Gears of War 2 Update Details

Red Fergusson, producer on Gears of War 2, has outlined what to expect from Title Update 4.

Fergusson stresses he doesn’t know when the title update is due but he’s happy to reveal details of what’s in store.

The main area being address is Horde mode. Experience points will be allocated as follows in Horde mode:

  • 50 points per completed Casual wave
  • 75 points per completed Normal wave
  • 100 points per completed Hardcore wave
  • 125 points per completed Insane wave

You can also restart Horde from the wave you failed on, rather than having to go all the way from Wave 1 again. This will be a godsend for Horde players, when Horde mode can take well over an hour to reach the latter stages.

There will also be 13 new achievements added, in anticipation of the Dark Corners Map Pack:

  • “My Way or the Highway” (25 points): Without being detected, complete the “Road to Ruin” deleted scene after choosing the stealth option.
  • “Highway to Hell” (25 points): Complete the “Road to Ruin” deleted scene after choosing the guns-blazing option.
  • “Two for the Road” (25 points): Complete the “Road to Ruin” deleted scene in co-op as either Marcus or Dom.
  • “Be Careful What You Wish For” (10 points): Reach level 5 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 10 on the War Machine map in Horde (any difficulty).
  • “Ride It All Night Long” (10 points): Reach level 10 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 10 on the Highway map in Horde (any difficulty).
  • “No, But His Face Rings a Bell” (15 points): Reach level 15 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 20 on the Sanctuary map in Horde (any difficulty).
  • “Lost in Transition” (20 points): Reach level 20 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 20 on the Way Station map in Horde (any difficulty).
  • “Like Father, Like Gun” (30 points): Reach level 30 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 30 on the Allfathers Garden map in Horde (any difficulty).
  • “Am I Only Dreaming?” (40 points): Reach level 40 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 40 on the Memorial map in Horde (any difficulty).
  • “Blood on the Sand” (50 points): Reach level 50 in multiplayer and complete waves 1 through 50 on the Nowhere map in Horde (any difficulty).
  • “Afraid of the Dark” (20 points): Play a multiplayer match on each of the seven Dark Corners Map Pack maps (any mode).
  • “Did Not Go Gentle” (30 points): Win a multiplayer match on each of the seven Dark Corners Map Pack maps (any mode)
  • “Is it Hot or Is That Just You?” (25 points): Kill 25 Bloodmounts with a Scorcher Flamethrower while playing Horde on a Dark Corners Map Pack map (any difficulty).

Several exploits will also be stamped on while “map-based weapon spawning” will be delayed by 30 seconds at the start of a Wingman match.

Mostly, this update is all about Horde mode though. Will you be revisiting once the changes have been added?

Source: http://www.oxm.co.uk/article.php?id=11545

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