Gears 5 is Getting Dave Bautista as a Playable Character

Dave Bautista is finally getting his wish and is working on a Gears of War project.

After vouching to be cast in the upcoming Gears of War movie for quite some time, actor Dave Bautista will now instead be able to be utilized in the upcoming release of Gears 5.

Bautista shared the news today via Twitter that he will be a playable character in Gears 5 starting on September 15 after WWE’s Clash of Champions event. Bautista will seemingly be playing his wrestling persona in-game as the reveal video stated that “Batista” is who will be playable. Batista is how his wrestling name is spelled compared to his actual last name, Bautista.

In case you weren’t already aware, Gears 5 will now offer one of the most hilarious character lineups in recent memory. Not only will you be able to use Bautista, but Linda Hamilton’s portrayal of Sarah Connor from the upcoming film Terminator: Dark Fate is also playable alongside a T-800 terminator. You can also play as two characters from Bungie’s Halo Reach, too. All in all, Gears 5 boasts a pretty crazy character roster and it seems like this lineup might only get more crazy as time goes on. I can’t wait to see who joins the roster next.

Gears 5 launches this Friday, September 6, on PC and Xbox One for those who will purchasing the game’s Ultimate Edition. The standard edition will then be made available next week on September 10. Keep an eye out in the coming days to hear our thoughts on the latest entry in the Gears of War saga.

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