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Gears 5 is Most Played Games on Xbox Live, First to Top Fortnite Since Summer 2018

Gears 5 is Most Played Games on Xbox Live, First to Top Fortnite Since Summer 2018 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 September 2019 / 966 Views

Gears 5 officially launched on Tuesday and has quickly become the most played game on Xbox Live. It is the first game to top Fortnite on Xbox Live since summer 2018. The game is available on Game Pass, which likely has helped increase the player base. 

Hits such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Forza Horizon 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 were released during time Fortnite has topped the charts and all were not able to top the game when they released.

Here is an overview of the game:

The world is crumbling. Humanity’s reliance on technology has become their downfall and enemies are uniting to wipe out all survivors. As Kait you must journey across the biggest, most beautiful Gears world to uncover the origins of the Locust, and fight with your squad to protect what’s left.

Key Features:

  • Never Fight Alone: Play solo or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, or online co-op. Battle alongside your friends anywhere with cross-play between Xbox One and PC.
  • Explore Sera: Skim across glaciers, sail over deserts and descend into sunken ruins to discover the largest and most diverse Gears world ever created.
  • Visual Showcase: Play every mode in 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second.
  • Just the Beginning: Additional features, co-op and competitive modes still to be announced.
Gears 5 is available now on the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

Thanks ResetEra.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments

jason1637 (on 11 September 2019)

Probably gonna have the biggest gears playerbase by years end thanks to gamepass.


StriderKiwi (on 11 September 2019)

A solid entry in the series, for some it's already their favorite. Gamepass helped but so did Microsoft finally delivering a much anticipated and quality AAA exclusive.


VAMatt (on 11 September 2019)

I'm not really a Gears player. But, as a Gamepass subscriber, I'm certainly going to give it a shot at some point. It's a big budget, AAA game with good review scores. I'd figure the vast majority of subscribers will give it at least a little bit of play.


trunkswd (on 11 September 2019)

For me personally it recaptures what made the original trilogy a success. Here is to hoping Halo: Infinite does the same.


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SwitchUP (on 11 September 2019)

Deservedly so. I havent been able to buy it yet, or sub to gamepass, but I've watched my brother play and it really does look amazing, especially on the x where its 60fps.... so buttery smooth and responsive. I just have waaaaay too much on my switch right now..