Old Man Marcus Nerfed in Latest Gears POP! Update

By Sean Carey, 13 days ago
Gears POP! has proven popular amongst the TA community with many of you popping some Gears POP! Achievements on the go. However, a new update has rolled out that makes some balance adjustments based on feedback from players. It might be time to re-think your loadout as several pins are either getting nerfed or slightly buffed.
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Heres the full list of changes included in Update 1.2:
  • Augustus Cole: Health decreased 6%, Damage decreased 8%
  • Butcher: Damage increased 19%
  • Clayton Carmine: Health decreased 23%
  • Damon Baird: Health increased 13%
  • Dom Santiago: Health decreased 46%
  • Frag Grenade: Damage increased 14%
  • Ink Grenade: Power decreased to 3 (from 4), Duration decreased to 8 seconds (from 12), Damage decreased 25%, Damage Interval decreased 1 second (from 1.5), and Area decreased 30%
  • Locust Drone & Drone Division: Health increased 25%, Damage increased 23%
  • Longshot Gear: Health decreased 3%
  • Marcus Fenix: Health decreased 14%, Attack Speed increased to 1.2 seconds
  • Myrrah: Wretch Level increased to Myrrah’s level +3, Health decreased 13%, Summoning switched to periodically rather than upon entering combat
  • Nemacysts: Damage decreased 6%
  • Old Man Marcus: Health decreased 20%, Damage decreased 31%
  • Seeder: Damage decreased 63%
  • Sentry: Health decreased 33%, Damage increase 63%, Attack Speed increased to 1.2 seconds (from 0.5)
  • Shepherds: Health decreased 12%
  • Shock Grenade: Damage increased 320%, also updated to deal damage over time with a duration of seconds and damage interval of 1 second
  • Skorge: Health decreased 29%, Damage decreased 26%, Attack Speed decreased to 0.7 seconds (from 1), Skill Damage decreased 45%, Skill Heal decreased 25%
Two new pins have been added to coincide with the launch of Gears 5 — Winter Kait, a Legendary pin and Jack, who is classed as Epic, and a new Arena called Vasgar has been added.

The patch notes also mention that the Xbox Live Login issue that some players are coming up against is a "top priority" for Media Tonic and that a fix will be coming soon.

Source: Gears POP!

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.