Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition cover
The Coalition
Splash Damage
Microsoft Studios
Unreal Engine 3[1]
Release dates
Windows March 1, 2016[2]
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition at Wikipedia
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Gears 5 2019
Gears Tactics TBA

General information

Official forums


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
All versions require Microsoft Store DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Rename video files[4]
  1. Reboot in safe mode.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\WindowsApps\Microsoft.DeltaPC_1.5.0.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Wargame\Movies
  3. Rename SplashScreen.bik, MGSLogo.bik, TheCoalitionLogo.bik, and UE3AnimatedLogo.bik.


Undo this change before downloading any update for the game otherwise Microsoft Store may download the entire game again.[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.DeltaPC_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\WarGame\Config

Save game data location[edit]

System Location

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Xbox Cloud
Synchronizes saved games.[5]

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Can be selected even if you don't have a 4K monitor to induce downsampling.[7]
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen is always borderless (no exclusive fullscreen).[citation needed]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
In-game setting added in Title Update 5.[8]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
In-game setting added in Title Update 5 (also requires Windows 10 Update KB 3156421).[8] Enabling vsync may cause stuttering even if the system can otherwise run the game well.[9]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No frame rate cap.[8]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Delete cannot be bound to commands as it is used to delete bindings.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse smoothing disabled as of patch Title Update 2[10]
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Control scheme: default, alternate, tournament; sticks: default, legacy, left-handed, legacy left-handed; triggers: default, left-handed
Controller sensitivity
Look sensitivity, target sensitivity, zoom sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound effects, and dialogue
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
Xbox One version only.[11]
LAN play
Online play

Connection types


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)[13]
TCP 53, 3074, 14001
UDP 53, 80, 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500, 5000, 7777, 8700, 8701, 9000, 13000, 13002, 14001, 30000–30099
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues unresolved[edit]

Explicit Multi-adapter support[edit]

Support for multiple GPUs is being worked on.[14]

Issues fixed[edit]

"Your graphics hardware is not optimized for this game" error on launch[edit]

This error occurs on laptops with switchable graphics. The current solution is to change the primary GPU global setting.[15]
Set primary GPU (AMD systems)[15]
  1. Close the game.
  2. Open Radeon Settings.
  3. Choose Preferences, then choose Radeon Additional Settings.
  4. Under the Power section, choose Switchable Graphics Global Settings.
  5. Set the appropriate power mode to Maximize performance.
Set primary GPU (Nvidia systems)[15]
  1. Close the game.
  2. Open the Nvidia Control Panel.
  3. Choose Manage 3D Settings.
  4. Set Preferred graphics processor to High-Performance NVIDIA processor.
  5. Choose Apply.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz
AMD FX 6-core
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 60 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 260X
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 12 compatible
Other Windows 10 November update installed (Windows 10 Version 1511)
A 64-bit system is required.