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[Xbox Game Pass/Pre-Order] Gears of Wars 5 Tech Test - Free (XBox and Windows 10) - between 19/07 and 29/07
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[Xbox Game Pass/Pre-Order] Gears of Wars 5 Tech Test - Free (XBox and Windows 10) - between 19/07 and 29/07

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Posted 5th Jul
The much anticipated Gears 5 has a release date and before that you have the opportunity to try the game in the tech test.

Get the Gamepass for a regal sum of £1 (thanks @BuzzDuraband for the post) if you don’t have it, and Bob’s your uncle

When Can You Play
  • The first Technical Test period will run from July 19th at 10am PDT until July 22nd at 10am PDT.
  • The second Technical Test period will run from July 26th at 10am PDT until July 29th at 10am PDT.

What Can You Play
  • For Gears 5’s Technical Test, we’re bringing three distinct modes across two brand new multiplayer maps to play throughout both test periods:
  • Arcade: A new approachable, frenetic Versus experience.
  • Escalation: The pinnacle objective mode of Gears is back and better than ever.
  • King of the Hill: Capture the hill, enjoy the carnage.
  • In addition, you’ll also get to try out two new features of Gears 5:
    • Bootcamp: Practice your skills and learn new mechanics in our new training mode.
    • Tour Of Duty: Experience a mini Tour of Duty, where you’ll complete Medals to unlock exclusive Tester Weapon Skins to take into Gears 5. Complete all 3 Medals to unlock the exclusive Tester Banner to showcase in Gears 5.

How Can You Play It

Xbox One

For Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass subscribers, access is included in your membership.

Beginning on July 17th at 10am PDT, you will be able to pre-download the Tech Test from the Game Pass Library as you would with any other game on Game Pass.

You can also access the Technical Test by pre-ordering digitally via the Xbox Store, or by redeeming a code provided when pre-ordering a physical copy at participating retailers. See below for a list of participating retailers.

As the Technical Test is online multiplayer, an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership will be required to play.

Windows 10 PC
For Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass for PC subscribers, access is included in your membership.

You can also access the Technical Test by pre-ordering digitally via the Windows Store. Starting July 17th at 10am PDT, you can search for ‘Gears 5’ in the Windows Store to download the Tech Test ready for the weekend.

For players on Windows 10 PC, check out the chart below for minimum and recommended Gears 5 Tech Test specs:
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More details can be seen here and here

Hope it helps someone.
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ThatRedHairedDude05/07/2019 19:20

Well that sucks, suppose we could Pre order then cancel it after the code …Well that sucks, suppose we could Pre order then cancel it after the code arrives


Or spend £1 and get gamepass for a month, play GOW and also partake in their other games?
Jeeeezzzz, how entitled are gamers these days? Crying that this isn’t fully free.
Meelo05/07/2019 21:42

But it isn't free, if you are completely lucky you might be able to get …But it isn't free, if you are completely lucky you might be able to get gamepass for £1 a month which would total £12 a year, but that is quite unlikely because Microsoft doesn't give it to you for £1 every month. It is not about it not being free, it is about these Gamepass "free deals" keep getting posted when it is not free. Stranger Things is out on Netflix this month but people don't post "free on Netflix" so what is the difference?


Yeah, everyone knows. It really doesn’t need to be pointed out. Every. Single. Time.
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Nice! Can't wait.
So if you haven’t got game pass or Pre ordered you can’t play?
matwalaboy05/07/2019 19:19

It looks like it, yes


Well that sucks, suppose we could Pre order then cancel it after the code arrives
Cheers, mat shall try and remember to try it out
Is this free? You have to pay for game pass or preorder the game.
ThatRedHairedDude05/07/2019 19:20

Well that sucks, suppose we could Pre order then cancel it after the code …Well that sucks, suppose we could Pre order then cancel it after the code arrives


Bit of an unethical ass move but I might do it myself.
Edited by: "sAmeri" 5th Jul
How do you get this?
ThatRedHairedDude05/07/2019 19:20

Well that sucks, suppose we could Pre order then cancel it after the code …Well that sucks, suppose we could Pre order then cancel it after the code arrives


Or spend £1 and get gamepass for a month, play GOW and also partake in their other games?
Jeeeezzzz, how entitled are gamers these days? Crying that this isn’t fully free.
NotBruceJustWayne05/07/2019 19:41

Jeeeezzzz, how entitled are gamers these days? Crying that this isn’t f …Jeeeezzzz, how entitled are gamers these days? Crying that this isn’t fully free.


Haha I know, what can one say
Bonus for me then as I have just upgraded to 3yrs game pass ultimate for £1 and thought I’d have to wait until September to play the full game for free 😁
manapausejp05/07/2019 19:41

Or spend £1 and get gamepass for a month, play GOW and also partake in …Or spend £1 and get gamepass for a month, play GOW and also partake in their other games?


A very good point indeed, added to op and credited buzz for posting the deal initially.
A demo accessed via a pre-order or subscription service is a deal?
This shouldn’t be under freebies as it costs money to play
NotBruceJustWayne05/07/2019 19:41

Jeeeezzzz, how entitled are gamers these days? Crying that this isn’t f …Jeeeezzzz, how entitled are gamers these days? Crying that this isn’t fully free.


But it isn't free, if you are completely lucky you might be able to get gamepass for £1 a month which would total £12 a year, but that is quite unlikely because Microsoft doesn't give it to you for £1 every month.

It is not about it not being free, it is about these Gamepass "free deals" keep getting posted when it is not free. Stranger Things is out on Netflix this month but people don't post "free on Netflix" so what is the difference?
Meelo05/07/2019 21:42

But it isn't free, if you are completely lucky you might be able to get …But it isn't free, if you are completely lucky you might be able to get gamepass for £1 a month which would total £12 a year, but that is quite unlikely because Microsoft doesn't give it to you for £1 every month. It is not about it not being free, it is about these Gamepass "free deals" keep getting posted when it is not free. Stranger Things is out on Netflix this month but people don't post "free on Netflix" so what is the difference?


Yeah, everyone knows. It really doesn’t need to be pointed out. Every. Single. Time.
NotBruceJustWayne05/07/2019 21:55

Yeah, everyone knows. It really doesn’t need to be pointed out. Every. S …Yeah, everyone knows. It really doesn’t need to be pointed out. Every. Single. Time.


What the fact it isn't free or every single gamepass game?
dmn00105/07/2019 21:03

This shouldn’t be under freebies as it costs money to play


I don’t pay for Game Pass, I get it for free with MS Rewards every month.
"You're blocking my shots!!"
Lets hope it is like Gow 3
I take it this isn't the Campaign story mode
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