Microsoft announced that the Gears 5 release date is September 10. Players will also have a couple of chances to try out Gears 5 ahead of its release. In July, there’s going to be a versus multiplayer beta that includes a new competitive game type called Arcade. Then on August 19, you can try out Horde Mode. However the new Escape Mode was highlighted the most, which Microsoft describes as “an aggressive, high-stakes, three-player co-op mode featuring a suicide squad that must work together to take out enemy hives from within.” The new game type is described as a three-player co-op experience with couch co-op.