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Gears Tactics

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Gears Tactics
Gears Tactics cover
Splash Damage
The Coalition
Xbox Game Studios
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows April 28, 2020
Metacritic 80
OpenCritic 83
Monetization One-time game purchase, Subscription gaming service
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres Strategy
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
Series Gears of War
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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 forums
Official support
Official Discord server for game series
Steam Community Discussions


All versions require an Xbox Live account.


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via Xbox Game Pass for PC.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Augustus "Thrashball" Cole Includes playable character Augustus "Thrashball" Cole (accessible only after completing Act 1 Chapter 4 in the campaign). Limited time exclusive for preorders and post launch purchases made by May 4, 2020

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename movie files[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GearGame\Content\Movies\.
  2. Delete or rename Coalition_MSStudios.bk2.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\GearsTactics\Saved\Config\PC\
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\GearsTactics\Saved\Config\PC\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1184050/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.GanderBaseGame_8wekyb3d8bbwe\SystemAppData\
Steam <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\1184050\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1184050/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


General video settings.
General video settings.
Texture video settings.
Texture video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
16:10 gameplay is Hor- compared to 16:9.
16:10 cinematics are Vert+ compared to 16:9.[2]
Gameplay scales with a combination of Hor+ and Vert-.
Cinematics are Vert- scaled to 12:5, then pillarboxed.[3]
Gameplay is Hor+ at 21:9.
Cinematics are 16:9 pillarboxed when Cinematic Scaling Mode is set to Letterbox.
Cinematics use Vert- scaling when Cinematic Scaling Mode is set to Fill.[4]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Used in place of exclusive fullscreen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16x.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA can be set to Performance, Balanced, or Best.
SSAA is also available via the Resolution Scale setting.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Minimum frame rate can optionally be set to 30, 60, or 90 FPS.
Frame rate can optionally be limited to 30, 60, 90, 120, or 144 FPS.
Cinematic frame rate can optionally be limited to 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Deuteranopia, Tritanopia, Protanopia, Monochromacy.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.


Controller settings.
Controller settings.
General settings.
General settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Left stick and right stick sensitivity can be adjusted separately.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Left stick and right stick Y-axes can be inverted separately.
Both X-axes can also be inverted separately.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Cursor flickers and moves erratically when mouse and controller are used simultaneously.[6]


Audio settings.
Audio settings.
Accessibility settings.
Accessibility settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Effects, Dialogue.
Surround sound
Select the Subtitles Only captioning option.
Text size is adjustable in the Accessibility settings.
Closed captions
Select the Full Closed Captioning option.
Text size is adjustable in the Accessibility settings.
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


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

Issues fixed

Blurry game textures

Set the Minimum Frame Rate to either "None" or "30" and restart the game[8]

Audio is choppy/distorted/has static

Plug headset directly into the PC (instead of into a controller)[9]
Change the sample rate to 48 kHz[9]
  1. From the Start menu, Open Sound Settings.
  2. Select Sound Control Panel.
  3. In the new window, select the current audio device.
  4. Select Properties.
  5. In the new window, select the Advanced tab.
  6. Set the Default Format to 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality).
  7. Select Apply to save changes, then close the windows.

Other information

Interface settings.
Interface settings.
HUD safe-zone setting.
HUD safe-zone setting.


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


Middleware Notes
Audio OGG Vorbis
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3 (Skylake)
AMD FX-6000
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 260X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible
A 64-bit operating 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>/1184050/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1184050) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-11
  2. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-13
    Tested at 2560x1600, 2560x1440 resolutions.
  3. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-12
    Tested at 2560x480, 2560x720 custom resolutions.
  4. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-12
    Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution.
  5. Buy Gears Tactics - Windows 10 - Microsoft Store - last accessed on 2020-05-11
  6. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-12
  7. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2020-05-12
    Tested with Orban Loudness Meter.
  8. Troubleshooting: Blurry Game Textures – Gears Tactics - last accessed on 2020-05-12
  9. 9.0 9.1 Audio is choppy/distorted/has static – Gears Tactics - last accessed on 2020-05-12