Monday, January 8, 2007

Two new maps on the way for Gears of War

And guess what? They're free! The download also includes some promotional stuff and a video from the designer. Scheduled for availability on the 10th. Here's a list of fixes to go along with the maps:

• Fixed aspect ratio distortion when using VGA cable with 4:3 displays at resolutions higher than 640x480
• Fixed voice issue with new players joining Player Match games in progress
• Players can now get the Achievement for "Dish Best Served Cold" when using Troika turret to kill RAAM
• Fixed rare situation where host could loop countdown and never start match
• Fixed rare situation where players could get stuck after chainsawing in multiplayer
• Reduced Grenade Tag melee distance
• Enabled “Strict” NAT check on host to prevent possible connection issues
• Optimized server browser queries to return results more quickly and prevent scroll bars from hiding quality of service icons
• Reduced number of possible revives in Execution to match Warzone
• Removed host name from Ranked match server browser
• Disabled security cameras in Ranked matches
• Ranked matches now require balanced teams (3v3 or 4v4)
• Increased penalty for quitting a Ranked match to -50 points
• Added additional cheat detection code
• Additional housekeeping updates


KicKnWinG 2 said...

Sweet. Better comms and shorter grenade tag distances will make the games alot more fun. Are the new maps single or multi-player?

Army Strong said...

I would think it's multiplayer. Usually updates don't affect campaign mode.

KicKnWinG 2 said...

Thats what I thought too, but the commentary left on the site paints the picture of a single player or campaign scenario. It better be multiplayer or Im gonna be pissed.

BYRDMAN2020 said...

That would be the ultimate bitch slap if it wasn't multiplayer.

It has to be multiplayer because we all be the game and the new levels would have to pick up where the game left off.

And I know their game programmers wouldn't be stupid enough to add levels within the past storyline.

Shade said...

Nova can attest to this update feature:

Enabled “Strict” NAT check on host to prevent possible connection issues