Gears 5 now holds the record for the biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios title with over three million gamers playing during its opening weekend.

Gears 5 is the sixth installment of the third-person shooter series Gears of War (Gears of War: Judgment was released between Gears of War 3 and 4).

It’s predecessor, Gears of War 4, launched with 1.5 million players on its opening weekend back in October 2016.

Gears 5 is a third-person shooter game that features single-player gameplay. It supports three-player local or online split-screen. Unlike all previous titles in the series, this installment features a female protagonist called Kait Diaz, a former raider outside of the walled city-states.

The game is available on Xbox and Steam for US$60 and US$10 for Xbox Game Pass for PC subscribers.

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