Ever since Gears of War 4 showed us a very different Sera, the COG has apparently relaxed its standards. A new leaked video from E3 has shown off every sort of Mark, Execution, Weapon, and Expression that you can use for the Gears of War 5 character customization in the game’s multiplayer.
Previous Gears of War games had mainly focused around you playing either one of the COG characters, or various Locust unit types and the few actual characters among them. Gears of War 5, however, appears to be different, at least in its Hivebuster mode.
Characters can now make use of the Gears of War 5 character customization to give their characters loadouts and other cosmetic details, such as what executions they use, what sort of expressions they have, what sort of cosmetic details are on their armor, and more.
While the characters aren’t completely customizable, being pre-named with their own backstories and looks, you can still kit them out to your own preferences before sending them into the “Escape” game mode, the big multiplayer game mode that The Coalition promoted during Microsoft’s E3 conference.
The game mode, which is primarily PVE focused, sends three players and their customized characters into the Swarm’s hives in order to fight their way out and blow the whole place to kingdom come, while avoiding getting killed or caught in the blast themselves.
In addition to all of the cosmetic stuff in the Gears of War 5 character customization, players will also have a wide variety of weapons to choose from. This ranges from the old Lancer rifles and Gnasher shotguns, to a new melee weapon called the Breaker mace.
Players will be able to make use of all of these different bits of character customization when Escape is released along with Gears of War 5 later this year on the Xbox One and the PC.