Really enjoying this after being a bit cool on Gears 4. This seems like a much better package overall.
Still early in the campaign but it seems a bit more interesting than its predecessor. Versus and Horde both seem as solid as ever and I'm surprised that I've put so much time into Escape as I didn't see the point of it at first.
However, the Tour of Duty (Battle Pass) makes the whole game as grindy as hell. Near enough all unlocks funnel you into certain activities, I know it's only cosmetic and can be ignored but it does have an impact on how you play the game. Maybe it's just me but all the half-decent weapon and character skins are locked behind the pass progression and all the cool ones are paid for only.
Early days I guess and few games get the battle pass right first time but it seems really stingy compared to unlocks in previous Gears games.