Following last week’s update to Gears 5, which added next-gen optimizations for the Xbox Series X / Series S, the game is getting perhaps its largest update yet. Alongside the launch of Operation 5: Hollow Storm, the patch introduces five maps, seven characters, and brings the Scorcher flamethrower back into the fold.
As revealed by the patch’s copious patch notes below, the nostalgia-themed update adds many new features and optimizations to Gears 5, including the return of several beloved characters from Gears 2 and 3, like Dizzy Wallin and Skorge. In addition, the game’s traditional multiplayer modes now run at a locked 120 frames per second on Xbox Series X/S.
Operation 5 also brings major changes to the game’s other multiplayer modes, particularly Horde and Escape. The update has decoupled character and class, meaning that you can pair any character with any class, instead of playing the character with the weapons and abilities you need to win. Finally, my all-Batista dream team can destroy all comers.