In Operation 4, players will have access to new characters, maps, new ranked system, new store and earnable currency, new updates on PvE, and quality of life improvements in Gears 5.
Practically every character in Operation 4 will not have a corresponding hero ability. We made this choice to increase the amount of characters we could deliver in Operation 4 but, as with the Carmines, this means PVE fans will have to wait to use these characters in Horde and Escape. In the upcoming Operation 5, players will be able to choose the character and ability in any combination they want. Gears 5’s Operation 4: Brothers in Arms will execute on July 14, 2020.