Epic Games Senior Gameplay Programmer Pete Knepley and Multiplayer Designer Quinn DelHoyo want to be sure that players are getting the best online experience possible with short wait times and more players. They asked you to tell us your thoughts about the Gears of War 3 playlists you want removed or consolidated in THIS thread on the Epic Forums.
The results are in, and below are the new consolidated playlists. Under Forces of Nature, you will find the “Old School” Playlist, which is Alpha and Zeta combined; Alpha rules with no stopping power and no active reload bonus. You’ll start with the Lancer and Gnasher and there is no Hammerburst, Retro Lancer or Sawed Off. Under Old School you will find Execution and King of the Hill. Because of the nature of the playlist, custom weapon skins will not be available.
In the Standard playlist, you’ll find the “Mercenary” playlist. This was formerly “We’re All Stranded Now.” Under Mercenary you’ll see TDM and KOTH with no parties. For those of you without the Forces of Nature DLC, please choose the TDM No DLC playlist and Player’s Choice playlist, with all game modes cycled.
One important thing to note, we’ll be monitoring the activity of the playlists as well as your comments so be sure to let us know what you think with comments here or the Epic Forums. We hope to have the new playlists will be live later today.
Forces of Nature
- Old School
- Execution (4 man)
- King of the Hill (4 man)
- Capture the Leader
- Team Deathmatch
- Team Deathmatch (No parties)
- King of the Hill (No parties)
- Team Deathmatch No DLC
- Player’s Choice