How to Get Dave Bautista to Unlock in Gears 5 for the "Batista" Skin
Update 9/17/19: The "Batista" skin is now available in Gears 5. All you have to do to unlock the skin is go to the character customization menu in the game's multiplayer mode. You will see the skin, which you can get for free.
Well ahead of the release of WWE 2K20, it's old news that former pro wrestler Dave Bautista is about to curb stomp into Gears 5 on PC and Xbox One. As a character that players can unlock, The Animal recorded a horde of lines in the game as a replacement for Marcus Fenix, but with a number of jokes and twists to keep any fan or wingman happy.
So here's the question: how do you actually unlock Bautista to use in the open world of Gears 5?
Unfortunately, you can't get him just quite yet. You will have to wait a few days longer for the pseudo DLC, but the unlock will eventually be completely automatic, no download needed.
Here's what Dave himself had to say about joining the battle of COG versus Swarm:
It’s about damn time. Play as me in #Gears5 starting Sept 15 after @WWE Clash of Champions. @XBox @GearsofWar #DreamChaser pic.twitter.com/bCU4ZIjdw1— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) September 3, 2019
The Bautista character skin will be available to anyone who owns any version of the game, even those playing through the monthly Ultimate Game Pass membership for Xbox and PC, from September 15 to October 28, 2019.
Want to know more about what to expect? Bautista just released an interview with WWE's YouTube channel UpUpDownDown, which can be seen over here.
Of course, this all fuels speculation about the possibility of Bautista, who already plays Drax in Guardians Of The Galaxy, getting a role in an upcoming Gears Of War live-action movie.
The Animal notably isn't the only "celebrity" cameo appearance with a skin in Gears 5, as Spartans from Halo are also available with the game's Ultimate Edition, and this is the first time in franchise history you can play as lovable robot Jack during online matches. Even the Terminator shows up as a skin, as Sarah Conner rounds out the cast.
Gears 5 has already been out in early access for Game Pass and Ultimate Edition owners, and just launched for all players today, September 10. While some reviews say it's good and a return to form, others have said it's bad, ranking as one of the lower Gears titles.
While we didn't get a code early enough to provide a review by the game's release date and time, we're currently working on it. So be sure to check back in the coming days for our thoughts on the game, including multiplayer.