The following fixes and improvements are included in Title Update 6.
Too little too late.
Fuck that too late, some of us still play
Too late? Gears of War 2 is still one of the most played games on Xbox Live. http://majornelson.com/arch... I'm surprised they're still updating the game nearly two years later, plenty of games in worse condition were abandoned by their publisher/developer shortly after launch!
Please tell me what game is in worse condition than that mess of a multi player in Gears 2.
Hard to determine which is the worst but off the top of my head these games have multiplayer issues which weren't patched. Modern Warfare 2 Stranglehold Rogue Warrior Brother in Arms: Hell's Highway Call of Duty 3 (sometimes it drops you when searching for a match, it was fixed but a later patch broke it again, and yes, a lot of people still play it!) Besides, Gears of War 2 is in a much better condition now than it was at launch. When was the last time you played Gears 2 online?
Metal Gear Online. The last map pack was in March 2009. Hasn't been an update sense that day.
I usually get bored of mp games after a couple of months, but Gears 2 is the only game that always had me coming back for more, and still playing regularly to this day. It's also a good chance for Epic to test things out preparing for 3.
The day Major Nelson includes unique users per game then I'll take that seriously...the gap between places can be pretty huge "(pre-order this game)"....WTF?
@Hank, have you ever played horde on Gears 2? That's what has kept me going even after reaching rank 100.
U kidding ... what do u think gives a game longevity? dev constant sopport is a simple example of y bungie is well respected rather than releasing a game and leaving it out like a orphan... i still play gears2 every now and again and this update is welcome.. at least it give me that gear1 feeling of freedom i missed. thou i knw the netcoding cant be fixed since p2p networking is what it was based on so in gears3 i hope things will be different, and from the rumour on n4g abit ago it might just be server based http://n4g.com/news/522339/... which will be ace.
Epic has decided to keep supporting a game LONG after its release and all you can do is hate. You're a champion. Try harder.
Go away hank and play what the other sheep are playing, some of us like to play games because they are fun, not because we want to play what everyone else is playing. Your comment says you are one of the latter...
I use my Gears CD as a coaster for my Oak coffee table... It's a better Coaster than a multi player game. So they finally fix the obvious! There crappy matchmaking and there horrible mistake! AKA brain dead bots. It only took them two years for something they should of done on day one... but you guys think that super! Are you keeping score? this is twice they screwed us. Gears 1 was rushed and had all kinds of problems at first and Gears 2, couldn't even get matchmaking to work the first couple weeks. 3 hours of play = two matches, tops. It's about time they fix there matchmaking... now if they can only fix the hosting, lag and the frame rates! Oh, and all you Gears fans out there: Save your spit, I don't want to hear it. everyone says the same thing. This game LAGS, crappy lobby, Crappy game selection, and "Oh, why can't I kill the host".
you got jokes... you just described 50 different games...
Obviously people are still buying Gears 2 and playing it. It don't matter to me what the game is. I just think it great when they still support/fix a game well after its release instead of abandoning it.
I might have to boot this up and give it a go. I was a Gears2 Horde mode addict at one point in the recent past. :) I remember a lot of players complaining about the competitive MP modes (although I was pretty happy with them as a n00b).
Gears 2 from time to time, It's a great game.
Read the release notes? DROP IN DROP OUT! This is a pretty damn big deal. Biggest change to the MP by far since the game's release. # Adds a new public multiplayer match option called Social Xbox LIVE (aka player matches), open to anyone who owns all downloadable maps (that is, All Fronts Collection). We’ll be having a promotion that will dramatically reduce the cost of the All Fronts Collection. # You can join Social Matches in progress and can quit any time without penalty, although players who quit a match early don’t receive earned experience (XP) from that match. # Social matchmaking lets your party join a match in progress. If a match is not found, your party hosts a new match, filling any empty player slots with bots. # Social Matches automatically cycle to the next map without further matchmaking. # Teams are rebalanced between matches based on XP level without splitting parties. # If you quit, your spot is taken by a bot until a new player joins the match. That new player can join while the match is in progress. # If you join a match in progress, you are assigned a team based on XP level and party size. # If you join a match in progress, you replace a bot at the earliest opportunity: at the first bot’s death for respawning game types (for example, Annex) and at round completion for Warzone, Execution, and Wingman. # Social leaderboards become part of the War Journal. # Renames Public Matches to Ranked Xbox LIVE Matches to differentiate these from Social Xbox LIVE Matches, and adds some improvements to these matches. Some REALLY nice changes here. Epic is doing a good thing with this.
It's a no brainer for a good multi player lobby. Love or hate COD, there lobbies are wonderful. Great game selection... no voting bs... just for maps not game type. honestly, who designs a game were you want to play, I don't know, War Zone and you can't because everyone votes execution? Then if you leave they take XP from you...(who cares about xp because I got hacked and my XP is a joke now, i'll never be a 2) Programmers are smart people, right? (not a COD fan and hate MWF 2 but they make great lobbies... Match making is fast too).
I just sold my copy...
Being a Gears of War Forum regular, I'd already read this, but honestly, great news, the games multiplayer is already the best around, improving it only increases my love for the franchise, the multiplayer & Epic as a developer.
there's some big changes on the list.. glad to see them finally realizing that the fire delay is annoying, anyone know when is this going to be released?
i play gears everyday and would love to know when this update comes out. anyone know
about a week via the dev.
Well all be damn! The whole reason I bought my 360 just got better! All I ever played before was Horde mode due to that XP exploit, didn't want to take the chance of being one of the unlucky ones in a pub MP match, but now I'll get the chance to see what I've been missing! I love when devs still show support for their game, no matter how long it's been out.
the question is why are you wasting your spit on a game you obviously hate? Fuck off and go play MW2 already...
Hell no, i was playing Gears 2 last night after finally playing my last match on the Halo: Reach beta and that update was right on time.
If there's not just ranked any more could this mean that you can now have a guest online?
Gears 2 is a Game I still own and play, great news, that's why I don't trade in the gears, this game is 2 yrs old and people is still playing it, if it was on ps3 it still will be played to this day, so stop hating if you don't own gears
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