Gears 5

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Gears 5
Gears 5 cover
The Coalition
Xbox Game Studios
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows September 10, 2019
Gears 5 on MobyGames
Gears 5 on Wikipedia
Gears of War
Gears of War 2007
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition 2016
Gears of War 4 2016
Gears POP! 2019
Gears 5 2019
Gears Tactics 2020

General information

Official website
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require an Xbox Live account. Microsoft Store version is not available in China.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Ultimate Edition Includes Halo: Reach Character Pack and Boost: 30 Day Bonus

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Gears5\Saved\Config\PC
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1097840/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.HalifaxBaseGame_8wekyb3d8bbwe\SystemAppData\wgs\<user-id>
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1097840/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game Video settings.
In-game Video settings.
Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
When using the "fill" cutscene option, the image is zoomed.
4K Ultra HD
Ultra texture pack is a optional download from inside the game on Windows Store or DLC on Steam.
Field of view (FOV)
60-100°, default 80°.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
2x, 4x, 8x, 16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Adjustable with Sharpening Setting from 1 to 30. Default value is 6.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30, 60, 90, 120, 144 and Unlimited settings
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
The included dynamic resolution allows users to select a minimum frame rate of 30 FPS, 60 FPS, or 90 FPS, and effectively scales visual fidelity to match the selected level of performance.

Input settings[edit]

In-game Controller General Configuration.
In-game Controller General Configuration.
In-game Controller Remapping.
In-game Controller Remapping.
In-game Keyboard Configuration.
In-game Keyboard Configuration.
In-game Mouse Configuration.
In-game Mouse Configuration.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game Audio Settings.
In-game Audio Settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Dolby Atmos


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

Change language[edit]

The game lacks an option in-game to change language.
Change language of the game
  1. Go to %localappdata%/Gears5/Saved/Config/PC and open GameUserSettings.ini
  2. In the section GearGameUserSettings change PreferredLanguageCode=EN to PreferredLanguageCode=DE for German voice-overs for example


In-game Matchmaking Servers Window.
In-game Matchmaking Servers Window.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
3 Co-op
Split Screen Co-op
LAN play
Online play
Co-op, Versus
Supports crossplay with Xbox One

Connection types

Type Native Notes

Issues fixed[edit]

Voices are muffled[edit]

While using a Logitech Headset on PC, voices are muffled.[1]
  1. Close the game
  2. Go to %localappdata%/Gears5/Saved/Config/PC and open GameUserSettings.ini
  3. Find the line with sg.AudioQuality=3 in the section ScalabilityGroups
  4. Change the 3 to 0

HDR not working[edit]

HDR not able to be toggled in settings[2]
  1. Unplug nonHDR displays
  2. Launch game again

Other information[edit]

In-game General Settings.
In-game General Settings.
In-game Accessibility Settings.
In-game Accessibility Settings.
In-game Mature Settings.
In-game Mature Settings.


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Dolby Atmos, Ogg Vorbis
Cutscenes Bink Video
Anti-cheat Easy Anti-Cheat [3]

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP1
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3
AMD FX-6000 series
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon R9 280
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
A 64-bit system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1097840/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1097840) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.