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Is there a Gears Tactics Horde mode?

Gears Tactics presents a bold new take on the iconic Gears of War series, transitioning from third-person shooting to a turn-based strategy format. While a lot is new, many elements have stayed the same, ensuring that The Coalition’s spin-off doesn’t lose any of the renowned GoW identity. Did the series’ wave-based Horde mode make the cut, though? Find out everything you need to know about this survival game type in our Gears Tactics Horde mode guide.

Can you play Horde in Gears Tactics?

Gears Tactics Horde mode

Gears of War Tactics is just the third game in the Gears franchise not to feature the wave-based Horde survival mode. Introduced in Gears of War 2 and only absent in fellow spin-off Gears of War Judgment since then, Horde was likely neglected in this instance due to the challenge of translating its tense and frenetic gameplay to the tactics genre.

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Is there a Gears Tactics Horde mode?

  • No, Gears Tactics does not feature the series’ trademark Horde mode.
  • Gears Tactics forgoes all co-op modes to place a focus on its lengthy solo campaign.

Can you play Escape in Gears Tactics?

Can you play Horde in Gears Tactics?

The most recent mainline series entry, Gears 5, introduced an all-new co-op mode called Escape. Putting players under the pressure of a time-limit, the mode’s pacey gameplay likely wasn’t a good fit for Gears Tactics.

Is there a Gears Tactics Escape mode?

  • No, Gears Tactics does not feature the Escape mode introduced in Gears 5.
  • Gears Tactics forgoes all co-op modes to place a focus on its lengthy solo campaign.

Gears Tactics is out now on PC via Steam and Windows 10, the latter of which you can access at no additional cost if you’re an active Game Pass PC or Ultimate member. It’s also scheduled to launch for Xbox One at a later date.

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