Gears update "almost here"

Free update for Epic's top-selling shooter going through certification process; file adds new gametype, fixes "a whole bunch of glitches," says Epic VP.

One of the Xbox 360's most popular games is getting an update soon. Epic Games' vice president Mark Rein recently released details of the next Gears of War update in the game's official forums.

Currently in the certification process, the free update will fix "a whole bunch of glitches" and allow VGA users playing the game in 1280x1024 to run it in 720p. The big content addition will be a new gametype, called Annex. Details on Annex are still under wraps, but Rein says, "Some folks who got to play it a few weeks ago said they think it is our best multiplayer gametype..."

Rein expects to release more details on the update sometime this week. For more information on Gears of War, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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_Sam_
_Sam_

I'm glad they are still updating the game so long after the release

badr
badr

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen??????

delema17
delema17

So whats up, anyone know anymore info.?

DestinyDeath
DestinyDeath

i don't understand one thing. "And allow VGA users playing the game in 1280x1024 to run it in 720p". what dose that mean. better graphics or what.

KubricksGhost
KubricksGhost

I just can't wait, and I hope it comes out tomorrow.

zappa02
zappa02

IGN says it comes out april 8th is when it comes out

npr754
npr754

Does anyone know when this is coming out?

Stringerboy
Stringerboy

i hope they get rid of the rody run glitch, but only in ranked matches

handey63
handey63

sounds great! i just got live so i cant wait for this update and the big tourny

Robbie8912
Robbie8912

I'm not sure about 4 maps, but this game mode is supposed to dominate!

Drkskillz22
Drkskillz22

the updates are coming on monday, it will be the new gametype- annex, 4 maps, and glitch fixing

trickazzmark
trickazzmark

hope they fix that damn chainsaw glitch! get ready for pwnage of the century ladies! come this sunday, every man for him or herself hahaha

fartys
fartys

great i just got a month free trial for live!

mooshoo543
mooshoo543

YES!!!! I CANT WAIT TILL SUNDAY FOR THE TOURNAMENT!!! LOOK FOR ME, AND WATCH YOURSELF :GoldBIGSHOW JR

EAInfinite
EAInfinite

ya there fixing all the glitches the same day the Global Gears of War Tournament starts.. prolly so they don't get sewed... can't play for money on a glitchy unstable game... can't wait for sunday to start ownin fools on a glitch free gears of war!!!!

racerx737
racerx737

awesome, can't wait to try the new gametype. Now all I want is to be able to join ranked matches with my friends!!!

Nakkie34
Nakkie34

I think its verry kind of epic to give us free updates. Unlike "Kuch" EA "Kuch" .

GPMoney418
GPMoney418

finally........i was tired of them glitches in ranked matches

jhz
jhz

Well done Epic! Keep them updates comin' and keep them free!

PaRkOuR-rUlEs
PaRkOuR-rUlEs

i just really really really hope they get rid of that annoying weapon slide, i mean why would you do that glitch, its the most annoying, if your unsure whether to go out for a weapon or not then wait, dont weapon slide away.I've lost so many matches because of that stupid weapon sliding!!

groovus
groovus

BOTS!!! Yes, thank you, that would most def be the cherry on top. If I heard right Gears uses the Unreal 3 engine right? So, why can't they have bot support? It would be great to hone your skills instead of getting rolled by some l33t's online. And, a solo mode similar to GRAW 1 & 2 where enemies populate the levels and you hunt them down. MORE SOLO CONTENT!!!!! PLEEEAAASSSEEE!!!!

BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

-The_plague- "leave weapon slide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" hahaha won't be "pwning nubs" as much anymore? awwwww I feel sorry for you......lawlz!!!

zsc4
zsc4

It would be a nice addition, but eventually bots get boring...

anyjabroni
anyjabroni

Bots would be nice because some people can be vulgar and racist. I play game online for fun, not to be offended.

Arkinsweets
Arkinsweets

I hope they make it so split-screen players are allocated onto the same team. That would be a huge improvement to multiplayer.

BlueDemon3
BlueDemon3

finally... it needed to be done sometime...

DeathKurse
DeathKurse

Good, glitching was ruining this game... weapon sliding... chainsaw glitching... and all of those types of glitches ruined Gears for me... now it will be refreshed with a new gametype as well... super sweet! Now... what about some new achievements?

phSychO_AtDawn
phSychO_AtDawn

limit the power of the host and it'll be great. Also take off the bugs like when you can't kill the guy from up close(happened multiple times)

Orakk
Orakk

Just what this game needed!

-The_plague-
-The_plague-

leave weapon slide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

carl2tan
carl2tan

awwwww. . . I wanted bots

randynewman69
randynewman69

They should figure out how to do a respawn, now that would be fun

JRAPH
JRAPH

im very upset with the fact that they are "fixing a lot of glitches". Hopefully these glitches are the ones that make the game annoying, not the ones that make it fun (weapon slide, moon walk, roadie run, chainsaw glitch, etc.) All of these glitches are very fun to use in fun player matches, though should not be utilized in ranked as it is unfair. It will sadden me if they fix these glitches, however.

brad_d
brad_d

Annex means to take other something. It's probably a variation of Domination in UT

dwoop
dwoop

They need to make single deathmatch an option finally...

kith_kat
kith_kat

hmm i hope they fix that split screen thing where when the other one dies it makes the other person stop whatever they're doing, for that bullet lag thing, im doubting its a glitch and more to do with latency or lag, but i see people saying like i hope they fix that bullet delay blah blah blah, i think the only way to fix that is faster servers

redxwarriorxxx
redxwarriorxxx

I'm glad to hear this news but think some are modding the game somehow or have disk defects. One room I was in was running silky smooth but was 5x faster that normal gameplay. I wish there were something that can tell you if the room is corrupt.

spartan_lord
spartan_lord

polenykes - im happy to hear about a new gametype:D thats great news but teh game is fun enough without them i say. fixing the glitches, thank god...i was sick of waiting round for sumink like 5 mins to watch sum idiot run outa tyro...chainsaw glitch gets anoying too