Gears of War 4, the latest installment in the famous shooter franchise was released in October for Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One. The story of the game revolves around JD Fenix, son of the legend Marcus Fenix who fights against the enemies who attacked his village.
Gears of War 4 Title Update 2 Brings A Great Number of Fixes and Improvements
Recently, a new title update was released for the Gears of War 4 that brought a number of improvements and fixes for the game. The update 2 also introduced Glory and Speyer maps for the game, brought developer playlist, vertical campaign split screen for Windows 10 systems and much more. The new update 2 is sized around 4.7 GB on Windows 10 systems and Xbox One.
Gears of War 4 is one of the rare games that supports split screen on the PC. According to the developers, the work on vertical split screen has been finished and the update allows players to change the split screen format from the Game menu.
Check out the other changes mentioned in the changelog of update 2;
New Maps and Map Rotation Update
Glory and Speyer will be available in the Versus and Horde Developer Playlist from December 6th for Season Pass owners. Both maps will be available in public playlists for everyone, and Private Matches for Season Pass Holders, from December 13th.
When both maps arrive on December 13th, Gridlock and Relic will be rotated out of all public playlists. Additional to these two maps, Fallout has also been removed from Competitive Play to bring these playlists in line with the official Pro Circuit settings. As all of these maps are from the original 10 that shipped with the game, both maps are still available to play in Private Match for all Gears 4 players.
Updates to the Developer Playlist
This month’s Versus Developer Playlist will contain Team Deathmatch and King of the Hill with a squad size limit of three. The Horde Developer Playlist will feature Normal difficulty Horde.
With this update, Season Pass holders will earn additional XP and Credit rewards when playing the Developer Playlist during the week it’s available. Season Pass holders will continue to get early access to new maps and have access to all DLC maps permanently for use in Versus and Horde Private Matches. We’re continuing to look at adding even more benefits and value for our Season Pass holders in the future.
Horde Balance Update
Mountable turrets are now less accurate, do less damage and have lower maximum ammo reserves. Players using turrets receive less damage mitigation. Level 4 turrets also have reduced health.
Mounted Turrets are designed to be powerful fortifications that need to be used sparingly to deal with tougher enemies or a large wave of opponents storming your base.
After observing how players are playing Horde in the wild, we wanted to tune the Mounted Turrets to be a little less powerful to reduce the viability of only using turrets and barriers on tougher difficulties – while retaining the Mounted Turret’s role as important powerful part of your defenses.
While there is a big list of fixes and improvements introduced by the title update that can be checked from here. Seems that the developers at The Coalition studio have worked hard to prove their love for the game and the fans.
Gears of War 4 is now available for Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One. The game is a part of Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere feature, requiring the players to purchase a single digital copy that will be playable with the both platforms with shared game achievements and progress. The game supports UHD 4K resolution on PC, but lacks HDR as not many monitors are HDR enabled.