Gears 5 Update 1.2.909.0 Runs Out for Operation 6, Full Patch Notes Here

The Coalition has just released Operation 6 on Gears 5 today! The Gears 5 update 1.2.909.0 has rolled out and will feature the new Operation 6 bundle, a new Horde event, gameplay fixes, and loads more!  Head on below for the patch notes!

Release Times: March 2 at 4:00 AM PST/12:00 BST

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox X

Size: 2.49GB

Gears 5 Update 1.2.909.0 Patch Notes:


Control is based on King of the Hill but with some changes, while the main objective will be to capture an objective area, you will be required to stay inside the area to score points for your team, additionally each player will have an individual respawn timer and the ring will be 2.5 times bigger than the regular King of the Hill ring


We have a brand-new Horde event kicking off Operation 6 – Escape from Kadar

Niles has been up to his old tricks again and has created unique enemies for you to take on in this 10-wave epic.

Expect to encounter unique Locust enemies who will use weapons such as the Retro Lancer and even the pipe!

Oh… and expect many, many sires.


  • FFA Gnashers/Torque Bow Tag: Regular weapon spawns that persisted in certain maps will no longer continue to do so.
  • A rare instance in which a user may start with no weapon on ‘Gnashers Only’ modes has been addressed.
  • The observer numbers when spectating will now correctly line up.
  • Players now spawn in their correct position in Escalation.
  • Players will now spawn after joining a Guardian game in progress while their leader is still alive.
  • Players will no longer see the placeholder leader skin if they have no customization installed.
  • Gridiron: A endzone projection will no longer clip into a boat on Canals.
  • Gnasher: The Gnasher will now show ‘tracers’ when firing, this will allow you to visually see where your bullet trails go.
  • We’ve now improved the consistency when it comes to gibbing a player who’s sliding into cover.
  • Playlists that are set as 4 v 4 will no longer fill to 5 v 5 when bot backfilling is enabled.


  • Upon dying, Jack characters would see an “Ultimate Ready” text line, this is now fixed.
  • Users should no longer encounter multi-second freezes while playing Escape.
  • Horde: Fortifications placed inside walls will now be able to be picked back up.
  • Horde/Escape: Decreased the Frozen Damage Multiplier for Snipers from 5x to 3x.
  • Horde/Escape: Reduced Fabricator spawn blocking distance on River from 30m to 25m.
  • Horde/Escape: Decreased Frozen Damage Multiplier for Shotguns from 7x to 3x.
  • Horde/Escape: Tweaked the following daily rewards
  • Skill Cards (Advanced) 3 -> 4
  • Coins (Beginner) 100 -> 200
  • Coins (Inconceivable) 300 -> 400
  • Coins (Advanced) 150 -> 300
  • Blademaster: The Blademaster now correctly receives 30% damage resistance from melee attacks. (Previously hotfixed)
  • Pilot: When equipped on the Silverback, the Scorcher will no longer point to the ground.


  • Outsider Kait: Kait’s gums will no longer clip through her lip while performing the “Thumbs up” expression.
  • esports Kait: Kait’s shoulders are now weighted correctly during expressions which addresses clipping issues.
  • One of Dizzy’s character lines will no longer have a narrator voice play.
  • Characters will no longer display the wrong full model when full customization is not installed.
  • The character skin faction icon for cards will no longer overlap with the rarity.
  • Sid will no longer say “get out of my way” when shot by a teammate.
  • Abominable Grenadier: A minor weighting issue has been fixed on the cloth.
  • Recon Sid: A minor weighting issue has been fixed on Sid’s wrist while in high cover.
  • Swarm Elite Hunter: When held as a meat shield, the Hunter’s tassel will no longer flail out of control.
  • Lambent characters will now have their glow appropriately applied.
  • Jade skin: A texture seam present on the Jade Boomshot has now been fixed.
  • Myrrah: Myrrah’s Double Time voice expression no longer uses the incorrect voice line.
  • Onyx Guard Keegan: A skin clipping issue on Keegan’s left shoulder has been fixed.
  • Museum skin: The museum material at the back of the Markza will now be wooden instead of metal.
  • Jermad: Jermad will no longer use two fingers to point to his one eye in the ‘Watching you’ expression.


  • Foundation: An issue with a level of detail pop on a specific window has been addressed.
  • Nexus: Jack will no longer clip through certain segments inside in the map.
  • Nexus: During Horde users will no longer be able to attempt to vault through the gates at both spawns.


  • Players can now access the Extras menu even if they do not have the full campaign chunk installed.
  • The Heroic Venom Gnasher will no longer have brown crystals on the weapon when playing as the Swarm.
  • Users who have outdated graphics drivers for Gears 5 will now be advised to upgrade them to ensure they get the best gameplay experience.
  • The Async compute graphical setting being turned on will no longer cause graphical issues.
  • Fixed numerous crashes in-game across the game.
  • An issue related to players not spawning in a match has been fixed.
  • If you retro charge/attempt to chainsaw and get stunned your character will no longer automatically attempt to reload their weapon.

For the Operation 6 bundle, and new items in the store, head on below.


This bundle will give you access to the three, new Operation 6 drop 1 characters, a new weapon set, and more!

Character SkinArmored Hoffman
Character SkinQueen Reyna
Character SkinZealot
Weapon SkinHigh Tea Full Set
BannerThe Fallen Banner
MarkReyna Hairpin Mark
BloodsprayEnemy COG Tag Bloodspray
Iron700 Iron

You can purchase the Bundle for $14.99 USD.


Showing the different Operation 6 Tour of Duty rewards from Recruit all the way to General.

We have a new set of rewards for the new Tour of Duty this operation, with the General reward being the striking Blood Red Queen Reyna.

Along the way you will earn five character skins, three new weapon sets, a mark, bloodspray and expressions. Should you reach General, you can continue to progress and earn even more Gears Coins that you can use for items in the store.

You can see the full Tour of Duty reward table below!

NameReward Name
Recruit I2,000 Coins
Recruit IIJigsaw Loadout Set
Recruit III750 Coins
Recruit IVIridescent Precision Set
Recruit VCollector’s Zealot
Private I1,000 Coins
Private II1,000 Coins
Private IIIJigsaw Power Set
Private IV1,000 Coins
Private VSwarm Elite Drone UIR
Corporal I1,000 Coins
Corporal IIJigsaw Assault Set
Corporal III1,000 Coins
Corporal IV100 Iron
Corporal VIridescent Power Set
Sergeant I1,250 Coins
Sergeant II100 Iron
Sergeant III1,250 Coins
Sergeant IVJigsaw Precision Set
Sergeant VHivebuster Fahz
Officer I1,500 Coins
Officer IIIridescent Assault Set
Officer III1,500 Coins
Officer IVGAS Bloodspray
Officer VIridescent Loadout Set
Lieutenant I1,750 Coins
Lieutenant II100 Iron
Lieutenant III1,750 Coins
Lieutenant IVCommendation Precision Set
Lieutenant VPeace Expression
Captain I2,000 Coins
Captain II2,000 Coins
Captain IIICommendation Power Set
Captain IV2,000 Coins
Captain VEmbry Star Mark
Major I2,250 Coins
Major II2,250 Coins
Major III100 Iron
Major IV2,250 Coins
Major VCaptain Hoffman
Colonel I2,500 Coins
Colonel II2,500 Coins
Colonel IIICommendation Assault Set
Colonel IV2,500 Coins
Colonel VGunslinger Expression
Major General I2,750 Coins
Major General II3,000 Coins
Major General IIICommendation Loadout Set
Major General IV3,500 Coins
Major General V100 Iron
GeneralBlood Red Queen Reyna
Legend750 Coins per legend rank


With a new operation comes a new medal list for you to complete! As always, each individual medal gives you progress towards your Tour of Duty, and if you finish a medal group, expect some extra coins for your efforts.

Note: You can view the PvP and PvE medal groups here.


Team MedicRevive 150 Teammates4
MarksmanHit 500 Headshots5
ExecutionerGet 150 Executions5
Finish ThemGet 4000 Kills5
Body CountGet 10000 Eliminations6
CarnageDo 10000000 Damage6

Completion of this medal group will grant: 2,000 coins


Boomshot Body CountGet 50 Eliminations with the Boomshot4
Heavy Weapon CarnageDeal 100000 With Heavy Weapons4
Gnasher Body CountGet 250 Eliminations with the Gnasher5
Claw CarnageDeal 150000 Damage with the Claw LMG6
Overkill Body CountGet 100 Eliminations with the Overkill4
Grenade Body CountGet 100 Eliminations using Frag and Shock Grenades4

Completion of this medal group will grant: 2,000 coins


Honor The FallenComplete 150 Versus Rounds, Horde Waves or Escape Acts4
Adapt & OvercomeHit 100 Active Reload Kills (Lancer, Gnasher & Snub not included in Versus)4
Take This TerritoryGet 50 Ring Captures in Versus Matches5
Lead by ExampleGet 15 Kills as the leader in Guardian Matches4
New BuildGet 150 Eliminations with the Lancer GL, Overkill or Talon5
Decorated StrategistScore 1000 points in a Versus Match 15 times in a Versus Match4
Present. Arms.Get 25 Headshots with the Longshot or EMBAR6

Completion of this medal group will grant: 3,000 coins


VictoriousWin 80 Versus Matches6
Win 20 Rounds of Versus OR Waves of Horde, Frenzy or Escape on Inconceivable Difficulty or higher4
Impact PlayerGet 15 Kills or higher in a single Versus match4
Against the oddsGet a Double Kill in 2v2 Gnasher5
Against the oddsGet 10 Double-Kills in Versus Matches5
Liberate This Land!Get 5 Ring-Breaks in a single Versus Match5
Heroic StrategistScore 2000 Points or more in 25 Versus Quickplay Matches5
First BloodGet the First Kill 10 times in Versus Matches4

Completion of this medal group will grant: 5,000 coins


An abandoned research facility, part of the Weekly Hive “Venom Run”

This Weekly Hive has a very simple description: “Just run, run, run”! Outrun the venom and get to the exit!


The new items, now available in the Gears 5 store for the Week of March 2

  • Armored Hoffman – 250 iron
  • Queen Reyna – 250 iron
  • Zealot Kantus – 250 iron
  • Locust Zealot Mark – 65 iron
  • U Mad? Bloodspray – 125 iron


The featured items, now available in the Gears 5 store for the Week of March 2

  • Collector’s Minh – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gears Coins
  • Vold RAAM – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gears Coins
  • Ghost Legacy Set – 850 Iron, 6,800 Gears Coins
  • Rock Paper Scissors expression – 300 Iron, 2,400 Gears Coins


* Chrome Steel Kantus – $9.99 USD * Chrome Steel Palace Guard – $9.99 USD * Chrome Steel Queen Myrrah – $9.99 USD * Chrome Steel Legacy Weapon Set – $9.99 USD

Once we get wind of the next patch for Gears 5, we’ll let our readers know.

Source: Gears forums

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