Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Beta Results

By Mark Delaney, 1 year ago
For a week in June, Gears of War fans waxed nostalgic and participated in the beta for the game's upcoming Xbox One and Windows 10 Ultimate Edition. Like any beta, the results are mutually exclusive. Fans got to jump into a new game early while developers got to bug-test it with a real crowd of gamers. The Coalition has announced the following fixes and adjustments ahead of the game's due date next month.
• Multiple fixes and tuning for the Gnasher Shotgun
• Multiple fixes for Frag Grenades, Boomshot, and Torque Bow
• Tuning for footstep audio and other sounds around a player
• King of the Hill improvements, including ability for The Coalition to adjust more settings for competitive play
• Removed active down from Active Reloaded Longshot sniper rifle and added/tuned active bonus for sniper bloom/aim.
• Bug fixes and tuning for skill-based matchmaking
• Tuned red/blue colours for team shaders (Locust/COG)
• Improved look of blood and gore in gameplay
• Improved game performance to reduce screen tearing
• Bug fixes and tuning for Controller Sensitivity Settings
• Various bug fixes on maps, weapons, matchmaking, audio, and controls.
They also revealed a round-up of stats from the community of beta testers. This seems like the perfect avenue to share gaming statistics, yeah?

beta stats

They also revealed that one player, out of the nearly one million who participated, played 500 matches. Was that anyone here? The Ultimate Edition launches on August 25th.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a decent football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.