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Mark Rein Announces the Gears 2 Patch

Mark Rein of Epic writes: "As I mentioned before the break we've been working on a major title update for Gears of War 2. This update will address bugs and exploits as well as add some new achievements related to downloadable content. We don't have an exact date for it but all indicators are it will go live within January. If that changes we'll let you know.

We're fixing a whole bunch of online exploits. For example we've fixed the ability to wield an invisible shield, melee through some walls, gain infinite Lancer ammo and equip a shield and a two-handed weapon simultaneously plus many more.

We're also making several small changes to improve the overall online gameplay experience. A few of the ones that might interest you are; increased penalties for quitting matches early, adding additional spawn protection against planted grenades and chainsaw attacks, and adding the ability to see the Submission flag carrier destination by using Tac/Com."

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nice_cuppa3179d ago

about time though !
I feel due to these problems the dlc should be free as compensation

wAtdaFck3179d ago

It was a bad move to sell DLC to a broken multiplayer, when the only thing everyone wanted was a patched up multiplayer.

Capt CHAOS3179d ago

Maybe I'll look at buying this game once they fix these issues..

SL1M DADDY3179d ago

Been getting to addicted to COD:WaW's online to really pull myself away now. Gears 2 was a good play through but with all the online issues, it just lost its savor for me. I think Epic is one of the best developers out there and it is a shame they got this off as late as they did.

Graphics Whore3179d ago (Edited 3179d ago )

Looks like Cliffy B and Mark Rein came to a stand still. Pre-production releases had Cliffy B telling the public "We know the condition the multi-player is in and there is no plan to patch it right now"

This is good thing for everyone.

*Deep Breath*...

...Unfortunately it's past the prime for the problem, this really should have been priority one before and after the game was released.

Edit: Yup, played through the single player campaign and attempted to play online with not much luck. My favorite part is the worm level, however it didn't feel to alive it was too static, it would have been excellent game dynamics if the level rustled and tumbled instead of getting through Point A to point B and cutting the membranes along the way.

They tried pulling a team ICO and it didn't feel as fluent but props to them for trying something new.

"The walls were pulsating, and the floor was wet and pounding. Everything was animated"

I'm not a big fan of running bit maps and looping them, to be honest I'm not fan of how the UnrealEngine v2.1. looks at all, but I enjoyed the game. Also to answer your question, YES the body of the worm was detailed (I didn't see any pulsation however) but it felt like a very linear static environment, you're in a giant worm it should feel like it.

Unlike you I'm not a blind one sided fanboy Jenzo :)

PSN: Major_Tomach
XBL: DoktorSatan
Wii: .. Screw that.

InMyOpinion3179d ago (Edited 3179d ago )

Why do you care? Have you even played the game?

edit: All I ever see you do is praise the PS3 and bash the 360 so that's why I asked. Btw, what's your gamertag? Mine is 'Marstorius'.

wAtdaFck3179d ago (Edited 3179d ago )

I thought they did a good job with the worm's insides. The walls were pulsating, and the floor was wet and pounding. Everything was animated. However, if your talking about how the entire environment didn't shift like your in a raging worm speeding underground at 200 mph, then i'd agree with you.

Other than that, when did you play Gears2? Go play the level again.

EDIT: I can understand that. But still, you make it seem so...aweful. That aside, I praise you for literally living up to your name, lol.

InMyOpinion3179d ago

So...you played through the single player campaign of Gears of War 2 without picking up one single achievement? Sounds impossible if you ask me.

Vecta3179d ago

Besides the fact that it says he has zero achievements in Gears of War 2, I like how it says the last time he played it was the 30th of October...

jib3179d ago

wow. must suck to get caught lying and not be able to respond..

bomboclaat_gamer3178d ago

30th of october?
wasnt gears 2 released in november. maybe he is a pirate. pirates have no right to bash a game cuz they didnt pay for sh1t. and good job calling him out on his lies. the multiplayer frustrates me alot tho. it lags too much, too many cheaters and game ends early.

boodybandit3178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

"...Unfortunately it's past the prime for the problem, this really should have been priority one before and after the game was released."

I have a short fuse when a game is released broken. I used to be a mainstream PC gamer where sell it now patch it later is/was the norm. It ticks me off to the core that this is now the mentality on console gaming as well. Especially from a company like Epic (Epic / Gears of War is the single biggest deciding factor as to why I purchased a 360 in the first place) that has made some of the best online games on the PC and now the 360.

I am so frustrated waiting for Epic to fix Gears of War 2. I almost sold it off a couple times already. When this new patch is released I hope it fixes most of what is wrong with multiplayer. If not I will say enough is enough and move on. This was far and away my biggest and most anticipated title for 08 and beyond but it ended up being my biggest disappointment even though I enjoyed the single player (except how it ended with no true final b****e <- dotted out for spoiler purpose) and Horde mode is neat but not my cup of tea. I want to battle humans online and not CPU AI. I had enough CPU AI playing the campaign.

Get on this Epic. It should have already been fixed to the best of your ability. We should not still be waiting on a patch. Why did you have to go with matchmaking to begin with!? *SIGH*

Graphics Whore3178d ago

"@Graphics Whore
So...you played through the single player campaign of Gears of War 2 without picking up one single achievement? Sounds impossible if you ask me."

Funny that you inspected my profile like I'm some kind of criminal, I must have really proved a point to you?

"30th of october?
wasnt gears 2 released in november. maybe he is a pirate. pirates have no right to bash a game cuz they didnt pay for sh1t. and good job calling him out on his lies. the multiplayer frustrates me alot tho. it lags too much, too many cheaters and game ends early."

My GOLD account expired then and I don't feel the need to pay for a service that I feel that's inadequate to pay for. I play online perfectly fine with my PC and PS3 and they don't cost me money other than my inherent internet bill.

and even if I do or don't pirate where is the problem in that to you? Did I hurt your personal gain with Microsoft by doing so? DO you own stock in Microsoft? Do you own 10% of shares? No? Didn't think so, people are free to do as they will.

Listen folks, I really don't care if you believe me or not I've played the game I came I saw I conquered looping bit maps and shady covering system that feels like a magnet on a refrigerator and the reason why I didn't respond? Oh I don't know it was 6 am in the morning and I had to get up for work lol, something you do to contribute to society you must know what that is.

jib3178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

cough*yourestillaliar*cough

@graphic whore:"...atleast im not limited to one console"
oh but see, im not limited--360GT: noobstatus, PS3: Jiib_82

anyways. keep trying. im done here anyhows. hope your day turns out better buddy =)

Graphics Whore3178d ago (Edited 3178d ago )

That's great, I guess the only thing I can say is continue being juvenile and thanks I hope your day goes great too :).

Willio3178d ago

You can still gain achievements on silver account.
Others can still view your last online date with a silver account.
I would know because im too cheap to pay gold lol.

However, if one's network tab is unplugged, there is no way to upload the two mentioned above.

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Firstkn1ghT3179d ago (Edited 3179d ago )

Was never a big Gears fan. But looks like this game was just as buggy as the first one. The first Gears is the only game that screwed up my achievements. That game screwed me a good 80 achievement points and they never fixed it. But I am hooked on Horde. That is the main reason why I bought the game.

caladbolg7773179d ago

I've always thought Gears(1) was fun. It's not "go out and buy a 360 just to play it" fun, but it's fun.

Luckily, the "go out and buy a 360 for them" games are all ported to PC. That way, I don't have to actually, ya know, go out and buy a 360.

BGDad3179d ago

Get in there and fix it! LOL

sniper45343179d ago

well looks like i ll be geting my A$$ back to gears 2 after the update

BIGBAER3179d ago

HORDE RULES! Seriously, I have at least 15 people on my Friends List with whom I regularly---er, continually, play Horde. Talk about intensity!

Beyond that, the upcoming patch is welcomed. As so many of my friends, in addition to those regular "horders," own Gears 2 I will no doubt be playing all the multiplayer types for a long time.

For me, and millions of others, Gears 2 is a great game---and a must own. There will be snowball fights in Hell before I tire of Horde.

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