As we head into the holiday season, the Gears 5 new Operation has been teased. Called “Operation: Free For All” this one will drop on December 11 and will feature all-new content plus a new Tour of Duty for fans to rank up and unlock. Developer, The Coalition, also mentions in their weekly update that two new heroes will join the game, Lizzie Carmine and Baird. They will feature abilities for both Horde and Escape and will be available as skins in multiplayer.
Gears 5 is also getting a limited-time playlist called Thanksgibbing. Here’s what The Coalition had to say about the new mode:
Arriving on Tuesday, Thanksgibbing is a variant playlist where everyone starts with a Cluckshot – a version of the Boomshot that fires hyper deadly chicken projectiles. (Why chickens on Thanksgibbing? Because of this beauty of a Gears 3 Easter Egg!)
In Gears 5, we’ve turned the Cluckshot up to 11 – it’s the Cluckshot you know from Gears 4 until you hit an active, making your projectiles flying chickens that will carpet bomb explosive eggs along their flight path.
Yes, we did just get to write a paragraph explaining we have carpet-bombing chicken weapons in Gears.
Also, apart of the Thanksgiving festivities will be an extended double stars weekend for those looking to finish up the first operation. From November 28 to December 2, everyone can get snag a Free Boost for every day you log in during the Thanksgibbing event. The times to log in for the event to gain these goodies are as follows:
- Thursday Free Boost: 2 am PT – 1:59 am PT (Friday)
- Friday Free Boost: 2 am PT – 1:59 am PT (Saturday)
- Saturday Free Boost: 2 am PT – 1:59 am PT (Sunday)
- Sunday Free Boost: 2 am PT – 1:59 am PT (Monday)
Next week The Coalition will unveil everything that is coming with Operation: Free For All, so be sure to check back here for all the details.
Source: Gears of War