There’s some excellent news for Xbox Live Gold, Game Pass, and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. The Gears 5 Versus Multiplayer Tech Test opens its servers at no cost all this weekend.
The multiplayer tech check runs from 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST / 7 PM CST on Friday, July 26 to the identical time on Monday, July 29. You can get the Wreath Bloodspray reward by finishing a full match on July 26 between 5:30-6:30 PM PT / 8:30-9:30 PM ET / 1:30-2:30 AM BST / 2:30-3:30 AM CST. Downloads for the multiplayer tech check will be carried out by means of the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 PC and Xbox One, sitting at roughly 10GB.
All 4 modes accessible throughout the game’s last tech test–Arcade, Bootcamp, Escalation, and King of the Hill–will be accessible throughout this second tech check. A brand new mode, Tour of Duty–where you full challenges to unlock unique Tester banners and weapon skins that carry over to the total game–will even be playable
A FAQ on the game’s official website says the aim is “to test [the] servers handling an influx of players ahead of launch day.” Developers The Coalition states that you simply “may encounter some queuing,” as Gears 5 has an entry queue system to protect server stability.
Players reported several issues throughout final weekend’s tech check, together with difficulties spawning into video games, random pop-up notifications, and extra. The Coalition assured gamers on Twitter that the problems are being labored on, saying, “While we resolve some of the issues as soon as possible, you may see an increase to estimated wait time to get in. The actual wait time will decrease dramatically as we stabilize the services and let in more players.”