Gears of War 4 – Plenty Of Changes Coming In Future Updates

Perhaps one of the biggest console exclusive titles to come to the Xbox Ones since the system’s launch is The Coalition’s Gears of War 4. As such, it is imperative that the development team listen to the feed back of the games community to enable them to better understand what fans like & dislike as well as what they’d like to see added & taken away.

Luckily for Gears fans it appears the coalition are doing just that. Yesterday a post published on the official Gears of War forums aimed to give fans an insight into what to expect from future updates.

The post focused on a number of things including; weapon balancing:

Hammerburst Balancing
This one has been a big pain point amongst those in Core and Social. Gameplay has been dominated with long range combat and we do have some tuning coming up that will address this. We expect this in the next big Title Update.

Competitive Lancer/Gnasher adjustments
We have some additional changes we are planning for the competitive Lancer and Gnasher. We will have more details on this in the future. We expect this in the next big Title Update.

Match making and quit penalties

Matches not starting with full amount of players
We have a team looking into this immediately as this one is pretty concerning. There may be a quick fix that we can do on the backend to address this but it may require some additional work that would come in a later Title Update. We will do what we can to mitigate and correct this one as soon as possible.

Harsher Quit Penalties
We are looking to implement some harsher quit penalties to players in an upcoming update. Unfortunately this requires a bit more legwork but we are seeing if we can prioritize and have this come out sooner rather than later. We expect this in a future Title Update but not the next large one.

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And of course the much requested ability to face off against your PC brethren when playing on console

PC Crossplay Request / Inability to find matches in Core & Competitive
We will be experimenting with Social crossplay weekends. During this time we will be looking at backend telemetry on the performance of players. After we gather some information, we will look into what we can potentially do for further crossplay opportunities. We will also be looking into offering Bonus XP in specific modes that will be constantly rotating either each day or on a weekly basis to help incentivize people to try out each of our different game modes. This would be for both platforms XB1 and PC. We will keep you posted on when these updates hit.

Those issues/updates mentioned above are just a small selection of what were detailed in yesterdays forum post. You can read the full future changes log here.

While there’s no set time frame for all these changes it is good to know that the developer is taking fan feedback on board in an effort to better their already stellar game. How are you getting on with Gears of War 4? Is it everything you hoper it would be and more? What changes would you personally like to see? Let us know in the comments!

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Bryan O'Shea

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