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Gears 5 readies the Training Grounds for the Tech Test

Gears 5 is undoubtedly the biggest Xbox game of the year and it’s less than two months away. There’s still a lot we’ve yet to learn about the game but we’re about to experience a lot of more of the multiplayer side of the game. In around a week’s time, there is a tech test for the game. So far, we know that the available modes will be Arcade (a new approachable, frenetic Versus experience), Escalation (the pinnacle objective mode of Gears is back and better than ever) and King of the Hill (capture the hill, enjoy the carnage). Well, thanks to a new video on the official Gears of War YouTube Channel we now know one of the maps that we’ll be playing on. The map is called on Training Grounds.

Fans of the series will instantly recognise that the map is at the House of Sovereigns. For those who aren’t familiar with this location, the House of Sovereigns was the COG capital building. It has already appeared in the original Gears of War as well as Gears of War 4. You can check out the flyover video of this new multiplayer map below –

If you want to check out this new map all you need to do to gain access to the Tech Test is to pre-order the game. Ultimate Game Pass subscribers will also gain automatic access. You will be able to download the Tech Test from 10am PDT on 17th July. It clocks in at a reasonable 15GB. The first Tech Test is set to run from 19th July at 10am PDT until 22nd July at 10am PDT. While the 2nd Tech Test is scheduled for 26th July at 10am PDT until 29th July at 10am PDT. For full details you can check out the official Tech Test page, here.

Steve Clist
Joint Editor-in-Chief at our sister site XboxEnthusiast, Steve also has a serious love for Nintendo. His first console was an N64 and it was love at first sight. He may specialise in racing games but will give anything a shot. He's also a serious guitar player and musician. Basically, Steve rocks. Need we say more?

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