14 Dec 2020 11:03 AM +00:00

Gears 5: Hivebusters DLC COUNTDOWN - Release Date, Trailer, News & more!

Gears of War fans were recently treated to a next-gen upgrade for Gears 5.

However, the surprises don't stop, as next up for the franchise is a brand new DLC called Hivebusters.

Let's take a look at everything we know so far about the new content!

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Release Date

The exciting new DLC is set to release tomorrow, December 15, at 6am PT.

Our three protagonists in Hivebusters DLC
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IT'S HEATING UP: Hivebusters takes place on a volcanic island!

For us in the UK, that means the content will become available at some point around 2pm GMT.

Make sure you leave that console or PC on to do some updates, as you'll want to play as soon as you're home!

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Hivebusters Content

In the DLC, you play as Lahni, Keegan, and Mac as they make their way through their first mission as 'Scorpio Squad'.

There is a new 3-hour campaign on the volcanic Galangi islands where a new you will meet a new enemy for the first time.

READY FOR ACTION: A new foe awaits you on Galangi!
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READY FOR ACTION: A new foe awaits you on Galangi!

You can also use and upgrade your Ultimate Abilities for the first time in a campaign.

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Due to the three main characters for this DLC, you can play this in up to three-person split-screen or online.

For those chasing that high Gamerscore, there are 16 new achievements totalling 210 score.

Finally, the DLC will fully support all next-gen optimisations including 4K HDR Ultra on the Series X.

Trailer

If you weren't excited enough already, you will be after this!

The trailer shows us what we'll be dealing with in the DLC, and we can't wait.

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Price

The DLC will set you back $19.99, and is already available for pre-purchase.

For those who don't yet own the game, you can purchase the Game of The Year edition for $59.99 and the game and DLC will both be included.

SCORPIO SQUAD: You're out for redemption in this DLC!
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SCORPIO SQUAD: You're out for redemption in this DLC!

For those with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the expansion is available to play form the off after you have completed the update.

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Cloud Gaming Support

Finally, and potentially most excitingly, you can play the DLC via cloud gaming (beta) if you have Game Pass Ultimate.

This allows you to stream your favourite Xbox games anywhere with an internet connection.

It is important to remember that the service is still in beta, so improvements are constantly being made!