So it just occurred to me that since gears 5 is available on steam, there is a chance that it could be run in Linux under proton. The main issue is that even in windows 7 version there is no DX11 implementation for the game at all, only DX12. Other problems that could exist, is if Microsoft has decided to have a limited form UWP library’s rather than strictly win32, Easy Anti-cheat auto banning players using proton and that limited XBox live functionality will break the game entirely.
I already downgraded from windows 10 back to 7 for instability reasons, and with end of life approaching windows 7 and 10 still looking like a mess. I will give linux run on my main machine if need be (it worked well for my old laptops). Although I am likely to just go back to windows 10 once 1909 is released, or hold out when 7 goes EOL.
Edit: Fixed some words.