Gears 5: Hivebisters DLC - Release Date, Update Details, Trailer, Latest News & more

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Gears 5 may have been out for over a year now, but The Coalition continue to release fresh content for their Microsoft exclusive.

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Following November's Xbox Series X|S update, Gears 5 will now receive a new campaign expansion DLC called Hivebusters, that adds another three hours of story-mode content to get stuck into.

Release Date

Gears 5 Hivebisters will launch on Tuesday, 15 December across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.

Gears 5 Hivebusters Release Date
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COUNTDOWN: Hivebusters will launch 15 December


All Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will receive the new expansion for free, whilst the expansion is also available to buy separately for $19.99 /£14.99.


Launch Trailer

New Campaign Details

In Hivebusters, you'll play as Lahni, Keegan and Mac who you might remember from Gears 5's Escape Mode.

You'll join our heroes on their first operation as part of the secretive Hivebuster program, dubbed "Scorpio Squad".

Gears 5 Hivebusters Campaign
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FAMILIAR FACES: Play as Lahni, Keegan and Mac in the new story
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Your mission? Destroy a Swarm Hive who might hold the key to saving Sera and their own redemption.

The campaign will span three hours and is set on the volcanic Galangi islands, where lava flows and sandy beaches are crawling with both Swarm and a deadly new predator!

Additional Content

There's also few additional pieces of content coming with the new DLC.

Gears 5 Hivebusters Multiplayer
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SQUAD UP: Play with two friends on split-screen or online

These include using and upgrading Ultimate Abilities in a campaign story for the first time, a 3-player co-op mode (split-screen or online) and 16 new achievements to unlock a 210 Gamerscore.