Gears of War 2 patch is live, getting punched through walls no longer a threat

Gears of War 2’s multiplayer is a drag. The particularly vocal Internet crowd said they have abandoned Epic’s glitch-ridden frag fest entirely. (These are the same folks who said they would never buy another EA published game or purchase a magazine because it gave their favorite game a low score). A few weeks ago, Epic’s Marc Rein promised a fix for the exploits that has deterred many legitimate players. That title update is now available for download.

And it fixes an amazing amount of stuff. Check it out:

  • Exploit Fixes: Crabwalking, invisibility, weapon-slide, melee through walls, unlimited ammo.
  • General Fixes: Shotgun and Boomshot updates, meatshield chainsawing updates, team communication, Insane gamer pic award.
  • Balancing: Planted proximity grenade updates, increased quitting penalties, spawn protection, flamethrower stopping power.
  • Improvements: Annex uses execution rules, achievement progression in the War Journal, added 7 DLC-based achievements worth 175 gamerscore.

Anyone else excited about the prospect of a clean multiplayer match now that this is out?

Brad BradNicholson