Today The Coalition released the patch notes for Operation 6 for Gears 5. Showing off the new cosmetics and changes coming. Operation 6 will go live this March 2nd. VERSUS: CONTROL 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 HORDE: ESCAPE FROM KADAR 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. Read here for the full details on both events! OPERATION 6 BUNDLE This bundle will give you access to the three, new Operation 6 drop 1 characters, a new weapon set, and more! Character Skin Armored Hoffman Character Skin Queen Reyna Character Skin Zealot Weapon Skin High Tea Full Set Banner The Fallen Banner Mark Reyna Hairpin Mark Bloodspray Enemy COG Tag Bloodspray Boost 30d Iron 700 Iron You can purchase the Bundle for $14.99 USD. TOUR OF DUTY 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! Name Reward Name Recruit I 2,000 Coins Recruit II Jigsaw Loadout Set Recruit III 750 Coins Recruit IV Iridescent Precision Set Recruit V Collector’s Zealot Private I 1,000 Coins Private II 1,000 Coins Private III Jigsaw Power Set Private IV 1,000 Coins Private V Swarm Elite Drone UIR Corporal I 1,000 Coins Corporal II Jigsaw Assault Set Corporal III 1,000 Coins Corporal IV 100 Iron Corporal V Iridescent Power Set Sergeant I 1,250 Coins Sergeant II 100 Iron Sergeant III 1,250 Coins Sergeant IV Jigsaw Precision Set Sergeant V Hivebuster Fahz Officer I 1,500 Coins Officer II Iridescent Assault Set Officer III 1,500 Coins Officer IV GAS Bloodspray Officer V Iridescent Loadout Set Lieutenant I 1,750 Coins Lieutenant II 100 Iron Lieutenant III 1,750 Coins Lieutenant IV Commendation Precision Set Lieutenant V Peace Expression Captain I 2,000 Coins Captain II 2,000 Coins Captain III Commendation Power Set Captain IV 2,000 Coins Captain V Embry Star Mark Major I 2,250 Coins Major II 2,250 Coins Major III 100 Iron Major IV 2,250 Coins Major V Captain Hoffman Colonel I 2,500 Coins Colonel II 2,500 Coins Colonel III Commendation Assault Set Colonel IV 2,500 Coins Colonel V Gunslinger Expression Major General I 2,750 Coins Major General II 3,000 Coins Major General III Commendation Loadout Set Major General IV 3,500 Coins Major General V 100 Iron General Blood Red Queen Reyna Legend 750 Coins per legend rank MEDAL LIST 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. BASICS Name Description Stars Team Medic Revive 150 Teammates 4 Marksman Hit 500 Headshots 5 Executioner Get 150 Executions 5 Finish Them Get 4000 Kills 5 Body Count Get 10000 Eliminations 6 Carnage Do 10000000 Damage 6 Completion of this medal group will grant: 2,000 coins WEAPONS Name Description Stars Boomshot Body Count Get 50 Eliminations with the Boomshot 4 Heavy Weapon Carnage Deal 100000 With Heavy Weapons 4 Gnasher Body Count Get 250 Eliminations with the Gnasher 5 Claw Carnage Deal 150000 Damage with the Claw LMG 6 Overkill Body Count Get 100 Eliminations with the Overkill 4 Grenade Body Count Get 100 Eliminations using Frag and Shock Grenades 4 Completion of this medal group will grant: 2,000 coins HONOR THE FALLEN Name Description Stars Honor The Fallen Complete 150 Versus Rounds, Horde Waves or Escape Acts 4 Adapt & Overcome Hit 100 Active Reload Kills (Lancer, Gnasher & Snub not included in Versus) 4 Take This Territory Get 50 Ring Captures in Versus Matches 5 Lead by Example Get 15 Kills as the leader in Guardian Matches 4 New Build Get 150 Eliminations with the Lancer GL, Overkill or Talon 5 Decorated Strategist Score 1000 points in a Versus Match 15 times in a Versus Match 4 Present. Arms. Get 25 Headshots with the Longshot or EMBAR 6 Completion of this medal group will grant: 3,000 coins ASHES TO ASHES Name Description Stars Victorious Win 80 Versus Matches 6 Dust to Dust Win 20 Rounds of Versus OR Waves of Horde, Frenzy or Escape on Inconceivable Difficulty or higher 4 Impact Player Get 15 Kills or higher in a single Versus match 4 Got Your Back Get a Double Kill in 2v2 Gnasher 5 Against the odds Get 10 Double-Kills in Versus Matches 5 Liberate This Land! Get 5 Ring-Breaks in a single Versus Match 5 Heroic Strategist Score 2000 Points or more in 25 Versus Quickplay Matches 5 First Blood Get the First Kill 10 times in Versus Matches 4 Completion of this medal group will grant: 5,000 coins WEEKLY ESCAPE HIVE: VENOM RUN This Weekly Hive has a very simple description: “Just run, run, run”! Outrun the venom and get to the exit! WEEKLY STORE Armored Hoffman – 250 iron Queen Reyna – 250 iron Zealot Kantus – 250 iron Locust Zealot Mark – 65 iron U Mad? Bloodspray – 125 iron WEEKLY STORE – FEATURED 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 ESPORTS 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 PATCH NOTES And to close out, here are the patch notes schedule to release in Operation 6: PVP: 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. PVE: 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. CHARACTERS: 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. MAPS: 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. OTHER: 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.