Freezing issues?

#1 Posted by MrGtD (469 posts) -

I've had some issues with the game locking up. I'm only on Act 1 in the campaign, but its locked up in Chapter 3, and Chapter 5. I'm playing in Arcade Mode, and apparently you can't jump back into the middle of a chapter in Arcade Mode! So now I've had to play both of them twice, to find out it locked up literally 5 minutes from the end both times, but that's besides the point.

I have the game installed to my hard drive, and this hasn't happened with the multiplayer at all, just campaign. Is my Xbox gonna be totally boned within a couple days, or is this an issue other people are having?

#2 Posted by bybeach (4979 posts) -

I'm having a very ocassional momentary freezing..or it's just the game. Can't tell

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#3 Posted by XenoNick (1480 posts) -

So far I haven't had any issues with the game locking up. Game froze briefly at one point in Act 5 (only a few seconds however). My Xbox is an arcade that I've been running for over 3 years so it might be due to having an old console. Could also be something involving the new disc format stuff Microsoft have been using (I guess Gears 3 is using it due to the install being 7.1 GB)

#4 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

I have had no issues, just sometimes in Horde mode when a new wave starts there's a 2-3 second freeze/slow but next to that its been swell.

#5 Posted by myketuna (1738 posts) -

I was playing with Joey and his crew last night and it did keep locking up once or twice for about 3-4 seconds, but I don't know if that was just lag because the other guys also experienced it. That said, I can't install Gears 3 to my old 20GB Pro 360 because it fails around 30-45% I have 11 GB free, so it isn't space. Other than that, the game runs really great on my console.

#6 Posted by MrGtD (469 posts) -

See, I have it installed, and I'm wondering if it might be that. I also have one of those old-ass Xboxes.

#7 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1199 posts) -

I've had zero problems with it, it could be your xbox, I have the 'first' (i.e. not slim) elites.

#8 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -
@MrGtD said:
See, I have it installed, and I'm wondering if it might be that. I also have one of those old-ass Xboxes.
Maybe your Xbox is about to croak.
#9 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

No problems here. It could either be your Xbox or your HDD if the game was installed.

#10 Posted by Carnage1290 (116 posts) -

I had this same issue on one specific cutscene in Act 1. Tried to replay it several times hoping it would go by, even tried just skipping the cutscene to no avail. Eventually I tried uninstalling it from my hard drive, the next time I saw the cutscene it worked completely fine. So you might want to try uninstalling to get passed the parts that freeze. I have it back installed now and am almost done with the game and have had no further issues.

#11 Posted by ColumnBreaker (1164 posts) -

I've had a few moments of freezing up, but they always clear up in a few seconds. Mostly in multiplayer, but it happened a few times in the campaign. I've got a slim model, no real issues with any other games.

#12 Posted by MrGtD (469 posts) -

I airdusted the console and uninstalled the game and now it works perfectly.

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