Gears 5 Versus Tech Test Kicks-off July 19

The Coalition and Microsoft today dropped the launch trailer for the upcoming Gears 5 Versus Tech Test.

Those hoping to try out Gear 5’s multiplayer early can starting July 19. At that time, eligible players can test out a handful of new modes and features available in the upcoming game. The experience promises to be bloody, gruesome, and utterly insane.

The tech test provides players three unique game modes to try out:

  • Arcade
  • Escalation
  • King of the Hill

In Arcade, a new multiplayer experience, players choose one of five classes represented by different characters. You can play as the Hunter (Kair/Swam Hunter), Support (JD/Swarm Drone), Heavy (Del/Scion), CQB (Marcus/Swarm Grenadier), and Sniper (Fahz/Swarm Sniper. Each class comes with their own passive abilities, bounties, loadouts, and upgrades. Additional characters can be unlocked in the full game.

In addition, players can also try out two new Gears 5 features. Bootcamp is Gears 5’s new training mode and helps ease players into the game’s mechanics. Meanwhile, Tour of Duty tasks players with completing Medal challenges to unlock exclusive Tester Weapon Skins. These skins can then be used in the full game.

The Gears 5 Versus Tech Test runs July 19 until July 22 on the first weekend, and July 26 until July 29 on the second. To get access, players either need to pre-order the game or subscribe to Xbox Game Pass to get access to the test. Eligible players can begin downloading the test on July 17.

Gears 5 is out September 10 on Xbox One and PC.