Within a month's time, PC and Xbox One owners will have the chance to dive in to Gears 5, the latest entry in Microsoft's long-running third-person shooter series. The game has finished development, and to celebrate, Xbox released the full list of Gears 5 achievements. And as it turns out, one of the achievements is a reference to former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.
Reggie Fils-Aime, who retired earlier this year, is one of the gaming industry's most beloved executives. His E3 performances have become part of gaming culture, like his famous line, "My body is ready." And now Reggie is being immortalized in Gears 5 through an achievement called "My Body is Ready" that references that very line.
As revealed by the list of Gears 5 achievements, "My Body is Ready" is worth 5 gamerscore and is awarded to players who complete the Boot Camp tutorial. It's quite likely the first achievement that the vast majority of Gears 5 players will unlock, and so almost everyone that has the game will have the Reggie achievement.
For some, the list of Gears 5 achievements was eye-opening, as they highlight a feature that hasn't been talked about all that much by the press. It was reaffirmed by the Gears 5 achievements that the game will have a 3-player co-op campaign, with it implied that the third player will mostly control the hovering robot Jack. The Coalition has been secretive about the Gears 5 campaign for the most part, though, so who exactly the third player will control throughout the campaign hasn't been confirmed.
Luckily, fans don't have to wait too much longer for more information on the Gears 5 story campaign. It's been confirmed that Gears 5 will have a big presence at Gamescom, with Horde Mode being shown off during the Inside Xbox presentation, and campaign the focus of the Opening Night Live event on August 19. Since Gears 5's presence at E3 2019 was mainly focused on the new Escape mode, those more interested in Horde and campaign should be satisfied.
After Gears 5 is shown off at Gamescom, the wait for fans to actually get their hands on the game will be a short one. Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to jump into the action a few days early on September 6, and everyone else can play beginning September 10.
Gears 5 launches on September 10 for PC and Xbox One.