Gears 5: Accessible Perk List

Introduction

Gears 5 may not be the most accessible game, but with enough training and practice it's certainly enjoyable. Even though Horde is the most accessible mode as a gamer without sight (and that being limited in the number of maps that are easily navigable without assistance), one issue that has been present since launch is the lack of a narrated perks system.

Gears 5's Perks system (activated by holding Y then a DPad button between waves when you have enough power to upgrade the associated perk) is integral to success in Horde, or it can be depending on the class. Though I did put together a list during a previous operation, in-game changes to the perks associated with characters made it invalidated relatively quickly.

After discussions surrounding potential builds for classes and perk combinations, I asked whether an individual involved in said discussion and thankfully, they were willing to assist. Below is the result, thanks to FabulaNova for this information.

Perk List

Assault:

Blademaster:

Demolitions:

Infiltrator:

Marksman:

Nomad:

Tank:

Anchor:

Brawler:

Gunner:

Pilot:

Veteran:

Support:

Combat Medic:

JACK-Bot:

Mechanic:

Robotics Expert:

Tactician: