With Gears 5, The Coalition has opted to to do away with traditional loot boxes in favor of what the developer has described as more "player-friendly" Gears 5 microtransactions. That said, there is still a healthy amount of RNG in this new third-person shooter, as Gears 5 Supply Drops grant players with random loot throughout their time with the game. Certainly, many players will be interested in receiving said free loot, which may lead some to wonder exactly how to open Supply Drops in Gears 5.
How to Open Supply Drops in Gears 5
There is actually no trick to opening Supply Drops in Gears 5, as they are automatically opened upon receipt. Thus, players that are going through menus in search of a Supply Drop to open in Gears 5 should instead be looking for the items that they received from the Supply Drops that they have earned.
That said, some fans are reportedly not receiving in-game notifications that indicate what they have received from a Supply Drop, which could make players think that they need to unlock Supply Drops in Gears 5 in order to access their rewards. It is possible that the absence of a Supply Drop notification is an issue with Gears 5 that will be addressed by the developer in time.
How to Get Supply Drops in Gears 5
Getting a Supply Drop in Gears of War 5 is almost as straightforward as opening one, as they are earned simply by playing the Gears 5 multiplayer modes. According to The Coalition, every moment that is spent playing multiplayer pushes a player closer to receiving a Gears of War 5 Supply Drop and the random item contained within. Notably, playing the game is the only way to earn a GoW 5 Supply Drop, as they cannot be purchased through the in-game store.
That said, players can expedite the acquisition of Gears 5 Supply Drops by using Iron, a currency connected to real-world money, to purchase Supply Drop boosters. However, this is certainly not requisite, and player should find that they can obtain many of the Supply items that they are interested in simply by playing the game. This is especially true due to the fact that Scrap, an exclusively in-game currency, can be used to buy specific items directly.
Gears 5 launches on September 10 for PC and Xbox One.
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