Update (Fri 20th Nov, 2020 16:15 GMT): We now have some more details on this! The Gears of War team has confirmed that WWE's The New Day will be available in Gears 5 as an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk, available to redeem now through December 4th or purchasable separately for $19.99.
All three characters will be available to use in multiplayer, and over 700 lines of newly recorded battle chatter have been added to the game as a result. There's also some WWE x Gears 5 cross-over merch on the way...
To commemorate the occasion, The New Day have a special surprise in store for this weekend’s WWE Survivor Series, streaming live on WWE Network this Sunday, November 22 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. Xbox users can watch the event through the WWE Network app. Collectors will want to keep an eye out for WWE x Gears 5 cross-over merchandise available for a limited time this weekend at the Official WWE Shop and The UpUpDownDown Shop.
Original story (Tue 17th Nov, 2020 19:00 GMT): Don’t you dare be sour! Clap for your world famous, multi-time WWE champs, and feel the power!
Sorry, force of habit.
Yes, in a very bizarre crossover, Gears 5 is adding all three members of playful WWE stable The New Day to its character roster, which consists of Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Big E. Few details have been revealed at the time of writing, but they're scheduled to arrive in the game "this holiday" according to Xbox exec Aaron Greenberg.
The inclusion of The New Day arrives in conjunction with today's Operation 5: Hollow Storm update, which introduces new maps, characters and more in the game's "largest post-launch update ever".
This isn't the first time WWE stars have made an appearance in Gears 5 either - Hollywood star and former wrestler Batista is also present in the game, and can even be swapped out for Marcus Fenix in its campaign.
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