Microsoft has just released the trailer for the new expansion of Gears 5: Hivebusters. This will be free for all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers only, unfortunately lower tier subscribers will need to purchase the expansion. Hivebusters will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Series S, PCs, and Android devices (via xCloud) starting December 15, 2020.

If you are not a subscriber and want to buy it, the retails currently is $19.99 / €19.99 it will also be included in the Gears 5 Game of the Year Edition version starting also from December 15th.

The price might seem steep, however, the Gears 5 Hivebusters expansion includes a new three-hour campaign set on the volcanic island Galangi. We will be able to use and enhance the Ultimate abilities in a plot setting, for the first time, and play in co-op (split-screen or online) with up to three participants.

This expansion supports optimisation for Xbox Series X & Xbox Series S , including reduced load times, quick resume, variable fresh rate, and 4K HDR graphics on Xbox Series X. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will need to install the update released on December 15th and start playing right away.

Will you be playing the new Gears 5 expansion? Let us know in the comments.

Boris Bulj


With an unhealthy obsession with Coffee and Gaming, Boris uses his obsessions to fuel his passion for the gaming community. An avid fan of First Person Shooters, RPGs, if it's got explosions he's playing it. Most likely drinking coffee and playing an FPS right now :)