customizable by setting its detonation delay, spread speed, and damage multiplier.

Once players are done building, they will be able to swoop the camera through the entire map with a touch of a button to get a final look. They can then instantly play with two other players locally or online. Or they can upload the map to the escape lobby browser so others can play it as well.

Gears 5 is set to release on September 10 for Xbox One and PC. Xbox Game Pass members and those who pre-order the Ultimate Edition will be able to pop into the game four days early on September 6. For more Gears 5 coverage, take a look at DualShockers’ preview of the game during our time at E3.

Grant Huff

Grant Huff is a writer at DualShockers located out of Houston. He is a computer science graduate from Texas State University. When he is not playing or covering video games, he is most likely eating pizza.

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