Gears of War: Ultimate Edition beta stat attack


Who’s been one of the multitude of Gears of War fans who have playing the beta of Ultimate Edition? This beta was open from the 15th to the 23rd of June and The Coalition, formerly Black Tusk Studios, have now had the opportunity to crunch those all important numbers.

Over the 8 days, hundreds of thousands of gamers answered the call to arms, logging over a million matches, some feat. One player even managed to to finish over 500 games.

  • 41.2 million kills
  • Over a million and a half chainsaw kills
  • Nearly 6 million executions
  • Nearly 1.8 million curbstomps performed.
  • This amounted to an equivalent of 120 total years played.
  • Over 780,000 unique players

The aim of the beta wasn’t just about number crunching though. This gives the developers an opportunity to watch the game put through it’s paces and to see what needs tweaking and what can be left well alone. Before the game is released, next month, The Coalition will implement the following improvements.

  • Multiple fixes and improvements for the Gnasher Shotgun
  • Multiple fixes for Frag Grenades, Boomshot and Torque Bow
  • Tuning for footstep audio and other player based sounds
  • King of the Hill improvements, including the ability for the developer to sandbox the mode for more competitive play
  • Removed active down Active Reloaded Longshot sniper rifle and added/tuned active bonus for sniper boom/aim
  • Tuned red/blue colours for team shaders (Locust/COG)
  • Improved look of blood and gore in gameplay
  • Improved game performance to reduce screen tearing
  • Bug fixes and tuning for Controller Sensitivity Settings
  • Various bug fixes on maps, weapons, matchmaking, audio and controls

Three beta players were treated to a special community weapon skin, for the most kills (6821), the most downs (3418) and the most matches (597). Were you one of these players?

The Coalition have been very receptive to the beta-players’ feedback and have all-on to meet the 25th of August, or 28th if you live in Europe, launch date.

It’ll soon be time to kick some Locust Horde abdomen.

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