Gears of War 3 Multiplayer BETA: Have EPIC learned from Gears 2 with Gears 3?


"With Gears 2, the bad outweighed the good.

From what I remember it took EPIC a total of seven, that’s right SEVEN, title updates to fix various glitches, bugs and matchmaking problems before they finally got it right.

Unfortunately it was too little too late for Gears 2...
This is where the Gears of War 3 Multiplayer BETA enters.
EPIC seems to have listened to the criticism of gamers and have made the matchmaking in Gears 3 spot on off the bat."

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gaminoz2672d ago

Well I really like Horde mode from Gears 2...

gamingdroid2672d ago

Gears of War 3 is fantastic. My only complaint so far is where are the promised dedicated servers?

I still experience significant lag in the public matches and host advantage is really noticeable.

Epic/Microsoft get us the servers!

montyburns0002672d ago

dunno wtf you're playing. dedis have been up for a while

aviator1892672d ago (Edited 2672d ago )

No lag for me. If they're not using dedicated servers yet, they'll probably implement it for the final game come fall.

dirthurts2672d ago

I've experienced no lag at all. If these aren't dedicated services, the net code is pretty impressive.

BX812672d ago

I had lag when they took the dedicated servers down but nothing really after that. I did notice I was in a room yesterday playing TDM on check out and we all ran for the grenades when spawned but when we got there the other team already picked them up. Either one side of the map is closer or they started 1st. Also the other day I saw my own team shotgun a guy in half. The funny part was our guy had his back to the other guy. I would like to see some changes but if they left it as is it's 10x better than Gears 2 online.

gamingdroid2672d ago

Actually what I discovered reading the Gears of War 3 forums is that the servers get taken down and setup up from time to time.

If you experience a lot of problems like me (getting numerous host migration, lag and character disorientation), quit and reload the game. That will force your game to get the newest lists for dedicated servers.

If the game can't find dedicated servers it will revert to P2P which is why some of you haven't noticed anything.

The first week of the Beta the games were flawless. Love this game! ...but yeah get those server running.

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BadCircuit2672d ago

I only care about single player and as long as the single player is better than Gears 2 and closer to Gears 1, then I'm happy. Going underground wasn't as fun.

Troll_Police2672d ago

Gears 3 will have dedicated servers so I'd say they learned from that glitchy lagfest known as Gears 2. My Xbox will finally be turned on in September.

IHateYouFanboys2672d ago

ive played over 100 matches and im yet to experience any significant lag. region filters plus some great matchmaking/host choosing code has done its job.

also, Gears 2 has been using dedicated servers in the background randomly for matches for months. they were testing to see how it would work so they could implement it for gears 3. and it worked well.

xVeZx2672d ago

the sawed off shotgun can be annoying as hell but overall very good beta i hope they dont change much....

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