Gears 5 Operation 8 Drop 2 Update Patch Notes on September 14

The Coalition has just deployed Gears 5 Operation 8 Drop 2 Update and we have the complete patch notes for you to read. The new update adds a versus event titled Map Rumble with changes to the weekly XP Store and More.

The update will be launching at precisely 12:00 PM PT with server maintenance lasting for 2 hours prior to the eventual release. You can take a look at the complete release logs down below for more information about the update.

Gears 5 Patch Notes: Operation 8 Drop 2 Update

Here are the complete patch notes for Gears 5 Operation 8 Drop 2 that is now rolling out to all the supported platforms of the game:


To kick off Operation 8 Drop 2 we are running a New Map Rumble Event that will allow you to take charge of your new stomping grounds Village and Dawn, and shed enemy blood on Ritual. You’ll be battling it out in Control and Capture the Flag, and these will be 5v5 matches!

We also have a special medal group for this event which will lead you to earn the Snake Loadout Reward Set.

Medal NameDescriptionStars
Rumble VeteranComplete 5 Matches in New Map Rumble4
Rumble CarnageDeal 50,000 Damage in New Map Rumble5
Rumble Body CountGet 50 Eliminations in New Map Rumble5
Rumble ChampionWin 5 Rounds in New Map Rumble6

Map Rumble Event Reward Requirements

A lancer featuring the Snake Loadout Reward skin


The Split forces you to make a choice. Do you head to the med-bay where you can give yourself an “extra life” or will you make your way to a fabri-station where you can get some lethal weapons?

Which will you choose?

Members of the Hivebusters crew awakening in the Med Bay


To celebrate Drop 2, we will be running a Double XP Event + Boost (including class XP) from Friday, September 17th to Monday 20th. This will go live at 10:00 AM PT, so get ready to grind all weekend!


New items for the Gears Store, available from September 14, 2021
  • New Character Bundle – 700 Iron
  • Regal Weapon Set– 850 Iron
  • Armored Alicia – 250 Iron
  • Armored Barrick – 250 Iron
  • Last Stand Oscar – 250 Iron
  • Rager – 250 Iron
  • Regal Banner – 200 Iron


The featured items in the Gears store for the days between September 14 and 20
  • Academy Anthony – 500 Iron, 4,000 Gears Coins
  • New Wave Legacy Set – 425 Iron, 3,400 Gears Coins
  • Stage Bow Expression – 300 Iron, 2,400 Gears Coins
  • LOL Bloodspray – 250 Iron, 2,000 Gears Coins
  • Knight Mark – 125 Iron, 1,000 Gears Coins


And here is what you can expect across the world of esports in Gears 5!


Anya sporting the Chrome Steel armor
  • Chrome Steel Anya – 9.99 USD
The Swarm Pod Loadout Set
  • Swarm Pod Loadout Set – 7.99 USD



  • Fixed various level of detail issues in Ritual (in a wall carving, a wall carving near the COG Spawn, and on treetops).
  • Fixed an issue where female characters sometimes held the gun like a pistol, during idle animation.
  • Fixed an issue where two users could not hear each other after switching to Game Chat from a Party Chat when one of them was muted.
  • Fixed an issue where Trinity Vrol would use Kantus voice for some lines.
  • Fixes to various rare crashes across Versus.


  • Blademaster’s Shock Chain Skill Card now functions correctly against Lambent enemies in Horde.
  • Infiltrator’s passive will no longer deal bonus damage for shots that are not your first shot during cloak.
  • Fixed an issue where a player’s gun can fire blanks after missing first reload in Horde when the Active Reload Mutator is enabled.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the game could crash while skipping Waves in Horde.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing missing enemy spawns across multiple Escape Hives.
  • Fixed an issue where the scoreboard could not be closed if it was opened while the match results screen was active.
  • Fixed an issue in Horde and Escape where switching classes with LB/RB was causing incorrect class to be chosen.
  • Fixes to various rare crashes across Escape.


  • Card and Icon art for the Savage Swarm Grenadier is now displaying correctly.
  • Highlighted text in the Pause Menu will now respect colorblind settings.
  • Store page can now be reached from Expression preview.
  • Fixed an issue where the game crashed while downloading images to show in Store and News.
  • The correct character customization model is now set after the player returns from the store.
  • Fixed minor instances of debug text being visible when language was set to Italian.

If you’d like to read more game updates and news, check out our Patch Notes section.

Source: Gears 5

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