Gears 5 The New Day DLC Price Angers Fans

Published: Friday, November 20, 2020 - 13:52 | By: Robert N. Adams
Developer
The Coalition
Release Date
September 10, 2019
Multiplayer modes
Co Op, Online
Platforms
Xbox One, PC
Purchase (Some links may be affiliated)
Steam Xbox
DLC, But Not Free

The Gears 5 The New Day DLC price is upsetting a portion of the fanbase who may have been hoping to get their hands on some new playable WWE wrestlers for free as they previously did with Batista.

Earlier this week, WWE wrestler Xavier Woods revealed that Kofi Kingston, Big E, and himself would be coming to Gears 5 as DLC characters, although he only shared promotional images of the trio at the time. Now, a brand-new trailer has launched to show these new skins in more detail, but it left out what may be the most important bit: these three WWE skins are going to cost you a cool twenty bucks.

 
 

Gears 5 The New Day price slice

Why Players Are Upset With the Gears 5 The New Day DLC Price

The Xbox news post reveals that this trio of popular WWE wrestlers is now playable in the game (via Reddit). Unfortunately, it also comes with a somewhat sour surprise — the Gears 5 The New Day DLC price is $19.99 or your regional equivalent.

This isn't the first time that Gears 5 added a WWE wrestler to the game — last year, Batista was added as a skin for Marcus Fenix and playable in multiplayer. A later free update added the ability for players to swap out Marcus Fenix with Batista in the campaign.

Unlike Batista's debut, however, The New Day Gears 5 DLC is a premium item that players will have to pay for. Although it can be unlocked for free as an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk, not everyone is subscribed to that service and those players would have to pay full price for the WWE trio.

Understandably, not everyone is happy about this reveal — after all, the original tweet from Xavier Woods wasn't entirely clear that it would be a paid DLC. A number of fans expressed their dissatisfaction in replies to the reveal tweet on and on the Xbox subreddit; other players on Twitter and on the Gears of War subreddit also expressed that they weren't too fond of the design or disappointed that they didn't get other characters from the franchise as DLC.

A number of fans are clearly upset, but just as many (if not more) seem happy with the reveal. As Xbox Game Pass continues to expand its offerings, more and more people will probably pick up Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and  get these characters for free anyway. That said, the original reveal probably could have done a better job of signaling that this was going to be a premium DLC.

What do you think of the Gears 5 The New Day DLC price? Do you think this should have been a free DLC? 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!