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How to Unlock Batista in Gears 5 Guide: WWE Clash of Champions

Got Gears 5 and the WWE Clash of Champions on the cards? We'll tell you how to unlock Batista in Gears 5 during this momentous occasion.
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If you’re someone who considers themselves a wrestling fan, then the Dave Bautista and Gears 5 collaboration probably hasn’t gone unnoticed by you. Bautista is going to be a playable character within the game, donning the old moniker of his past wrestling mantle – Batista. The WWE Clash of Champions event kicks off today on September 15, and to coincide with this landmark date, we’re going to tell you how to unlock Batista in Gears 5

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How to Unlock Batista in Gears 5 Guide

You’re probably no stranger to the wacky crossovers that Gears 5 have been pushing with the game’s release. We still have a guide up on the Gears 5 Chips Ahoy crossover and how to get limited edition in-game items from chowing down on cookies. However, the insertion of Batista as a Gears 5 character probably makes the most sense out of all the cross-promotions that are kicking around out there. 

If you’re wanting to unlock Batista in Gears 5, you’re going to have to fulfill one simple criteria. Just one. Log on and play the game on your chosen console between September 15 and October 28. Yes, it’s that easy.

There are no quests to do, nothing extra to buy, and no Rockstar energy drinks cans to crush against your forehead in the hopes that they’ll spit out some kind of code that’s going to give you a shiny thing in-game. Just log in during the above time period and play the game and you’ll be able to unlock Batista: the day this content becomes available was designed to coincide with the WWE Clash of Champions. 

This rendition of the wrestler has a number of iconic looks and hints that fans of his career will recognize. We’re talking the Hollywood shades, callbacks to The Animal in the voice acting, and more. If the Marvel Cinematic Universe wasn’t giving you enough of your Dave Bautista fix, then it’s definitely time to correct that. You’ll be cracking skulls and chainsawing people as this hulking figure in no time. Now that we’ve told you how to unlock Batista in Gears 5, what are you waiting for? Go get stuck into it.


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Ginny Woo
Ginny hails from just south of Mordor, and when she's not debating others about the One Ring then she's probably glued to an MMO or a JRPG. With Final Fantasy XIV, Destiny 2, and World of Warcraft on her plate, she's always got something to chat about and a sneaky guide up her sleeve. If writing's not on the cards, then she's probably drinking way too much coffee.