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Gears 5 |OT| "That's FIVE, motherfuckers!"

SapphiCine

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,506
Completed the SP campaign this morning. Well, that was a letdown to say the least.
None of the action set pieces in the finale did it for me, the moral choice was really stupid (I saved Del), and another "See you next game!" ending. It still would have been stupid but I thought they were going to have the Swarm infect the satellites and the ending would have been the core cast starring in horror as the Hammer of Dawn decimates New Ephyra upon their arrival.
After yet another game in this story arc, I don't really have a reason to give a damn about any of the characters. I'm glad Kait was the protagonist but they did very little with her that was interesting.
 
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Ocarina_117

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,965
Credits rolling on the campaign.

It's certainly was a good one. Not quite as good as my memory of Gears 3 (its been a while). Though I did really enjoy it overall.

A step up from the overall solid Gears 4. I enjoyed the open world segments and the the shooting galleries.

The characters were much better done in this game. Some ballsy narrative choices and god damn Marcus Fenix deserves a break :(

It did end abruptly. It's annoying to have 2 games end on a cliff hanger now. I feel it needed another act and a solid ending.

Overall I agree that it's an 8.5/10. I have complete faith in the coalition to improve even further for the next gears.

Also god damn that scene :(
 

Goodacre0081

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,666
Good to know it's not just me then. I have no idea what happened.
I've played on both the base and X and never encounter that until now. I was playing Escape then went to Versus and when the match started it was capped at 30fps. Didn't go back to 60fps until I quit out and joined a new lobby.

Really odd.
Gears 5 uses cloud compute to hit 60fps so it might be a bug with the new update.
 

SillyMikey

Banned
Mar 29, 2019
612
Is it just me or would Escape play a lot better if it had ample ammo but with really hard bosses instead? Kinda like mini Raids.

It’s just not that fun right now. I’m always out of ammo. How is that enjoyable?
 

Phil me in

Banned
Nov 22, 2018
825
What were they thinking when they design the online match making for co-op, you can't get rid of players WTF.

I am at the matriarch boss and I've had possibly the worse gears player join my game. They keep shooting the front of the boss, never the back or just keep running around doing nothing. Even though the game tells you to shoot the back and i've told them as well. Not only this, but this person is clearly playing on insane, as they die instantly to any touch.

I can't kick them and I really cba restarting the whole chapter by going to the lobby, since so many chapters in act 2 have been boring walking and talking already.
How can they make a game like this and not let the host kick people. So i'm being trolled by someone now, ruining my game and there's nothing I can do about it. I told the person I am pausing the game until they leave.

Yes I could have played solo, but I have been enjoying playing it in co-op with randomers previously.
 

Atisha

Banned
Nov 28, 2017
1,331
What were they thinking when they design the online match making for co-op, you can't get rid of players WTF.

I am at the matriarch boss and I've had possibly the worse gears player join my game. They keep shooting the front of the boss, never the back or just keep running around doing nothing. Even though the game tells you to shoot the back and i've told them as well. Not only this, but this person is clearly playing on insane, as they die instantly to any touch.

I can't kick them and I really cba restarting the whole chapter by going to the lobby, since so many chapters in act 2 have been boring walking and talking already.
How can they make a game like this and not let the host kick people. So i'm being trolled by someone now, ruining my game and there's nothing I can do about it. I told the person I am pausing the game until they leave.

Yes I could have played solo, but I have been enjoying playing it in co-op with randomers previously.
You had one bad encounter out of many enjoyable. Whereas with escape, for me, the good is the rarity, and makes it all the more appreciated.
 

Madmackem

Member
Oct 28, 2017
357
So errrm is act 3 glitched I escorted the train over the bridge and now have no marker or objective I’m just stuck driving around help????.
 

Goodacre0081

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,666
ya fuck this studio/MS for this horrible content strategy.

- here's 13 weapons skins you can earn but to complete the set you need to spend money to get the remaining 5
- here's a COG skin you can buy for $8 that's only usable if you grid that specific character(or buy it now!)
- here's decent looking Kait skin for $8 or a free Swarm character that looks like shit you can get for free.
- how about sweet iconic character we know you want like Cole? ok here's his banner.....
 

Einchy

Member
Oct 25, 2017
28,125
Been playing the online a bit, it feels damn good to play Gears again after not playing since the third game. I played hundreds of hours of Gears 1 and 2.

I used to be really fucking good but now I'm pretty shit, however, I'm still decent enough where I do well in most matches on quick play. I find quick play to be kinda annoying in Gears 5 since a ton of matches end up with a good chunk of bots and I'm not good enough yet to play ranked. Wish there was an option to remove bots and only start games with just people.
 

Paragraf

Member
May 31, 2019
417
Russia
I feel like even social is sweat fest now. Or maybe I should git gud.

Surprised it took me this long to get this glitch ))
 
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Papacheeks

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,005
Watertown, NY
What is with this matchmaking on Windows? It took 5 minutes to find a game..



Nice attitude to have.
From what people have told me not many are opting in to the cross-play player pool. So when your getting online your playing mostly PC players only. XBox players dont have the problem we are having because the player pool is way larger.

SO shorter wait times for matches.

It's one of the reasons I dropped this game pretty quick.

That and though characters control well shooting on some of the weapons feels off, like hit mark wise.

Then this video kind of opened my eyes a little.


 
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Goodacre0081

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,666
update to the status page today

- temp removed bans
- they admit ranked is borked
- changes to Lancer, Breaker, Markza and Melee

A MESSAGE TO OUR PLAYERS
As part of our continued post-launch support, we are committed to continually improving Gears 5’s online experience. We know you have concerns, and we want to improve our transparency around our ongoing development work to address your biggest topics of feedback.

Our Development Team is already hard at work on resolving several priority issues, which we’ve listed below. We recognize that these issues have significant impact on your Gears 5 experience, and we’re prioritizing them by the degree of negative impact they have.

Dealing with the issues below are our top priority – but this list does not include any new features or smaller fixes also in development. As these issues progress, will provide more details – including timing – to keep you informed. Thank you for all of your support and feedback since release.

Our team care deeply about tackling these issues as soon as possible. We’ll be keeping you updating you regularly moving forward with any detail we can provide.

SERVICE STABILITY
Priority: Very High

  • Players may not see earned rewards (in-game content, stars, etc.) in the post match flow. While these rewards are showing up later, we are working to ensure all players see rewards as soon as they are earned.
  • Players may be randomly disconnected, resulting in a isrupted game experience and potentially unfounded quit penalties.
STATUS
Temporary Fix: We have temporarily removed the 15 & 30 minute ‘timeout’ penalties to ensure non-quitters aren’t as punished by disconnects. However, Ranked Completion Ratings (RCR) are still active so serial quitters will still receive escalating suspensions.

Permanent fix: Under investigation

RANKING POINTS NOT AWARDED CORRECTLY
Priority: Very High

  • Post-match tier skill points are not working as intended.
  • They are inaccurate, inconsistent and not representative of a player’s individual performance.
  • The net result of this is players are seeing potentially dramatic and wrong rank increases and/or decreases.
  • Some players are not being placed in the correct rank upon completion of their placement matches.
  • We are also aware of players getting ‘stuck’ in Silver and having harder than expected time to increase their rank until getting out.
STATUS
We have identified the issue and have a permanent fix in progress – we are currently working on the implementation. Once we are sure it is fixed, we will communicate the timeline for a rank reset.

Note: Providing an accurate, reliable and enjoyable Ranking system is paramount to us at The Coalition; so, in conjunction with the next Title Update, we MAY turn off the showing individual post match results while we work on a fix.

This will allow us to keep gathering data on Ranked to resolve the problem, which is essential to our ability to make improvements. Skilled based matchmaking will remain in place and is working well. We will provide more details soon, including notification prior to making this change.

MATCHMAKING QUALITY
Priority: High

  • Matches in select regions can have higher than acceptable pings.
  • Wait times can be unusually long in some regions
STATUS
A potential cause has been identified and solutions to improve the situation are in progress.

VERSUS GAMEPLAY TUNING
Priority: High

  • We are investigating further weapon balance tuning in Versus
  • Our current focus is on the Lancer, Breaker, Markza and Melee.
STATUS
We are monitoring both feedback and in-game data in response to our latest Markza tuning.

In addition, we have a new iteration of Lancer tuning based on feedback since launch that we expect to release in the near future. We are also actively investigating and testing other tuning changes based on your feedback, including looking at the Melee and Breaker.

IN-GAME NETWORK CORRECTIONS
Priority: Medium

  • Players experiencing occasional lag and/or teleporting mid-match
STATUS
Investigation ongoing

CAMPAIGN PROGRESSION CATCHUP
Priority: Medium

  • Some players are still missing Campaign progress following our rollout to resolve the issue
STATUS
Our team have a lead on the cause and are working to resolve this as soon as possible. We have gathered a significant number of gamertags which has helped us zero in on a solution. We hope to have an update on a resolution in the near future.
 
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Nov 6, 2017
823
Guts Of Thor I can't remember all the scavenger locations, but you can access more of the dessert area after rising a bridge, but I don't remember if there are scavenger locations. And there is definitely a "bug" that you don't get jack components from fuse boxes (in scavenger / side mission locations) if you advance the story in act 3 too far.

- they admit ranked is borked
Took them only 2 months ...

But that is one of the many things that are broken (even the devs are surprises when playing the game from time to time):

The "committed to continually improving Gears 5’s online experience " and transparency talk is nice, but is only talk at the moment and this whole game / support is until now just based on greed / MTX (While double XP events are cancelled because of technical difficulties the store / MTX is the one think working fine from day #1 and gets updates all the time...). Hard to believe they really can & want to turn things around.

Shortly after the transparency statement this was communicated:
Onyx Guard isn't in the game right now as we want it to be earnable.
https://www.reddit.com/r/GearsOfWar/comments/dn5csm/look_i_am_asking_hard_questions_because_we_need/f58wtu0/
earnable = buy for money or do some boring grinding in modes / ways you don't want to play and can't even use the character in (when unlocked).
 
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nel e nel

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,641
Been playing the online a bit, it feels damn good to play Gears again after not playing since the third game. I played hundreds of hours of Gears 1 and 2.

I used to be really fucking good but now I'm pretty shit, however, I'm still decent enough where I do well in most matches on quick play. I find quick play to be kinda annoying in Gears 5 since a ton of matches end up with a good chunk of bots and I'm not good enough yet to play ranked. Wish there was an option to remove bots and only start games with just people.
Same here for me, but goddam execution just steamrolled me. That’s where all the competitive wall bouncers are at. KotH it is for me!
 

elenarie

Developer at DICE
Verified
Jun 10, 2018
2,758
Played through the campaign over the weekend. That was flipping fantastic. Such high production values. Characters were all so well done and performed. The set pieces where gorgeous and intense. Even the pacing in the open world was on point.

Now it is going to be a long wait until the next one. :) I have a feeling that after Gears 6 or whatever the game is going to be called, the studio might branch out to do something else. Feels like the current story arch is coming to a conclusion.
 

inguef

The Fallen
Oct 28, 2017
13,496
Pumpkinball sure is fun. It's a fantastic push and pull and getting back from a near-defeat feels awesome.

For the Terminator skins, do they use the real voice actors? My guess is not?

Played through the campaign over the weekend. That was flipping fantastic. Such high production values. Characters were all so well done and performed. The set pieces where gorgeous and intense. Even the pacing in the open world was on point.

Now it is going to be a long wait until the next one. :) I have a feeling that after Gears 6 or whatever the game is going to be called, the studio might branch out to do something else. Feels like the current story arch is coming to a conclusion.
Did you not expect one more act? I did... I thought it ended abruptly.
 

Mass Effect

Member
Oct 31, 2017
5,836
I feel like even social is sweat fest now. Or maybe I should git gud.
Yeah I'm actually surprised at how bad arcade has become. I played it the other day and I was like "why is this mode filled with tryhards?"

Even the Halloween event is nothing but a wall-bouncing gnasherfest. I mean I can keep up no problem, but I wish I didn't have to go hardcore even on the fun game modes.

Save that shit for ranked.

From what people have told me not many are opting in to the cross-play player pool. So when your getting online your playing mostly PC players only. XBox players dont have the problem we are having because the player pool is way larger.
But I thought cross play was opt out, not opt in?
 

Papacheeks

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,005
Watertown, NY
Yeah I'm actually surprised at how bad arcade has become. I played it the other day and I was like "why is this mode filled with tryhards?"

Even the Halloween event is nothing but a wall-bouncing gnasherfest. I mean I can keep up no problem, but I wish I didn't have to go hardcore even on the fun game modes.

Save that shit for ranked.



But I thought cross play was opt out, not opt in?
Well whatever the case may be, there are hardly any full lobbies on PC even when doing quick play. And from what I've heard a lot of people on xbox opted out, since I don't see alot of them. Anyway after a couple uneven bot filled matches last night I uninstalled it for good.

MS has a long way to go, and I think TC needs to think long and hard how they approach gears 6. Especially when it comes to what they did to aiming and the grind.
 

Bruceleeroy

Member
Oct 26, 2017
2,436
Orange County
I’ve had some time to think about the campaign more and I think it’s the best Gears has ever been but that third Act is such a damn slog. The whole desert section should have been cut. It was clearly added to give the game some padding efficiently- “Just make the snow red!” I love the openness of Act 2 but it should have switched back to a linear structure after that.

Without Act 3 I think it’s the best Gears there is and bests even the first game when you remove nostalgia.

Its amazing that Gears is now here. I mean I cried at the end of 5 actually cried. The last time Gears tried to pull anything like that off was in 2 and 3 and they were both laughably bad moments - Maria!!

In Rod we Trust


Played through the campaign over the weekend. That was flipping fantastic. Such high production values. Characters were all so well done and performed. The set pieces where gorgeous and intense. Even the pacing in the open world was on point.

Now it is going to be a long wait until the next one. :) I have a feeling that after Gears 6 or whatever the game is going to be called, the studio might branch out to do something else. Feels like the current story arch is coming to a conclusion.
Ha come now bro did you forget that MS owns that studio let’s not kid ourselves. Thankfully unlike 343 though the Coalition are even better than what came before.
 
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horkrux

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,146
Decided to switch over to the X for Versus, since the waiting times had become absolutely insufferable. Now I'm getting into lobbies quite fast.
Weirdly enough, not a single PC symbol so far, even though I'm sure cross-play is set to on in the menu.......

But holy shit, the sweat has been R E A L these past few matches. Not sure what's going on there, have normies all stopped playing?
 
Oct 26, 2017
8,738
I hate the unlock system in this game.

I fucking hate it.

It's obtuse and drawn out on purpose to make people pay 5 bucks for a skin.

Fuck this game, also tour of duty is such a fucking waste of time. Also triple fuck the new unlock loops for raam and a helmets cog. You fucking kidding me.

10+ hours to unlock 1 skin.

Not to mention it's borderline impossible if you don't have ba crew to do horde because everyone quits by wave 25 if your really fucking lucky
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,325
Southern California
I hate the unlock system in this game.

I fucking hate it.

It's obtuse and drawn out on purpose to make people pay 5 bucks for a skin.

Fuck this game, also tour of duty is such a fucking waste of time. Also triple fuck the new unlock loops for raam and a helmets cog. You fucking kidding me.

10+ hours to unlock 1 skin.

Not to mention it's borderline impossible if you don't have ba crew to do horde because everyone quits by wave 25 if your really fucking lucky
Yeah it sucks. I see a decent amount of people say they want loot boxes back. I imagine you have to do a pretty horrific job to actually make people want the awful Gears 4 loot boxes back.