How to fix frequent Gears 5 errors on PC and Xbox

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How to fix Gears 5 errors

You may experience dozens of bugs while playing Gears 5 on your Windows machine. Most of them are displayed in the form of error codes.

Normally, gamers often don’t understand what an error code actually means and many ignore them completely.

Please keep in mind that the solutions of many issues are hidden in the error codes themselves. You just need to figure out what each error code indicates.

Fortunately, Gears 5’s developers posted a list of error codes that generally appear while playing the game.

Fix Gears 5 error GW500/GW504

If you get the error code GW500 or GW504, this means that your device does not meet the minimum requirements to play Gears 5.


You should upgrade your graphics card to play Gears 5 on your device. You can try one of the following cards to get optimal performance while playing Gears 5.

  1. AMD Radeon RX 570 or AMD Radeon RX 5700
  2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

Fix Gears 5 error GW501

You may get error code GW501 or GW502 when you try to play the game on your Windows PC. This is a known issue and it is triggered when your graphics card has some compatibility problems.


Contact your graphics card manufacturer to check for the latest driver updates.

This is how you can update outdated drivers in just two minutes.

Fix Gears 5 error GW502/GW503

The error code GW502 means that your video card has stopped responding on your Windows device. The error code GW503 appears when your system fails to detect your graphics card.


The issue is caused due to the unstable state of your graphics card. You should reboot your machine to resolve it.

If the problem still persists, check for latest driver updates by contacting your graphics card manufacturer. If you are already running an updated version, reduce visual settings.

Fix Gears 5 error GW510

The error code GW510 means that your graphics card does not meet the minimum VRAM requirements to play the game. Your graphics card should have at least 2GB of video memory.


You can play the game at less video memory, but it will affect the performance and quality of the game. The optimal performance can be achieved by upgrading your graphics card

Still getting Gears 5 issues? Maybe you need a new graphics card. Here are some of the best options.

Fix Gears 5 error GW511

If you get the error code GW511 it means that your Windows system has less than 6GB of system memory.


You should upgrade your system with at least 6GB of system memory (RAM). It is the minimum requirement to play Gears 5.

You need to carefully follow the instructions to resolve these errors on your machine. Some of them would be resolved in no time.