'Gears 5' has gone gold.
The next instalment of the third person shooter game will arrive on Xbox on September 10 and to celebrate developers The Coalition are making 71 achievements and 100 gamer score points available.
The game's multiplayer design director Ryan Cleven recently revealed that whilst the new game will have elements from its predecessors, it has had a massive "overhaul".
He said: "The core combat of Gears 5 is built around a new recoil-based shooting system and in-game feedback system we call Battle Language. Gears 5 will feel very different than previous games while remaining true to the essence of Gears. The rifle game in Versus has been overhauled with the new recoil system for a much more modern combat experience, while the new Inverse Omen will change the way players experience getting hit and being damaged in Gears. For weapons, new ice attacks will freeze players, while Stim will provide players with over-health; both are represented by the new Inverse Omen. In PvE experiences, damage numbers and health bars will help players understand the impact of their characters levelling."
And Cleven has also opened up about the game's new Arcade mode and also the handy Boot Camp, which gives gamers a quick introduction to the gameplay.
He added: "The new Arcade mode is an entirely new way to play Gears Versus. It is a great mode to jump into for first-time Gears Versus players as it will be more familiar to players coming from other PvP games. It blends the visceral, intimate combat of Gears Versus with a light take on hero shooters. Character abilities, unique loadouts and in-game weapon upgrading combine with the new Arcade Team Deathmatch to the most fast-paced, over-the-top Versus experience in Gears history ... To help players jump in faster, we've built Boot Camp, a quick introduction to the gameplay of Gears 5. If you have never played Gears before, it provides an engaging and comfortable way to learn the core mechanics. If you're a Gears veteran, it introduces you to the new mechanics in Gears 5."