How To Sign Up To The Gears of War 5 Multiplayer Tech Test


Gears of War 5 will release on September 19, but before that, there will be a tech test on July 17. This will be your first chance to get your hands on the new game and play it, so in this guide, we will show you how to get access to it.

How To Access The Gears Of War Tech Test

The tech test will begin on July 17 and will be available on both Xbox One and PC. It will be our first chance to play Arcade, and Escalation 2.0, which is apparently the evolution of their competitive mode. There are no sign-ups for the tech test; if you want access to it, you will need to either:

  • Have an Xbox Game Pass/PC Game Pass subscription
  • Pre-order Gears of War 5

Pre-order Bonuses

If you pre-order Gears of War 5, you will receive that Terminator Dark Fate pre-order pack. The pack includes the below skins:

  • Sarah Conor skin
  • T-800 skin
  • Vector Lancer skin
  • 7 Days of Boost

You can also get early access to the game if you make the following purchases, or access the game in the following ways:

Gear of War 5 Ultimate Edition

  • Gears 5 early access – play from September 6th
  • Ultimate Edition Character Pack
  • 30 Days of Boost
  • Terminator Dark Fate pack (play by September 16th)

Gear of War 5 Standard Edition

  • Gears 5 access from September 10th
  • Terminator Dark Fate pack (play by September 16th)

That’s it, no sign-ups, or random selections, just pre-order the game or be a Game Pass owner and you are in. We will be very much living that Gears life when the game launches, bringing you all sorts of useful guides. We also expect plenty of news and reveals over the coming months, so stay tuned to the site to keep up to date with all the Gears news.