Gears 5 Technical Test Start Date, Time, Modes and More Revealed

The Gears 5 tech test is this month, and will be a “critical opportunity” for the PC version

Gears 5 will launch on September 10 for PC and Xbox One.

Aside from these modes, the tech test will showcase a couple of Gears 5's new features.

Included with your Xbox Game Pass membership or as part of your Gears 5 pre-order, the Tech Test will be available to download starting July 17.

The tech test is coming in two separate periods.

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Microsoft is pleased to reveal today that Gears 5 on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs will have its Versus Multiplayer Technical Test that starts on July 19 to 21, with its second session on July 26 to 29. Players can also gain access to the test by pre-ordering Gears 5 digitally via the Xbox Store, or by redeeming a code from physical pre-orders at certain retailers. We also wanted to remind you that online multiplayer will require Xbox Live Gold on console, and that because this Tech Test is to help test our servers, you might encounter some queueing as you start to play.

Bootcamp mode is a training mode, where players can practice up their skills while learning new mechanics in Gears 5.

The tech test will offer Arcade, Escalation, and King of the Hill across 2 different maps. The team revealed that there will be two Technical Test periods, and also revealed the game's official PC requirements that you can find below. Unlocking these medals is not just rewarding players with bragging rights either; players will also receive some in-game rewards such as exclusive tester weapon skins, and an exclusive Tester Banner, for Gears 5 when the game officially releases.

For those looking to partake in the technical test on PC, you can refer to the chart below to see if your PC is up to the task. Tour of Duty, is a challenge mode where players will fight to unlock in-game medals. The test will feature the new Arcade mode, which is described as an "approachable" experience.

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