Gears 5: HiveBusters DLC is a very good story DLC. The only problem is very few people on the Xbox platform actually played it. How is this possible?
I thought HiveBusters was a fun expansion. It looked fantastic on my Series X.
I and my friends downloaded it but Everytime we are together we start to play Warzone. I will play it this weekend.
To me, the hivebusters expansion was the best chapter of Gears 5. For those that have the expansion. If you own it on GamePass or for real, you should play it.
I smashed through it with a friend. It is the best Gears has been in a long time, the new characters are so much better than the Gears 4/5 group... And damn it looked nice.
Surely this is just a glitch or something🤔
Yeah it is a glitch, a quick look on TA shows that 92% have gotten the 1st achievement, even though it still shows as rare. 67% have completed all chapters of the DLC Granted this is only TA tracked gamers, but is normally a good representation of the overall playerbase.
I assumed as much, used to use the site myself, was never 100% lol
I just had a quick look and the majority of Gears 5 achievements have only been unlocked by <5%. And that is the total playerbase according to xbox.com. It looks like the majority of Gears players just play MP as opposed to SP.
Probably a realistic reason for it, it was always more of an online thing anyway, atleast for me and those I played with.
I played Gears 3 for a while online (i am absolutely terrible at it lol) but have yet to play 4 and 5, i have owned them all and the only campaign i have fully completed is Gears 1 lol.
I completed the first 3 with my wife, played all 3 online too, 4 and 5 didn't pull me in as much, not sure lf it was the new characters or just a bit of fatigue, I do plan on going back to them though, just need to pry my xbox from my son, maybe I could use that as a reason to get a series x? You think the wife will buy it? Lol
lol, it sounds like valid reason to me lol. I lost interest after the 3rd, and went to other games, i will play them again at some point (probably not online though).
Lol, fingers crossed, deff have to finish the story, online I'm probably not gonna do either
Ya, TA is a good site but to use it as an accurate stats site for indicating people playing is not a good thing. A better stat is there is 267,000 gamers on TA with the game and 46,000 have the expansion. About 20% of original game players play the expansion which is pretty on par with other DLCs. And for those that think that 267,000 game players is the actual total game players. Look at The Last of Us II on PS.... It says there are 180,000 gamers. True Achievements and True Trophies do not represent everyone playing the game.
The story is long dead and gamers want something fresh. Its even more strange is the fact this DLC is on gamepass and less then 10% didnt play this game not even for 15 minutes ...
I bought gears 5 but have yet to play it or the dlc too many games in my backlog
I think its the best game to show the Series X power.
The game that is used to showcase xbox's power, and has been for generations, is the Forza Motorsport series. (not horizon).
Wave I have a pc not a xbox
Gears 5 is dirt cheap on Steam summer sales right now too - even cheaper than A Hat in Time. maybe I should finally get it? I don't know...my still-sealed copy of Gears4 lurking back there somewhere. funny story with that...I bought Gears4 pretty early on because it came with Gears1-3 too, right? I thought I was gonna buy an xbone at a later time back then, but then MS announced they are going PC. so...yeah...THAT happened!
@waverider You jumped on this quite quick without doing research buddy. 92% of tracked gamers played the DLC, it is right there in the TA achievements listing https://www.trueachievement... Unlocked during 2nd chapter
Dude go read the story. I just told what is in the story. they didnt even play 15 minutes of the game. Thats what he saying. And yes achievements is something easy to see how much did the gamer played.
@Waverider achievements and trophies are not useful to gauge players on. They all have strange figures due to a achievement hunters and people starting the game without unlocking any. The % for the dlc might be based on people who have GPU which could count as them “owning” the dlc The article doesn’t mention how this is calculated and I’d like to truly know how they are. On topic Gears is Niche and has never been one for high players, especially the campaign and DLC.
@Waverider I read the story, i am just telling you the correct figures for the achievements mentioned in the article. Did you read it? If not i will quote the article itself, and how he came to his "conclusion" that no one played more than 15 minutes. 1) "If you are still reading and are wondering how I came to this conclusion, the answer is very simple. The very first achievement that you receive at the beginning of the DLC for simply just playing the game is a rare achievement." Fact check - According to TA - 67% of tracked gamers completed all DLC missions (31,239 gamers) Xbox.com (offical figures) 3.2% of all gamers completed the DLC So at least 160,000 gamers completed the DLC (using 5m sales as a baseline) 2) "And thanks to sites like True Achievements, you can see that every single achievement for the Gears 5: HiveBusters DLC for right now is a rare achievement." He has based all his "findings" off a ping you get when you unlock a rare achievement. Fact check - More or less all achievements in gears 5 are rare, not just the hivebusters DLC. A rare achievement in Gears 5's case, would amount to less than 500,000 people playing the first mission of the DLC, at the moment it stands at 4.72% = at least 236,000 gamers playing the first mission (using 5m sales as a baseline) Summary - Article is attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill, and trying to paint Gears 5, as being "dead", which in reality, it is not. Hence the use of jumping on this article a bit quickly before fact checking. 90% of all gears achievements are less than 5% unlocked, Gears is predominantly played online. Hope this helps. Edit : @Highrevz "On topic Gears is Niche and has never been one for high players, especially the campaign and DLC." Exactly, 100% agree, it is like Halo, sure, some people play the campaign, but the majority play for the MP.
I finished it and enjoyed it . It looked great on my 4ktv.
Speak for yourself. Gears is younger then Halo, God of War, Mario, Zelda, GT, Ratchet & Clank, Forza Motorsports, and many, many other iconic franchises. And in many cases has had less iterations. To me Gears is a unique third person shooter and it has plenty of life left in it. I enjoy running around with the lancer chainsaw and cutting baddies in half!
Story wise its long past its days. There is so much they can do in this kind of games. It lost the main stars and the one they create just dont cut it anymore. I think Gears and Gears 2 and 3 are the best. From there, story wise, it was always down. This Franchise was crazy good on the 360. A huge system seller. I think i still got a t-shirt from this game.
Is TrueAchievements really an accurate way of measuring this? I believe they only scan their registered users, not the entire Xbox player base.
Correct, they only give a percentage of tracked gamers. But even with that 92% of 39,000 tracked gamers have unlocked the achievement referenced in the article lol. Edit : also the author fails to mention that 80-90% of all the Gears 5 achievements are rare.
The amount of damage control you are doing on this news is just crazy. There no spin here. The game is on gamepass... The numbers are low and this was the only new stuff you got from microsoft for the next gen. And Forza wasnt ever the graphics benchmark. A racer never is. You should now that by now. Gears is the top dog on graphics on the Xbox.
"Gears is the top dog on graphics on the Xbox." But yet they chose Forza as a showcase of the power? strange that...... Gears or Halo, have never been used to showcase xbox's power, name one E3 where they used either franchise to showcase what an xbox can do... i'll wait..... (could be waiting some time) Note : Calling an article out for trying to paint a franchise as "failing" "dead" or "on a downfall" is not damage controlling, it is calling out BS.
Had absolutely zero interest in this expansion.
I am waiting to get series x to play that
Me to I have a One X still , I heard it looks amazing on the Series X
Why!?Maybe because you have to download the complete game 100+GB to play the expansion!
As a general rule, I rarely pay attention to game DLC's. If it's not in the original game, then don't care (with rare exceptions).
You missed out cause hivebusters was fantastic
Needs more marketing
Hive busters was a great expansion and looked beautiful on my Series X.
Cause people over this old tired beaten horse.
not to be a hater but the game didn't even make the top 20 list of sales in NA the year it was launched. probably due to it also being on GP day 1. so...maybe that's the reason?
Most people are playing on gamepass and don't want to pay for dlc for a game they don't own
It's free for Game Pass subscribers.
Didn't know that. I don't get it then. Give me the down votes for ignorance people
I finished it last week. I would have finished it in December when it was released but I didn't know it existed.
As someone who plays Gears 5 regularly, I honestly didn't even know this was a new campaign. I saw the notification for Hivebusters when it released but it looked like it was just an update to their existing mode, Escape, which not very many people play. It wasn't until a few months later that I found out from some YouTube video that it was a brand new campaign. So, if anything, it was marketed completely wrong and that's why not as many people have played it.
That menu is convoluted. Why would they hide their best content!? Thats why I say they should totally release it as a standalone so you dont need to DL 100 gigs just to play it. That content can probably squeeze into 20-30 gigs
Because Gears is boring at this point. I played some of it and just couldn't keep playing. Gears is a great series but it's starting to show it's age.
I think that MS should take a page out of Sony's book for these kind of DLC. Hivebusters is kind of hidden in Gears 5 menu and I think that is why so few actually played it. If MS were to market it as a standalone expansion separate from Gears 5, more people would think to check it out. Yeah its kind of short, but so wasnt Miles Morales, and Sony sold that as a completely new game! They could have easily adopted that format with this. Sure, still include it with the season pass, but I feel like some of the massive DLC that gets released, it could be its own product as well as included in Season passes.
I think this highlights the bigger problem of including story driven content as a paid for dlc.
Gears has become a pretty tired franchise.
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