Gears of War Ultimate Edition: Title Update Details

Today, around 5pm UK time to be precise, an update will roll out for Gears of War Ultimate Edition and it’s a hefty one. The update, which is expected to weigh in at around 5GB, is mandatory and brings with it a pretty comprehensive list of fixes as well as a new special event.

The full details, direct from the devs themselves, are as below:

The latest Title Update for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition brings the following improvements and fixes:

Kills in Social playlists now also count towards the ‘Seriously’ achievement

When we introduced our new Competitive Playlists to make our offering more focused, ‘Seriously’ only counting kills in Competitive didn’t make as much sense. As such, we’ve now updated the achievement to count both Social and Competitive playlist kills so you can work towards the achievement in any mode you want!

Improvements to Boomshot hit registration

At times, the Boomshot has had inconsistent performance. We’ve addressed a few of these items that should help the Boomshot perform more consistently – including a fix that should resolve the issue where the Boomshot fails to damage an enemy when fired at their feet. Thanks you to all our fans who provided detailed feedback and videos that helped us improve the way the Boomshot performs.

  • Addressed some matchmaking issues that caused long wait times
  • Improvements to hit registration on downed enemies (sponging)
  • Small improvements to the Left Trigger Issue
  • Fixed hit detection when shooting an enemy in cover against the top pillars on Clocktower
  • Removed POI on Right Stick for Alternate Control Scheme
  • Bug fixes and general improvements


These issues were chosen based on a mix of community feedback and design decisions to improve the quality of life for our fans playing Ultimate Edition!


Along with the improvements for Title Update 2, we’ve also been working on a new format for our playlists based on the recent Blitz feedback among other items. The changes going live alongside the Title Update are below:

  • Increased Execution XP to better match the gain in other modes


Execution is a mode that can be highly rewarding, but also extremely punishing. To better reward players who take on the challenge of Execution, we’ve increased the XP gain in the mode significantly.

  • Moved Blitz from Competitive to Social
  • Added a new Competitive TDM playlist


We’ve been excited to see such a positive reaction to the new, faster Blitz mode. We wanted to address community feedback about quitters impacting games – as such, we’ve moved Blitz to Social so join in progress backfilling can replace any teammates who quit. To ensure fans of Respawn Gametypes have an option to play a competitive matchmaking experience, we’ve added an additional TDM playlist to the game in the Competitive category.

  • Returned Warzone as a permanent playlist
  • Returned Assassination as a playlist for a limited time


Warzone is also returning as a permanent social playlist based on fan feedback. While Assassination has returned as a playlist, this is for a limited time only – we will be returning the event to ‘special event’ status in the future.


To celebrate the update to the Seriously achievement, which now counts kills in any mode across Social and Competitive Playlists, we’re running a special one-week only event called ‘Seriously TDM’.

Grab some friends and get slaying with 30 respawn TDM in a first to two round scenario, helping you rack up the kills on your march towards Seriously in Ultimate Edition. This mode can be found in the ‘Social’ category until 12pm PST on February 29th.

So with plenty of fixes as well as the return of some classic and much loved games modes it seems there’s going to be plenty to sink your teeth into when this update lands. Included is a new 30 respawn version of TDM! That’s a lot of TDM and it’s been introduced purely to allow you to boost your Seriously achievement in a social playlist.

Now that the details are official the question becomes an age old one. Has anything been patched with this update that was really grinding your “Gears”, or has the release of this information been a source of great annoyance for yourself? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and as always keep up with us by joining our Facebook group, liking the Facebook page and following us on Twitter.

Source: Gear of War Official Website

Bryan O'Shea

I was going to update this to say that I had recovered from my Destiny addiction. Unfortunately Rise of Iron has since happened so yeah.....

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