Gears of War 3 Beta: Known Glitches and Balance Issues

There is a monstrous thread over on the Epic Forums that explicitly details the known bug and balance issues with the Gears of War 3 Beta, detailing 70+ game related issues. We are encouraging all players in the community to create a new thread in the Beta Issues forum if they have encountered a bug or balance issue that has not already been addressed. The thread is sectioned into four main categories:


I have no interest in reposting the entire list, but I am interested in identifying which issues may have the greater affect on competitive gameplay. Here are the ones that have or will have a negative affect on competitive gameplay:

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EYEamNUMBER12784d ago

playing the beta is actually making me not want to get the 3rd game at all im getting sick of everyone running around with sawed off shot guns and the random spawn switching annoys me as well

i still want the single player though

RonaldRaygun2784d ago

I think the sawed off is almost certainly going to be nerfed. There's just too many people complaining about it for them to ignore it. The spawn system still needs work, but is fixable. There's also Execution and Warzone in the full game, which obviously won't have any spawn issues.

I think a lot of this stuff is going to be fixed by release. They still have months to fix these issues, and they've actually been very responsive to the bug posting on their forums. Lots of open betas are essentially demos that aren't too different from the final version of the game, but I'm actually hopeful for this one.

tmoss7262784d ago

I think the sawed off is fine. You run up and blast people in the face, and no more then that.

Blad3star2784d ago (Edited 2784d ago )

Is this the first Beta game that you have played?

If I went with your philosophy I would have skipped many good games.

solidjun52784d ago

When is the beta over? I'll be done with finals next week and i'll be able to play it when i pre-order from gamespot unless the beta has only a week left.

My friend told me about the shotgun and how it's ridiculous beyond belief. I'm sure Cliffy will tone it down. I'm concerned about the respawn spot. My friend told me that people are just standing by the respawn spot and blowing people away. Especially when they have the shotgun.

Judging from the videos, the game looks fun. Can't wait to play it.

EYEamNUMBER12784d ago

what philosophy when did i say anything about philosophy?

i doubt they will even fix some of these issues just like gears 2 and 1
that's why i only enjoy the single player of gears games

STREET x KING2784d ago

The retro and the Sawed-Off are there for noobs...
They're the cheapest weapons in the game.....
I hope they make a playlist with no sawed-off or retro!!!! Garbage guns!!

StanLee2784d ago

I don't think the Sawed-Off shotgun is overpowered. The range and slow reload make it almost useless. I don't use it cause it's actually garbage and I can could the handful of times I've been killed by it. If you're trying to kill someone even a hair's length out of range you're pretty much fucked using the Sawed-Off shotgun. I think the Gnasher shotgun is still a bit over powered but more so it's range than damage.

maddfoxx2784d ago

A Gears game with bugs, glitches, and balance issues?!?

Are they really going to f*** up multiplayer three times in a row? I love the single player and I consider Gears 2 one of ther greatest games ever, but these devs need to get it together.

Blad3star2784d ago

Do you even know what Beta means?

The game wont hit stores till Sept so stop crying and wait for the final product.

SlipperyMooseCakes2784d ago

You have no idea what you're talking about.

It's a beta, they want people to find glitches so when the retail version comes out it is least buggy as possible.

maddfoxx2784d ago (Edited 2784d ago )

I have no idea what Im talking about? Millions have played gears 1 and 2 and reported dozens of glitches in both games. . . how does that warrant a disagree? I know what a beta is and just because a beta exist that doesn't mean that developers are going to find and fix all bugs. Example: The Halo Reach beta lasted 17 days and Bungie still shipped the game with the armor lock glitches.

SlipperyMooseCakes2783d ago


If you have played Gears 2 as of late it is a very solid game. When it launched the multiplayer was terrible and glitchy. After numerous title updates they seem to have finally achieved a solid mp experience. They are trying to avoid that this time around so people FIND bugs. Of course they aren't going to find all the bugs, that is never possible. They are trying to get as many possible eliminated and to find any huge ones.

Yes. You have little to no idea what you're talking about.

drsnobby2784d ago

Thats why this is called a beta,to iron out exploits,glitches and other things.i,ve been in the beta for 2 weeks and i,.m loving it and grading it.keep playing it and post on the message boards.gears 2 should have got this treatment.keep playing the beta fellas.

gamingdroid2784d ago

I'm loving Gears 3 too.

The only complaint I have is the occassional lag and how the game sometimes switches to P2P. I'm actually enjoying Gears 3 more than Halo and CoD.

KeiserSosay47882784d ago

Epic is actually turning the servers on and off to make sure that the transition from Dedi Servers to P2P and vice-versa work correctly.

AstroZombie12784d ago

Leave the Retro the fuck alone.

king052784d ago

It was pretty bad at first, but now it has improved dramatically.

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