Gears of War 5 Multiplayer Tech Test Detailed, Prescribed Specs Revealed

Gears of War 5
Written by Faiza Iftikhar

The Coalition has declared the details of the upcoming Gears of War 5 “Versus Multiplayer” tech test, which is planned to start on July 19. The test will give players access to the Arcade, “a new approachable, excited Versus experience,” in addition to the Escalation and King of the Hill game modes, on two new multiplayer maps. There’s likewise a new Bootcamp training mode, and a “mini Tour of Duty” that will empower players to unlock exclusive “Tester Weapon Skins” for use in the full game.

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“This Technical Test enables us to stress test our servers more than 2 focused Test Periods to guarantee the most ideal experience when enormous volumes of players rush in at launch,” the studio said.

“For our PC fans, it gives us a basic chance to get the game onto PCs with unique combinations of hardware and software at scale. If any unexpected issues arise, it gives us the open door in front of launch to identify and address any problems in front of release. And obviously, getting the Tech Test into your hands implies we can assemble your valuable feedback on each of the 3 modes to inform our development as we walk towards launch day and beyond.”

This is what you’ll need to run the tech test:


  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 Update
  • CPU: AMD FX-6000 Series or Intel i3 Skylake
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280 or RX 560, or Nvidia GTX 760 or GTX 1050, 2GB VRAM
  • RAM: 6GB
  • HDD: 15GB


  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 Update
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 or Intel i5 Skylake
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 570 or RX 5700, or Nvidia GTX 970 or GTX 1660 Ti, 4GB VRAM
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 15GB


  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 Update
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 or Intel i7 Skylake
  • GPU: AMD Radeon VII or Nvidia GTX 2080, 8GB VRAM
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 15GB SSD

To get to the test, you’ll have to either subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass for PC, or preorder the game from the Windows Store or select physical retailers, despite the fact that most likely won’t do you much good for the PC edition. No notice is made of the Steam discharge, however since the declaration indicates Windows Store preorders my supposition is that the test will not be offered there.

The tech test was initially expected to start on July 17 however, that is really when it will become accessible for preload—to access it, search for “Gears 5” in the Windows Store. (And yes, that’s the official guidance: If you want it, go look for it.) The tech test will keep running more than 2 weekend sessions, the first from 10 am PT on July 19 through July 21, and after that at 10 am PT on July 26 through July 29.

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