During the early stages of Gears 5, you’ll be introduced to the ability to upgrade your good ol’ robot friend, Jack. He’s come on a fair bit since the previous titles, with a plethora of new abilities to help you out on your fight against the Swarm. To do this, though, you’ll need components. Here’s how to get components in Gears 5 and what they’re used for.
How to Get Components in Gears 5
Let’s get one thing perfectly clear before we go any further. Gears 5 has a metric ton of components lying around its map. Over 150 in total throughout the course of the campaign. As such, while you may want to get them all, chances are you won’t need them all to upgrade Jack the way you want.
To give you a helping hand, however, we’ve included a chunk of the components locations we found during Gears 5’s Act 1 to give you a head start.
Gears 5 Component Locations
Gears 5 Act 1 Component Locations
- Chapter 2
In the armory, you’ll find one literally on the side. Cannot be missed.
- Chapter 3 #1
After you fight off the Juvies, you’ll walk into an office with a tiled floor. This component is on the side by the door you walk through to get outside.
- Chapter 3 #2
After the Swarmak smashes through the side of the building, head up the stairs and check the bank of desks directly to your left. On the left hand-side, you’ll find another of these components in Gears 5.
- Chapter 3 #3
Head across the roof from the last component and down the stairs through the door where the other COG shoots at you. Before following him, turn left at the bottom of the stairs to grab another component out a yellow box on the wall.
- Chapter 3 #4
Head into where the civilians are being held and walk straight into the washer room in front of you. Another can be found just on the right as you walk in.
- Chapter 4 #1
At the very beginning of this chapter in Gears 5, when you head down the stairs to make it to the crash site, head into the first open door on your left to find this component on the side.
- Chapter 4 #2
When you enter the hotel warehouse, open the giant shutter door to find this component in the back of the truck.
- Chapter 4 #3
Take a right on the corridor just after the warehouse to enter a linen room. There’s a component in the yellow box on the wall to the right as you walk in.
- Chapter 4 #4
After entering the theater, head upstairs and into the dressing room on the left. Take the first door on the right and zoom in on the component on the shelf at the back. Press X when aiming at it to get Jack to grab it for you.
- Chapter 4 #5
Once you’ve taken down the corrupted DeeBees and DR-1 on the stage in the theater, head out through the double doors and look for the electrical room just before the stairs. There’s another component in the yellow box on the wall.
As we noted above, this isn’t an extensive list of all the components you can find in Gears 5, but 10 should be enough to get you a few early upgrades and get you used to what you’re looking out for.
What Components Are Used For in Gears 5
As we mentioned earlier, components are the collectible item you’ll need to find literally lying all over the place in Gears 5’s world to upgrade Jack’s abilities. He now has new Support, Assault , and Passive abilities which can be upgraded to make him far more useful as an assistant in combat.
Once you’ve got a component, press the View button (to the left of the big Xbox button) to open the Jack menu. From here, you can select any of Jack’s abilities you’ve unlocked and press X to open its upgrades. Press and hold A on the one you want to purchase and that’s all there is to it.
That’s everything you need to know on how to get components in Gears 5 and what they’re used for. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to search for Twinfinite, or check out our ever-expanding guide wiki. We have also listed some other helpful guides down below.
- How to Use Lancer’s Chainsaw Bayonet
- How to Stealth Kill
- Where to Scavenge Fallen Condors Supplies (Act 2 & 3)
- How to Beat Swarmaks