I loved the story mode playing Gears of War 4, every single bit of it. Then, when it came down for a multiplayer experience, I was kind of disappointed. However, the developers have found a way to improve and build upon the known mistakes. Nowadays, Gears of War 4 is a bit different when it comes to Multiplayer, and the best part is that The Coalition is still doing some changes around it. In the September Update, we’ll receive some new additions and modifications around Multiplayer, improving the Matchmaking and receiving new maps. Interestingly, I find this quite accommodating.
The new maps, Mercy and Harbor Haze maps are quite fun. Mercy, recalls the path of Gears of War 3 battleground which is set in the home of Dominic Santiago’s wife. It is good to remember and drive upon the past. On the other side, Harbor Haze offers quite a pleasant and challenging fights which are happening during the daytime. It includes a brand new mist mechanic, and it suits the battlefield quite nice.
Now, let’s take a look under the hood and analyze the matchmaking changes. A similar thing Ubisoft did with their Rainbow Six Siege servers in their Blood Orchid Operation. Players will get their chance to match opponents closest to their latency, which correlates to Quality of Service matchmaking system. This change will result in a more exciting game, rather than “deal the lagger please”. Alongside the new Matchmaking System, The Coalition has also improved the skill based matchmaking. It should increase the match finding times but should contribute to a better overall experience. So, it’s time to say goodbye to the Region Locked matchmaking.
Having such an update in our hands, the September Update should make the game a lot more competitive than it has been in the past. September is the month to celebrate by playing Gears of War 4, or if you’ve already forgotten about this game, it’s time to come back at it and give it a try.