Gears 2, Title Update 3

Gears 2, Title Update 3

Upcoming Patch Info

Written by NightStalkar on 03 March 09 at 22:56

Epic is not giving up on fixing their game. This is their third attempt at addressing multiplayer issues that have had gamers screaming at their TV for months.

Highlights for the upcoming update include:

- A new levelling system which will abolish the TrueSkill rank completely. Info on the new system's 100 levels can be found at http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=658236
- Players can only be downed by smoke grenades for a maximum of 2 seconds
- The "Two-Piecing" outbreak with the shotgun is expect to be remedied by giving players a higher chance of dodging the shot after being meleed
- If the host quits, only the host will lose exp, not everyone
- Five new achievements will be added to the list for the DLC that is expected to arrive shortly after the update
- "Gameplays tweaks will also be made" and as well new glitches that have arisen will be taken care of



It sounds like another step in the right direction, but will it be enough to redeem a said "broken" multiplayer? I know I'm not the only one to notice more "stand-by'ing" in matches than Halo 2 had. At least we know they are trying though.
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Posted on 04 March 09 at 05:15
Great news NS, we still need to get down on some Gears too.

I especially like the smoke grenade 2 second thing, I just wish they would have implemented a system so if you tap "A" you get up faster, and stairs are still my worst enemy...
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Posted on 04 March 09 at 08:51
I agree with Crimson on the pressing A after a smoke, that would have been nice. I should of posted that on Epic's forum...prob somebody else did.compute

I am not too keen on the two piece being dodged even more, though I am a constant victim of it, I still enjoy doing it myself.wink I thought they gave you long enough to get away from it.

But thank you for getting rid of them Glitchers, no more stupid second accounts with low points just for them to glitch with.warning Can not wait to rape you stupid fucks back for all them stand bys....finally vengence shall be had.angry
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Posted on 04 March 09 at 17:47
This it too little, and unless they go back to the old "Server lists" of gears 1 within the next month, it will be too late.

More achievements and DLC? looks like someones trying to rush dlc out to match halo with its 1750 gamerscore
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Posted on 04 March 09 at 18:06
Might stick this game back in after this update and hope that it doesn't suck any more.
I used to be indecisive but now i just dont know....
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Posted on 04 March 09 at 21:31
Awsome. The new leveling system is the reason that I will start to play this game again!!

Good job Epic!

Hopefully though when I try to find a game it wont take 5-10 minutes.
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Posted on 04 March 09 at 23:35
There are some great improvements here. In my opinion, the biggest problem with Gears 2 MP is still the amount of quitters and glitchers. So anything to stop those 2 problems happening is fine by me.
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Posted on 05 March 09 at 02:58
Oh did they speed up the time it takes to find a game online.
Posted on 05 March 09 at 09:24
An update and more DLC?
Wait...didn't they update the game and then added DLC before...yet the game was still messed up after the update.
It'll probably be messed up after this update as well, just a false alarm to get us to buy their new DLC.
The only thing they need to fix it's bridge hosting and stand-by,I can deal with the gameplay just as it is...just fix the two things mention above so 4 and 5 rankers don't win matches by cheating like always.
Unless of course you want us to quit as soon as we see a 5 ranker because it's obvious they all ranked up by bridge hosting and stand-by-ing like all high rankers do.
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Posted on 05 March 09 at 11:53
i dont relly like that game anyways
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Posted on 05 March 09 at 15:52
So when the new EXP thing gets implemented will it drop everyone back to the 1st level?? I'm not sure how they can place you based on an exp. level when converting from trueskill hmmmm

But yeah that besides I'm sure they will be releasing more updates in the future planning to fix things. Hopefully they release more and better maps, all I play now are the Flashback maps.
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Posted on 05 March 09 at 19:45
I still wish they would allow me to shoot my gun after I roadie run. I don't know why they changed it so that I can't shoot after running, but it's one of the primary reasons I die in matches now.
Posted on 05 March 09 at 21:37
poonedx said:i dont relly like that game anyways...Ok then.
See what I did there? ^-^
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Posted on 05 March 09 at 23:24
Well whatever the problems are I will give the game another chance. I mean I played $75.00 for the limited edition one the day it came out and I barely play it.
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Posted on 06 March 09 at 15:47
Did they happen to hint at a time frame for when this will be put out? And I heard that the new DLC will be geared towards the single player side not multi-player
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I dont know about the date but I do also remember hearing about more single player missions DLC.
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Posted on 06 March 09 at 23:00
That'd be nice after the failed rumors of the extended content of Gears1 failing to show up for the 360.
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Posted on 07 March 09 at 00:24
HybridPK said:I still wish they would allow me to shoot my gun after I roadie run. I don't know why they changed it so that I can't shoot after running, but it's one of the primary reasons I die in matches now.I'm glad they did that cause I always get killed by people doing it, on the other hand I wish I could fire in between zooming, instead of fully zoomed in or blind firing, I do it all the time and my gun doesn't shoot, then bam! dead.
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Posted on 07 March 09 at 23:07
They should just leave the weapons just as it is.
They've already messed too much with them and it takes time to get used to them over and over so leave them like that.
In the other hand, they should fix stand-by, bridge hosting and some minor collision detection...specially with the motor, as it goes through all the roofs now.
But I just hope they fix the stand-by and bridge hosting first...
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Posted on 08 March 09 at 04:45
Yeah I fell victim to a bridger the other day, got me so pissed, he ended up loosing though.

And as regards to the weapons I like how they are, just wish they fired like they did in Gears 1, and I really hate the flamethrower having stopping power, but meh at least I don't run into that often.
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