Gears 5: Hivebusters campaign extensions are included in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, Microsoft announced.
Hivebusters will be available on Tuesday, December 15th, with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate available on consoles, PCs and Android devices on the same day as the global release.
Otherwise, it’s sold separately for $ 19.99 or included in Gears 5: Game of the Year Edition, which will also be available on December 15th.
Gears 5: Hivebusters is the first Xbox Game Studios campaign extension released on the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Zoë Curnoe, production director of Gears developer The Coalition, said in a blog post on Xbox Wire.
This is an important driving force for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which costs £ 10.99 per month (although it’s available for £ 1 for the first three months). This extension is not included in the standard £ 7.99 / month Xbox Game Pass subscription.
Hivebusters is a new 3-hour campaign set on the volcanic island of Garangi. As part of the Hivebuster program, you can play as Lahni, Keegan, and Mac (Gears 5 escape mode characters) on your first mission. With this extension, you can use and upgrade your ultimate abilities in co-op split screen or online for up to three players. There are also “deadly new predators”.