Gears 5 Microtransactions Explained


Like any modern video game, Gears 5 does come with microtransactions. These microtransactions are made for players to purchase items in the Gears 5 store directly. All of the items available on the store are cosmetic. None of them are made to improve your game experience, make it easier to fight, or make you stronger than your opponents. Here’s the break down for the numerous microtransactions you can grab in the game, and what you can buy with them.

Gears 5 Microtransactions Explained


The premium currency in Gears 5 is Iron. You can purchase it from the store at any time to add it to your profile. Here are the available options in the store you can purchase.

  • 500 Iron – $4.99
  • 1,000 Iron – $9.99
  • 2,000 + 250 Bonus Iron – $19.99
  • 5,000 + 1,000 Bonus Iron – $49.99
  • 6,000 + 4,000 Bonus Iron (A Special Launch Offer available For a Limited Time) – $59.99
  • 10,000 + 2,500 Bonus Iron – $99.99

For those who are extremely interested in getting Iron, you may want to go for the special deal that’s available for the game, right now, for $59.99 You’re going to get the most bang for your dollar. There’s no exact date to when this deal is going to go away, so if you want to grab iron and you’re willing to throw down the same amount you used to buy the game, go for that deal. It’s better than the $99.99 option.

Available Items

The items in Gears 5 are mostly cosmetic. You can open up the store to pick out different flags to place behind your profile, purchase character skins, expressions they can say during battles, blood sprays when you execute enemies, and weapon skins. The only thing in the store that does change your overall gameplay is the Boosts. These Boosts provide you additional experience points after you finish a multiplayer mission. You’re going to gain character profile levels much faster than you would if you didn’t have it.

However, none of the items in the store are going to give you access to specific guns, stronger ammunition, or make you a more viable member of a multiplayer team member. You’re going to have to do that yourself with your skills.

There’s also a featured section with weekly and daily deals. If you’re eagerly waiting for a particular character or weapon skin to show up here, make sure to check back there every few days to see what new deal Gears 5 has for you.