Matchmaking in the Gears of War 3 Beta has really been brought back to basics compared to Gears of War 2. But due to this being a Beta, it is still unclear whether or not the lobbies have been improved. Currently gamers cannot fully invite and produce a full human lobby yet and instead gamers may end up being pitted against incoherent bots if you're unlucky enough to not find a game online.
Some players have gotten around this problem, but it still remains a very tedious task in starting a much anticipated game session. An advantage the Beta has over other multiplayer’s in the franchise becomes apparent when one team is dominating due to having a extra player (5 vs. 3) or is a little stronger. The game eventually balances each team appropriately, with stronger players thrown into opposite teams, giving that team a evenly matched chance before the next map is loaded.