Gears of War 3 Title Update Inbound

Gears of War 3 Title Update Inbound

Plenty of fixes and improvements included

Written by Ashley Woodcock (Dat Boi Treezy) on 10 January 12 at 23:56 | Credit to Straight Riley

Epic Games have revealed that a patch will be ready to roll out for their hugely popular third-person shooter Gears of War 3. Included in the patch will be a ton of improvements, bug fixes and tweaks, just in time for the Fenix Rising DLC pack that will be available for download next week.

Here's the full rundown on what to expect in the update:

Improvements

All unlockable and non-purchasable characters are unlocked for System Link play. Online play still limits players to characters that they have unlocked or have purchased through DLC.

“Classic” stalemates are now enabled on the Execution and Warzone playlist. An option exists in private Execution to disable classic stalemates and re-enable the man-up rule.

The ghost camera can be raised and lowered using the Xbox controller d-pad.

“Must Active Reload” mutator has been made more restrictive. Issues with the Torque Bow and OneShot have been fixed.

“Retribution” ribbon is now compatible with dedicated servers.

Holding the “Y” button before being in range of a DBNO player and then walking into activation range will start the execution sequence. This is similar to holding “X” to queue up a weapon pickup sequence when walking into range of a dropped weapon.

Exploit Fixes

Removed Hammerburst and Longshot exploits with using the iron-sights/scope on Mercy where a player could shoot from a concealed position near the Sanctuary bells. Damage will not register when players are using the scope or iron-sights from that concealed position.

Fixed the OneShot exploit on Drydock. Players will be pulled out of the OneShot mounted pose when in certain positions.

General Fixes

A second player signing in on the loading screen before entering the pre-game lobby will no longer cause profile issues.

The transition from spectator player view to ghost camera view will no longer force the ghost camera view to point upwards.

The map cycle in QuickMatch is now randomly ordered.

DLC that is not owned by the current player will no longer stop the player from using DLC they do own.

Horde will no longer use the Versus weapon swaps. Horde players will have Hammer of Dawn and Mortar spawns on Overpass again.

Fixed the lens flare on a scoped Longshot not appearing for a player facing left.

Xbox system notifications have been moved out of the way of kill messages in competitive multiplayer. They now show up in the top center of the screen.
This patch will hopefully make the 're-up' and the journey to level 100 again much more pleasent. As per usual, players connected to Xbox-Live will be asked to apply the update as soon as Gears of War 3 fires up. The title update will be ready to download on January 11th.
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Posted on 10 January 12 at 23:59
Love to see the support for the game. Keep up the good work, Epic.
B unit 117
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:01, Edited on 11 January 12 at 00:02 by B unit 117
Nice I particularly like that you can queue up an execution now. Having to stay within that small radius and hold it down long enough when a player is trying to crawl away got really annoying sometimes. So all around, good fixes.
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:06
Nice !!!
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:06
Love it, this game is still kicking major ass
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:08
Sound good to me
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:10
This addresses some issues, but EPIC really need to fix the rank reset glitch before adding the ability to re-up when Fenix Rising is released.
Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:11
just finished playing some gears 3 just now =D

I was also wondering how 3 people already have Fenix Rising , j-tags maybe ?
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:12
Rifle horde kills are still missing, but eventually, if enough of us complain, they'll add them.
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:14
thanks epic for keep up the good work :) now back to online g3 versus
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A nice reason to take a break from the old republic.
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:25
B unit 117 said:Nice I particularly like that you can queue up an execution now. Having to stay within that small radius and hold it down long enough when a player is trying to crawl away got really annoying sometimes. So all around, good fixes.Yeah that was so ANNOYING!!!! Luckily i do rather enjoy a classic curb stomp most times but when it gets personal, a much heavier full on 'Hold the Y button' execution is necessary. toast
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:33
How about the fact that certain ribbons don't unlock properly? I have done the "trick shot" a handful of times and still don't have a single trick shot ribbon to show for it.
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:33
mitchcraft1980 said:just finished playing some gears 3 just now =D

I was also wondering how 3 people already have Fenix Rising , j-tags maybe ?
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:34
Hooded Claw 006 said:This addresses some issues, but EPIC really need to fix the rank reset glitch before adding the ability to re-up when Fenix Rising is released.I thought they fixed this in gears 3 by backing up ranks on their system this time, no? shock
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:37, Edited on 11 January 12 at 00:37 by blue silk
None of these issues never truly bothered me....
Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:42
Hell yeah man. I have no complaints about any of these updates. Freaking sweet EPIC. Game on people.
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:49
Yay more of a reason to play
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:50
now all i really want to see a patch for is the annoying achievements which want me to rank up to level 100 twice and get 60 odd onix medals by playing 10000+ matches. ive played mw2 for 2 years and still not hit 5000 games. so never gonna be playing that many!!
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Posted on 11 January 12 at 00:53
Snow Brigade said:Hooded Claw 006 said:This addresses some issues, but EPIC really need to fix the rank reset glitch before adding the ability to re-up when Fenix Rising is released.I thought they fixed this in gears 3 by backing up ranks on their system this time, no? shockNo, you can still be reset. There are a lot of people who have been reset on the EPIC forums. About two weeks ago I lost all of my Campaign Data just because I lost connection to Live mid-way through a private Warzone match. Didn't lose Rank luckily or I would've been annoyed.