doesnt have the same spectrum of blast as before.
They nerfed the Sawedoff
Yes, this was done before TU2. And it isn't the spread they changed: it's the gibbing distance (the distance from which you can one-shot kill somebody) which is now equal to that of the gnasher. So the gnasher faithful really have nothing to complain about any more. Not that they've stopped whining.
Excellent good news. This may be a little extreme but they might as well nerf the gnasher a little more while they're at it. As someone who has tried since GeoW1 to get into the multiplayer in more than a passing fancy the sole focus of shotgun combat is both unapproachable and flat out just plain old not fun. Hopped on randomly to discover the "this is my gun" weekend event and it was the most fun I've had in gears multiplayer ever. Lancer vs lancer combat is a hell of a lot more interesting.
I bet the people who are saying that the MP is dead probably barely even touched the MP when the game launched. There were noticeable drops in players when the big releases hit in November but Gears 3 is still pulling in a decent number of players. I have no problem finding full matches.
@sofacitysweetheart: Ya, that's true. I do have a blast ruining people with shotguns but damn you really begin to notice how inexperienced people are in that playlist. It looks like the majority of people solely use the shotgun because most of the matches I joined were filled with people who sucked with the rifles. It was fun running down people with the Lancer and Retro.
MP isnt dead. but it has much less people playing than it used to. and ranked matches is basically dead. unless you have a full team of 5. and then youll play the same people pretty often.
oh and most of the modes like execution and warzone are pretty much dead. id say 300 ranked players in a playlist makes it dead.
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