Gears 5 Operation 6: Drop 2 Arrives Next Week

The Coalition has revealed what's coming in Gears 5 Operation 6: Drop 2 — and it's arriving next week.

Published: April 7, 2021 2:47 PM /


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The Coalition has revealed that Gears 5 Operation 6: Drop 2 arrives in mid-April 2021 along with a list of the content that players can expect including a new map, new characters, and Execution 2.0.

Gears 5 has been releasing a steady stream of new content for players to enjoy, typically packaged as an "Operation." These Operations have added new characters, new maps, and more fun ways to enjoy the game. Now, the next batch of content is almost here and it's got some pretty interesting changes in store!

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What's New in Gears 5 Operation 6: Drop 2?

The biggest change coming to Gears 5 Operation 6: Drop 2 is the addition of "Execution 2.0," an upgrade to the existing Execution game mode. Previously, players had to try to kill the enemy team in a single-elimination round. Unfortunately, this game mode had a high occurrence of stalemates.

Going forward, a new "Overtime" mechanic will kick in after two minutes of gameplay. A ring will appear on the map and both teams will have 30 seconds to either capture the ring (which takes the standard 5 seconds) or eliminate the enemy team. Overtime will continue until a team captures the ring or the opposing team is completely eliminated.

Also arriving in this update are two new characters. Chairman Prescott was formerly in charge of COG for most of the Locust War and didn't shy away from making tough decisions — so much so that he fired the Hammer of Dawn on his own cities in an attempt to halt the Locust advance. On the other side of the coin, the Disciple Drone is an enhanced version of the Drone that wears an injection harness pumping Imulsion directly into their bloodstream.

As always, these are just the big highlights for this update; you can read about all of the new content on the way in the full Gears 5 Operation 6: Drop 2 news post.

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When is the Gears 5 Operation 6: Drop 2 Release Date?

The Gears 5 Operation 6: Drop 2 release date will be Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Judging by the patch notes, it looks like there's a good amount of fun on the way!

There's plenty of content to enjoy in the game and you won't have to wait too much longer to enjoy the next batch. You can buy Gears 5 for PC and Xbox via its official website starting at $39.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of the new content coming in Gears 5 Operation 6: Drop 2? What new content do you think the developers really need to bring to the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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