Gears 5 DLC Adding Three More Wrestlers as Playable Characters

Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 14:39 | By: Robert N. Adams
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The Coalition
Release Date
September 10, 2019
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Co Op, Online
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Xbox One, PC
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Don't Get Lost in the Woods

Some more Gears 5 DLC wrestlers will be added to the roster, complimenting the appearance of Batista in the game. These three new wrestlers will include Xavier Woods, a WWE wrestler, Twitch streamer, and voice actor.

The Gears 5 developers have been hard at work cranking out new content and refining the game. Earlier today, details on Operation 5 were revealed including a revamp of multiplayer and a bunch of new content — but that wasn't the only surprise in store.

 
 

The newest Gears of War game also happens to have a particular affinity for professional wrestlers; late last month, it expanded the role of Batista to allow his character to completely replace Marcus Fenix in the game's campaign. Now, three more WWE wrestlers will be joining the roster as DLC characters.

Gears 5 DLC wrestlers slice

Who Are the New Gears 5 DLC Wrestler Characters?

Three new Gears 5 DLC characters are joining the game, each of whom has a healthy history in the world of professional wrestling and gaming.

Xavier Woods / Austin Creed

Xavier Woods is well-known for entertaining fans in the wrestling ring and on Twitch, although his Twitch channel has been relatively quiet while the WWE fights with its talent over the rights and revenue of content on third-party sites. Most of his work is centered on wrestling and television shows, but he also has some voice acting experience in the WWE 2K games and 2064: Read Only Memories.

"After playing [Gears of War] for years (& reading the books) I’m happy to announce that myself[, Kofi Kingston, & Big E] somehow convinced them to make us playable dlc characters in [Gears 5,]" Xavier Woods said on Twitter. "If you thought getting popped by gnashers got on your nerves, wait until [it's] us doing it[!]"

Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston is the second of the three Gears 5 DLC characters; his prior video game work is focused on the WWE games. Naturally, he also makes appearances on podcasts and the like outside of his professional wrestling work.

Big E

Big E is another big wrestler (figuratively and literally), having been involved with the WWE for the better part of a decade. As with Kofi Kingston, his involvement in the world of video games largely sticks to voice acting in the WWE games.


All three of these pro wrestlers are members of The New Day; currently, Big E and Xavier Woods are the WWE Raw Tag Team Champions for the third time. You'll be able to play as this powerful trio of pro wrestlers by buying Gears 5 via the Microsoft Store or on Steam starting at $39.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of The New Day being added as Gears 5 DLC characters? Which of these three pro wrestlers is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!