Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - Xbox One X Enhancements In-Depth (p37)

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - July update out now (p35)
by Photek » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:49 am

Not sure about tonight, if I'm on it'll be 9-ish.

How do I invite PC players KJ?

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - July update out now (p35)
by KjGarly » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:03 pm

Photek wrote:Not sure about tonight, if I'm on it'll be 9-ish.

How do I invite PC players KJ?


No idea, I have no friends :x

Guessing it's just the same way as through Live on the Bone because you can't play Gears without an Xbox/Windows Live account.

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - July update out now (p35)
by Monkey Man » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:42 pm



Gears of War 4 September Update Features New Maps, Achievements and Matchmaking Improvements

The end of summer is fast approaching, but there’s plenty more heat to come from Gears of War 4 this September! This month, we’ve got news on the latest maps, major matchmaking improvements and a look ahead to the future of the game. Let’s get to it.

This Month’s Maps

Mercy

The classic Gears of War 3 battleground set in the hometown of Dominic Santiago’s wife, Maria, makes its much-anticipated return in Gears of War 4!

Now set in the end stages of winter, the fights you know and love are all here – including the close-quarters pew battles inside the church and the fight to dominate the high ground in the center of the map – playing just like you remember.

Harbor Haze

Prepare for nerve-shaking combat in Harbor Haze! This new take on Harbor is set during the day, and introduces a brand-new mist mechanic that envelopes the battlefield.

The mist can roll in from the sea at any time, dramatically reducing visibility and providing the perfect opportunity for surprise attacks or sneaky flanks. The mist changes the dynamics combat drastically – if you’re brave enough to find out how.

Both of these maps are available now in the Developer Playlist with Double XP and 20% Bonus Credits for Season Pass holders. Look for them in Public Matchmaking for all players beginning on September 12th!

New Achievements

This month, we’re adding 500G of new achievements to Gears of War 4! After the hardcore Horde and Campaign achievements included with Rise of the Horde, this new list introduces 20 new achievements focused on your first moments with the game. For many of you, you’ll have these new achievements instantly awarded the day you turn on the game.

If you’re new to Gears 4, these achievements are the perfect on-ramp for your first 10 hours in the game. Yet to jump in? Stay tuned for news on our Game Trial returning September 14th!

Matchmaking Improvements

This month also brings major improvements to your matchmaking experience in Gears of War 4! In the coming weeks, we’ll be switching from Region Locked matchmaking (matching you only with players in your choice of Region) to a new Quality of Service matchmaking system.

What does this mean for you? We’ll match you on local data centers with players of similar connection quality more often, resulting in fairer and better quality matches every time you play.

On top of this new system, we’ve also improved the Skill Based Matchmaking to give you better quality skill matchups on top of better network quality, arriving mid-September with…

More to come this September

…ranked Season 2! In Mid-September, we’ll be ending the first Ranked Season and handing out those glorious Reward Weapon Skins for eligible players. Ranked Season 2 resets the playing field, and you’ll need to go back out there and earn your Ranks again in each playlist.

We’ll also have two new Gear Packs this month beginning with the return of the Locust Sniper. On top of that, we’ll have a brand new special event for Versus and a Bonus Loot Drop event in our 25 wave Horde experience – Horde Frenzy!

We will continue to support Gears of War 4 with a wealth of new content, events and more throughout 2018! Here’s just a few of the ways Gears of War 4 will continue to grow over the next year:

Our Xbox One X Enhanced Update, featuring support for 4K, HDR, Dolby Atmos and new graphical enhancements
New Gear Packs containing characters and weapon skins to add to your collection.
Monthly Versus and Horde events with exclusive challenge-based rewards
Major Seasonal events like ‘11 Years of Gears,’ ‘Gearsmas’ and – yes – ‘Thanksgibbing!’
Ranked Seasons with skill placement rewards
Gears of War Esports Season 2 kicks off with the Mexico City Open on October 13th, so mark your calendars and catch up on all the event information here
Continual balancing improvements to Versus and Horde
Refinements to ‘Casual’ mode in Campaign with increased player health and damage dealt
New achievements

https://news.xbox.com/2017/09/05/gears- ... nt-update/

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by KingK » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:44 pm

Might switch on my XB1 just to see how many of those 500Gs i get

Didn't get that far through the game though

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by Photek » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:48 pm

I'm jumping in this month, strawberry float it.

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by KjGarly » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:11 pm

Photek wrote:I'm jumping in this month, strawberry float it.


Your gonna get destroyed :slol:

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by Photek » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:17 pm

KjGarly wrote:
Photek wrote:I'm jumping in this month, strawberry float it.


Your gonna get destroyed :slol:

I know but I'll endure.

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by Ste » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:22 pm

Ive ended up with a load of achivements after just looking at the app. Dont know what they are for.

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by Photek » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:29 pm

Ste wrote:Ive ended up with a load of achivements after just looking at the app. Dont know what they are for.

Me too! I think it's a glitch.

2 games in, 2 wins, 2 kills.

Competitive matchmaking works well. I'm with other shite players.

EDIT, 10kills!

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by Monkey Man » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:11 am

It's not a glitch. They've introduced a load of new campaign achievements.

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by Photek » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:16 am

A few of my kills:
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by Buffalo » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:27 am

Ste wrote:Ive ended up with a load of achivements after just looking at the app. Dont know what they are for.


What app?

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by Ste » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:41 pm

Buffalo wrote:
Ste wrote:Ive ended up with a load of achivements after just looking at the app. Dont know what they are for.


What app?


Smartglass

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by Photek » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:01 am

Played tonight after I made bronze in my 5 matchmaking games, it was great. Everyone was more or less at same skill range, suffered my 10 games of Halo 5 Arena and now that's great too.

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by Photek » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:46 am

I'm gonna play my 5 matchmaking games in another mode, which is the best one (other than team deathmatch) ?

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by KjGarly » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:59 am

Photek wrote:I'm gonna play my 5 matchmaking games in another mode, which is the best one (other than team deathmatch) ?


KOTH is my favourite.

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by Photek » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:08 am

KjGarly wrote:
Photek wrote:I'm gonna play my 5 matchmaking games in another mode, which is the best one (other than team deathmatch) ?


KOTH is my favourite.

Nice one I'll get on to that, whats Dodge ball like? it seems an interesting idea (when you kill enemy you respawn an ally).

Also, what button is it to execute folk when I down them? I usually panic and explode them with shotty. :shifty:

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by KjGarly » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:54 am

Photek wrote:
KjGarly wrote:
Photek wrote:I'm gonna play my 5 matchmaking games in another mode, which is the best one (other than team deathmatch) ?


KOTH is my favourite.

Nice one I'll get on to that, whats Dodge ball like? it seems an interesting idea (when you kill enemy you respawn an ally).

Also, what button is it to execute folk when I down them? I usually panic and explode them with shotty. :shifty:


Y should perform an execution for whatever weapon your holding, Dodgeball can be good too, especially when you could be the last one alive and manage to bring your whole team back.

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by _/\_YUNGSTAR_/\_ » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:53 am

Gave it a go when it 1st came out (single player), gave up quickly.
Tried again last night. Game is just so boring, gave up again.

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PostRe: Gears of War 4 (XB1/Win 10) - September update details (p36)
by Photek » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:56 am

Cool story Bro.

I haven't finished it to be honest, but only cos I've so much to get to before hand. I only play Gears Co-op so ill get to it with a mate at some stage. I didn't find anything wrong with what I played...

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