The turn-based tactics game will be beefing up with its upcoming console launch.
Thanks to the strong reception its enjoyed for its PC release earlier this year, many players have been looking forward to Gears Tactics’ console launch. That will be coming this November, when the turn-based tactics game launches as a launch title for the upcoming next-gen Xbox consoles (but also for Xbox One). And that occasion will also go hand-in-hand with a major new update for the game.
In an update officially announcing Gears Tactics’ console release date, The Coalition confirmed that on that day, a major new update will also be going live for the game across all platforms, including PC, bringing some significant new content with it. The most significant is Jack the bot, who will be added in as a playable character, and will have over 20 new skills, “ranging from empowering auras to hijacking and controlling enemy units.”
The new update will also introduce Deviant enemies, a new type of powerful enemies who will have special abilities “that will defy the players’ strategies.” New Supreme equipment will also be added in, and will “reward players with powerful gear to play through the campaign, defying massive bosses and facing the new Deviant enemies.” Finally, there will also be enhanced support for Xbox controllers in the PC version.
Gears Tactics is currently available on PC, and will launch for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S on November 10. You can read our review of the game through here.