Assisted Kills Will Count As Eliminations In Gears 5 Like Overwatch

Gears 5 is the sixth installment of the Gears of War series and is the sequel to Gears of War 4 with a release date to launch on September 10, 2019. There is a very clear sense of hype built around Gears 5 with fans wondering what the gameplay mechanics will be like once it launches. In the latest ELEAGUE TV Twitch stream, it was revealed that assists will count as eliminations in Gears 5.

During the ELEAGUE TV Twitch Live stream, we can see that whenever you and your teammates attack the same enemy and the enemy then dies, it is considered an assisted elimination instead of an individual kill.

This makes a lot of sense when you consider the direction The Coalition is adopting with Gear 5’s gameplay mechanics. Gears 5 is a team game. Instead of the focus being towards individual kills, the focus is towards co-operation and coordinated gameplay tactics.

This is something we have seen other games like Overwatch use and The Coalition has realized its importance. The game gives you points based on the damage you deal the enemy but still will give you the kill point even if you did a small amount of damage. This means instead of your teammate stealing your kill, both of you will get the kill point in Gears 5.

Gears 5 is a bit different from the previous games we have seen in the franchise. Gears 5 focuses on Kait Diaz who is an Outsider of Locust descent. The game isn’t even out yet but has been receiving a little backlash due to the developer’s decision for removing smoking from an M-rated game.

In related Gears 5 news, something to look forward to is Gears 5’s first technical test gameplay. It is scheduled to start on July 19 at 10 am PT, 1 p.m. ET and it will run until July 22 at 10 am PT.

If you plan on participating in the Gears 5 technical test, make sure to check out recommended, minimum and ideal PC specs required to run Gears 5 technical test from our detailed article

Gears 5 is scheduled to release on September 10, 2019, for both Microsoft Xbox One and PC.