Gears of War 3 Title Update #4 Now Available

Mar 20, 2012 by  

Gears of War 3 Onyx Guard Helmet

In a week from today, the next set of DLC content for Gears of War 3 will release. Titled ‘Force of Nature,’ the map pack adds five weather-themed maps, some of the pre-order weapons and character skins, while also making way for the return of the Gears of War 2 ’Guardian’ mode.

Before that hits however, Epic Games has released another Gears 3 title update to correct some of the bugs and tweak some of the weapons.

The Gears of War 3 Title Update #3 was released in mid-January, adding plenty of improvements and correcting a few exploits. Title Update #4 releases today, adding the following changes:

Improvements

  • Savage Drone and Savage Grenadier can now “swat” turn in Beast mode
  • Spectator mode now starts viewing a player instead of a battle camera
  • Alternate control users in multiplayer will no longer look at DBNO characters when pressing R3
  • The crosshair for the Longshot and Hammerburst will now show an X if a shot is obstructed.
  • KOTH – ring locators are now visible in spectator mode
  • KOTH – some hill locations have been adjusted

Bug Fixes

  • The Onyx Guard decoy in Horde will not drop his rifle after exhausting the Vulcan ammo
  • Clients will no longer be stuck with a “Waiting For Players” message up if the host quits Horde during the progression screen
  • Chainsaw audio loop will now persist for listeners who leave the audible range and re-enter it
  • Fixed some instances where special event ribbons would not be properly awarded
  • COG pistol firing rate has been adjusted to be equal on host and clients
  • The Flaming Retro Lancer is now available for attendees of the first special event
  • Fixed some issues fixed related to the destruction of meatbags
  • The Slab start up screen no longer has debug text
  • After a host migration in Horde, the waves will no longer go past 50
  • Cover near the elevator on Hotel no longer allows players to lean outside of the visible area
  • Grenade throwers that are killed mid-throw will receive credit for any kills that grenade causes
  • Silverback will be disabled if hit by a smoke grenade when the driver is in the middle of the exit animation
  • Team Deathmatch time limit no longer resets to 3 minutes when both teams are out of respawns

With Mass Effect 3Syndicate and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City adding four player co-op multiplayer over the last few weeks, and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Max Payne 3 bringing more multiplayer offerings come May, the Game Rant team has found themselves not playing Gears of War 3 in quite some time – has the amount of games affected your play time with the Gears?

If you are still playing, be sure to head to Epic Games tomorrow, Wednesday March 21, 2012, for the livestream session with Director of Production, Rod Fergusson where he’ll talk about the ‘Forces of Nature’ DLC.

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Source: Epic Games

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  1. gears of war 3 is my multiplayer game and none of those new and future releases will effect that

  2. The new games have definitely affected my playtime of Gears 3, but when Guardian comes back I will definitely be playing again, they better just make that gametype available to everyone instead of only the people who have season passes. I have a season pass so it doesn’t affect me, but I would like to see a larger amount of people in the Guardian lobby, if they bring back Guardian for free they will definitely see an improvement in the amount of online players. For the love of god Epic, please add a classic mode that plays like Gears 1. I have nothing against regular Gears 3, but if you want to see fans return you need a classic mode, I am aware there is a lobby with classic settings and sawed off and retro are pick up only weapons, but they change the playlist all the time and it gets annoying when you have to play KOTH to have classic rules. Epic, make a classic playlist with Team Deathmatch, Warzone, Execution and Guardian and you will have some happy Gears players :)

    • Agreed about a classic mode. The way gears 1 and 2 played is what got me and many others addicted to it. let the casuals have there own play list and veterans there’s

      • oh and only people who buy the map pack or season pass can play guardian. no map pack, no guardian.

  3. Traded in my copy of Gears a while back. It was fun for a long time, but my finances weren’t able to keep up with the DLC. I might pick it up again if they release a version with all the DLC in it

  4. is this the last dlc?

    • Yes, supposedly. It’s for sure the last DLC covered by the season pass, anything after this and your season pass means nothing. But this will probably be the final DLC for this game, personally I think they did it too fast and the first DLC was a total waste.

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