You mean if the smoke grenades you spawn with have the "concussion" ability? From what I've seen so far, yes. That means 10 people on the map (in a full match) will have it every round, or even after every spawn.
I'm apprehensive of those new "concussion" smoke grenades as well. It can be stuck to any surface, tagged, or randomly thrown. I really don't see why EPIC put this in, the smoke was valuable before (you just had to know how to use it). That's what frags are for...
Well, I have to wait and see how it'll turn out. Oh, and in the videos it shows everyone starting with one smoke grenade -- so picture 10 people on a map having it.
"Technically, playing the campaign is working on your Seriously 2.0. ;-)"
OMG! How could I forget that it's across everything now!? Too much school work is interfering with my Gears 2 addiction. I must drop out, I say!
Anyway, I still have to play the campaign for a bit -- that's just how I've played every other game. Then I can enjoy the glory of online (or, find out how much of a nuisance those stickied-smoke-concussion grenades are).
"Online; I'm looking forward to the campaign, but I've been playing Gears of War 1 in multiplayer since 2006. I'm too ready to jump into new maps and test out the new netcode."
That is how I feel. Now, if there were two of me..."
Lol, same. I'm just dying to finally play my favourite game with no/minimal lag, in a smooth and consistent experience. It's extremely tempting, but I still have to play the campaign first (at least one or two chapters). Get a feel of all the tweaks, then I can get working on that Seriously 2.0. ;)