Update: (Wed 25th Mar, 2020 19:00 GMT): Gears 5 - Operation 3: Gridiron is now live! It's a free update for all Gears 5 players, including Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

Original Story: (Wed 25th Mar, 2020 13:15 GMT): There's a new update on the way for Gears 5 in the form of Operation 3: Gridiron, which will bring a new mode, as well as new maps and characters to the game on March 31st. Check out the trailer above.

The new Gridiron mode features two teams of five battling over a flag that can be scored in the opposing team's endzone? The catch? You only get one life in Gridiron, and you'll need to survive for five whole seconds in the endzone to score a touchdown. The first team to 13 points wins (with multiple ways to score).

Elsewhere, new characters include the return of Augustus Cole to PVP and PVE, with the Cole Train packing a powerful punch and his signature Thrashball tackle. New Villains include the Theron Guard and Queen Myrrah. There are four new maps as well, such as the returning Canals from Gears 1 and 4.

It's a big update, so be sure to take a peek at the official website for everything coming in Operation 3: Gridiron later this month. Are you excited for the update? Let us know in the comments below.

[source gears5.com, via windowscentral.com]