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The first major update for the game is out now and brings some new material for the many players of the game.
The new Escape mode gets a few new skill cards for Keegan, Lahni, and Mac in their fight against enemies in the Venom. That’s the most significant content drop, but there’s also some quality of life tweaks like an Aim Toggle Accessibility option and remapping on PC. Add that to some new Supply Drops that include new skins, weapons and much more, and you’ve got yourself a pretty big update when you wrap it up with various bug fixes.
As part of our continuing support to evolve the meta of our PVE modes, new Skill Cards are coming for Mac, Keegan and Lahni for FREE.
These Skill Cards provide strong new bonuses when playing in the Venom for Keegan and Lahni, plus an additional Venom-based option for Mac. If you like to live dangerously, builds with these Cards will benefit you greatly – but only if you can survive on a knife edge.
Here’s a list of the upcoming Skills with their Level 1 Card values listed below:
Venom Resistance (Rare, Level 11): All damage taken is reduced by 10% while in Venom
Venom Blade (Epic, Level 15): Melee damage in Venom causes enemies to bleed for 10% of damage dealt
Venom Explosive Resupply (Rare, Level 11): Resupply recharges explosive weapons while in Venom
Venom Boost (Epic, Level 14): Kills inside the venom reduce the cooldown of Resupply by 20s
Venom Resistance (Rare, Level 12): All damage taken is reduced by 10% while in Venom
Each new Skill Card will be added to the Character Progression path for each Character at the listed levels.
If you have already passed the level requirements for the Skill Cards, we will be retroactively rolling out these new Skill Cards to eligible players within 48 hours of our Title Update releasing.
Bug Fixes and Changes
Re-Ups are now visible in your Player Card on the Main menu
Improved Tour of Duty Time Remaining display to more clearly reflect the length of the Operation
Added new DBNO markers for all weapons
Fix for missing DBNO notification when players are DBNO (eg. downed when vaulting over cover)
Kill feed now shows downs to all players
Added an option to disable down/kill notifications next to crosshairs
Added an Easy Navigation accessibility option (allows navigating linearly forward/backward through interactive UI elements on screen)
Added Aim Toggle Accessibility option – using this toggle requires you to tap the aim button to ADS rather than hold
Asylum: In Escalation, trains now enter on a predictable timer based on the start of the round rather than match duration
Exhibit: Escalation rings are now the same across both halfs
Exhibit: Laser bridge cooldown doubled from 5s to 10s
Updated the Escape Veteran, Survivor, Escape Master Medal requirements
Improvements to Asylum’s train audio before it enters the play space
Resolved an exploit that allowed enemies to be de-spawned in Escape
Escape Leaderboards now show times in the correct format (HH:MM:SS), including negative times
Negative Escape times now consistently, correctly register on the leaderboards
Fixed an issue where Jack’s Assault and Support Abilities can get into a state where they cannot be upgraded in Campaign Co-Op
Fixed an issue on Vasgar where Joining In Progress could cause issues traversing the mid exit to helicopter side
Fixed a bug that could prevent Ultimates from being activated on PC
Resolved an issue that could rarely allow Horde enemies to spawn out of world
Fixed a bug where players could get stuck on black screen after the credits roll
Fixed an issue where only a single playlist reward was granted even there the player is tiered in multiple modes
Fixed crashes when transitioning through some cinematics on Nvidia Cards
Fixed a bug where meatshields could block shots when they are dropped and ragdolling
Resolved an issue that could cause AI pathing issues on Harbor
What We’re Working On
While some crucial fixes have made it into TU1, work is continuing on a number of other community reported bugs and requests that we’re looking to address over the coming months. Here’s our list of some of the most notable fixes or changes we’re working on based on community reports:
Re-Up visibility in matchmaking lobbies and in-game scoreboards
Possible Aim Assist On/Off Toggle for Players
Investigating improvements to the Horde scoreboard
Fixing a bug that causes the bullet magnetism range of the Gnasher in LT to use PVE values rather than PVP
Issues with the destroyed Kestrel in Horde being in a constant spin and not exploding, preventing progression
Issues with Hijacking in Horde including being unable to fire his zapper
Audio issues on PC, including with X-Fi Sound Cards
Button remapping on PC, including scroll wheel functionality for zooming
Main menu background on PC always stuck on Icebound
Button mapping issues on ALT Control Schemes
For updates on service-based improvements, including ping times and Ranked, please visit Gears5.com/Status for the latest updates.
With the holidays arriving, Gears brings back its annual tradition, Gearsmas with today’s Gears 5 update 188.8.131.52 or otherwise known as Gears 5 update 3.1.
New earnable content is available by playing many of the new modes that last weeks operation brought with it. The Krampus Scion character skin can be earned by getting 200 kills in the recently added free for all game type. A special event, Jingle Juvies, where players must survive 20 waves in Horde that features a lot of Juvies sporting antlers and boss waves featuring a lot of Juvies plus standard enemies. Completing 100 waves of this will get you access to a full 18 weapons from the Ugly Gearsmas Weapon Skin set.
Just for logging into the game between now and January 2, Gears 5 will slide some presents into your Gears collection with:
Gearsmas Jack Character Skin
Free Boosts for logging in on December 25 and 26 are also up for grabs.
Update 3.1 will also be live with the event and developer The Coalition looking into issues that have been reported by the community. These include:
Visual corruption in two FFA maps – The Pit and Nethercutt