During gamescom 2019, Xbox revealed an all-new Horde mode, which introduced new gameplay features and Ultimate abilities to Horde mode. Every Horde character has their own unique Ultimate ability; which also includes any of the crossover characters like Sarah Connor from Terminator Dark Fate as well as Kat and Emile from Halo: Reach. The Halo: Reach Character Pack is included as part of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam, and with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Horde continues the evolution of series’ iconic multiplayer mode with new character-based gameplay. Survive using new Ultimate abilities like JD’s air strike or Kait’s cloak, building defenses, collecting power, leveling up your skills and working as a team. Beyond traditional Gears heroes, you can now play as Jack in Horde. Jack doesn’t need cover and can buff nearby players or hack enemies, which lends an added dimension to building out the best team.