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Gears 5: Hivebusters Cheats and Tips

Last Updated: by Dennis

Gears 5: Hivebusters is a third-person shooter that is a campaign extension of Gears 5. This DLC is a series of single-player and co-op missions that provides an introduction to the members of Scorpio Squad, and how they found a way to fight back against the Swarm. Play as Lahni, Keegan and Mac - the heroes of Gears 5's Escape mode - on their first operation as part of the secretive Hivebuster program. Thrown together and dubbed 'Scorpio Squad', their suicide mission to destroy a Swarm hive may hold the key to saving Sera and their own redemption. Gears 5: Hivebusters is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC. Take a look at our tips to get help in the game.

Gears 5: Hivebusters Trailer

Cheat, Tips and Strategy

Got a cheat or hot tip for this game? Found a secret, or a strategy for success?

How to get the Renewed, Not Consumed Achievement

To get the Renewed, Not Consumed Achievement you need to find all 35 collectibles and character ability upgrades in the Hivebusters DLC. The video below will show you exactly where you can find each of them.

Gears 5: Hivebusters Trailer

Chapter 1

0:03 - Condor Pilot├ó┬?┬?s Cog Tags
0:36 - Kaliso Family Photograph
0:58 - Outsider Accolade
1:26 - Onyx Guard Helmet
Chapter 2

1:50 - Ultimate Ability Upgrade
2:17 - Citizen Intake Form
2:39 - Missive To Prescott
3:02 - Ultimate Ability Upgrade
3:56 - Locust Burial Report
4:22 - Hydroponics Handbook
5:00 - Ultimate Ability Upgrade
5:20 - Sovereign Directive 34724
5:41 - Sanctum Welcome Brochure
6:06 - Ultimate Ability Upgrade
6:33 - Map Of Sanctum
Chapter 3
No Collectibles / Ability Upgrades
Chapter 4

6:55 - Eiko├ó┬?┬?s Letter
7:20 - Ultimate Ability Upgrade
7:54 - Fearsome Mask
8:21 - Ultimate Ability Upgrade
8:55 - Weilehan Incantation
9:25 - Ultimate Ability Upgrade
9:52 - Ultimate Ability Upgrade
10:18 - The Journey: Carved Canoe
10:37 - Ultimate Ability Upgrade
10:55 - The Spirit Walk: Carving
11:15 - The Fear: Amulet
Chapter 5

11:39 - Melted Swarm Skull
Chapter 6

12:03 - Weilehan Prayer Bowl
12:25 - Weilehan Wake Totem
12:42 - Ultimate Ability Upgrade
12:58 - Ultimate Ability Upgrade
13:21 - Ultimate Ability Upgrade
13:53 - Silver Era Relic
14:06 - Message To Hoffman
14:25 - Graye├ó┬?┬?s Journal

Easy Supplies for the Effort Achievement

To get the Supplies for the Effort Achievement in the Hivebuster DLC you need to play as Keegan and activate his Resupply ability 25 times. This can be done at any point of the Hivebuster DLC. The easiest way to do this is as soon as you activate it pause the game and reload the current checkpoint so you have the ultimate ready again. Simply do this a total of 25 times to get the achievement.

Take Advantage of the Environment

Whether it's the harsh cold of Act II or the sand storms of Act III, there are hazards that you can use to your advantage. These include firing a single ammo round to crack the ice at an enemy's feet to send them plunging into the icy depths below and a well aimed shot at a hardened sand column to send it crashing down on your enemies. Aside from the natural environment you should also keep an eye out for the many man-made traps you can use such as steam generators and explosive pipes and containers.

Have a Mix of Weapons

In Gears 5: Hivebusters you have 3 weapon slots: one for light one-handed weapons and two for heavier weapons that require your non-trigger hand for support. Make sure that you choose a mix of weapons that include long ranged ones with high accuracy and less accurate ones that pack a punch in close quarters. Having different types of weapons at your disposal will help you to survive longer as you will be better equipped to deal with more situations.

Save Ammunition

Ammunition for your weapons in Gears 5: Hivebusters is not easy to come by and it should only be used when necessary. Save your ammunition by performing melee kills with your knife whenever possible. Ex-humans and Juvies can be easily taken down with a single knife swipe.

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