Gears 5 requires Xbox Live login on Steam, PC specs revealed

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 09:56 GMT

Gears 5 developer The Coalition has blown the doors wide open on the game’s PC version.

As most will remember, Gears 4’s PC version was exceptional, boasting incredible customisability and support for a wide range of PC-specific features. The Coalition looks to be continuing the same philosophy with Gears 5.

In a new blog post, the developer outlined some of the high-level features PC players can expect from Gears 5 come launch, and confirmed the game’s minimum, recommended and ideal specs.

The Steam version of Gears 5, will – unsurprisingly – require an Xbox Live account, The Coalition confirmed. This ensures all your progress is synced between versions, though you obviously do not need Gold to play online. Although the Steam version supports cross-play with the Windows Store version, as well as Xbox One, it is not part of cross-buy.

Owning a copy of Gears 5 on Steam does not mean you own it on Xbox One, or the Windows Store. This also means owning an Xbox One or Windows Store copy won’t net you a free copy on Steam. Outside of that, everything should work as it does on Microsoft’s platforms.

Gears 5 also has an optional high-resolution texture pack download, which is intended for players who meet or exceed the game’s ideal specs. Read on below for the full set.

Gears 5 minimum PC requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 update
  • CPU: Intel i3 Skylake, AMD FX-6000 series
  • GPU: Geforce GTX 760, or GTX 1050. Radeon R9 280, or RX 560
  • VRAM: 2GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 80GB free

Gears 5 recommended PC requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 update
  • CPU: Intel i5 Skylake, or AMD Ryzen 3
  • GPU: Geforce GTX 970, or GTX 1660 Ti. Radeon RX 570, or RX 5700
  • VRAM: 4GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 80GB free

Gears 5 ideal PC requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 May 2019 update
  • CPU: Intel i7 Skylake, or AMD Ryzen 7
  • GPU: Geforce RTX 2080, or AMD Radeon 7
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: SSD + 100GB free

Gears 5 is out September 10 on PC, and Xbox One. Ultimate Edition owners can play beginning September 6.

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