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How to unlock Dave Bautista in Gears 5

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We’re not kidding! You can soon enjoy using a Dave Bautista skin in your game, just when you thought he was limited to wrestling moves! If you’re wondering who Dave Bautista is, he plays Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, and when he’s not saving the galaxy he’s getting tap-outs from wrestlers in WWE. Read on for the steps to unlock Dave Bautista in Gears 5.

Here’s how to unlock Dave Bautista in Gears 5

To unlock Dave Bautista in Gears 5 you need to play Gears of War 5 between 15th September and 28th October and ensure you have an active internet connection. That’s all there is to it, simply jump into multiplayer and Dave Bautista will be available for you to play as. It doesn’t matter which version of the game you have either, whether you bought the standard or ultimate edition of the game, or got the game for free on Xbox Game Pass. If you unlock Dave Bautista in Gears 5 he’s also completely free, no DLC required.

Why can I only unlock Dave Bautista in Gears 5 for a limited time?

So glad you asked! If you’re a non-wrestling fan then the September 15th release date probably won’t mean much to you. If you are available to unlock Dave Bautista in Gears 5 then this date also marks the start of the pay-per-view Clash of Champions event over at WWE.

Gears 5 Dave Bautista specifics

Once you unlock Dave Bautista in Gears 5 and begin to use him in multiplayer you’ll immediately see how epic his fashion sense is. The Bautista skin was modelled from a real-life shoot that the wrestler did as part of a Gears 5 WWE promotion, but players will more likely recognise him as rocking the same armour as Marcus Fenix.

Bautista recorded a huge 700 plus voice snippets to support the skin, which should definitely improve the likeness to his resl life form.

The Guardians of the Galaxy and WWE star will be available as a multiplayer character in the game – will full likeness and voice lines recorded by Bautista himself. Rod Fergusson, head of The Collation Studios states “Adding Bautista to Gears 5, we started with the fantasy of ‘Bautista as Marcus’, putting Bautista into Marcus’ armor, and starting with Marcus’ script,”

Here’s the official Xbox trailer so you can see exactly how Bautista will perform in-game:

Are you ready to take control of the beast that is Dave Bautista? Let us know what you think of him when you take him for a test-drive!

Looking for more on Gears 5? Check out the Gears 5 achievements guide, Gears 5 ending choices, Gears 5 components guide, Gears 5 Jack Ultimate Upgrades guide, Gears 5 Lost Outsiders guide, Gears 5 Easter Eggs and Secrets.

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