Gears POP! Update Includes New Pins and Further Nerfs to Old Man Marcus

By Sean Carey,
A new update is out for Gears POP!, and it introduces some new pins while making a bucket load of balance changes. Four new pins have been added while Old Man Marcus, Longshot and Lancer Gear have all had significant nerfs.

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The new pins alongside their rarities are:
  • Anya (Legendary): 3 Power — Enemy objectives take 100% more damage for 6 seconds.
  • Drop Pod (Epic): 4 Power — Airdrop in 3 Shepherds anywhere on the battlefield.
  • Del Walker (Rare): 5 Power — Buzzsaw bounces between nearby enemies, dealing increasing damage with each bounce.
  • Ticker (Common): 1 Power — Place a Ticker that lasts 35 seconds. When an enemy comes near, it runs at them and explodes. Also explodes on timeout or on death.
The health of some of the cheaper and more aggressive units has been reduced while some of the more expensive and explosive pins have had their effectiveness increased. It's worth noting that "Attack speed" increases are detrimental to the pin; it means they take longer to attack.
  • Augustus Cole: Attack speed increased to 1.5 seconds (from 1.3)
  • Boomer: Health increased 42%, Damage increased 22%, Damage radius increased 2, Attack Speed increased to 1.5 seconds (from 1)
  • Butcher: Health increased 42%
  • Clayton Carmine: Health decreased 5%, Damage increased 50%, Attack speed increased to 2 seconds (from 1)
  • DR-1: Damage decreased 17%, Range decreased to 12 (from 16), Attack speed decreased to 1.4 seconds (from 1.5)
  • Drone Division: made stats equivalent to a Locust Drone of the same level (up from 2 levels below), Cost decreased to 8 (from 9)
  • Grinder: Range decreased to 21 (from 22)
  • Hammer of Dawn: Damage decreased 6%
  • Ink Grenade: Damage per tick decreased to 27 (from 40)
  • Kait Diaz: Health increased 54%
  • Lancer Gear: Health decreased 47%
  • Lancer Crew: made stats equivalent to a Lancer Gear of the same level (up from 2 levels below)
  • Longshot: Health decreased 38%, Damage 19%
  • Old Man Marcus: Health decreased 15%, Damage decreased 11%, Attack Speed increased to 1 second (from 0.7)
  • Savage Grenadier: Health decreased 37%, Damage increased 29%
  • Sentinel: Damage decreased 20%
  • Shepherds: Health decreased 40%, Attack Speed increased to 0.7 seconds (from 0.6)
  • Snub Soldiers: Health decreased 40%
  • Wretches: Speed increased to 10 (from 7)
Players can also win new torsos, legs, emblems and custom logos with the latest update.

Source: GearsPOP!

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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.