Gears 5 is Available for Free on PC Until April 12th

After launching last September, Microsoft has announced it's giving players the PC version of Gears 5 for free until April 12.

By David Gill

April 8, 2020

In a report from DSOGaming, Microsoft has announced it’s giving PC players Gears 5 for free until April 12.

This offer lets players experience Gears 5‘s single and multiplayer modes. If you haven’t played Gears 5 on PC yet, here’s your chance. Players can get the game on Steam and the Windows Store.

For those that don’t know, the game follows Kait Diaz, an outsider who sets out to discover her connection to her enemies while also finding out who she really is. The game released on Xbox One and PC back in September with fantastic reviews, including one from DualShockers’ Logan Moore. Since its launch, Gears 5 went onto have the biggest launch of any Microsoft game this generation.

This isn’t the only Gears of War related news we’ve gotten this week. Recently, Gears Tactics went gold for PC, with an Xbox One version coming later this year. In case you didn’t know, “going gold” means the development on a game has been completed and it’s gearing up to be released and shipped. Tactics takes the Gears of War franchise in a different direction. The gameplay offers turn-based combat similar to the XCOM games. Additionally, the game’s story takes place 12 years before the first Gears of War title. On top of Tactics going gold, the achievements list has been revealed.

This wasn’t the only bit of Xbox news to come out this week. It’s been announced that Xbox Games Pass will come to Japan and Korea on April 14. Additionally, the Project xCloud preview will arrive in more European countries soon.

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Gears 5 will be available for free on PC until April 12. The game is also available on Xbox One and Xbox Games Pass. If you’re interested in Gears 5, you can check out the game’s launch trailer below. As more news comes out about the Gears franchise, we’ll be sure to let you know.

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