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After waiting for three long years, we finally got what we wanted for so long! The fifth installment in Gears of War game series, or should we simply call it Gears 5. Its predecessor, Gears of War 4, turned out to be a huge success among the gaming junkies. It excelled in providing mind-blowing combat sequences and graphics. On the other hand, its storyline and campaign both faced some harsh criticism from the fans and many gaming websites. But it looks like its sequel, Gears 5, has come to wash all its blunders.

We know that the first three entries in the Gears of War series were the brainchildren of Epic Games. In 2014, the company handed the GOW series to The Coalition. While the publishing job was done by Microsoft Studios or better known by its new name, Xbox Game Studios. Game of Thrones fame, Ramin Djawadi, has composed the music for the game.

Gameplay and storyline

Gears 5 is a follow-up to its predecessor. Our protagonist, Kait Diaz, belonged to the Outsiders village. But she was selected as a Gear during the Swarm War era. She also has her mother’s Locust necklace, which bears the symbol of Queen Myrrah. Butt, she is afraid to tell anyone about it. We will witness her struggling with her true allegiance even after earning her place inside the COG.

GOW 4 revealed that The Locust, also known as the Grubs, survived the Imulsion Countermeasure. But miraculously, they didn’t lose their lives. Instead, they were converted into the Swarm creatures through metamorphosis. That’s why in Gears 5, we will see Kait and her group trying to unearth the buried secrets of the Locust. Additionally, she will be haunted by her past too.

Alongside Kait, we will also see the return of the main character of GOW 4, James Dominic “JD” Fenix, and his father, Marcus Fenix. JD’s best buddy, Del Walker, will also come back.

Gears 5 has both the single-player and multiplayer modes. You can also try to play in a split-screen format with two more players, or you can use the online mode too.


Below are the requirements to enjoy Gears 5 in your PC:

Minimum Requirements:

CPU: Intel i3 Skylake/AMD FX-6000 series
CPU Speed: Info
Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 in Windows 10, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 in Windows 7.
Screen Resolution: 1280×720
Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: Minimum 80 GB
Pixel Shader: 5.0
Vertex Shader: 5.0
Dedicated Video RAM: 2 GB

Recommended Requirements:

CPU: Intel i5 Skylake/AMD Ryzen 3
CPU Speed: Info
Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 570, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 in Windows 10, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660ti in Windows 7.
Screen Resolution: 2560×1440
Network: Broadband Internet Connection
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
DirectX: Version 12
Storage: Minimum 80 GB
Pixel Shader: 5.1
Vertex Shader: 5.1
Dedicated Video RAM: 4 GB

How to install Gears 5 on your PC?

First of all, you have to download the Xbox Beta app on your computer and install it. Then, it will ask you to log in. Type your ID and password if you have an account already. Otherwise, you have to create a new account. Open the Gears 5 folder on your PC. There you will find a folder named “Microsoft VCLibs.” Open it, and a document will be opened, which contains the instructions for installing the game.

You will see some commands at the bottom of the document. First, you have to copy the Microsoft VCLibs commands one by one and paste them in Windows Powershell. Use the enter key to install them. Now, go to the main game folder. Again, you have to open Powershell and paste the game installation command there and install it. Remember, VCLibs commands will be installed via Powershell in the VCLibs folder, and the game installation command will be opened via Powershell in the main game folder.

Go and check the start menu. You will find the Gears 5 icon there. Just click on that icon and enjoy the game.

Where can you get Gears 5?

Gears 5 was launched on September 10, 2019, for Microsoft Windows and Xbox One platforms. There are many websites where you can purchase this game online. You can get the game for Rs. 2,399 on Amazon. While the price is Rs. 2,470 on Flipkart. Or, you can just simply visit the Microsoft Xbox website to buy it.


Gears 5 was received very positively upon its release by most of the critics and fans. Many hailed it as a big improvement over its not-so-good predecessor. The visuals and the campaign were praised too. However, some believed that the game didn’t feel fresh in comparison to its early entries. But still, it has managed to become a worthy entry in the GOW series. Plus, it turned out to be Microsoft’s most successful game. It captivated more than 3 million players in its launch weekend.

Watch the trailer of Gears 5!