Microsoft announced since E3 that a test of the new multiplayer experience of Gears 5 was going to be available in July. Fulfilling that promise, Gears 5 Versus Multiplayer Tech Test is available to download now.
Starting on July 17 at 10 a.m. PDT, you can search for “Gears 5” to pull up the Technical Test on your Xbox One console or Windows 10 PC. If you’re an Xbox Game Pass member, you will see the Gears 5 Multiplayer Tech Test available to download in your library – same as any of the 100+ great games in the catalog. Note that between the weekend test periods, the Tech Test itself will be available for download, but servers will be offline. We also wanted to remind you that online multiplayer will require Xbox Live Gold on console, and that because this Tech Test is to help test our servers, you might encounter some queueing as you start to play. We hope to make Gears 5 a great online experience for all players and Xbox Game Pass members on launch, and this Tech Test will help.
Included with your Xbox Game Pass membership or as part of your Gears 5 pre-order (whether as a separate 5×5 code from a participating retailer or bundled in your digital pre-order), the Tech Test will be available to download starting July 17 with online play being active from July 19 (starting at 10 AM PDT) through July 22 at 10 AM PDT, and then active again on July 26 (at 10 AM PDT) until July 29 at 10 AM PDT.
These are the technical specs for Windows 10 PCs:
Gears 5 will release on September 10 for Xbox One, Windows 10, and with Xbox Game Pass.