Gears 5 is a third-person shooter that focuses on Kait Dia, an Outsider of Locust decent, who embarks on a journey to uncover her origins while fighting to protect humanity with her squad from the Locust Horde which threatens humanity's safety. JD Fenix, Delmont Walker and Marcus Fenix also return in this fifth installment of the Gears of Wars series. Check out our Gears 5 cheats and tips to help save Sera from the alien invasion.
Cheats, Tips and Strategy
Below is a collection of hints and tips that will help you to progress in the game. These include how to test new weapons and how to mark enemies and objects. As well as these hints and tips we also have a mini-guide here which goes into more details on some of the tips we have below:
How to Use Starter Weapons
It is essential when playing Gears 5 that you use the correct weapons you have at your disposal. When you begin the game you will hae a Lancer Assault Rifle, Gnasher Shotgun, Grenade (you have the choice of a Smoke or Flash Grenade) and Snub Pistol. If you are being aggessive advancing forward you need to have the Gnasher Shotgun ready at all times as it is ideal for the inevitable close quarter combat you will encounter. If you are playing passive and advancing slowly the Lancer Assault Rifle should be your weapon of choice as it is great for long ranged fights and slowing down enemies.
Where to Test Weapons
If you are unfamiliar with the weapons you have in Gears 5 it is advised that before you start playing Co-op vs. AI. you test them by playing Campaign, Horde mode, Escape mode or even Arcade mode. Each weapon in the game is unique, some are more powerful than others and ultimately easier to use than others with different purposes so knowing how to use them effectively during combat is essential. Check out our How to Get Relic Weapons guide to find out how you can get these rare versions of existing weapons.
How to Fire in Bursts
You will find that many of the automatic weapons in Gears 5 have a considerable amount of recoil when you hold down the trigger to go full-auto. If you want to retain your accuracy when using these weapons you need to fire in quick bursts. Check out our Best Weapons guide to find out about the best weapons are in Gears 5.
How to Set Traps with Grenades
Use the grenades you have in your arsenal to set traps. Grenades can be stuck onto enemies or planted onto walls by a quick tap of the melee button. Check out our How to Beat Horde Mode to find out how you can increase your chances of surviving the waves of enemies.
How to Blindfire
If you are in close-quarter combat you will have no option but to resort to blindfire. This technique is performed by equipping a close-range weapon such as the Gnasher Shotgun and stepping out from cover when you know enemies are nearby and firing from point-blank range. Try to line up your enemies with the center of the screen when blindfiring and make sure you pay attention to the direction your barrel is facing.
How to Mark Enemies and Objects
Let your teammates know where the enemies are by marking them. This can be easily done by clicking in the left analog stick or pressing Q on your keyboards. You can also mark ammo boxes, weapons, and select items and areas.
We hope these tips help you out in the game, but for further help, try our beginner guide, we also have some FAQs for Gears 5, you can also submit your own questions there for other players to answer.