As explained in the video above, it plans to release significant content drops every three months in the form of new Operations.
These will be “packed with new modes, maps, characters, customisation items and more to constantly evolve your Gears 5 multiplayer experience”.
All new multiplayer maps for Versus and Horde modes will be released free of charge, while new characters featuring unique abilities will be earnable.
Each Operation also introduces a new Tour of Duty, a season-long progression system featuring free earnable content.
This battle pass system will feature daily challenges and seasonal medals to rank up and unlock new cosmetic items including character skins.
Outlining its intention to “create a player-first experience” in June, developer The Coalition said Gears 5 won’t feature any paid, randomised loot boxes or pay-to-win mechanics.
It does include a premium in-game currency called Iron, which can be used to purchase exclusive customisation items and progression boosters from the game’s store.
Players can earn “a limited amount” of Iron through each Tour of Duty, or they can buy it with real money.